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commit ee6474948a6dcfefb93daebd071a5fdac0697f94
parent 7db8113bb87067e6f488966c634069c18cb4a5ea
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Mon, 20 Jul 2020 11:11:39 -0400

Publish new blog post

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Mpages/contact.md | 2+-
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Mpages/uses.md | 2+-
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diff --git a/pages/blog.md b/pages/blog.md @@ -23,10 +23,11 @@ thoughts and ideas. You can find links to other blogs that I follow on my For more short-form content, you can find me on my instance of the social/microblogging platform <a rel="me" -href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. +href="https://pleroma.paritybit.ca/jbauer">Pleroma</a>. ### 2020 <ul> + <li>2020-07-19 <a href="blog/two-months-with-aerc">Two Months with aerc</a></li> <li>2020-07-17 <a href="blog/my-attempts-to-fix-my-mastodon-instance">My Attempts to Fix My Mastodon Instance</a></li> <li>2020-07-16 <a href="blog/why-i-hate-the-term-modern">Why I Hate The Term "Modern"</a></li> <li>2020-07-15 <a href="blog/be-a-good-netizen">Be A Good Netizen</a></li> diff --git a/pages/blog/two-months-with-aerc.md b/pages/blog/two-months-with-aerc.md @@ -0,0 +1,63 @@ +## Two Months with aerc + +[//]: # "Two months ago I wrote about trying out aerc, a new terminal email client. After two months of using it as my only mail client, I want to share my thoughts about it." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> 2020-07-19 | + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-07-19 +</div> + +Two months ago I wrote about [trying out +aerc](https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/trying-out-aerc), a new terminal email +client spearheaded by Drew DeVault. After two months of using it as my only mail +client, I want to share my thoughts about it and what I'm looking forward to +seeing with it. + +Since I switched to aerc from NeoMutt, managing and interacting with email has +felt a lot more streamlined and easy. That could partially also be because I +switched from ProtonMail to self-hosting email at the same time, but aerc also +provided advantages such as being able to fully reference other conversations +when drafting an email. I've also found the default keybindings easy to learn +and use and the configuration files are easy to understand and much, much less +complicated than NeoMutt's. + +Even though aerc is still well in development, there's not a whole lot that +feels like it's missing and I've only encountered a couple of issues; nothing +that would make me stop using the client though. + +The most major thing that I can see missing from aerc at the moment is good PGP +support. I can receive PGP emails (though I had a few crashes related to them), +and signed messages will display a line showing whether or not the message is +verified by my keychain, but it is still missing the ability to send +PGP-encrypted emails and the integration seems to be in its early stages. This +isn't such a big deal since I can count on one hand the number of times I've +wanted to send PGP-encrypted emails in my (admittedly short) lifetime and this +feature looks like it's being actively worked on. + +The only other major issue that I've encountered is the lack of properly +updating connection statuses. If I put my computer to sleep and wake it back up +again, this will kill aerc's connection to my email server. However, the bar at +the bottom still says "Connected." and I have to restart aerc to get it to +reconnect. This also seems like it's receiving some attention (at least judging +by my brief skims of the mailing lists). + +Another feature that I miss coming from NeoMutt is a threaded message view which +would be really useful for keeping track of mailing lists. This doesn't seem +like that much of an issue so long as I am on top of my emails, but if I am away +for a few days, I could easily see myself coming back to 20 email messages from +3-4 different mailing lists and having a harder time sifting through them. + +Overall, it's been a really good experience and I'm going to keep using aerc +into the foreseeable future. I'm glad to have a desktop mail client that +integrates well with git, isn't super complicated, and makes email not feel like +a chore to manage. + +_This is my seventy-fifth post for the +[#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload) +challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at +[https://100daystooffload.com](https://100daystooffload.com)._ diff --git a/pages/contact.md b/pages/contact.md @@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ public key should have the following fingerprint: To send feedback, comment on an article or the content of a page, or to let me know that you've posted something that refers to my site and you want to draw my attention to it (e.g. a reply to one of my blog posts), send me an email or let -me know via <a rel="me" href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Mastodon</a>. +me know via <a rel="me" href="https://pleroma.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">Pleroma</a>. ### Technical or Domain-related diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ This is the personal website and blog of Jake Bauer. I also host a [git server](https://git.paritybit.ca) and a [file sharing server](https://ftp.paritybit.ca). You can also find me on <a rel="me" -href="https://social.paritybit.ca/@jbauer">my Mastodon instance</a>. +href="https://pleroma.paritybit.ca/jbauer">my Pleroma instance</a>. This site will soon™️ be available over Gopher and Gemini. @@ -18,6 +18,8 @@ This site will soon™️ be available over Gopher and Gemini. <a class="rss-icon" href="/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml"> <img src="/img/feed-icon.png" width="15" height="15" alt="Click for RSS Feed"/> </a> </div> +2020-07-19 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/two-months-with-aerc">Two Months with aerc</a> + 2020-07-17 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/my-attempts-to-fix-my-mastodon-instance">My Attempts to Fix My Mastodon Instance</a> 2020-07-16 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/why-i-hate-the-term-modern">Why I Hate The Term "Modern"</a> @@ -36,8 +38,6 @@ This site will soon™️ be available over Gopher and Gemini. 