Okay, so the Google Home can in fact reply to Star Trek references. Now lets work on how you pronounce Locutus.
A terminal based Pomodoro coountdown doesn’t appear to exist but can be created simply in i3’s config file.
It requires the following packages to enable “notify-send” which is a simple gtk popup notification.
# Pomodoro start and end notifications
bindsym $mod+Control+p exec notify-send --icon=gtk-info Pomodoro "Focus for 25 minutes" && sleep 2500 && notify-send --icon=gtk-info Pomodoro "Take a 5 minute break"
This quick notification will dismiss itself in a few seconds, if you blink you may miss it.
As an alternative I’m also considering adding my bash command to lock the system and force that me to at least put in my password to continue.
I’m giving my Debian Stretch drive a little attention and running updates. It’s home is a 1TB 7400 RPM hard drive and serves as home to my personal and server backups as well as this machine’s Steam library.
Currently I’m running Peppermint 8 on my main SSD drive and Ubuntu 16.04.3 running i3 on my testing drive.
Side note Bryan & Matt answer my cliche question on the show.
Lastly, if we lived in the dystopian future of 2037 where only only one Linux distribution survived I hope it would be Debian. (see 7:13 of the video above)
Before I get to far into further customizations how about a gallery of my progress so far.
For the i3lock screen I started with a tutorial posted at http://plankenau.com/blog/post/gaussianlock followed by a little additional research to adjust the brightness levels at http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/color_mods/#level_gamma which contains several tips and tricks for use with ImageMagick. If you’re curious my final lock config is listed below.
convert /tmp/screenshot.png -blur 0x7 -level 0%,100%,0.5 /tmp/screenshotblur.png
i3lock -i /tmp/screenshotblur.png