I am in the process of rationalising this place, by setting up a schedule which will be sort of followed.
|Technical and geeky issues||Monday|
|Imagist and modern poetry||Tuesday|
|Thursday||Church Fathers (Patrisitics)|
|Friday||Weekbook of quotes and links|
This week, I am in the process of removing Mozilla from my life. What’s happening (note that I use both macs and linux boxes)
- I have installed gnome on debian on the server and then used
to add gnome. I have not used gnome for about two years, and it is much improved. In particular, evolution is now faster and more stable than thunderbird. Thunderbird is going, going, gone.
- Firefox has been broken for a while now. Both the ESR version that Debian uses as default and the rapidly changing versions that they recommend. Falkon is good enough for most all that I do now that I don’t use Zotero for references — and Zotero is now standalone — and Opera is useful when you need a full fat browser
- On the mac, I’ve gone back to Safari. It’s native, and it is fast. I have to use microsoft office as work uses an exchange server (which Evolution groks: Thunderbird can handle the IMAP alternative but that lacks functionality)
The Mozilla foundation is very politically correct, but their products have cruft. Use alternatives: if you don’t like evolution consider Kmail.
An aside note on Debian 10. Managed to install on the server and the test laptop — the server is running stable and the laptop testing. Rock stable. One reason is that when the laptop dies I will go for a pine book — which defaults to debian. Spotify works. R works. Graphic processing with marketable works. It’s easier to administer than thunderbird.
If all this is stable, these posts should be short and poring.