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best office/home office setup - the telecommuter

Greg Rundlett (freephile) wrote:
> Does anyone just use a desktop, with screen plus sshfs?
> Does anyone just use an external USB drive + using synchronization
> software?

Not sure how relevant this is, but I'm a programmer with an office in my
company's main building and occasional telecommuter. My personal setup is:

* A over-powered desktop in the office with Windows 7 that used to be
Ubuntu, but I gave up because my situation requires me to use Adobe
FlexBuilder which has no Linux build released yet.

* Deliverables and working source code are stored in network shares and SVN,

* A collection of personal notebooks (Work, Logins, Home) are stored in
encrypted SVN repository on a file server at my HOUSE, and synced to all my
(non-Windows) laptops and my office desktop.

* When I'm working away from the office, I usually use a combination of
local instances of Zim (my notebook app) and rdesktop to my office PC, which
I've hopefully gotten someone to turn on for me if it was powered off.

Anyway, the point I want to make is that using some kind of version control,
even with only ONE user, works wonders for portability. You can put all your
notes and even your application configurations into it. For configuration,
you can link ~/.config/program/conf to ~/.svn_local_copy/program/conf , if
you know what I mean. Try everything and see what works for you.

YMMV, but this kind of strategy works well for me.

(P.S. I'm still looking for/wishing for a free alternative to sshfs, for
Windows. :^( )
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