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The touch bar on my crappy work Apple laptop doesn't work anymore.
This amuses me and also pisses me off at the same time.
I would rather not have the touch bar, but the laptops with the touch bar completely lack the other function keys and buttons that you need.

@FssOfDeath Qubes is also very purpose-built for privacy. I was really intrigued by it a while ago and thought about using it... but it's overkill for my tiny little netbook.

I like Devuan as an alternative to Debian because you get the great support of Debian and no SystemD. It's basically win-win! :-)

Ubuntu is not a bad choice for support. I've used it successfully for years personally and prof'ly.

I've also used Arch successfully for years... All personal, "for-fun" stuff.

Being forced to use specific software is a great boon to productivity! Now I get to unlearn all of my habits and throw all of my workflow customizations out the window. Yay!!!!!!!!!

@FssOfDeath Devuan is great!
I don't quite grok the SysVInit system it uses and would like to update to runit; but otherwise it is perfect for what I'm looking for.

Hmm. Look okay in the browser, but not in the experimental curses client.

I guess single quotes don't work super well with the toot Mastodon client.

Devuan on my Acer Aspire One. I'm really enjoying this setup. i3, natch. I want to replace sysvinit with runit, otherwise it's poifect.

I just discovered "remind" and Roaring Penguin Software.
I love the sections on Microsoft and Apple:

Similarly, I am having really odd issues with networking with both the musl and glibc versions of Void. Most of the time when I boot up my networking just doesn't work. Occasionally it does. I have done full reinstalls, made sure I've configured my ethernet before install, actually used my ethernet while installing to update packages; but in the final system it's about 80/20 (against) for ethernet actually working.

I must be doing something wrong, but Void musl just doesn't work on my laptop. There were a bunch of things, but the main one seems to be installing packages with xbps resulting in symlinks to missing files so things just don't work as expected.
Specifically this happened with libnettle and emacs.

One year later: Nope, I still really dislike using an Apple laptop, even just for work stuff.

@ink_slinger @thurloat I know quite a few folks from Nova Scotia, most who fondly remember it.
Perhaps generalizing across the entirety of the east coast is disingenuous?
Hmm. Hmm. ...

@ink_slinger That is all something to think about!
~$600/mo for electricity sounds crazy, but it is the east coast, so they all have 10,000sq.ft. homes, right? :-)
Also considering retirement in a place where treatment of the aging and elderly is not good seems like a poor fit... Hmm, I will have to do some research. Not just for the east coast, either, but in general for where to live.
Good things to think about! Thanks! I would have totally missed these.

@tty A coworker of mine is in Stockholm right now, also enjoying the contrast. Coincidence! :-D

@ink_slinger I literally know nothing about this.
I'm not worried about jobs because I'm fortunate enough to have a job where I can work remotely... and with the plan I have in mind I would be thinking more about retirement anyway, rather than having to continue working to make ends meet.

Any idea what the teaching situation is like over there?

What's wrong with the health care situation?

@ink_slinger I think about this too. I really doubt I'd get bored, though.
The biggest thing holding me back is family ties - and that's a *huge* thing.
I'm not even just thinking of PEI, though; anywhere on the east coast seems super affordable compared to Vancouver.
Maybe in another ten years we'll ship out and retire. :-D

I am really enjoying runit! (As opposed to systemd.)

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RIP Swift Hummingbird

We should all be very hesitant to back "" projects primarily developed + funded by a single for-profit organization.

Not enough interest & profits for the company? project canned.

I'm sure the actual devs had the best intentions, and loved the project. Unfortunately, their brains are being directed to more profitable solutions, time and again.

What's going to happen when it's a project you've adopted?

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