So I made the jump to using FreeBSD on the desktop and it’s beginning to grow on me. Some notes.
I got the Nextcloud client running after running into a bunch of issues with Qt5. This now allows me to keep my files in sync and makes the time on my BSD box that much more productive. Workflow is now enhanced.
Using XFCE as my desktop with Compiz as a windows manager. I fell in in love with the cube multidesktop feature when I saw it at a Linuxworld years ago.
Now that I am doing things mostly from the terminal, it gives me the incentive and environment to automate more and more.
Have to look into some other browsers beyond Chromium and Firefox.
Once I have rdesktop and xfreerdp, I can manage my MS Windows systems without much issues.
My previous setup was a Win7 system with 3 monitors. While I could use the same 3 monitors, I realized having 12 (3*4) desktops may have been a bit too much. So now I have two monitors and thus 8 desktops. A major jump in productivity
All in all, a challenging experience, but one that I am glad I did.
On June 20th, I took the step to self reliance and purchased an vertical aeroponics system from Al Henry [firstname.lastname@example.org] a local(USVI) hydroponics system maker and this weekend harvested the first of many produce.
Since then, robots have fascinated the minds of sci-fi writers and engineers alike. Which brings us to Cassie – the next generation of bipedal robots devised by Oregon State University’s Agility Robotics. Cassie originates from its predecessor ATRIAS. The problem that researchers kept stumbling over when developing ATRIAS was that it contained motors which worked against each other. As a result, this left the robot in being completely inefficient. Cassie, on the other hand, contains steering, feet, and a sealed system, allowing it be both agile and robust.
If this new leaked footage is any indication, it seems like the robot creators at Boston Dynamics finally found a way to improve on humanity’s primitive two-legged design: By adding a pair of wheels to their new self-balancing robot, giving the bot some impressive new capabilities.
Tractor Beams are mysterious waves that can attract particles towards the source. Here, we will show you how to build an Acoustic Tractor Beam with components that can be bought directly on the Internet for less than 75$.
With this Instructable you will be able to get in your hands a device that it was only seen on SciFi movies such as Star Wars or Star Trek.