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4. Ephemeral Downloads - Keep yo ~/Downloads clean


This is just a quick tipp. I added the following line to my /etc/fstab file:

tmpfs /home/jan/Downloads tmpfs rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec,size=1G 0 0


3. Using Flatpak on a pure WM based desktop


I've switched to using Flatpak on my desktop Linux computers. Here's why I've made that switch and how I made it work on an Arch install with an i3-based desktop.


2. Today - Keeping a diary using a simple shell alias


I wanted to start the habit of writing a somewhat daily log of the stuff I do. To help with that I added a simple alias to my Linux shell. It is called today and does nothing more than to open a textfile named after the current date in vim.


1. Showing that CO2 is a greenhouse gas (yes you read that right)


Today an interesting (?) topic came up. Is CO2 actually a greenhouse gas? And if yes, do greenhouse gases actually warm the contained object? I mean, this should be an uncontested topic by now. But I found myself unable to directly provide evidence, an explanation or experimental setups to prove the greenhouse property of CO2 and its friends. So this is why I wrote this little post. Should you ever find yourself in the position of having to defend this basic scientific finding you can use these talking points. Or point your correspontent directly to this page.

TL;DR sources [2] and [3] give you some experiments do perform at home in order to show the effects of greenhouse gases.