i3 desktop screenshot gallery

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.


#!/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

The Netbook still kicking

A little proof that you can still get some work done while listening to music and surfing the web with Trisquel 7 and 2GB of ram in a 7 year old Toshiba NB505 netbook in 2017.

Tonight I ssh’d into my Linux web server zipped up my WordPress wp-content folder and backed up the database. I then downloaded the backups via wget. 🙂

The future is a grim place

With all our advancements in work and productivity… Including the standing desk, people still eat at their desk in the future.

With all the advice on Medium and countless other places about workplace productivity… This is what we have to look forward to. 😉

PopOS!_OS Beta

Kicking the tires on the forthcoming Pop!_OS from System76. No errors within the few hours I tested it tonight.

I intend on updating this post with additional photos and comments.

Testing performed on a System76 Lemur Ultra laptop (lemu4 2012) at it’s native 720P

Debian Stretch Desktop

Kicking the tires of Debian 9 (Stretch) and I’m very much at home here in the XFCE desktop.

I upgraded my system on the stable repository this morning and it worked flawlessly. Now that all the patents on the MP3 format have basically expired It’s even less effort to to set up.