Part of a future project !
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FreeBSD 11.1 on the desktop
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.
The TODO list
- ZFS file system
- Custom launcher(s)
- Custom dashboard
Fumes in ABS 3D printing is real
Seriously. I am going to have to set print jobs after hours. This thing is definitely different to PLA.
The project that I am printing for is a dashboard camera called vEye.
A useless machine….
“If you can’t build a useless machine, how can you build a useful one ?”
– Stanford Mings
I build for me….
I build tools for my use. Hardware, Software, and services. I build not to sell, rent and/or give to others. One cannot solve the problems of others, until she can solve her own.
While I am supporter of Free Software, both beer and freedom, I most importantly support the freedom to do what you want. This is because I don’t want anyone telling me what to do with my life.
If I follow your instructions, know that it is because I deem it in my own best interest. Our goals have been aligned. Nothing more, nothing less.
Automata theory is the study of abstract machines and automata, as well as the computational problems that can be solved using them. It is a theory in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics (a subject of study in both mathematics and computer science). The word automata (the plural of automaton) comes from the Greek word αὐτόματα, which means “self-acting”.
How island geeks work.
Techlab tip : USB Adpaters
Tired of losing the USB adapters !!