This is How You Watch Movies the Linux way with MPV


MPV is the best way to view media on Linux by a long shot. You can also do a few things you would not expect. MPV can do some crazy magic tricks with how script friendly it really is. You can use several languages to accomplish this. You can watch movies with senselessness, as in […]

The Pacman Cheatsheet That Will Make Your Life Better


Here’s one for the ArchArch-based gang! Today I’ll be covering basic pacman commands that you need to know in order to really use pacman to its fullest potential. I’ll also be covering some more exotic/situational commands that are just helpful to know up to the plain ol’ dangerous to your system ones. Now let’s delve […]

5 Things to do IMMEDIATELY After Installing Arch Linux


Today we are going to start out with a base installation of Arch Linux. This can be done in 20 minutes on a good connection when nothing goes wrong. So, we will be starting with nothing more than a console to log into and enough packages to build whatever we need. Arch was built from […]

Maximize Your Productivity with Vim Plugins and .vimrc


Vim, the text editor of choice for so many. Why might you ask? Why would someone use technology that is nearly 30 years old? The reason is it does its job with no distraction. Vim is lightweight and runs on servers and workstations alike. You can use plugins to customize Vim to suit you. Be […]

How to Install Arch Linux for Newbies

How to Install Arch Linux for Newbies

Learning how to install Arch Linux can seem like a daunting task, but with a little bit of patience and attention to detail, it can be a fun and rewarding experience.

5 Things to do IMMEDIATELY After Installing Manjaro


So, you installed Manjaro and you have never used it before, then this is the right place for you. We are going to go over 5 things to do once you have installed Manjaro. Manjaro is daily driver focused linux distribution with a ton of applications right out of the box. It is also available […]

How to Migrate From Compton to Picom


For years Compton has been the go-to compositor for those that want to control panel opacity or smooth window animations. Turns out a few years ago they transitioned over and remained legacy friendly. Well, currently they are issuing a warning that they will be getting rid of legacy compatibility very soon. There is nothing to […]

How To Monitor Linux Resources Using The BTOP Command


We brought you top, htop, and now we are bringing you btop. A clickable interface with some fun styling options right out of the box. You get everything you get traditionally from a top implementation, with a unique and playful interface. The oldest commit to date, as per the time of writing this blog, btop […]

Staying up to date with your Hard Drive with SmartMon Tools


If you run any kind of data server at home, like a NAS, or homelab, keeping an eye on your hard drive health is imperative. smartmontools can provide an indicator of health using the disks’ SMART values. What is SMART? SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, most modern hard drives, SSD, and eMMC […]