It’s too bad there’s been so little movement on LifeHacks (Danny O’Brien’s “catalog the working habits of the alpha geeks” project) — the only thing I can find is Cory Doctorow’s notes from the talk at the ORA Emerging Tech show. (This ties into my recent obsession.)
- Gentoo Linux on the desktops and the servers; Mac OS X on the laptop (converting the laptop to dual-boot Gentoo is on the todo list…)
- XEmacs, with the occasional GNU Emacs flirtation. Oh, and I’ll drop into vim in a shell session in a heartbeat, to tweak a file, but you won’t find me doing anything serious with it.
- Note Taking
- I occasionally use KNotes (the KDE “sticky note” app), but I’m more likely to grab an actual piece of paper to scrawl something on.
- Web Server
- Konqueror on the desktop, Firefox on the laptop
- fetchmail + procmail + SpamAssassin + Gnus
- Feed reader
- Don’t use one at the moment, but I’m thinking about trying out rss2email and seeing how it fits into my work flow
Other tools I would be seriously lost without: ssh, rsync, perl, bash, GNU keyring.
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