In the middle of the desert you can say anything you want

04 May 2021

Day 854


Reading “German: An Essential Grammar” by Donaldson found this bit: 1

English has a rule that if the time of an event that
occurred in the past is mentioned, then the imperfect must be used, but if
the time is omitted, the perfect is required, e.g. \

  • He returned from Hamburg yesterday.
  • He has returned from Hamburg.
  • He has returned from Hamburg yesterday. (not grammatical)


zsh detach and disown

zsh-specific - to detach & disown a process, there’s &!: 2

dolphin &!

German / Deutsch

Long question and answer about fahren zu/nach/in/…: Richtungen und Ziele

German FSI language courses

The Yojik Website has the FSI courses FSI Languages Courses and the website as I remember it.


Changed ~/.taskrc to show any active tasks regardless of anything else in my sprint view:

s () {task s \(project:w or \(sprint:$SPRINT \(+A or +O\)\) or +ACTIVE\) "$*"}

Turn off screen/monitor with xset

Standard lock command leaves both monitors on.

Reddit3 mentioned two commands:

xset s activate
xset dpms force off

The second one worked for me!

Now I have shiny new screen lock (and suspend too, while we are at it) keybinding in i3 config!

bindsym $ms+n exec gnome-screensaver-command -l && xset dpms force off
bindsym $ms+Shift+n exec i3lock -i ~/s/black_lock.png -t -p win -e && systemctl suspend -i

  1. p. 118 ↩︎

  2. bash - Exit zsh, but leave running jobs open? - Stack Overflow ↩︎

  3. Turn off screen after a moment if locked : i3wm ↩︎

Nel mezzo del deserto posso dire tutto quello che voglio.