My name is Tobias and I've always messed or had something going on with computers. I use the majority of my time with computers; mostly invested in programming and trying out new ideas. This site functions as a personal hideout and as a place where I show off my personal projects.
i3 tilling window manager; worthwhile additions
26/3/2016 Filed in: News
Here is a couple of extra bits to improve your i3 experience. I use these additions myself.
rofi; https://davedavenport.github.io/rofi/ . I've been using rofi as an alternative to dmenu for about a year now. I love it!
If you're not familiar with dmenu. dmenu is a keyboard-driven menu utility developed as part of the dwm project. When invoked, usually by a user-configured key combination, dmenu displays a horizontal menu of its stdin stream at the top edge of the screen. It works but feels old. rofi is an alternative with some nice extras. It includes a window-switcher. This lets you search and change windows with ease. It is also easier to customize; both visually and functionally.
The bottom bit is rofi.
i3blocks; https://github.com/vivien/i3blocks. i3blocks is a highly flexible status line for the i3 window manager. It handles clicks, signals and language-agnosticuser scripts. In other words it makes it super convenient to customize your i3bar.
The top bit is i3blocks.
ionic; hybrid; maybe the new way of doing mobile apps?
5/6/2015 Filed in: Programming
This new way of doing apps excites me a lot. Granted for very platform-specific tasks the native way is still, I think, the best way right now. For more basic applications this new way saves a lot of headaches; especially if you are responsible for multiple platforms.
I will be updating on my progress in the coming weeks.
Android 5.0 and Material Design
21/11/2014 Filed in: Programming
With Android 5.0 being out on most of the Nexus lineup I decided it was time to improve my app 'TV Lige Nu!' to utilize the new Material Design. 'TV Lige Nu!' provides a program-view of selected danish television channels.
My app is not completely Material Design compliant, but it is close enough in my opinion.
I really like the new Material Design coming with Andtroid 5.0. Clean lines and easy on the eyes. I choose to use the 500 to 700 colours 'Blue Grey' dictated by Google's wonderful Material Design guide.
I also decided to create a new icon to follow this new design. I used Gimp. Whenever I use Gimp it always seems as like you're doing 2 times the work you would usually do in Photoshop. It's a great tool, but just slow in my opinion. Maybe my workflow is just wrong?
(The 'improved' new icon)
(The new look using Material Design)
You can find 'TV Lige Nu!' on Google Play Store.
1. Foo Fighters - The Neverending Sigh2. Foo Fighters - Iron Rooster3. Foo Fighters - Savior Breath4. Foo Fighters - Sean5. Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia6. Fear of Tigers - What Did I Do?7. Fear of Tigers - Please Don't Leave8. Foo Fighters - Generator9. Foo Fighters - Gimme Stitches10. Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
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