Finding old test packages in Koji.

After I answered a question on the devel list today about getting one’s hands on an old testing package for Fedora that had been obsoleted or removed, Josh Boyer one-upped me by providing some easy instructions. I figured I would tip my fedora to him by building a blog post …

Autotitles in screen.

This comes in really handy in ~/.screenrc: shelltitle ‘$ |bash’ Then add this in ~/.bashrc: export PROMPT_COMMAND='[ “$TERM” == “screen” ] && echo -n -e “\033k\033\\”‘ Restart screen in a fresh bash session and enjoy. UPDATE: I stupidly screwed up the screenrc line because I did it from memory instead …

You can ring my bell.

I’ve been using xchat-gnome on Fedora for quite a while. It’s been my default chat client because the way it notifies about private or channel messages fits well with my workflow. However, recently I’ve wanted more often to encapsulate my chat in a screen session along with my other work. …

On burnout.

Bruce Byfield has published an article on burnout in community projects, to which I was happy to contribute some thoughts. Overall I believe the thoughts people shared in that article, while not surprising or radical, can help people avoid putting themselves in a burnout situation. Moreover, they can potentially help …