Fix Windows 10 terminals, use a Linux terminal

12 minute read    Published: 2019-07-08

I feel handicapped in Windows terminals, here is why, and how I fixed it.

As a seasoned developer, I live in the terminal on Linux machines. Using a custom shell, vim as text/code editor, git through its CLI, dotfiles to sync settings across devices. Everything is customized to my likings and styled with a nice color scheme. All of it in a dark, text-based window on my screen.

Once you get used to your command-line tools, it's a serious joy to work with. It's a way to interface with your machine in a super-efficient and expressive manner. As you can probably imagine, it can be pretty frustrating when you don't have access to the tools you know and love.

I sometimes use a Windows machine, for work or for building Windows-supported software. Sadly, I feel pretty handicapped on this operating system, to be frank. I can't get comfortable (and I'm super OCD for that matter). The overall experience always appears to be subpar to what I'm used to.

Fresh & shiny website, hurray!

2 minute read    Published: 2019-07-03

My personal website had basically been unchanged, lacking content, collecting dust, since 2011 (!!!), and here we are, more than 8 years later.

Finally, I made some effort to revamp my personal website – something you obviously want to be proper looking – to scrap the previous. I put some work in building a custom template to properly personalize it, with a dark interface to reflect the stereotypical developer. It has some bold design choices, so it'll be exciting how it works out.

Surprise surprise, you're currently visiting the fresh and shiny new website. Or not so shiny after all, because it's dark.



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