Restricting Drawing Tablets to A Bounded Area on Linux and Pop!_OS

Introduction I recently bought a drawing tablet to use as a sort of “digital whiteboard” on video calls. I think in large blocks of architecture, so having a whiteboard makes it a lot easier for me to communicate what I’m thinking to others. Using a whiteboard in real-time helps me sketch out and explore new ideas more concretely. Unfortunately, COVID has preempted in-person meetings for now, so I’ve had to find a way to do this digitally.

How Are You Really Voting?

Please note: I write these posts more for myself than anyone else. I’m no preacher. As the (as of yet unknown) outcome of the 2020 US Presidential Election looms large, I think it’s high time to reflect on all the ways in which we vote, and not just in governmental elections. In fact, the non-political votes you cast are probably moreimportant, given that you cast these votes nearly every waking minute of your life.

Using ddcutil on Pop!_OS With Nvidia Drivers

I recently installed System76’s Pop!_OS on my desktop computer, which uses an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. The Nvidia support from Pop!_OS is great, and it’s a wonderfully polished Linux distro, but I ran into an issue using ddcutil, a utility to adjust the brightness of external monitors.

Edicts Pt. 1

This is an assortment of edicts I try to hold myself by, as of June 2020. They are inspired by my reading, life experience, and moments of tranquility and clarity. As my conscience “grows”, and I come up with more, I will post installments to this series. Do note that these edicts are not written as admonishments — they serve as a reference — I use them to remind myself of insights I’ve gathered over time. A diary of the conscience, if you will.