I’m starting work at a bigcorp, the sort where I file a piece of online paper to get my manager to approve and then automatically get new things installed on my computer. Things like installing Vim directly would be tricky. Things like a fullscreen Linux VM are almost definitely out.
How do you recreate your high efficiency environment? I’m a Linux, dwm (like Awesome but suckless), vim, zsh, user. I’m going in to this place with Windows 7, and hope to make a useful contribution. I’d feel better if I could leverage the skills and tools I use at home.
What tools would you use with such restrictions?