Rockin' Ubuntu For Work, New Dotfiles

Very excited to be using Linux fulltime! View the full post to read about the tech and some new fancy dotfiles for 2019.

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I recently said goodbye to my job of three and a half years as a Developer III at Q2 where I teased exciting things upcoming in the near future.

More news on the job itself soon, but for now let's talk tech!

The Laptop

I've fallen in love with this Dell XPS 13 9380 with a 4k touch display and 16GB of ram shipped running Ubuntu out of the box. Coming soon are new home-office pieces such as monitors, arms, and a new desk which I'll be sure to post about when they arrive.

It came in Silver with a big Dell logo on the back before I got my hands on it, I've used some vehicle interrior Adhesive Wrap by StyleTECH trimmed with an x-acto knife to achieve the carbon fiber look and cover up the logo. A major benefit, besides the beautiful aesthetic, are I can add stickers as I please to the laptop without fear of ruining the laptop itself.

The stickers are primarily from Redbubble as now many tech companies actually sell stickers directly - although I hope to add a DuckDuckGo official logo soon.

The Dotfiles / Config

My 2019 Dotfiles are fresh and made just for this build codenamed: Space Octopus. At a glance these dotfiles use Hyper terminal, Zsh (and Oh-My-Zsh) shell, Hasklig font, Ag searching, Fzf fuzzy-finding and NeoVim as the primary editor.

I'm still on the lookup for a nice Window Tiler and tree browsing solution. We'll see!

I've also done a fair amount of Gnome Tweaks and Shell Tweaks including Dash to Panel and the Flat Remix GTK shell theme.