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.
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.
convert /tmp/screenshot.png -blur 0x7 -level 0%,100%,0.5 /tmp/screenshotblur.png
i3lock -i /tmp/screenshotblur.png
Cylons from Battlestar Galactica Razor
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. 🙂
With all our advancements in work and productivity… Including the standing desk, people still eat at their desk in the future.
Eating at your desk Captain Lorca, tisk tisk.
Can’t starfleet just send a text?
With all the advice on Medium and countless other places about workplace productivity… This is what we have to look forward to. 😉
Kicking the tires on the forthcoming Pop!_OS from System76. No errors within the few hours I tested it tonight.
Activities dashboard showing default applications Applications
Firefox with Google Plus open in Activities.
Pop! Shop – Installation of GIMP
Files and GNOME Terminal running Pianobar
Firefox with Pop!_OS page open on System76.com
Application Switching in in Pop!_OS
An upload window in Firefox
Pop!_OS Settings – Wifi networks. I have a lot of neighbors in range.
STEM inspired wallpaper!
Added GNOME music as there is not yet a music player included.
POP!_OS Login GNOME Prompt has been themed perfectly.
POP!_OS Lock Screen: Protected by an giant robot.
Unleash your potential.
Computer Science wallpaper.
There is additional wallpaper in the /usr/share/backgrounds/pop folder
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
Kicking the tires of Debian 9 (Stretch) and I’m very much at home here in the XFCE desktop.
Thunar file manager with Numix icons, Firefox and Mousepad text editor
Qoud Libet Music Player w/ alt tab menu at center.
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.