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I've Got a Life / Current lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
« on: February 04, 2017, 04:01:05 PM »
A very rare geologic occurrance -

USGS Interview

crazy stuff; miss working with those USGS people.

I've Got a Life / Happy (belated) Australia Day -
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:31:24 PM »
To Ozi and our other down-under users:

Code Challenges / Perhaps update a script
« on: January 24, 2017, 03:55:44 PM »
What does the vsido-exit script look like these days? Still using all the dbus commands?

Maybe update the exit script to take advantage of systemd - and any additional enhancements (if any) it brings to the table.

I've Got a Life / First Day Hike -
« on: January 02, 2017, 03:02:04 AM »
Rained off and on for this year's First Day Hike.
But still a great start to our new year - and a nice break from all the shiny new Christmas toys.

Falls at Musgrove Mill.

Artwork & Screenshots / January 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:36:39 AM »
Hope everyone is off to a great start in the new year -

Please remember to use thumbnails  ;D

Conky / Conky as a window -
« on: December 26, 2016, 09:34:42 PM »
From the conversation toward the end of this thread - pages 4 & 5 mostly -

one should keep in mind that conky is a special type of window - one that displays system information - and as such, can be manipulated by the window manager, In this case fluxbox.

So lets create some conky mayhem keeping in mind these rules will typically apply to other special windows.

In the ~/.fluxbox/apps file create an entry like:

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[group]  (workspace=[current])
[app] (name=TConky.*) (class=TConky.*)
  [Layer] {12}
  [Deco]    {TAB}

This entry creates the condition where all windows begining with "TConky" in the name and class will be grouped on the current workspace, placed on Layer 12 (the Desktop), and have a TAB only decoration.

Next create some conkyrc files for whatever information you want to display. In each conkyrc use the settings:

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own_window = true,
own_window_type = 'normal',       # desktop will work, override does not
own_window_hints = 'below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',      # window doesn't necessarily need to be below, but you do want it decorated for the tabs to show
own_window_class = 'TConky<some text string>',
own_window_title = 'TConky<some text string>',

the name and class can be anything as long as it begins with TConky - i.e. TConkyCPU, TConkyclock .....

Now, when those conkrc files are called by conky, they will all tab together, and clicking on the tab - or using a key binding - will allow you to cycle through the various conky windows:

So now there is way to manage all your conky windows on your desktop by unleashing the power of fluxbox (pekwm also has window grouping so it shoud do this as well.) Some finagling with the window and font size will pretty it up for you.

Of course just substitute whatever special windows you like to run and the same basic rules apply.

Edit - did some more testing, If Deco is set to {BORDER} or {NONE} in the ~/.fluxbox/apps file, the conky windows do group together with the appropriate decor and a key binding will cycle through them - I was worried that wouldn't work becuase of conky window hints (own_window_hints) restrictions. If you have ever used screen or tmux cycling through the conky windows with a key binding is a familiar exercise.

I've Got a Life / RIP John Glenn
« on: December 08, 2016, 11:41:42 PM »

Artwork & Screenshots / December 2016 Screenshot Thread
« on: December 01, 2016, 02:34:22 PM »
Please Remember to use thumbnails -

nothing earth shattering, gold ol' fluxbox -

I've Got a Life / New product from the makers of BleachBit
« on: November 03, 2016, 01:16:38 AM »
Someone in marketing deserves a bonus:

New product

Artwork & Screenshots / Listopadu 2016 Screenshot Thread
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:52:32 PM »
Another month and nearing the end of 2016 -

Please remember to use thumbnails  ;D

void linux + dwm

work in progress.

How To's / HowTo - recover / reinstall grub2
« on: October 13, 2016, 03:13:10 AM »
Two methods; I know both will work.

Grub gets borked enough, so I'm posting a couple links - by Xaos52 and hackerdefo

Reinstall grub2 - chroot into installation

How to recover/reinstall grub2

I've Got a Life / R.I.P Arnold Palmer
« on: September 26, 2016, 01:04:36 AM »
R.I.P Arnold Palmer

Always a class act.

I've Got a Life / RIP Gene Wilder
« on: August 30, 2016, 02:17:54 AM »

Artwork & Screenshots / July 2016 Screenshot Thread
« on: July 01, 2016, 08:42:08 PM »
Haven't changed a whole lot -

Please remember to use thumbnails  :)

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