My Setup notes


I use an Thinkpad T420 with 8GB of RAM.

I use Ubuntu Linux 20.04LTS exclusively on this computer. I’m a steady user of Linux for the last 5 years and for the last year I totally removed Windows from my machine. For desktop manager I was using XFCE4 and openbox for fiddling around, but since my machine supports Gnome now, I’m sticking to it without trying to be original.


Mobile phone

I have a junk smart phone, a Huawei P8 lite. It has some problems, but I don’t want to spend money on a new smartphone yet since I try not to use it so much. It serves me with the basics, so I’m ok.

Mobile apps

OK, I’m not doing social media and other distracting tasks on my phone, but I rely on it for several things.

  1. Google Maps (Trying OsmAnd~)
  2. Dialer
  3. Etar Calendar
  4. Bitwarden
  5. News
  6. NextCloud
  7. Viber
  8. Firefox
  9. Notes
  10. DAVx5
  11. VLC
  12. Librera Pro
  13. GadgetBridge (for my fitband)
  14. NewPipe (instead of Youtube)
  15. MuPDF mini (for viewing PDF files)
  16. F-Droid for getting as much of my apps I can.

My system

My system mainly comprises of a notebook, an online calendar, and some text files forming a zettelkasten like knowledge base.

📆 Calendar I use Google calendar. I give them my data, but I find it really convenient.

📑 Notebook I currently use a moleskine large hard cover Notebook with a dot grid.

💻 Editor I use Emacs. I’m trying to leave it but I just can’t find something better.