I've had a decent run of good luck with my "as is" eBay purchases, but today I got a "Tested and Working" Atari 800XL that's not quite working. #retrocomputing
Turns out the chip I thought was bad was actually fine. I read the diagram wrong and instead there was a bad trace to a different chip. So one bodge wire later and I have a working Osborne 1. #retrocomputing
I think I'm going to have to finally dump Ubuntu, 20.10 is just way too buggy. Don't know where I'll go. I don't like Red Hat-like distros, so Fedora is out. I'd like to stay in Debian-like land, but real Debian won't support my fairly new laptop without lots of work and other Debian-like is generally Ubuntu based, so I don't know if I can trust it. Maybe Manjaro? I don't dislike Arch-like as much as Red Hat-like at least.
Think I may spend some of my holiday spare time getting to know #rustlang It's probably the biggest programming language that I've had zero contact with.
Think I'm going to give up on my noisy desktop for a while and go full laptop(with a USB-C dock of course). It's got less RAM, but it's manageable, the integrated Radeon graphics are nearly as good as my old desktop discreet card and more than enough for my light gaming, and finally the 4700U Ryzen clobbers my old Haswell i7 every time I put them head to head. WIth the added bonus of near silence and all my stuff being with me at the desk or on the go(when I can go again, maybe in 2021).