Fixing Variety

Occasionally Variety will stop working on Linux. This is noticeable when the background hasn’t changed in a while.

TL;DR rename ~/.config/variety to anything else then restart Variety. This will require you to reset all the parameters, but Variety should start correctly after doing this.

Variety can be started from the command line by typing “Variety” Errors should then be displayed to the consoled.

Example error: Error: free(): invalid pointer

This error was fixed with the above steps.


Configuring the Clock

Edit ~/.config/variety/variety.conf

to format for a 12-hour clock format, in the clock_filter section, replace %H:%M with %I:%M %p.

2019-09-05 Workout


CrossFit WOD

Tabata dumbbell hang squat clean
Rest 1 minute
Tabata toes-to-bar
Rest 1 minute
Tabata dumbbell hang squat clean

The Tabata interval is 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for eight intervals. Tabata score is the least number of reps performed in any of the eight intervals.


Round 1: 36lb kettelbells hang squat cleans (5)
Round 2: TTB (5)
Round 3: 45lb barbell hang squat cleans (7)

2019-09-01 Workout

CrossFit WOD

Saved by the Barbell

3 rounds for max reps of:

1 minute of burpees
1 minute of wall-ball shots
1 minute of deadlifts
1 minute of med-ball sit-ups
1 minute of hang power cleans
Rest 1 minute

♀ 14-lb. ball, 75-lb. deadlifts and cleans
♂ 20-lb. ball, 115-lb. deadlifts and cleans


255 Reps

Subbed 9 ft wall-ball instead of 10 ft. because of ceiling height.

MovementRound 1Round 2Round 3
Wall-ball shots201513
Med-ball sit-ups201516
Hang power clean201517