I've been on a freelance design gig for five weeks now. It's nice to have reliable money, but after a week or two you feel like a bedouin, being shuttled from desk to desk and Mac to Mac. I don't want to spend too much time tweaking System Preferences, since there's a good chance I'll have to do it all over when the regular user gets back from vacation and bumps me.
I decided to go geeky and do all my personal work in a terminal
session. Now, every morning, I
ssh into my PowerBook, which
stays at home. From there, I use
screen to open instances
vim. That's right, this post is being written in
nano, and when I'm done,
mutt will send it to
a seekrit TypePad address and posted here (I hope).
With this setup, I don't have to worry about leaving bits of personal
data on a strange PowerMac. My timesheet is part of
hftf.txt, my Huge F***ing Text File. Bloglines mobile feeds me RSS.
Good ol' Usenet has endless Kibo to read.
…and it looks like I'm typing some weird computerey stuff. Awesome.