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Adorbs for Telegram!

Posted on 27 Jul 2018

Adorbs was a sticker pack for iMessage that I used to maintain, but I let my Apple developer account lapse (too expensive for just stickers), so I made them into a Telegram sticker pack!

Stickers are just glorified icons right??

Adorbs for Telegram

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Joining the GNOME Foundation

Posted on 25 Jul 2018

I have some personal news! I’d like to let everyone know that I’m one of the newest members of the GNOME Foundation! So thanks to the Foundation committee and to GNOME for having me, it’s very exciting to be recognized for my contributions to the GNOME Project.

GNOME Foundation Balloon

While I have been an on-and-off design contributor over the past few years, I’d thought I’d apply for membership (and a few of m’colleages around GNOME thought I ought to) as I’ve been looking to increasing my involvement in the GNOME community.

So I look forward to contributing more to the growth of the GNOME platform!

Time Machine-style Backups with rsync

Posted on 05 Jun 2018

Data Hoarding 101

I have digital backups of data, especially of my photos, going back almost a decade (I’m not that old) but it’s only recently that I got into creating time-snapshots of my backups, after I mistakenly deleted a bunch of (non-crucial) personal files with a stray rsync --delete on a directory I had not backed-up.

My home server used be compatible with macOS’s Time Machine and when I kept most things on my Mac that was useful, but I changed my data hoarding habits and that solution started to not be the optimal one.

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Linux Themes & Third-Party Icons

Posted on 26 Nov 2017

I’ve gotten this question several times since I started developing the Suru icon set: “why aren’t you including third-party application icons?”

I’m of the position that if you are a software vendor, you should not infringe on the brands of third-party software that may be installed on your platform for the simple reason that the developers of that software deserve to have their brands respected (regardless of whether or not it is open source).

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10 Things To Do After Installing Linux

Posted on 28 Sep 2016

Welcome to Linux!

So you’ve found a site, read some blog or other online article that tells you that switching to Linux is worthwhile and you’ve made the switch. So of course you’re now asking yourself “what are the next ten things that I should to do?” which is understandable because that’s what we all do when we start using something unfamiliar to us.


Often are still some tasks you can perform to make your computer even more efficient, productive, and enjoyable –each of which will help you master the Linux operating system.

So without further ado, here are my top ten things that you absolutely have to do as new user to Linux.

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