tech

Debian 10 on a Thinkpad W540

I’m a fan of the older Thinkpads. They work, they’re not super-expensive and they fit my needs perfectly. My current Thinkpad is the following: Thinkpad W540 i7-4800MQ 32GB RAM 500GB SSD (Primary) 250GB SSD in the superbay (replaced the DVD drive) For some time I was running Windows 10 on it, but given its main purpose in life is a mobile workstation for when I’m on call, and my job is primarily Linux-based, I decided to see how Linux would run.
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Cutting out Facebook

Facebook of late has been in the news with regards to privacy issues and political ads. My Facebook feed these days I would say is about 80-90% images and memes. Nothing against friends and family that post on Facebook, I’m just done with that method of communication. I intend to keep Messenger, and I’ll post pictures of the minion (otherwise the family might have issues), but most of my focus will shift to Twitter, here and now that I’m getting back into photography, I’ll be getting that site back up and running soon.
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Tuesday Tidbits - AEW and Other Thoughts

AEW’s All Out Event Happened I had a chance to watch this event, and as far as wrestling goes, it wasn’t bad at all. Some of it was predictable, but for the most part it was a fine event. It’s worth checking out as a WWE alternative. The Buy-In preshow was okay and the battle royale was serviceable. Another Year Passes August 31st marked 13 years since my father passed.
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Tuesday Tidbits - Back to Windows and Rocket League

Xanny, I thought you said you were sticking with Linux? Yeah, I know, but after getting aggrevated with some things not working as they should and spending more time than I’d like troubleshooting, I just ended up wiping Linux out and reinstalling Windows. A bit of background, I spend 90% of my time troubleshooting and living in a terminal at my day job, so when I get home I’m more in the camp of “I just want this thing to work, that’s it.
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Back to Linux

On Monday, I wiped my main drive of Windows and installed Linux (Arch, if you’d like specifics) after taking a couple of weeks to do some research with regards to what I would miss by moving to Linux as my main operating system. Since others may be interested in what I ended up doing, I figured I would write about how I went about this. Windows 10 was working alright for me, but it was getting to be a bit annoying at times and I wanted to be able to jump into some projects head-first.
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