Linux! and other stuff
Well, that’s what I should be doing. Instead, I’m on tumblr, IRC, and surfing the net listening to some Icon of Coil. I’ve done a bit more work on that design idea for a cyberpunk linux distro. Since I’ve been failing to give updates in /Projects on the forums I’ll give an update here, then copypasta it onto the forums later.
The original idea was to use Ubuntu and make a more cyberpunk distro out of it, using themes and fonts and what-have-you. When it was explained to me that Arch actually has it’s own distro creating bit I changed my mind, fired up some virtualbox vms and started messing around. Then it hit me: my idea is that I want this particular system to be usb bootable, put also have persistence inside a virtualbox virtual machine. The same persistence. And I want this virtualbox system to function on Windows and Mac. Also, it’s encrypted. So picture this: you grab your CyberpunkLinuxDistroOfDoom stick (we’ll collectively figure out a good name for it later) and plug it into your Macbook Pro, load up the vittualbox install that’s on the thumbdrive, and it takes you into your linux desktop. You start coding a website, then realize you have to go to your campus. So you shut down the vm, grab the stick (after properly ejecting it of course), and head into school. BUT! They run Windows! Doesn’t matter. Plug your thumbdrive in, open up the windows version of virtualbox, and continue working where you left off. You get back home and realize that you left your power adapter for the mac somewhere, and all you’ve got is this old computer without a hard drive. No problem. You just plug that thumbdrive in, boot from it, and away you go. That, right there, is the ultimate cyberpunk distro. Works with any kind of hardware you can get your hand on (intel only, lol), fits on an 8 gig thumbdrive, has complete persistence, and proudly shows your linux roots. Also, it automagically connects you to the forums and the irc when you click a button. A small button, but a button. As a bonus, it has lots of lovely little hacking tools (only the command line ones, though, for space reasons at this point. So, I’m thinking of using either enlightenment or openbox. Also, I’m thinking that urxvt should be the default shell, but I’m really partial to sakura too. Any ideas, complaints? Let me know on the forums. Oh, and the forums are: http://cyberpunkforums.com