# dwm: Tags are not workspaces

dwm is a tiling window manager for Linux that I run on my main PC. I prefer dwm over other tiling window managers because its minimalism follows Arch Linux's KISS philosophy.

Out of the box dwm is light, fast and simple. If you want extra functionality - and most users do - you'll edit the source code, recompile and reinstall it.

### Defining tags and workspaces

Users often confuse dwm's tagging system with workspaces (or virtual desktops). Once you understand that tags are not workspaces, you'll realise why dwm was given its name - dynamic window manager - and how powerful it is.

# Spicing up Octopress

After tweaking the Solarized colours, I added the octopress-tagcloud plugin and Font Awesome. Then I added the GitHub ribbon and changed some of the page colours for a more blue-ish theme.

### Syntax highlighting colours

Octopress ships with Solarized colours for its syntax highlighting. In Vim, my preferred colour scheme is hybrid. To mimic this, I tweaked the Solarized colours in sass/custom/_colors.scss:

# Octopress on Arch Linux

Over the past year, I've been infrequently blogging at archlinux.me to write up tips I found along the way that weren't on Arch Wiki or tips posted in Arch Forums.

### Why Octopress?

I wanted a new blog to be able to post more than just just neckbeard-related things.

I found Octopress attractive because it suits my current desktop environment. A lot of my time is spent in terminals. I use a standalone tiling window manager, dwm. With the exception of Pentadactyl, most of my common applications are CLI ones. Vim is my editor of choice.