gentoo intel-ucode microcode

gentoo provides a package for intel microcode updates to safely update cpu firmwares. this is how i adapted the gentoo way.

suckless st - simple terminal

continuing down the path of simplifying & downsizing.. i have migrated to st[1] and removed bloatware terminals. i had been using urxvt till now, wasting so much time to configure it. i have no further need for bloatware terminals, particularly when i almost never open up more than one terminal window. for such a small package, st[1] does everything i need out of the box and more.. suckless rocks!

tb termbin pastebin wgetpaste

just one to rule them all -- termbin!

i discovered this today on irc
kerframil: my go-to 'vanilla' pastebin is, which can be used with nc (busybox has an nc implementation)

i am a huge busybox fan, and i'm always looking for ways to use it more. i replace whatever pkgs i can with busybox.

voidlinux remove old kernels & modules

I noticed while updating my void that kernels were being updated, but old ones weren't being removed. Removing orphan packages didn't remove those old files either. I looked for those packages, but they weren't even listed in either the local or the remote repository. It seems kernel packages seem to be a one-way install, and the old package disappears when a new update appears. No wonder I couldn't remove them.

git repos online

An not-so-recent discussion on various repositories, led me to the GNU Ethical Criteria.

This prompted me to re-evaluate what I use myself, and I have ended up reordering my preferences to

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