It's a mess, but it works.

Left: Work MacBook
Right: Personal Linux Laptop (Recently redone with Arch)

I do my work on the left and everything else on the right.

I would have a fancier set up with my proper desktop PC but my dad and I share a desk in his office and he has had to work from home too.

But for everything I want to do, Linux running on my old laptop works like new.

I went out to practice driving with my dad yesterday (we needed to get out of the house a little bit but didn't actually go anywhere). I am starting to feel a bit more confident driving. Still a ways to go, but I'm getting there. Plan to drive today and every day until we are to come back to the office again.

Been watching Initial-D for the first time recently so that gives me motivation to drive more, albeit dangerous motivation.

print "WHAT THE F***"

I guess I was very frustrated debugging that day. Probably should remove that message.

The code is a mess and I am having to design an interface. This is not going well.

I am setting up my raspberry pi to host some servers. Currently have an apache server, git repos, and most recently a vpn. If it gets too much for my many years old pi I might just get a newer one.

All the resources online talk about VPNs in regard to privacy, but I set one up for it's original purpose, securely connecting to my network remotely.

It's super cool!

Next up is a SQL database and an FTP server.

I also might migrate my Nextcloud to it, but I don't also wanna kill the damn thing!!

Wesley :manjaro: boosted

This is one way to learn a language.

(Yes, I'm learning Japanese (still). Don't worry, I won't be posting in it here. That's what @codebalionJA is going to be for. 😆 )

Wesley :manjaro: boosted

I am a little tired of hearing all this COVID-19 nonsense. Since I won't be going but one place (nobody will really be there and I will be in my car most of the time) this weekend I will probably tune out of social media almost entirely. I will only listen for important updates regarding the situation.

I feel like today is going to be a long day. I need to stop looking at the clock, but I can't help it.


Officially telecommuting starting Monday. Hopefully this will all pass soon. I am naturally a shut-in though, so I would be lying if I said it won't be nice to be home.

Stay safe everybody.

Having interesting work to do makes the 8 hours pass much faster than anything else.

So this morning it had rained a little so the road was a bit wet but overall much better than yesterday. Hopefully with more practice driving this route I'll be able to handle the rain better in the future.

I drove in the dark while it was raining for the first time this morning.

I found it extremely difficult to drive at all or see the lanes or anything. How do people pull it off?

I may be buying a car very soon. I am so excited! I actually don't have my license yet due to complicated circumstances, which is a little embarrassing, but once I buy the car the license should be a piece of cake.

Wesley :manjaro: boosted

#FediverseMetrics #MastodonPolls
To all #Mastodon / #Fediverse users:

On which continent are you?
Sur quel continent êtes-vous ?
Auf welchem Kontinent sind Sie?
¿En qué continente estás?
Em que continente você está?
في أي قارة أنت؟
На каком вы континенте?
In quale continente ti trovi?
Na jakim jesteś kontynencie?
आप किस महाद्वीप पर हैं?
Je! Uko bara gani?
در کدام قاره هستید؟
어느 대륙에 있습니까?
Sur kiu kontinento vi estas?

The MacOS desktop environment continues to make no sense to me.

I think Linux has spoiled me with the variety of choice in DE/WM and ability to fine tune their configurations just to my liking.

I finally finished the Ace Attorney trilogy last night. What a game! I really wanna play the other installments in the series now. did keep me up much later than I intended though.

Wesley :manjaro: boosted

The computer hardware industry’s job is to make networks, disks, CPUs, and memory faster and bigger. The computer software industry’s job is to squander as much of that improvement as possible by making software as slow and massive as they can.

I have never been able to get proton to work on my PC. I think its cause of the weird way my disks are set up. I may install some distro on its own empty harddrive and boot it and test if I can get it to work there. Planning to revamp all my installations soon so hopefully I can get Proton working after that.

Fellow Arch/Arch-based distro users, what do you install/do on a fresh install of your system that is unique/uncommon but very important in your opinion?

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