#development #microsoft #github #gitlab

Moving to GitLab

Embrace, Extend, Extinguish? F no. What’s happening? Microsoft is acquiring GitHub. That’s right, all of our code will soon be hosted on a Microsoft platform. I don’t want to be a part of this. I have already moved all of my code to GitLab and I will not update any of my github repos anymore. If you have opened an issue or PR on one of my repos, it’s still there, and it will be for a while, but please keep the conversations going on GitLab instead. ...

#tutorial #linux #customization #gnome #desktop

Bringing applet icons/system tray back in GNOME 3.26

The newest version of GNOME just landed! With 3.26 we get a lot of new cool features, but we lose one feature that is of great importance to many: the system tray icons. Here’s how to get them back! If you want to know more about this new release, check out this awesome post by OMGUbuntu The best solution to this day was using the Topicons Plus extension, but in my experience it doesn’t work at all on 3. ...

#linux #theme #desktop #gnome #customization #ubuntu #unity

United-GNOME: an unexpectedly cool GTK theme

Earlier this year, when Canonical decided to drop Ubuntu Phone along with Unity 8, the community tried to keep both alive in many different ways, either forking and trying to continue the development, or trying to find a way to replicate the same user experience in another desktop environment. One of the many results of this effort is United-GNOME, a GTK theme inspired by the looks of Unity 8. I have to say that I’m really happy to see another well made GTK theme in the wild. ...

#linux #theme #desktop #gnome #kde #plasma

Some toughts on the status of the Linux desktop

Every year I tell myself that it will be the year of the Linux desktop, but in the end, it never seems to be the case. Recently I’ve been having some thoughts about the nature of the various desktop environments available on Linux, and today I want to give you my two cents. Let’s start by listing all the various desktop environments you can install today in your favorite Linux distribution (I won’t consider WMs as they aren’t really full fledged DEs): ...

#linux #theme #conky #overclock #customization

Rediscovering conky in 2017

Conky, the popular system monitor/widget for Linux, has been around forever, but recently I’ve had the pleasure of rediscovering it. Let’s see how conky is doing in 2017. So, one of the reasons I got back to conky is that I needed a simple and low profile way to monitor the temperatures of my newly acquired i7-6700K CPU. In fact I am pretty new to the world of overclocking and I want to make sure that my CPU runs nice and cool at all times. ...

#tutorial #faq #linux #terminal #theme

My Linux configuration

A lot of you guys keep asking me details about my Linux configuration, so here it is! Let’s try to divide this post in categories: Terminal My terminal emulator of choice is Tilix, it’s an advanced terminal emulator written in GTK, and it offers some advanced features like split view. The shell I use is zsh with oh-my-zsh and the powerlevel9k theme on top of it. My terminal editor of choice is vim, although I am not really a vim power user, but I enjoy using some of its less advanced features. ...

#blog #update #intro

Day 0: so it begins

Hey everybody, Gabmus here, and welcome to the brand new Tech Pills website! If you don’t know me already, let me introduce myself: I am Gabriele Musco, creator and producer of the Tech Pills Youtube Channel. Tech Pills was born out of the desire to share my passion about technology and free software. But owning just a YouTube channel wasn’t enough for me: being tied so strictly to a platform isn’t really something I’m comfortable with, so after some time I finally pulled the trigger and started working on my very own website. ...