Some open-source games for Linux

by parasurv

In this age we forget where we started. A long time ago most Linux users knew these games, since we didn't have much commercial games. Nowadays you just go to Steam or GOG and you can browse the hundreds of games on Linux.

Here are some nice Linux games, these are totally playable, might be a little bit old for someone's taste, but also worth checking out. These are based mostly what can you found in the Manjaro repository.

For older users this list is probably looks familiar, but there are always new people and this collection is mostly for them. :)

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Parasurv's Random Links #1: the restart?

by parasurv

If you are following my little blog, you probably have seen that the last month I wasn't really active and didn't share any links.

I decided to restart, but I also realized that I am sometimes just lazy with my reading-sharing habits, so from now on I'll randomly share links, instead of the absolute irregular weekly "release".

If you don't want to miss any of it, I recommend following the RSS or follow me in the fediverse, where I share most of the stuff anyway. I won't change the RSS, so you don't have to subscribe again. That would be silly.

Anyway let's the randomness begin!

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Why I like using Manjaro Linux?

by parasurv

I am using Manjaro for the last couple of years. It was originally grown out from Arch Linux, but now they are really big. They left the parents and not just joined the big league (well Arch is big too), but they are now the no. 1. distro on Distrowatch. I love how people dismissing DW, but it gets constantly in articles anyway. :)

You can buy laptops with Manjaro on it, and it's pretty cool...

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Life update - November 2018

by parasurv

As you probably can see, I haven't written anything in the past month, until today. Sadly life has creeped upon me, and not in a good way. Due to different commitments I couldn't post Parasurv's Weekly. I will rename that thing, heheh.

My brother and his family visited the past 10 days, and it mentally drained me too much. Not much proper rest or sleep. Too much emotional stuff. I am still such a fraking sponge sometimes (as in I can take every problem in, every emotional sutff), and it doesn't matter how many times I say NO. I am afraid that one day I will either explode and tell them to frak off, or just cut them off completely. Right now I feel that not much ground left between these two options. :(

On the top of it, 3 days before the start I decided to take another shot at NaNoWriMo. First day was so good, I am sure I got high from it, hehe. The other days, not so much, in fact the opposite.

My intention is that slowly to get back my energy and start writing again, here and for nano too. I think I need about 2 weeks to get better, until then I just write something every single day.

In fact I already started it by sleeping 12 hours straight (it was so good!) and I wrote a post about my favorite window manager of all time. :)

Oh, I totally forgot, that I registered on 2 social networks: nerdica and diaspora social. So far they are both interesting, but I am not that active on them. I think nerdica is better, I can follow people I already followed on pleroma. I like the cleaner look for conversations. Plus I had the funny experience, not knowing how to change my profile picture, and it took me like 5 days to figure it out. Funny, epic fail.

So this is my short update, just if you read this, you don't have to give up on me. Because I don't give up on myself either. :)

  

Why I like i3 window manager?

by parasurv

I am using Linux since 2006, and most of the time I used a normal window manager, which came with the desktop environment, or occasionaly tried out a simple one, like Openbox. I also saw some really weird stuff, like tiling windows, lots of terminal windows beside each other. Looked foreign. Is it useable? I thought not.

Man, I was totally wrong... xD

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Clipboard management with green-clip

by parasurv

I am a huge fan of the simple launcher, rofi. At the moment, I am in the process simplifying my system. I used clipit until now, but I was interested in something rofi based. Here comes greenclip, a nice extension for rofi.

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favorite-linux-utils-rofi-launcher

by parasurv

Favorite Linux utilities: rofi launcher

I like minimalist systems, that contain utilities which are capable doing only a small set of things, but they do it well.

Rofi is great example. I searched for a non-graphical launcher. Is it possible? Of course! Rofi is a customizable launcher, that you can use with any desktop environment, not just with tiling window manager.

While rofi is cool and beginner friendly, this guide won't be. Since I use only i3wm for the past like 2 years(?), I don't know how things in other DE works.

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