Lenovo ThinkPad x220
my cheap to-go dev machine
Since incorporating my company I don't really do much code. As a manager, most of my work time is now spent in meetings and planning sessions. Because of that, I made a backup of the system image and repurposed this machine as an all in one Soloable Everquest Machine.
My fancy Macbook Pro is too expensive. Considering I like to work from some weird locations, I started looking for a machine to carry with me that would not attract crackheads like fireflies. It had to be cheap, sturdy and easily fixed if broken. This document outlines what I come up with.
Redshift — Flux like application. Help my sore eyes.
Google Chrome (aur)
DWM — Compiled from source. Perfect.
Dropbox + CLI (dropbox-cli from aur) — Selective syncing — sharing org files mostly.
GIT / Openssh — Must have
Acpi — For battery usage
Alsa-utils — Sounds management
Emacs — :wink:
upower — Better battery life
fasd (aur) — Console navigation
fzf — Console autocomplete
pick — Simple password management. Just the essential passwords for to go work.
xlockmore-blank (aur) / xautolock — Auto locking after idle time
xbindkeys — Enabling TP volume keys
packer (aur) — Easily install AUR packages
unclutter — Hide mouse after a while
ssmtp — Configured with gmail. Used to send emails to self using dmenu
slack + dunst for notifications — Work communication
In house solutions
clipd — my own clipboard manager solution
Backblaze like backup
Replaced by other tech
Skype — Using skype on the phone
Machine name: Brakebills — Taken from Lev Grossman's novel The Magicians
Remapped capslock to control
My usual setup is to use 3 tags:
tag 1for emacs
tag 2for consoles
tag 3for chrome
Typeface is usually Triplicate T3C