My development environment has changed a lot of late. Where I previously used a macbook pro, I find myself using a Chromebook more these days.
While things like Crostini are great for local development, I find myself wanting an environment I can just jump into when I have a few minutes. I’m usually on the road, so I want to be able to kick off installs / downloads and have that work reliably without relying on my local connection.
My current set up of choice is a Chromebook + Raspberry Pi. The latter is a low power way for me to have an always on machine connected to my fibre connection at home. The former is a great as a travel machine. Generally lightweight, long battery life and a fairly decent SSH extension for connecting to the Pi.
Initially, I was SSHing directly into the Pi, but this meant that when I lost my connection, anything I was doing would stop.
Below is my configuration for tmux:
# set the tmux command prefix to ctrl+a. (Like screen) bind C-b set-option -g prefix C-a bind-key C-a send-prefix # split panes using | and - bind | split-window -h bind - split-window -v unbind '"' unbind % # reload config file # e.g. ctrl+a then r bind r source-file ~/.tmux.conf #switch panes using alt-arrow without prefix bind -n M-Left select-pane -L bind -n M-Right select-pane -R bind -n M-Up select-pane -U bind -n M-Down select-pane -D #enable mouse control set -g mode-mouse on set -g @scroll-speed-num-lines-per-scroll 0.1 #vim stuff set -g status-keys vi setw -g mode-keys vi set -gw xterm-keys on set -g default-terminal "xterm-256color" set -g status-bg black set -g status-fg white set -g window-status-current-bg white set -g window-status-current-fg black set -g window-status-current-attr bold set -g status-interval 60 set -g status-left-length 30 set -g status-left '#[fg=green](#S) #(whoami)' set -g status-right '#[fg=yellow]#(cut -d " " -f 1-3 /proc/loadavg)#[default] #[fg=white]%H:%M#[default]'