I spend a lot of time in front of a computer, and thus, a lot of time at a desk. Because I generally don’t like sitting still, and because I recently learned that sitting all day can kill you, I decided to try to build a standing desk. I’m documenting here a design that I came up with that is inexpensive, easy to build, and has proven to me to be very practical.
I recently reformatted my system for the first time since I originally installed Ubuntu 11.04 on it, and I want to document some of the “gotchas” I encountered. I unnecessarily lost a few hours to trial-and-error, and I hope to spare you the same frustration.
For this rebuild, I personally installed Lubuntu (with an “L”) 12.04, because I hate Unity, and because gnome-panel shares too many of Unity’s constraints (like only supporting four workspaces) to be useful. With that said, I’d imagine that the following advice applies to some of the other *buntus as well.
This was the process I used to install Lubuntu 12.04 to a clean system:
I couldn’t find any documentation on this elsewhere on the net, so I’m documenting it here.
Recently I decided to purchase a headset for my laptop in order to allow me to be heard more clearly when using Skype. Given that I’m also a casual gamer (PS3, primarily), I figured a headset that would also be compatible with the Playstation 3 would be ideal.
After looking around (at length) at the options, I decided to go with Sony’s Wireless Stereo Headset, which is produced specifically for the PS3. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be Linux-compatible or not, but now, after having used it for a while, I can say with confidence that it is.