| Weekly Workshop 2021-01-22

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  • xprompt

    A dmenu rip-off with contextual completion

    Hello, I just released a new version of xprompt, my dmenu-like program. This version adds undo/redo support and improved input method support.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • i3

    Discontinued A fork of the i3 window manager with gaps and some other features. :warning: i3-gaps has been merged into i3. (by Airblader)

    I think i3-gaps would be a great WM to try out first: https://github.com/Airblader/i3/wiki/installation#ubuntu It's a tiling WM with support for gaps between windows, and has a lot of documentation and support online. You could even look into something like this tool: https://github.com/i3-gnome/i3-gnome that seems to help with running i3 with Gnome. It looks like it has a handy page for things you can add to your i3 config to help it play well with GNOME: https://github.com/i3-gnome/i3-gnome/wiki/Tips-&-Tricks

  • polybar

    A fast and easy-to-use status bar

    Once you're comfortable with i3 I'd look into polybar: https://github.com/polybar/polybar it's a very popular status bar that has loads of examples online and on this subreddit, and you can get it to look just like the example you gave. Honestly with i3-gaps + polybar + picom (a compositor), you could get something just like the example post you gave. You just need to edit color schemes, window decorations (border colors, padding), fonts, and polybar config.

  • dotfiles

    Presently I have a dark-mode script which I use to change between daytime and nighttime themes. I have a phrase in my i3blocks weather scriptlet on a 10m cycle which grabs the sunrise/set times and invokes the dark-mode script appropriately. Alternatively, I could write a pair of crontab/systemd jobs - a daily or weekly one to grab the sunset/rise times and a 10m one to run dark-mode if necessary.

  • dotfiles

    There is no place like ~/ (by elenapan)

    Iosevka. elenapan’s dots might be of interest for you (not only for fonts)

  • picom

    A lightweight compositor for X11 (previously a compton fork) (by jonaburg)

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