learnings, nerdisms, bicycles
i recently saw chunk tiling wm for osx pass thru hackernews. how unfortunate that i had never heard of this type of deeply nerdy, highly pragmatic tool.
xubuntu has long been my preferred o/s, so i did some research and found that the most popular compatible tiling wm appeared to be i3.
i3's docs are awesome. thorough, complete, and in ascending in complexity. i was eager to try.
i executed the following steps:
that was all! the formal i3 documentation is a must read for users as well. you can see my config here.
now that i understand why tiling-wm fanboys are such admirers of tiling, i'm eager to adopt chunk on my work osx machine. i don't often recommend complicated system changes to people if they are comfortable with their workflow, but this was worth it, and i do recommend trying it. i look forward to greater productivity and organization by committing myself to this tooling.