A non-comprehensive list.
… is a secondhand Lenovo T480, bought as a replacement for
pluto. It seems to be the last T model with
user-serviceable ram, which was important to me. I have no strong
feelings about it. It does the job.
I stopped caring about Linux distros and put Windows 10 on it. It
was pretty usable, but building this website went from “slightly
annoying” to “brutally intolerable” since it depends on lots of
unix-isms. I got it to work, but it was slow and painful.
Eventually, I replaced Windows with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I don't like
it, but most things work. The alternatives are worse.
Firefox for browsing. Evolution for mailing (for it to be tolerable,
you need at least a 1080p screen). I stopped
listening to music on laptops and reach for an external player
instead. Emacs (or Neovim) for editing text. gnome-terminal
for terminating things. HxD for binary editing, IrfanView as an
image viewer (both via Wine). VMware for running Windows 2000 in
full-screen, because I don’t want to forget what a good OS feels
On Windows 2000, I use Visual C++ 6.0! :)
… is a thirdhand Lenovo X230 Tablet. I acquired it for EUR ~130 in
early 2019. Originally intended for university and experimenting, I
have grown to like it so much that it has become my main computer
nowadays. It nearly falls apart and has lots of scratches, but that
In July 2019, I upgraded to 16GB of memory.
In December 2019, I upgraded to 1TB of disk space.
In January 2020, I bought an UltraBase docking station.
In October 2020, I fell off my bike and rammed the notebook
(sitting inside my backpack) into the
asphalt. That made it even more
compact! I start to wonder if I should keep spending cash on
In October 2022, after a short and abusive relationship with a
2015 MacBook Pro, I went for a modest upgrade and bought
pluto used to run Void Linux
since it is fast, pragmatic, unopinionated, has good patches and
does not break after a full
It runs Fedora now, which is a little more opinionated while also
saving me some time and hair.
I tend not to care too much about the desktop environment as long as
it works and does not get in my way. On the Linux desktop, these
requirements apply to GNOME
and Window Maker. I am very
which will probably become my default desktop environment once it's
Firefox for browsing.
Claws Evolution Thunderbird for
mailing. DeaDBeeF (or Spotify) qmmp for music. Emacs for
editing text. urxvt (or gnome-terminal) for terminating
things. Xournal++ for taking
notes and drawing
set to Unknown
Pleasures most of the time.
I used to have
Note 3 Pro, and I loved its build quality and the then-unmatched
However, I have grown to loathe Android and its
evangelists, so I had bought an
iPhone SE in 2018 and have lived happily ever since.
Safari (and 1Blocker X) for browsing, Mail for mailing. Spotify and
Bandcamp for music. Reeder (in sync with Miniflux) for
newsfeeds. Toot! and Tweetbot for screaming into an eternal
darkness. Duet for short-term distraction.
Listening to music in the 2020s is a farce, which is why I have a
dedicated mp3 player, the Sansa Clip+.