Pop!_OS 22.04 + WhiteSur GTK theme + Basic Apple Guy’s macOS Bliss

I didn't get too much love over on reddit.com/r/unixporn (they have certain preferences there...) so I'm sharing my Summer 2022 laptop theme here on my blog! The laptop is a factory refurbished HP Elitebook 840. I have included links to all the things below, including full res images downloads for Basic Apple Guy's very cool … Continue reading Pop!_OS 22.04 + WhiteSur GTK theme + Basic Apple Guy’s macOS Bliss

Factory refurbished i7 HP + Pop!_OS 22.04 == my new $200 daily driver laptop

I was recently in the market for a new laptop, needing something for basic internet surfing that wasn't my locked-down work Dell Precision (which also runs so hot it can give 3rd degree burns). I also didn't want to break the bank for a laptop that will see daily, but limited or brief, use for … Continue reading Factory refurbished i7 HP + Pop!_OS 22.04 == my new $200 daily driver laptop

Enable pwfeedback and show asterisks for password input when using sudo

A particular preference I have in Linux is a small thing, but it is something I have kept consistent for many years: showing asterisks as placeholder characters when typing in a user password in the terminal. For as long as I can remember, Ubuntu has disabled this behavior by default. When the password is being … Continue reading Enable pwfeedback and show asterisks for password input when using sudo