egeiro

musings from the everyday, somedays

As I've written about previously, I've maintained1 a number of websites or blogs over the years. After some fiddling over the past few days I have finally copied/migrated posts from two previous blogs "adventures in suburbia" (2006-2008) and "inelegant sufficiency" (2010-2011) to this site. They...

This blog began a little over two years ago. In that time it has been created/managed/manifested firstly by Hugo, then by Wordpress, then by HTMLy, and now back to Hugo.

I worked out that my first round with Hugo was 9 months (May 2017 to Feb 2018), then 7 months on Wordpress (Mar to Sep 201...

Over recent weeks I've been fiddling to install Debian running Openbox on a few computers. The reason is that I have three notebooks including a 32-bit machine that is probably 10+ years old, a 64-bit machine that would be around the same and even my everyday machine is closing in on 7 years.

I ha...

A quick plug for a piece of software I've been using for the last couple of months to record our church's finances. The package is Manager. It handles GST calculations and reports, seems OK for small, manual payrolls, is free, works on multiple platforms and seems to conform to standard accounting...

In my continuing albeit sporadic pursuit of plain-text tools for completing tasks, I came across a tool called jrnl which is a command-line journaling program. It is written in Python and is cross platform.

I have installed it on both my home linux machine and work win 7 machine. It's pretty minim...

Around a year ago (?) one of my daughters bought a mechanical keyboard. I'd never given much thought to keyboards but had gone through a few over the years. The first computer I used that wasn't a dumb terminal hanging off a mainframe was an IBM XT. It came with the very solid keyboard complete with...