It's been a long week (for everyone). Glad that it was remarkably cold and crisp this morning. -8C compared to +17C yesterday! Bertie's preferable walking weather by far.

Everytime I finish reading up on the Covid 19 situation I find myself with a scratchy throat. Only half-joking. It goes away (so far). But it's both funny and um.. super-annoying. Unlike much of the post-911 security theatre, the changes we need to make right now as a society are very real.

Looking at the weather next week, this might be the last crisp park walk before it gets messy and muddy.

Cold crisp nighttime dog walks are so much nicer when there's no wind. Just the crunch of your steps and pretty much nothing else.

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?

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