Sony A7c initial customization

I have been using the Sony A7ii for a long while. It was my first full-frame and mirrorless camera. The A7ii is a great camera and in a lot of ways I have been very spoiled by it. However, when the A7iii came out with fairly significant improvements I resisted the urge to upgrade and decided to wait for the A7iv. The A7iv was released last week and in many regards is a “perfect” camera....

October 27, 2021 · 4 min

org-bars view for outlining/folding

I came across this new org-bars package that shows folding indicators and lines to indicate the groupings. In the reddit discussion I also discovered that there’s another package org-visual-outline but it actually requires configuring two packages so I didn’t try it. However, based on the discussion in the comments it seems that org-bars supports narrowing of the buffer (and it works great) which visual-outline does not. I discovered a visual bug and filed a report, so hopefully it’s an easy fix but it’s not a breaking issue....

October 23, 2021 · 1 min

Wine and CrossOver to use Lightroom on Linux

I have been using Darktable and transitioning away from Adobe’s Lightroom. However, I have almost a decade of edits and experience with Lightroom so doing a cold-turkey switch is proving to be challenging. So I decided to investigate if I could “natively” run Lightroom (without a VM) so I decided to give wine a try. I use guix as a package manager on Pop!_OS and guix has wine but it did a while to build and install....

October 16, 2021 · 2 min

Fully automated deployment

Up until the last commit, the site was being written in Org Mode, exported using ox-hugo, and Hugo was invoked manually to generate the html all locally. The generated public folder was what was being pushed to SourceHut for the deployment. This will be first post which will only commit the actual content in org format only and the full CI/CD will happen on SourceHut. Using org-publish I’ll be following along with the System Crafters’ Publishing Website with Org Mode to take full advantage of org-publish and configure multiple outputs (WWW and Gemini)....

October 5, 2021 · 2 min


This entry and all previous ones are taken verbatim from the gemini capsule. Establishing a web presence The gemini capsule has been an interesting experiment. In order to be the change I want to see, I will be creating a personal website/blog and the articles will appear both as html and gemtext. All entries prior to this have been made with Android+Termux+emacs. Going forward, the entries won’t strictly be made from Termux....

September 10, 2021 · 1 min


I’ve decided to cross post any of my content type toots from Mastodon (Fosstodon instance) here. I’m not sure if there’s a good way to “tag” something aside from filenames so I can generate a toot vs post section? I’ll include that info in the filename and I can investigate automation later. First impression I just received my (i5) DIY edition laptop. I haven’t installed the RAM and NVMe yet (they need to come out from another machine first) but I’m pretty impressed with the build quality so far....

September 1, 2021 · 3 min

Video Editing

I’m not a video person, I’ve made an occasional slideshow but even that has been over a decade ago. Recently, I needed to edit a video of an event and splice in the live recording with some pre-recorded segments and stitch it all together with some simple transitions. I didn’t know what the “standard” FOSS offering was when it came to video editing. For photography I would go to Dark Table, GIMP for images, but what for video?...

August 8, 2021 · 3 min

Termux + Emacs

One of the biggest advantages of Android is that it runs on Linux and Termux [1] is a very capable terminal emulator. Until pine phone (which I own for playing around on) type devices reach daily driver maturity (to use with job related corporate apps etc.) Termux is my only realistic option to run Linux terminal apps on the phone. This is where being able to use Emacs as a TUI application on Termux is great....

August 7, 2021 · 2 min

Latte Art

Getting into home espresso has been fun, it’s a rabbit hole like most fun things. And with rabbit holes it’s best to decide how far you’re willing to fall in before really starting down that hole. For me, it was an used Rancilio Silvia modded with a temperature PID controller and a refurbished Baratza Vario. At this level it’s definitely possible to get good espresso and latte art if one tries, gets lucky, and practices… it’s a good balance....

August 2, 2021 · 1 min

Gemini Capsule

With a certain nostalgia for the early web ever present, a Gemini site (gemite? edit: I’ve learned it’s called a capsule 💊🚀) is a good spiritual successor. Albeit much fewer under construction gifs and red text on black background… gemini://

August 2, 2021 · 1 min