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1 Lenovo ThinkPad X220

1.1 my cheap to-go dev machine


1.1.1 Introduction

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.

1.1.3 Packages

  • Redshift
    • Flux like application. Help my sore eyes.
  • Lilyterm
    • My original plan was to use something like st, but I really needed something a bit more user friendly. Lilyterm is lighweight and good enough.
  • 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

1.1.4 In house solutions

  • clipd
    • my own clipboard manager solution

1.1.5 Missing pieces

  • Backblaze like backup
  • Screenhero

1.1.6 Replaced by other tech

  • Skype
    • Using skype on the phone

1.1.7 Misc

1.1.8 More Pics

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Author: Rodrigo Franco

Created: 2017-08-20 Sun 11:15

Emacs 25.1.1 (Org mode 8.2.10)