The last two hours...
Have been spent updating Fedora on my HP laptop. Since my work has spoiled me with the MacBook Pro, I haven't been using it much. Honestly, it's been sitting in my bag for the past few months as I was doing almost all of my work from the Mac. I am still waiting on all of the updates to complete so I can get angry at having i3 unless it actually fixes that problem.
I logged into it the other day and discovered that it would not let me into my beloved i3 window manager, and I had to settle for that crap that is already there, I don't even remember what. Unity? Don't know. Don't care. But 1.8 Gigabytes later, it is finally almost halfway updated. And that's what I get for waiting so long to do a yum update on it.
You really can't wait for very long anymore. Things change fast. Last week it was an issue on the Mac after I upgraded to Mojave. It wasn't Mojave specific, but OpenSSH updated to a compromised version, and somewhere in there all of my SSH keys and config got scrambled and mucked up. But that could also be caused by my foray into a new GitHub account. I'm not certain exactly how that went down, just that it was an absolute bitch to get out of.
It required sharper minds than mine is currently.
I think I will spend more time loving on that one because one thing that is starting to get to me is the fact that when I am trying to use Emacs (I know, don't say it) I have to hit the ESC key since I don't have a meta key, and that jacks everything up. I need to regain my habits in i3 before I forget them and re-learn Emacs as well. I used to be decent at muddling around in it, and I am of the opinion that it might become a very useful thing.
Personally, I would rather be asleep right now but I know that this is just something that needs to be done, and I'd better just get it over with. I will admit that I just love how buttery the keys feel on the HP, but I am also muscle memory tuned to the Mac now, so it's going to be a battle for a while. The plus side is that since the i3 setup is graphical, I can actually get a mail reader that works the way I need it to and that will integrate just fine.
I have a Debian server to work on full time now, so I plan on trying to do as much remote connection as I can get the git server running on annwn, and if I get pissed off, I might scrap this and put Crunchbang Plus Plus on it. That's a wasted weekend that I could spend doing something more productive, and if I were to trade to a Pine or a Chromebook just to be different, I would be in the same boat all over again. We will see how it is.
I am interested because I really would like to have a better connection to the Debian and reap more of its benefits. Something that does not necessarily belong to the company I work for, and thus I have no kind of ethical issue later over it.
Now I have the update completed and have added Emacs and fought with Terminator for a little bit. I got that working right, but I have a bigger thing to do after I sleep and that is to create the proper account for myself, as my username was something else before I got back in the saddle, so to speak.
That's enough for now. I'll survey the damage in the later morning. I need to crash out.
Now make that three hours. It's 6AM now.