Silverblue Tip - Run commands anywhere

Boyd Kelly
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Do you find yourself regularly running utilities on your host system as well as in your toolbox? Just put this in your ~/.bashrc:
for bin in fzf nvim code ranger anki meld poedit;
do
type -P $bin >/dev/null 2>&1 || alias $bin="toolbox run $bin" (1)
done
1add [ -c toolbox-name ] to run in a non default toolbox

Ivory Coast Keyboard (No gymnastics!

Boyd Kelly
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I am very pleased to present the 'Ivorian Keyboard' on public repos pour rpm and deb based linux distributions. (Others like Arch, Alpine, Gentoo may follow). This keyboard allows 'easy' typing (without doing finger gymnastics) of Ivorian languages. Many multilingual keyboards require key combinations that interrupt the 'flow' of typing. This keyboard for the most common characters allows the hands to remain positioned normally on the keyboard. In addition capital and small case have the same 'movements' facilitating muscle memory.

Nvim plugins

Boyd Kelly
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Table 1. Nvim plugins Startup Plugin Version Usage Notes opt Asif (heads/master) opt coc.nvim (v0.0.79-131-gc9041340) opt goyo.vim (1.6.0-37-ga865dec) opt nord-vim (v0.7.0-94-gea7ff9c) Look Nice theme opt translate.vim (v0.0.3-5-gda98838) Writing not using currently

Website update!

Boyd Kelly
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Well, the more it changes, the more it stays the same! I have migrated my website from the antora SSG to Hugo. These two technologies are both SSG’s ( Static site generators). Otherwise the excellent 'Antora' was mostly to experiment with its functionality. Antora is the very best solution for managing documentation. I did also fully realize that this was not the best solution to force on a blog.

Minimalist vim plugin management (forget the manager!)

Boyd Kelly
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Simplify your Vim plug-ins with Vim and nvim integrated plug-in managers! Recent version of Vim and Nvim include a plug-in manager, but it seems that not everyone has yet caught yet. Well here are my reasons to abandon Pathogen, Vimplug, and even minpac (which is based on the new integrated plugin managers and uses the appropriate runtime path)

Easy French Punctuation on Linux with Nvim/Vim

Boyd Kelly
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The grasshoppers invade Egypt and the commas invade punctuation. — Victor Hugo La légende des siècles If you like me type a lot in both English and French, how do you deal with the spaces before question marks, exclamation marks colons, semi-colons, as well as quote marks. In French these spaces are mandatory although misunderstood for some English speakers as a mistake! With my preferred editor Nvim on Linux this is easy.

Type like a boss in Jula or Baoulé in Android!!

Boyd Kelly
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« I ni sɔgɔma! Koow be di? Bara ka ɲi wa? » Can you type that on your phone keyboard? Of course! A ka nɔgɔ! The Google Gboard keyboard is available in more than 500 languages! While we are still waiting for it thought in Senoufo, Guere and Yacouba , at this time its available in Baouké and Jula. Since these keyboards are system utilities, they are available in all applications.

Datally

Boyd Kelly
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A new application on Google Play to manage wifi usage

This is a new application from Google, Datally, that helps follow and control the applicaitons that chew up bandwith. Free and with no advertising. A real necessity for 3g/4g connections.