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Including images with Liquid

A while ago I covered on Using Jekyll, Lightbox, and GitHub pages how to use includes in Jekyll/Liquid to simplify the process of adding images to your posts. The process is pretty simple, but you need two different files (and syntaxes) for essentially the same thing: showing an image. This probably makes sense from a technical point of view, b... Read more

How to delay startup applications on GNOME

Back in 2017, support for status icons, pictured below, was removed from GNOME Shell (v3.26). This has been a controversial topic (as anything in the GNU/Linux community, really) and probably will always be, but in my opinion there’s no point on discussing about it. One way to use status icons on later versions of GNOME Shell is to install t... Read more

Disabling GRUB graphical theme

I’ve been using Antergos/Arch Linux for a couple of years after switching from Ubuntu GNOME, and although I don’t dislike the shipped graphical GRUB theme (depicted below), I always found it unnecessary and in some resolutions the background image is stretched. So, after years of just being lazy and not really wanting to do it on my machine, ... Read more

Getting system notifications with R

So today I was making quite time consuming simulations in R, and I was wondering if there was a way to know when the simulations were finished so I could have a look at the results. Relevant xkcd: For those familiar with bash scripting in Linux, you can use notify-send to, well, send desktop notifications using the libnotify library. For thos... Read more

Custom domains and HTTPS with Github Pages

One of the main reasons people point out to use a custom domain is that people will take your website more seriously. I personally just did it because it’s relatively cheap and because I wanted to learn on the process. On this post I will try to explain shortly my (mis)adventures on setting up my own custom domain. Using Google Domains There ... Read more