GNU/Linux? Why not! Enjoying Manjaro... most of the time ;)

Can't change LightDM Logon Screen Keyboard Layout?

Switching keyboard from French to US was easy (one just need to change the layout in Settings->Keyboard) save for one tiny, tiny little issue — frankly, an absolutely insignificant detail: LightDM, Manjaro’s logon screen mind you, persisted in forcing me to use a French keyboard to login. The bastard. Solution? Open /etc/X11/xorg.

Durgod K320 TKL Keyboard

I received it yesterday from — ordered on Dec 19th, on sale at ~90€ — but I only unboxed and started playing with it this morning. And does this keyboard feels great to type on. It uses USB-C (comes with both USB-C/USB-C and USB-C/USB-A cables). It uses Cherry MX brown switches (other options available).

The Emacs Noob: Always Display Inline Images in Org Files

Here is the first post of what could easily become a series around Emacs, as I’ve recently began using it. What is Org-Mode? At its core, Org-Mode is an extension that adds todo capabilities to Emacs, but it is much more than that: an agenda, a tool to create slides for presentations, an outliner, a tool to take and organize notes.

Disabling Baloo under Manjaro Xfce

Baloo — no, not this Baloo — is an indexing service that seems to come with some KDE apps on your system, whether you use KDE desktop environment or not. As far as I can tell, it was installed when I decided to try Dolphin, KDE’s file explorer. The problem I have with Baloo is not that it’s a KDE service.


London (William Blake) I wander thro' each charter’d street, Near where the charter’d Thames does flow. And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every Man, In every Infants cry of fear, In every voice: in every ban, The mind-forg’d manacles I hear

Long Day

Today was a long day.

Oblique Strategies

Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is a card-based method for promoting creativity jointly created by musician/artist Brian Eno and multimedia artist Peter Schmidt, first published in 1975 (…) Each card offers a challenging constraint intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking.