A week with the System76 Galago Pro

System76 Galgo Pro 2018

My new System76 Galago Pro arrived last Friday and I promised to use it for at least a month before typing up a review. So for now here’s a few photos and a list of what I’ve been up to with this new computer.

  • Used Libre Office Writer and Calc at the office
  • Used Vim and gEdit for extensive coding
  • Installed WordPress
  • Added Rhythmbox for locally stored music playback
  • Copy edited a magazine in Evince
  • Tested WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 and filed a bug report
  • Spoke at a meetup and presented on WordPress’s new release
  • Wrote this quick post 🙂

Using i3wm and WP-CLI

I just configued my Ubuntu installation for i3 window manager and figured why not draft and publish a post in WP-CLI while I’m playing around in the terminals. 🙂

JavaScript for WP

I just happened to drop by Zac Gordon’s WordPress training website and noticed several of the courses are discounted for the Thanksgiving weekend.

JavaScript for WP is a course I’ve taken and it is a solid series for learning to use JavaScript in WordPress.

If you’re considering purchasing JavaScript for WP, feel free to use my personal affiliate link.

Or don’t, either way Zac’s courses are worth having a look. There’s also one on Gutenberg.

Two Field Notes Bullet Journal System

Pocket Notebook Combination

A quick rundown of how I’m currently using Bullet Journal to manage my projects.

Pocket Notebook One

  • Monthly Log
  • Future Log
  • Collections
Collections and Monthly Log
Fields Notes 1: Collections and Monthly Log

Pocket Notebook Two

  • Rapid Log intermixed with the Daily Log
Rapid Logging & Daily Log Field Notes notebook
Field Notes 2:  Rapid Log & Daily Log notebook
Typo brand passport holder
Typo brand passport holder contains the pen and my two books

The First notebook with my Collections and Monthly Log, Future Log has lasted over a year and I’m only 1/2 way through it. The second notebook for my Daily Log and Rapid Logging usually takes 8-12 weeks to fill up. Once done I swap it for a new one.

The pitfall of using pocket notebooks is that it requires me to be very concise. At some point I may need to create a Index notebook just to remind myself what’s inside which one as they get used up pretty quickly.

Admittedly, it can be counter productive to have a dozen of these floating around instead of a single larger notebook.