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Swap alt and ctrl keys

Another addition to the cybernetic memory: how to use xmodmap to swap the alt and ctrl keys on linux. A very useful change if you happen to use Emacs, especially on a laptop. Step zero Use the xev program to determine the keycodes for all four keys to be swapped. On my system they were […]

Synergy, ftw

These are some notes on running Synergy over an ssh tunnel. The problem: I use two computers at work. The one named Beavis runs Ubuntu, the other, named d73649, runs Win7. Each has its own monitor, mouse, and keyboard, but I prefer to use a single mouse and keyboard as much as possible. Synergy is […]