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The Sony MDR-1000X and it's successors the WH-1000XM2 and WH-1000XM3 are some of the best bluetooth headphones out there. With it's easy to use integrated touch pad on the right side and the great noise cancelling they are an ideal daily driver at the office. Using them on Linux is quiet straight forward with some caveats on high quality audio.

There are multiple solutions capturing GIFs under Linux and I tried a lot. Most have usability issues, produce way to large output files or don’t even allow to grab a rectangle. As I am using i3 wm, it also needs to be able to be started via a shortcut without any GUI software.

The ThinkPad P51 is Lenovo’s top workstation model with 15 inch. You get the strongest mobile Intel Kaby-Lake-CPUs (up to Intel Xeon CPUs) and an Nvidia Quadro up to an M2200 in a military tested case.

The Lenovo Yoga X1 with the OLED display is a great linux laptop, but there are some things that can be quite tricky. When you rotate the Lenovo Yoga X1, you need also adjust the Touchscreen and Pen Input Matrix (Two devices). There are two different drives available for the touchpad, libinput or evdev. Personally i prefer libinput as it just seems to work more precise and reliable.

Sometimes it’s useful to backup only files in an folder (and subfolders) that have been changed in the last 7 days.

For this you can use find and tar:

find . -mtime -7 -print | xargs tar cvzf "backup-$(date +%y-%m-%d).tar.gz"

If you only want to backup certain file types you can extend the fin...

If you navigate a lot on the terminal there are some little helpers that can make your life easier. One particular unknown is the d command in the zsh.

d shows you the folders you recently navigated to, such as:

0 ~/projects/docker/systemtests
1 ~/projects
2 ~/srv
3 ~/projects/ansible/update...

If you are using high resolution display, scaling on Linux can be a difficult topic. Here are some hints how to get your browser user interface right.

The Dell XPS 15 9550 is a great notebook, especially if you are planning to use it on Linux. We've tested Arch Linux on the current model (Intel Skylake i7 6700HQ, 4k UHD display, 512GB NVME) for a couple of days now.

Installing Arch Linux on the new DELL XPS 15 9550 can be quite troublesome, here are some tips for the installation. This tutorial covers the UHD / 4k screen model with the Intel Core i7 6700HQ and the Samsung NVME SSD. If you have another model you have to adjust your hard disk path (probably /dev/...

When you use the windows key + arrow keys (Move / Split windows) or switch monitors it can sometimes happen that certain program windows disappear completely. When this happens no shortcut is working any longer to get it back.

In older windows versions, the solution was right clicking on the progr...