I mentioned in an earlier post that the keyboard on the Macbook Pro (touchbar) is so bad that I had to bring a separate keyboard to avoid aggrevating the carpal tunnel in my wrist. The keyboard that I bring along with me is the Ducky Mini mechnical keyboard with blue Cherry MX switches. It is a 60% keyboard so it’s smaller then the full size external keyboard since it doesn’t have the number pad.
This is a comparison of the Everki Atlas and eBags TLS Professional Slim. These are two backpacks targeted at modern professionals needing backpacks for work. Specs Feature Everki Atlas (EKP121) eBags Professional Slim (EB2146-16) Laptop Up to 17.3” Up to 17.5” (17.5” x 12.25” x 1.5”) Laptop compartment 11 x 1.6 x 16.5 in (28 x 4 x 42 cm) 12.
Here are the things I have along with me everyday. More specifically, these are the things I bring to work: 1 Universal 60W USB Type-C charger is mainly for charging the laptop but it can charge anything else using USB Type-C. 1 Universal 15W USB Type-C charger is for my Pixel C. The specific one that I use doesn’t seem to be sold anymore but there is a 18W version with a detachable cable.
Recently, I got a new backpack for work. I had been using a small custom Osprey Pixel that I got from the office. It wasn’t the ideal backpack. It was small and while the front flap offered protection from rain it also made access to items more inconvenient. For bringing my laptop and some daily accessories between home and work it was okay. Beyond my daily carry items, I couldn’t fit much more into it and even my normal load made the front pouch too tight to be usable.
I’ve now used the Everki Atlas backpack for few trips. I got it for traveling and is not meant to be my everyday carry (EDC) backpack. I needed a backpack that allows me to carry more stuff comfortably and I wanted features such as TSA checkpoint friendly and being able to stow it on top of my luggage so I don’t always have to carry it on my back. The Atlas is a spacious backpack.
Modern day traveling has never been easier (buy a ticket online and you can soon be flying to a far-away exotic location), but it is also full of hassles. While we no longer have to deal with things like traveler checks (credit cards are more widely accepted) and bulky books (an entire library can live on your phone), we’re saddled with new inconveniences such as luggage restrictions, security checks, and providing power to our growing list of electronic devices.
Upgrading to Fedora 26 was very smooth. The one change I had to do was because I use the Terminus font. In Fedora 26, the font name changed so in the apps where I’ve picked Terminus, I had to change it to the new name (terminal and conky). On one system that is connected to a TV through HDMI the login screen has the wrong refresh rate and resolution. I haven’t figured it out yet.
I’m not a frequent traveler but I do occasionally travel for work and family trips. I set up a modular organization system to allow me to quickly pack based on who is on the trip. I’ve settled on using these to organize all my tech gear: BUBM Travel Organizer Carrying Case Cocoon Grid-It BAGSMART Travel Organizer I have a base set of items that I put into two Cocoon Grid-It (one I keep in my backpack and bigger one in my carry-on) and one BAGSMART travel organizer for smaller accessories or when I need to pull out quickly.
For the first time since the days of Windows 95, I bought a Windows-based laptop. Specifically, I got the the 2017 13” model of the Razer Stealth Blade runnings Windows 10. My main reason for getting a new laptop is for traveling, and normally my first recommendation is to get a Chromebook. Chromebooks are light, inexpensive, and require no maintenance or configuration by the user. In many ways, Chromebooks are ideal traveling laptops, but for my travels, I still require the use of a few software that are only available on Windows or OSX.
I posted earlier about moving from Blogger to Hugo and it has been a couple of months so I thought that I share my thoughts on how Hugo has been working out. Pros Markdown is ideal for writing articles and blog posts especially if you fall into the distraction free school of writing. The formatting of code snippets is a lot better then what’s available on Blogger. Able to version control everything since everything is available as static files.