Writing a letter the cool way... for free
Markdown and Pandoc are the preferred tools around which I design my workflow. For practically all writing I do, they get the job done properly, quickly and for free. For some applications with more delicate layout requirements, such as for example a letter or a resume, writing in Markdown is a bit limited. In those cases, if you subscribe to the philosophy that content and layout should be separated, you end up with writing in LaTeX.
Terminal sharing with tmux
For a while now I have been wondering how to share my terminal with others, for two reasons. First of all, I was intrigued by the idea of remote partner programming. For practically all of my study projects I engage in partner programming, which usually means I work with someone on the same machine. One small complication however is that I almost exclusively work together with Germans, who inconveniently use a different keyboard layout.
Setting up ssh and using tmux
Ingredients: ssh: the client command sshd: the server component scp and sshfs: tools to securely copy files ssh-keygen tmux Why SSH? One of the reasons I was getting more and more annoyed with Windows was that it does not have a free service for remotely connecting to another pc. There are plenty of options for remote desktop sharing using third-party software (of which TeamViewer is probably the most well-known) that can be configured such that they are sufficiently safe to use.
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