Status updates tagged with "linux"

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Giving Fedora 39 a try in a virtual machine. It looks and feels like another solid release. If I wasn't a Debian user, I'd be a Fedora user, no doubt.

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Asking AI to draw a man with a big beard thumping his fists on his desk and yelling "SYSTEMD" in the style of a 2000ad comic, on behalf of a friend.

AI generated image of a man with a big beard thumping his fists on his desk and yelling

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Installed Debian on my new ThinkPad T14s tonight. Everything seems to be working nicely and it definitely feels like a good upgrade over my old T470s. Geekbench results:

T470s: 1242 single-core - 2592 multi-core
T14s: 2427 single-core - 10519 multi-core

TBH, the numbers don't mean much to me, other than being a metric to justify the investment in new hardware. Anyhow, I think I'm going to enjoy this device.

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I've ordered a ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 as a replacement for my T470s. It should arrive tomorrow. I'd better start making a backup of my home directory. I think I'm going to give Borg a try -- I remember hearing about it on the Linux Matters podcast and I've been wanting to give it a try since.

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Sunday evening and Becky is planet hopping in Starfield again, whilst I queue up some podcasts for my journeys into work next week. I’ve just subscribed to the Fedora Project Podcast and I’m interested to give it a listen.

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Tapping 3 fingers on my touchpad triggers middle-click paste. This can be a real pain in the arse when I'm using 3 finger swipe gestures on my laptop -- I often find random shit being pasted into my code editor.

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Philip Newborough and a donkey enjoying a beer.


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