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    ”… it does feel a bit like I’m back in the dark ages needing to find and configure things that I’ve previously taken for granted.” That’s OK. Be patient and pick up all the “pieces” like screenshotters as you go along. Nice thing about keeping a repo of all those configs for the “pieces” is (1) you can switch out, or automate / customize, whatever “piece” you desire and (2) even after the dust settles on the “pieces”, if you ever switch your WM again, all the “pieces” remain the same and just “come with” – you don’t have to start your config from scratch (which is what I imagine happens too often with DE switches (“imagine”, because I claim no extensive experience with them). Fun read! Thanks!

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      This is true, although the second part of that paragraph explains why I’m not entirely happy with that option:

      It is nice to build your own environment like this but the little imperfections like the dunst notifications mentioned above or handling of external displays have me wanting more.

      Thanks for reading.

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        Indeed – sometimes there’s just too much to configure, and you’d rather someone else, who knows what they’re doing, did it for you. It’d really be nice to see a tiling desktop environment that’s more plug-and-play.

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      I read the title which suggests that writing well is undervalued, but in reading the body of the article, there is nothing in it that suggests such a thing. On the contrary, it only continually underscores how writing well is highly valued (by all, it seems)! heh :) At any rate, a good reminder about a good skill to have!

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        I think what the author meant is that it’s undervalued as an explicit skill. I don’t often see “able to write well” in job requirements, and it’s not something that often comes up during interviews. In the last few years there’s been a bit more attention to “soft skills” like this, but often it’s in the context of “don’t be a toxic asshole”. This is something that was very much needed IMHO, but also quite limited.

        I don’t often see it on CVs or cover letters either, and come to think of it, I should perhaps consider putting it on mine.

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