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Linux Engrams

Author portret should have been here Author portret should have been here Edwin Wenink by Rits Joosten

Pick a random background on each boot (Linux)

LightDM is a display manager that requires a “greeter” that prompts a user for credentials and lets a user log in to a session. On my Arch system I currently use the LightDM GTK greeter. You can specify a background of your choice for the greeter if you think a black screen is a bit too boring. Some people also think that just having …

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Writing a letter the cool way... for free

Terminal sharing with tmux

Setting up ssh and using tmux


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Micros

Evgeny vs. the internet

📖 https://archives.cjr.org/cover_story/evgeny_vs_the_internet.php

↬ But with Morozov, the audience is always left to sort out where the critique ends and the joke begins. “I’m very conscious of what I’m doing,” he says. “I’m destroying the internet-centric world that has produced me. If I’m truly successful, I should become irrelevant.” 

The Syllabus

📖 https://the-syllabus.com/

↬ Awesome initiative from Evgeny Morozov: “An eclectic weekly selection of new academic articles, essays, talks, podcasts, and more.” You can compile your own weekly syllabus!

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

📖 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/

↬ That’s the essence of Kubrick’s dark prophecy: as we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence.

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