This notebook documents the free software configurations, tweaks and mashups that I use. (Typically in the context of the latest release of Ubuntu, with some Android and Windows interoperability thrown in, and footnotes from the wider GNU/verse.) While there are no guarantees that everything is up-to-date and correct, I hope it may be of some use to other users and documenters.
Every time I need to repeat a configuration trick or share it with someone, I find myself rustling up the same links or, more likely, re-discovering them after 5 minutes of searching. Uploading my desktop wiki will hopefully alleviate that problem and, who knows, maybe sprout some daffodils. The value of recording raw observations rather than (never getting round to) writing some wundermanual reminded me of the Grasmere Journal, hence this is a Grasmere notebook.
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(lack of) Structure
I aim for a mostly flat list of allsorts: abstractions, applications, daemons, libraries and packages. Any additional structure is transient and, with courage in my heart, I absolve myself of responsibility for dead links. See the frontispiece for a search link.