Crisp cold early and empty. Our favourite way to enjoy the park. :-)

Pulled the trigger on a Lenovo p53. Hopefully arrives in a week. Now to figure out what distro to install... Stick with Linux Mint (what I've run for several years) or try something new. Apparently the touchpad, wifi and brightness controls likely require a 19.10 Ubuntu variant or making sure whatever I pick gets updated to a 5.3 kernel (yes apparently hardware support hurdles are still a thing).

Was also eyeing an expensive MSI laptop... but I would rather buy something that comes with Linux and Win10 is the add on rather than vice versa.

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My 4yr old Dell laptop keyboard is failing. I'm thinking of treating myself to a good spec System76 Gazelle laptop. Anybody up for questions about these? Also, about running AutoCAD/Revit on Win10 in a VM vs dual booting (which is what I have to do now). And WTH is PopOS? lol

Bitter cold with bright sun? That's an acceptable combination. πŸ™‚

Needless to say, it will be a short brisk walk for the πŸ• and I this morning. Brrr. We've been spoiled with warm temps this winter. Not used to this. Gone soft.

Today started out fine but by the end of the day things were going sideways as usual. Mentally exhausted by the end of most work days lately. Glad it's Friday.

Phase 1: Eager for a challenge.
Phase 2: So careful not to let it come apart so I can marvel at its beauty.
Phase 3: Realize it's going to be super tricky to even get it apart.
Phase 4: Super worried about actually succeeding one day in getting it apart.
Phase 5: This might be an awesome desk trinket. :-)

I had to change one of the drains in my kitchen sink last night. Took about 10 min and went without a hitch. I was genuinely surprised it went so smoothly. I'm so used to things like that turning into a poopshow. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‚

@rfquerin is that all or is there more to come? If that's all, why not github pages?

life pro tip if you don’t have any friends to hang out with on Thursday nights you can always make your own that you trick from birth into thinking you are cool
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I ordered some cord locks for my winter boots. Ordered Qty:2. Find out today that I actually ordered 2 packs of 6! Lol. Anybody need 10 cord locks? πŸ™ˆ

I'm getting broken images on the compose window on Pixelfed (image upload goes okay). Happens on FF and in Chrome and on my phone. I'm assuming this is an issue with my instance. Cleared caches and still no go. Hmm.

Truthfully, I'd like to sit down and have @pla explain to me (a dummy) what he's actually doing. I can't figure out if it's clever or a helluva lotta work. :-)

I like the idea of but I'm not sure it provides what I want. Newbie questions:

1. Does the instance I pick determine the quality of experience I get? (ie. uptime, glitches etc.)
2. If I choose to switch instances do I lose what I've done and have to start all over?

I realize it works similarly to mastadon instances but isn't quite the same. Maybe I should stick to hosting my photos somewhere else for now.

After 13 years I finally dropped my webhost (unsurprisingly, cancelling was way more complicated that it needed to be). So I switched to someone else. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but here's to new beginnings. πŸ˜ƒ rfquerin.org/

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