Building A Computer

Working on building a personal computer that leverages simple ideas from the past. Ideally this uses a principle linux system as its base, with sane defaults and a sane desktop environment built on top of a principled core. Eventually we can move towards our own operating system and core to support the environment rather than relying on Linux; a Lisp-like machine with greater flexibility would be beautiful.

Hardware

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Mac 512k case

Wiring up

[How can I run the Pi on Solar Power? - Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange]

[Solar Powered Raspberry Pi : 4 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables]

[100R — raspberry pi]: Some tips for using the Raspbery Pi in cool ways with minimal power consumption.

Software

Linux

NixOS

All UI is custom

default shell is my own, window manager is my own, etc... we'll make it happen.

Combination of past and future.

Window manager

  • Tiling. Stacking windows are a good metaphor for workspaces,
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