21:56:14 – Ok, this post won’t be about putting up flowers in your office. It’s about spending time customising your work environment on you PC or notebook. And as always, it’s my opinion, you don’t need to have the same, it’s ok to not do it 🤷♀️.
I am working in tech as a developer and sysadmin for about 8 years now. When I started out with Linux of course I tried to tweak gnome to make it look fancy and add tons of animations to it, like wobbly windows, fire and a fancy cube. That time was quickly over, when I got my first ultrabook, because that would blow up, every time a animation would start, because of missing drivers and shitty on board graphic cards.
The next thing I would customize to death, should be Vim, I spend hours of hours making it fit to my need. A fancy status bar, numbers there, custom colorscheme and so on. And of course a fancy as hell bash prompt, with all the information you would never need. The story goes on here, with TMUX, IDEs and editors.
But why all that trouble? Honestly, if you have ever tried to customize one of these a bit more than usual, you could spend hours and hours to getting it to work, just to have little bit fancier terminal or whatever. Simple, it’s fun! Even if you could throw that fucking monitor agains the wall, break your damn keyboard, throw your coffee cup through that windows, it’s still fun tinkering around. Or for what reason would people freak out about a post on getting your google calendar into TMUX.
And yes, you should spend a little effort on customizing your work environment. It’s fun and you probably will learn some new stuff on the way.
The idea for this little post came to my mind, since I worked a bit on my customization. I have a new fancy font, called Operator Mono, and also thought about trying zsh (after 8 years or so of bash). Let’s see, I will keep you informed, see you tomorrow! 👋