2020-07-11 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/colours-for-gitea-issues">Colours for Gitea Issues</a> -2020-07-09 <a class="feed-item" href="blog/migrating-my-wiki-off-of-mediawiki">Migrating My Wiki Off of MediaWiki</a> - ### What is a Parity Bit? It is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used in checking for errors in digital diff --git a/pages/uses.md b/pages/uses.md @@ -136,7 +136,7 @@ the Greek Underworld mythology. <tr><td>Oceanus</td> <td>River that encircles the world, marks edge of Underworld</td> <td>Dell Venue Tablet</td></tr> <tr><td>Curae</td> <td>Anxiety</td> <td>Matrix Server</td></tr> <tr><td>Geras</td> <td>Old Age</td> <td>Thinkpad T420s</td></tr> -<tr><td>Eris</td> <td>Discord</td> <td>Mastodon Instance</td></tr> +<tr><td>Eris</td> <td>Discord</td> <td>Pleroma Instance</td></tr> <tr><td>Charon</td> <td>The ferryman of the dead</td> <td>Web Server and Reverse Proxy</td></tr> <tr><td>Cerberus</td> <td>Guardian of the gates to the Underworld</td> <td>Proxmox VE</td></tr> <tr><td>Hades</td> <td>God of the Underworld</td> <td>Desktop Computer</td></tr> diff --git a/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml b/public/feeds/sitewide-feed.xml @@ -7,6 +7,24 @@ <description>The feed that covers all notable additions, updates, announcements, and other changes for the entire paritybit.ca website.</description> <item> + <title>Two Months with aerc</title> + <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/two-months-with-aerc</link> + <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/two-months-with-aerc</guid> + <pubDate>Sun, 19 Jul 2020 00:20:09 -0400</pubDate> + <description><![CDATA[<h2 id="two-months-with-aerc">Two Months with aerc</h2> +<div class="byline"> +<p><b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | <b>Posted:</b> 2020-07-19 | <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-07-19</p> +</div> +<p>Two months ago I wrote about <a href="https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/trying-out-aerc">trying out aerc</a>, a new terminal email client spearheaded by Drew DeVault. After two months of using it as my only mail client, I want to share my thoughts about it and what I’m looking forward to seeing with it.</p> +<p>Since I switched to aerc from NeoMutt, managing and interacting with email has felt a lot more streamlined and easy. That could partially also be because I switched from ProtonMail to self-hosting email at the same time, but aerc also provided advantages such as being able to fully reference other conversations when drafting an email. I’ve also found the default keybindings easy to learn and use and the configuration files are easy to understand and much, much less complicated than NeoMutt’s.</p> +<p>Even though aerc is still well in development, there’s not a whole lot that feels like it’s missing and I’ve only encountered a couple of issues; nothing that would make me stop using the client though.</p> +<p>The most major thing that I can see missing from aerc at the moment is good PGP support. I can receive PGP emails (though I had a few crashes related to them), and signed messages will display a line showing whether or not the message is verified by my keychain, but it is still missing the ability to send PGP-encrypted emails and the integration seems to be in its early stages. This isn’t such a big deal since I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve wanted to send PGP-encrypted emails in my (admittedly short) lifetime and this feature looks like it’s being actively worked on.</p> +<p>The only other major issue that I’ve encountered is the lack of properly updating connection statuses. If I put my computer to sleep and wake it back up again, this will kill aerc’s connection to my email server. However, the bar at the bottom still says “Connected.” and I have to restart aerc to get it to reconnect. This also seems like it’s receiving some attention (at least judging by my brief skims of the mailing lists).</p> +<p>Another feature that I miss coming from NeoMutt is a threaded message view which would be really useful for keeping track of mailing lists. This doesn’t seem like that much of an issue so long as I am on top of my emails, but if I am away for a few days, I could easily see myself coming back to 20 email messages from 3-4 different mailing lists and having a harder time sifting through them.</p> +<p>Overall, it’s been a really good experience and I’m going to keep using aerc into the foreseeable future. I’m glad to have a desktop mail client that integrates well with git, isn’t super complicated, and makes email not feel like a chore to manage.</p> +<p><em>This is my seventy-fifth post for the <a href="https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload">#100DaysToOffload</a> challenge. You can learn more about this challenge over at <a href="https://100daystooffload.com">https://100daystooffload.com</a>.</em></p>]]></description> + </item> +<item> <title>My Attempts to Fix My Mastodon Instance</title> <link>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-attempts-to-fix-my-mastodon-instance</link> <guid>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-attempts-to-fix-my-mastodon-instance</guid> diff --git a/public/sitemap.xml b/public/sitemap.xml @@ -3,6 +3,7 @@ <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/home</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog</loc></url> + <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/two-months-with-aerc</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-attempts-to-fix-my-mastodon-instance</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/why-i-hate-the-term-modern</loc></url> <url><loc>https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/be-a-good-netizen</loc></url>