The thoughts of a Linux user in a Windows world

All blogs, manuals, app revies and other things I’ve written.

Nostalgia: wallpapers from Windows 98 and Windows 2000

Who can still remember the default green wallpaper from Windows 98 or the blue one from Windows 2000 (that was later used in Windows XP), and who goes “Gee, I’d like to use that wallpaper”? Windows 98 green The iconic Windows 98 green is the HEX colorcode #008080. I’ve created a (SVG) 4k and 8k version with it: Download in 4k Download in 8k Source code for Windows 98 green in 4k (SVG) <?...

January 2, 2024 · 2 min · 219 words · Sebastiaan Franken

App reviews

I’ve decided to once again see if writing (short) reviews on apps I use frequently and that excite me is something I can get back into. I’ve done this in the past but it was never really a success. I’ve noticed that with the rise in (high quality) apps through services like Flatpak and Flathub and it’s increasing popularity in distros the need for reviews is rising. To start I will only be writing about apps I use frequently and that excite me....

December 29, 2023 · 1 min · 140 words · Sebastiaan Franken

Starship sleeper

This blog is written for no other reason than because I can. I’ve been using Starship for a while and I’ve configured it to be a (almost) 1:1 clone of the stock BASH shell PS1 variable which a lot of Linux distros use by default. Why? Well, because I can, and because I like the stock PS1 style. What does my config look like now? And what does that look like config wise?...

November 13, 2023 · 1 min · 142 words · Sebastiaan Franken

Framework laptop

Yesterday I have purchases a AMD Framework 13" laptop. It will get shipped in the fourth quarter of the year. With these (short) blogs I’ll keep you guys updated.

August 14, 2023 · 1 min · 29 words · Sebastiaan Franken
Fedora 38 Workstation with a nvidia geforce 3080 and Wayland

Nvidia Wayland working on my Fedora install

It’s been possible to use Wayland (Wikipedia) with a nvidia graphics card in Fedora for quite some time now. For some reason unknown to me this has not been possible on my own main machine for a few months. It used to work for a while, but after a certain point the option just disappeared and stopped working. I have to admit I have spent a good amount of time in the past getting Wayland to work before it was officially supported, so my gut told me it might have something to do with that....

June 24, 2023 · 3 min · 450 words · Sebastiaan Franken

Content translation

If you’re reading this you’re probably a (native) English speaker. In that case: welcome! With the redesign / rewrite of my website I’ve decided to also include / translate certain (key) pieces of content. Right now that’s not done, so this is the only piece of content in English available right now. Check back later to see if anything new has been posted!

June 22, 2023 · 1 min · 63 words · Sebastiaan Franken