Moonlit Minds

Yeps – few days ago we, me and Aicani, have decided to start our own website:

So, I installed worpress there – and there you have it – my new blog – Moonlit Minds.

This one will be a bit different than tamilinux – a bit broader subjects and definitely not about Linux only! My interests have changed lately – that’s why…

Well, it does not mean I will not run Linux – no!I am and I will be running exclusively Linux – right now Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex… 🙂

I will also not stop to write about Linux either. But – my howto’ es seem less and less needed – Linux, especially some distributions, is very easy for most of the users.

So, if you are also interested in a bit different points of view on Linux, technology and its influence on culture and communication between people – you may check my new blog… You are welcome!


“Today we’re announcing the launch of Ubiquity, a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.

The overall goals of Ubiquity are to explore how best to:

* Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)

* Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone–not just Web developers–to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)

* Use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility.

* Extend the browser functionality easily.

Learn more about Ubiquity and the capabilities that it could provide for users and developers.”

Mozilla Labs » Blog Archive » Introducing Ubiquity.

Another fantastic concept – and the tool of the future 🙂 Definitely worth checking.

Ubiquity for Firefox

“Nepomuk has three main aspects, according to Bernard. First, there is a standard framework for annotating pieces of information so that connections can be made between them. Second, there are ontologies, the sets of “documented shared understanding” or common concepts that can be defined for particular types of information, such as bio-science or computer desktop use. Finally, there are the tools for making or using the annotations and ontologies, what Bernard calls the “workspaces that connect to other workspaces and help you in your day to day activities of collecting information, structuring it, making sense of it, and creating new information and communicating it.”

Together, these aspects will affect all levels of users. The first time you use a Nepomuk-supported desktop, the data sources you choose will be indexed, and you can add additional annotations later. At least part of Nepomuk’s functionality will be based on Lucene, the Java search engine.” :: Nepomuk and KDE to introduce the semantic desktop.

Fantastic concept! I’m honestly not the fan of KDE – but I will definitely try it again because of semantic desktop it will introduce together with Nepomuk!

Well – Awesome is still awesome – in the upcoming version 3 (installed from git) – it’s really stable and full of nice features.

Today I would like to post some screen shots and my new .awesomerc file together with .conkyrc. I suppose that there are more and more people interested in this Window Manager – and what I would like to do is to help. You can, of course, find many more configuration files on the Net (my favourites are those of Gigamo, phraok and last but not least – calmar – who also contributes to Awesome WM developing. Just search for those nicknames on Google – and you will probably get nice configuration files).

Anyway, here come my today’s screen shots:

I hope you like it! Notice conky piped to bottom panel… 🙂

And here come configuration files of conky and AwesomeWM:



Perhaps it will be of a little help for everybody willing to try – according to me – the best Window Manager ever! 😉


tami 🙂

PS. Wallpaper from the wallpapers pack by Miheer from deviantArt – here’s the link:

Related posts:

Awesome Awesome!

Customizing Awesome – very good tutorial on using conky in Awesome’s panel – and much more!

…no, I did not begin to stutter 😉

I just tried once again Awesome Window Manager. And I have to admit – it’s brilliant. Awesome is a tiling Window Manager. It was based on dwm at the beginning – but now  it is rewritten and many nice features are added.

Awesome has relatively easy to understand configuration file through which you can tweak it to your liking. You can change keyboard shortcuts, colors, fonts etc. And still you can take an advantage of tiling Window Managers – that is – window manager is taking care of the placement of the desktop windows. I find it very relieving and… hm – “Zen”-like.

I used one of the first versions of Awesome in the past – and I’m glad to notice the quick development of it. Awesome is small and very quick (at least here and for me!) but in the same time it supports basic “eye-candy. With the help of xcompmgr, one can acquire shadows and if you set the background with the help of feh + configure your urxvt and xorg, you can also acquire real transparency in terminal.

Today I will just share some screen shots I made. I would also like to share some links with you, I found helpful while editing my .awesomerc. So, here it goes.

Nice introduction to Awesome especially for Arch Linux users

Interesting tread about Awesome on Ubuntu forum

and last but not least – fantastic Wiki by Awesome WM users and developers!

If you are interested in my .awesomerc – hmmm…it’s still “the work in  progress” – but, here is the link to pdf with it:

My “personal” awesomerc (for version 2.1)

My “personal” awesomerc (for version 2.2)

And here go those promised above screen shots (click on the thumbnails below to see the bigger version!):

Awesome with Minefield, transparent urxvt and conky Clean Awesome
Busy Awesome with Pidgin and transparent URXVT Beauty of tiling!

If, by a chance, you like the wallpaper – here is the link (just “click” on the picture below)

Enjoy – and Joyful, Peaceful Easter!


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Awesome-git+conky in the panel

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