My new conky setup

Beautiful conky setup that displays detailed system information, a weather forecast and the current date and time on your desktop.

Open multiple chat windows in Skype for Linux

Skype opens every chat message in the same window. Not sure what’s the reason for this, I think it’s everything else than useful and furthermore disabling this “feature” is anything but user-friendly…

back to root > syncing contacts

As part of back to root I want to move away from Gmail and with this from its contact management. This is a big step – and maybe a big step back – because Google does a great job. The contact management is very flexible, and easy to use. I never ever had to think about synchronization with my Android devices, not even one single second.

Getting the directory of a bash script

Bash scripts are a great tool for us Linux admins. They primarily help us to execute commands repeatedly and/or very fast. They save much of our valuable lifetime here on earth but the bash scripting language can be very noisy, and often the resulting code is not easy to read for non-bash-gurus.

back to root

With this post I want to start a new project. Well, start is not really the correct term, because this project brings me back to the very beginning of my experience with linux, back to the roots.