Yes, I know these are excuses ... I'm extremely lazy.

Between Two Worlds

I have been spending too much time thinking about digital platforms again. It breaks down into two choices at the moment:

Continue working in Apple's ecosystem for much of my personal and professional lifeWork to move as much as possible to open source and free software alternatives which may include self-hosting a number of items

I have been able

An Article on the Astro Cheating Scandal 

The boys love the retro gaming console ... but I was negligent in figuring out how saves work. I have now rectified that.

First snow removal from this blizzard. We will see what tomorrow brings.

-11 feels like -29 right now. Chilly morning.

More Thoughts on Workspace 

Baseball Spots Talk 

A large amount of package updates arrived in @opensuse Tumbeweed this week including curl, @libreoffice, @kde and more -

Why do folks often believe that to go FOSS, they need to remove Outlook, Office, and Windows all at once and then use FOSS only next day?
First install Firefox on Windows, get used to that. Then Thunderbird. Later Libre Office. And so on. When all that goes smoothly, then think about Linux.
Go FOSS step by step.

Those bookshelves. Piano. Wood everywhere. Just so comforting. A place for creativity.

This was shared by Rod Dreher and is a pic of Sir Roger Scruton's office. Sad to hear of his passing. This is maybe my ideal work environment.

Helping her oldest brother clean his saxophone. He was playing Smile Meditation by Vulfpeck to finish off his practice session.

To that end ... anyone want to help me run Ethernet through my 100+ year old 2-story home? No? Didn’t think so. 👍

So I’m looking at how I can do small tests to see if my ideas are sound before jumping ship in any way. I have too much tech in my house so how can I optimize what I have before adding additional.

I am being purposefully vague because I don’t have a clear look at even what the options are. So many platform options. So many incompatible ways of doing things. All filled with various compromises and that is beside the need to continue to interface with a proprietary world around me (higher ed).

Mentally struggling with how I want to handle computing in the future. Transitioning in any way will require the outlay of resources in both time and money ... so I continue to study options and think about how I want to work at a fundamental level.

Like brother like sister ... I guess we will have a fourth one starting before too long.

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