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** hrs's dotfiles

I hope you like fiddling with your =.emacs.d= ad nauseam, 'cause I obviously do.

I'm currently running [[][Debian]] on a 3rd-gen Lenovo X1 Carbon. I use the [[][i3 window manager]], [[][Firefox]], and [[][Emacs]].

You're probably here for my literate [[./emacs/.emacs.d/][Emacs config]]! Most of my time is spent in either Emacs or Firefox. I think a text editor is just a terrific environment for editing text, so I use Emacs for all kinds of things that "normal" people use specialized tools for, including:

  • Task management and general writing with [[][Org]],
  • Email browsing with [[][mu4e]], backed by:
    • [[][mbsync]] for synchronization over IMAP,
    • [[][msmtp]] for sending messages over SMTP,
    • [[][mu]] for managing a local searchable index,
    • [[][gpg]] for encryption and signatures,
    • [[][org-contacts]] for managing contacts and addresses, and
    • [[][Fastmail]] for hosting,
  • RSS feed reading and management with [[][elfeed]] and [[][elfeed-org]], with keybindings to send articles to [[][Instapaper]] to read on my phone later,
  • Music playing with [[][EMMS]], backed by [[][mpd]],
  • Git with [[][magit]], and
  • File management with [[][dired]] and [[][async]].

There's also a lot of programming-specific configuration in there. I write a lot of Ruby, but there's plenty of other stuff in there.

I also use some non-Emacs tools! I like:

  • [[][zathura]] as a PDF viewer,
  • [[][feh]] as my image viewer,
  • [[][pass]] for password management,
  • [[][rofi]] for launching applications, and to use with a few custom scripts,
  • [[][mpv]] and [[][youtube-dl]] for watching videos,
  • [[][calibre]] for managing books and syncing to my Kindle, and
  • a hodgepodge of [[][Signal]], [[][Telegram]], [[][Skype]], [[][Zoom]], and [[][Slack]] for synchronous communication. I can't say I really /like/ any of them, aside from Signal (most of the time), but network effects mean the matter's mostly out of my hands.

This whole repository isn't /really/ intended for anyone's use but my own, and of course it's catered to my way of doing things, so, you know, be prepared for that.

Enjoy! =)

*** Installation

Clone this thing wherever you like (I use =~/.dotfiles=) and run the script. That will:

  • Install a bunch of Debian packages,
  • Set up a bunch of symlinks in your home directory (e.g., =/.bashrc= → =/.dotfiles/bash/.bashrc=), and
  • Install a handful of required Ruby gems.

It (mostly) won't overwrite existing files, so move those out of the way first.

*** Wallpaper

To ensure that wallpaper is set correctly, create a =~/.wallpaper-directory= symlink to the directory where you keep your wallpapers:

#+begin_src $ ln -s /where/your/wallpapers/live ~/.wallpaper-directory #+end_src

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