I had been quite some time since I had seen Gitlab from up close. Experiences back then with a self-hosted weren't stellar and on couldn't help but feel that they were trying too hard to be Github. These days the experience has been improved drastically, which lead me to tinker around with the Community Edition of the installer. Since I don't particularly want an individual paid account on Github, there are some use-cases for having private repos available. Rather than using the Gitlab service, I decided to tinker around with the install after my hunch was confirmed that the Gitlab CE can be ran on a Raspberry Pi.

Since Sublime Text 3 beta has been out for a while, I recently decided to switch from ST2 to ST3 (i.e. not re-install ST2 after a disk fail). I took my conf from ST2 and ported it to ST3, any additional notheworthy additions will be noted here.

sudo ln -s "/Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl" /bin/subl

More info here.


  • Vintageous
  • All Autocomplete (ST2)
  • GitGutter
  • Sidebar Enhancements
  • Soda
  • Tomorrow Theme

Since I keep on sharing this bit of info, my Sublime Text 2 setup.

sudo ln -s "/Applications/Sublime Text 2.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl" /usr/bin/subl

invoke subl /path/to/open to open files or directories with Sublime Text


Gsheet Startpage is a html/php, css and javascript front-end using a Google spreadsheet back-end. It generates a html page with a header, search box and list of links. It is intended to create a browser startpage which can be customised with often used links and a background of your flavour.


When Google decided to discontinue iGoogle, some people close to me were bummed out because it was their go-to startpage. For some I wrote up a page with the links hard-coded in html but that since they don't write any code themselves, I was also stuck maintaining those pages. I felt there should be an easier way to handle this, enter Gsheet Startpage.

Inspired by other posts going around, I thought it would be a good idea to list the applications I rely on every day. Most of them will be related to communication, productivity and writing

Some of these apps I just love, bordering on being a fan-boy, one of these is just a necessary evil. So I guess this post also serves as a list of apps to write a more elaborate praise or rant about.

Apps have been listen in alphabetical order.


I only switched a few months ago from KeePassX to 1Password for managing my personal credentials, logins and such. Remembering passwords is really a thing of the past, additionally the security audit feature is a great help in reducing duplicate and unsafe credentials. Keeping track of aged passwords, software licenses, payment info, etc is a valuable added bonus.