Squishy thoughts — crazy in small doses
  • Moving back to KeePassXC

    April 12, 2021

    I’ve been using gopass for a few years to manage my passwords. It’s a nice solution and I especially like that it uses git as a storage engine. Two things began to bother me though. One was that I had problems organizing my passwords in a way that was practical to me....

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  • Using Dispatch in Neovim

    October 27, 2015

    I’ve made a neovim plugin for the vim plugin dispatch.vim. Confused? I’ll explain. For a long time, my development workflow consisted of tmux with vim and a couple of terminals. I usually compiled or ran tests in one terminal and used the other terminal for managing files, git or whatever else I needed to do....

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  • What is a proportional response to curiosity?

    October 22, 2014

    Lately, it seems as if there have been more reports about hackers in the news. If they’re not stealing credit card information, they’re leaking private photos from celebrities' phones or stealing company or government secrets. I guess these events are a kind of collateral damage from the way that IT has been merging with everything else for the last two decades....

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  • Chasing the mouse cursor

    July 21, 2014

    During my adventures with Compton and tearless videos I noticed something which at first just seemed a little odd. But I was busy trying to solve my tearing problem, so I didn’t really pay much attention to it at the time....

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  • NVIDIA and compositing

    April 17, 2014

    On my main machine I have an NVIDIA graphics card and I use Openbox as my window manager. Openbox is fast and light, the only thing missing, really, is compositing support. I’m usually not one for eye candy, but I think having windows cast shadows makes them slightly easier to discern at a glance....

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  • Once more unto the breach

    September 29, 2013

    This is the fourth attempt I make at blogging. I don’t believe the number of blog posts I have written through the years is particularly impressive, but it was still surprisingly timeconsuming. During my last attempt I seldom published anything but I was still preoccupied with coming up with new things to write about or editing half-finished blog posts....

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Who am I?

I'm Richard Adenling. My scattered brain likes to think about programming, dancing, psychology, home automation, economy, self-hosting, computer graphics, writing, privacy, open source and game development.