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The Four Operating System Household – 2022 Edition

  • Technology
  • 7 min read

Summary: Having multiple devices with different operating systems and Apps waste time, consume un-necessary bandwidth, and are overall bad for productivity (and the environment).
A few years ago, I had written a post on this blog with a very similar title. My premise back then was that with more and more devices coming into every household, the number of operating systems one has to deal with is only going to keep increasing.

Creating an animated image in WebP format. blog of Amar Vyas

How I accidentally created an animated image

  • Images
  • 6 min read

Welcome to Day Two of my Blogging challenge. Wednesday is “Webby Wednesday” where I will write about matters related to website hosting, security, performance and of course content. In today’s post, I write about how I accidentally created an animated image of all the banners on this site! I was looking to convert all the banner images into WebP format using Imagemagick. The output was a flashy, animated image, like the gifs many of us love, and others love to hate. The image in question in posted at the end of this article for a `very specific reason` mentioned later.

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Business Travel : The Rule of Three for Productivity

  • Travel
  • 8 min read

Welcome to this first post in my Daily Blogging Challenge for the month of February 2022. Today is Tuesday, and the theme for the day is called Travel Tuesdays. In this post, I am going to share my experience with business travel. I developed this habit in the pre-pandemic era. In the coming months things will go back to pre-COVID19 levels and business travel will become a part of life again. The below might become relevant to me again, and maybe even prove helpful to you!

Blogging Challenge by Amar Vyas. February 2022

February Blogging Challenge: Publish One Post Per Day

  • Writing
  • 4 min read

During the month of February 2022, my aim is to publish at least one blog post of 800 words on my blog. The purpose behind this challenge is twofold. First of all, I had resolved last year to publish one post of atleast 500 words every day for 100 days in a row. All went well in the months of January and February: I actually exceeded my targets for the first 2 months.

Linux Journey of Amar Vyas, 2001-2016. blog of Amar Vyas

Lookback – Fifteen Years of using Linux and Open Source

Today, I will publish a post I had written in January of 2017 to mark my Fifteen year anniversary of using Linux and Open Source Software. This post never got published. Maybe because- as the timeline below would indicate- I had actually completed Sixteen years and not fifteen !

The era in which this post was written might also explain to the reader why the names of some distributions and version numbers sound… different.

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TypesetterCMS Version 5.8 – an open source CMS revives

Development continues for TypesetterCMS

Typesetter CMS is lightweight,fast Content Management System (CMS). It is based on PHP, and is open source CMS. Most importantly, it is a flat file CMS and therefore does not require any database, which also makes it easily portable. Unfortunately, like many community or open source projects, its development had stalled over the past few years.That may no longer be the case. Recently, there have been some positive developments. Version 5.8 preview is out in the wild, (the maintainer calls it late alpha/ early beta) and I spent some time tinkering around with it.

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CDN Setup for this new blog site – January 2022 update

  • CDN, Images
  • 4 min read

Past Issues with Content Delivery Networks

In the past, I have migrated servers and change the image delivery system (either via CDN or served locally) for this blog multiple times. This has led to series of broken images. In other cases, it was a matter of mis-configuration of Gumlet or BunnyCDN. In January 2022, I was able to resolve this matter when I migrated this blog to its own subdomain.In a matter of time, images for all 300 plus blog posts (that have been published at the time of writing this post) should start displaying correctly.

Graphical tool to monitor system resources in KDE. Blog of Amar Vyas

Measure Linux system resources using htop, atop, top

In this post, we will look at a few tools that will help us monitor and determine which processes consume most resources on your Linux machine. Three terminal based tools – atop, htop, and top For the experienced hands, a terminal and “*top” command may be familiar. For those who may not be adept with these commands, read on. If you would like to check out website monitoring tools, read my posts on this topic here and here .

Lenovo ThinkPad Ryzen Processor

First impressions: Lenovo Thinkpad AMD Ryzen Laptop

  • Technology
  • 4 min read

I purchased a new laptop in early January 2022, after much deliberation it turned out to be a Ryzen Powered Lenovo Thinkpad E14. Read my first impressions and review of this Linux on Thinkpad. The AMD Ryzen R5 5600U is a snappy processor, and so far I am happy with it* In a way,this beings things back to a full circle: My first laptop back in 2001 was also a Thinkpad. Below are its specifications and benchmark results from the Gen 3 Ryzen powered Lenovo Thinkpad.

Using Linux Terminal for Converting file to Webp- Blog of Amar Vyas

How to convert images to Webp format using Linux command line

In this post, we will take a look at how to convert images to Webp format using command line tools or the Linux terminal. Over the past year, I have used several tools on the Linux terminal to optimize or convert jpg, png and HEIF images. You can find some of those posts here. Today, I wanted to revisit the conversion of to Webp format using Linux commands.