A decent month overall. It’s always raining and a little gloomy. I like it, though.
Finished a second contract I had undertaken, and I’m super glad to have that be done. I want to write a couple of blog posts, but I’ll have to check with them first. 🙂
My reddit consumption, at least for now, has reduced thanks to a fantastic tool.
Anyway, here’s the overview for the rest of it.
Creative work and blogging?!
I’ve been doing a bunch of UI work. This takes away all of my creativity reservoir, and then I don’t feel like writing here at all. Or maybe it’s just this grind in a pandemic-like setting.
I don’t know. Probably both. A bit of both.
Dishing out blog posts is hard. Almost on a whim, I decided to end my participation in the #100DaysToOffload challenge.
The WSL2 “experiment” is going well — I have settled into it and think it works for all my use cases. I’ll be sticking with it.
I also cleaned my laptop fans and replaced the Wi-Fi (and bluetooth) card. Yay me! And you! 🤩 That’s a better Wi-Fi card with a free upgrade to Bluetooth 5.1. I love that some parts are replaceable on this machine.
Really makes me reconsider if I want a Mac ever at all! Especially given everything I’ve started to absorb from my peers…
- Outdated GNU utils.
- Impossible to replace hardware.
- Buggy core software, a departure from the company’s standards of the past.
- High repair cost and poor support in India.
- Not great for development (
homebrewis terrible is what I’ve been told, and to an extent, seen)
- Linux fares better here, and I am already comfortable with it.
I suppose a bunch of these are up for arguments. Let me know if you have any thoughts. At this time, I think I can only absorb and not debate.
Anyway… with those two fixes, I’ve potentially given my laptop another year or two of life and usage. Maybe even more.
Oh — and I really like that Windows 10 doesn’t flicker and do weird things when I unplug/plug in my external monitor. I thought this was really cool. It was definitely a thing last time I was on Windows.
I do miss Linux every day, still, for its own reasons. With Windows 11 being a weird OS, I think my return to Linux is imminent in a few years again, when W10 reaches end-of-life.
The email “project.”
I’m finally done. It cost me about USD 13 to get this over the line, but it’s done and for that I am happy. I’m starting to see benefits and hopefully once the organization part of it is also fully complete, email will feel nice to use again. After a decade.
From 13 inboxes to 1 or 2. Imagine the relief!
Anyone who tries to reach me on my old emails can do so for about a month or two more. I think that’s enough time. I haven’t passed these ones around a lot anyway.
List of small changes and updates.
- Nicer (and clearer) home page.
- New avatar.
- Updated a few old posts, such that they are no longer drafts 😇
- The blog page is also easier to skim through now.
Email subscriptions — yay or nah?
Also, I am considering disabling email subscriptions since I haven’t gotten even a single one until now. It’s been a while. Perhaps I am just not that popular? 🙂