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Linux convergence: Rainbow Taliban ruin everything

In the last few months I have standardized my machines on Debian testing. It works OK… but what has been happening is that things that used to be slow and not optimized well now run fast and the old systems are flakey. I’m now using kde as my environment over xfce because the reviewers were […]

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The wearables panic (Monday Technical).

Over the weekend, the news broke. Google is taking over fitbit. I used to have a fitbit, but It did not pair reliably with my (Android clone) phone It annoyed me too much The heart rate was not reliable Kea cannot handle the metal in the back and the straps So I switched to a […]

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Analogue Hardware Life

Reasons not to use a computer.

I have to schedule my life within workgroup, and although it is possible to connect evolution to it, that depends on where you work. My workaround is having the Outlook on my phone and work computers — and to use the web interface elsewhere. But that is sharing what is decided. When it comes to […]

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Hardware Life Linux Theology

Day book Memes.

There is more spam coming through at present, but it’s being quietly dealt with. Did a lot of text yesterday, so a fair number of memes tonight. The Son says I should crop the image…. which I did. The woke left are doing what they always do when they can’t win arguments: they injure, hurt […]

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Analogue Hardware Life New Zealand

E scooter demise

The comments on the death of Emily H. by e scooter (which happens: there was one in my town within three months of lime scooters being available) at Adam’s place are worth reading. She is a warning. Her death is a tragedy, especially given the trainwreck that was her set of life choices. Requiescat in […]

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Hardware Life

Daybook.

The first bit of news is (ahem) hardware. The Pinebook Pro will be available for order from July 25. The original Pinebook had some use — I once resurrected a previous iteration of this blog on a pinebook in a hotel room — but it was painfully slow. It’s shipping with Debian, and (From previous […]

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Analogue Hardware Life Linux Social Change Theology

Daybook

Adam Piggott notes that the middle kingdom is treating Australia as a client state. The British used to practice gunboat diplomacy: it is now the turn of the Peoples Liberation Navy. The implication is that China considers Canberra to be as weak as the Ming Dynasty. Probably correctly. The Chinese are using an economic wedge […]

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Administration Hardware Linux The Decline

Daybook.

Adam Piggot (whose biography I’m reading, and it sticks to the classic rules for a bildungsroman) watched a couple of episodes of game of thrones so you don’t have to. It was awful when I stopped reading the books (the first novel is OK: stop then). It is worse now. Martin cannot finish the book, […]

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Hardware Linux Social Change The Decline

The worm turns the daybook.

The use of tragedies for political gain is reprehensible. The most recent school shooting (which does not fit the current narrative that well) was still used by activists. But the kids saw through this, and walked out. A day after two students shot up a school, survivors walked out of a vigil organized by gun […]

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Daybook.

I eat basically anything that is not sugar. Low sugar makes me cranky, high sugars make me sleepy and inattentive. However, my beloved has a pile of things that he reacts to, and is getting more worried, to the point of following Dr Gundry. He irritates the hell out of me: Too much pseudoscience and […]