Anyhow, I was able to setup my environment rather painlessly and even managed to get some work done on the machine! Loving it so far.
- Try to get the fingerprint scanner to work
- Try to get AirPlay to work
- Figure out how to better work with i3
- If staying in Gnome, find a more compact theme
- Figure out Japanese and Chinese input
- Figure out why tmux isn't working the same as on Mac
- Find a good timer app for work
I'm porting my config files, which I had created on macOS. So far the biggest hurdle, as expected, is that the user homedir is under /User on mac and under /home in Linux. For some reason shortening it to ~ in .zshrc and so on isn't acceptable.
Will have to think how to deal with that before pushing the updated version to github.
Giving a try to i3 now. Feels like I'll need to spend some time customising it, but it might better suit my needs (and the low-res screen) than Gnome.
One lesson learned is that settings don't necessarily carry over from one WM to another, which makes sense. For example, I remapped my CapsLock key to Ctrl under Gnome, but this doesn't apply under i3.
It is on! #theWorkshop
This seems to say that libgphoto2 supports tethered capture with the Fujifilm GFX 50S (our aforementioned big-ass medium format camera). That's good news! https://github.com/gphoto/libgphoto2/issues/133
The other part of my photography practice is commercial. We go on location with a laptop, tether a big-ass medium format camera to it, and shoot few dozen gigabytes worth of pictures into Capture One. As far as I can tell, there's nothing like Capture One on Linux, and C1 itself doesn't run in Wine. So I might have to cobble together a solution. There's something called Entangle (https://entangle-photo.org/) and the gphoto2 library (http://www.gphoto.org/doc/remote/), so it could be possible in theory...
However, I use a Photoshop plugin called ColorPerfect (https://www.colorperfect.com/colorperfect.html?lang=en) to convert negative scans, and AFAIK there's no way for it to work on Linux, as I don't think Gimp is fully compatible with the Photoshop plugin spec (am I wrong?). I guess this could be partially mitigated by running Photoshop in Wine, but that kind of defeats the point of using Linux in the first place... (cont'd)
I have two distinct parts of my #photography practice: a personal part, and a commercial part.
In the personal part, I mostly shoot film. That part is at least half covered as VueScan is available on Linux, so I expect I'll be able to drive my scanner without problems. (cont'd)
While I'm waiting, I'm thinking about everything I want to try with this laptop. Basically this laptop will be my test bed to find out whether Linux is ready to be a daily driver in a professional setting that isn't (just) about writing code.
The real OK/NOTOK test will be how it handles my #photography workflow. (cont'd)
Business Week Bloomberg issue has interesting topics: https://www.bloomberg.com/magazine/businessweek/19_34
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