Desktop Wallpaper Oyin Oladejo as Joann Owosekun on Star Trek Discovery on Star Trek Discovery Two Firefox windows, my blog at left and Google Plus at the right. Tiled GNOME terminals in i3
I merely installed i3 and some of my favorite settings from my previous i3 setup. The only thing to note is the additional RAM usage at about 1GB in here vs my previous
Lubuntu minimal 16.04 setup. I presume much of the RAM is reserved for the additional functionality at the Kernel level vs Lubuntu which is far more lightweight.
However, this does appear crisper and just as snappy.
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.
Pomodoro Start notification Pomodoro End notification
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.
Before I get to far into further customizations how about a gallery of my progress so far.
Los Angeles Wallpaper Source: https://alpha.wallhaven.cc/wallpaper/240841 Clockwise from top left: htop, pianobar, screenfetch, links browser Clockwise form top left. Firefox displaying Google Books, Pianobar in terminal, screenfetch in terminal, htop in terminal. Source: https://alpha.wallhaven.cc/wallpaper/586266 my custom i3lock screen blurs and darkens the image.
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. #!/bin/bash scrot /tmp/screenshot.png convert /tmp/screenshot.png -blur 0x7 -level 0%,100%,0.5 /tmp/screenshotblur.png i3lock -i /tmp/screenshotblur.png