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Picked this to watch as a treat to myself after a long-feeling short week.

@popey - I'm really appreciating the stability and polish of 19.10, but these 3 similar icons and ambiguous truncated titles are driving me nuts. To whom do I address the strongly-worded letter?

Okay. A member of your family WhatsApp group chat starts spreading word of a malware issue that has been proven to be a hoax being regurgitated after 2 years. Do you correct him with a Snopes link or do you just stay mum and avoid being 'that guy'. It warns of a phone-bricking hack - but simply isn't true and there's no malicious scammy link or anything. No harm no foul and just keep my trap shut? What say you?

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

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