Utilities to get things done.


The daily driver.

This computer is my daily driver for projects and communication. It runs Linux with Ubuntu and Regolith. For work, I dual boot into Windows.

It is usually located in my workspace but is what I currently use when on the go as well. In the future I intend to keep this computer stationary and use rasputin for mobile work.

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A Wacom Cintiq 13HD I purchased second hand in 2015.

To use the tablet under Linux it needs to be configured using xsetwacom. There are two bash scripts in place, one that takes care of configuring the screen and tablet buttons, another for toggling the mouse cursor mapping to a specific screen.


An ortholinear keyboard with 60 keys.

For day to day work on Trabant I use the OLKB Preonic v3, a 5x12 orthographic keyboard with Gateron Aliaz Silent MX mechanical switches and the Acute keycap set.

It runs the QMK firmware that allows custom key mapping. To do so, the firmware along the configuration file are compiled and flashed onto the keyboard.
To install QMK CLI run:

python3 -m pip install --user qmk

Then run the setup with:

qmk setup -H /path/to/qmk/

Set the default configuration by running

qmk config user.keyboard=preonic/rev3 user.keymap=rostiger

Use the online configuration tool to configure the mapping to your liking, name it preonic/rev3/rostiger and download the .json file.

Convert the json data to C

qmk json2c path/preonic/rev3/rostiger.json

Copy the output to keyboards/preonic/keymaps/rostiger/keymap.c and replace the keymaps array definition.

Use a pin to push the reset button on the underside of the PCB. This will put the keyboard in flash mode. It is not functional in this mode and musn't be unplugged.

Build the keymap layout and flash the keyboard by running

qmk flash

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An ortholinear keyboard with 47 keys.

Together with rasputin, I use this keyboard as it is small, portable and highly configurable. It features a 4x12 layout and Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches with double ring silencers.


Trabant runs as much open source software as possible.

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