One Xeon server, built from a bunch of used parts, two used Barracuda firewalls enjoying new life as servers plud some odds and ends (Zotac micro PCs). All running #guix and behaving fine so far. Datacenter on the cheap. 😄
Ye gods, found a new item for my #pinebook unofficial review under the heading, "keyboard layout sucks":
1. The power button on this keyboard is in the position of Delete on many other of my keyboards.
2. Pressing Power on a #pinebook shuts down. Like right now. Didn't save? Too bad.
I still *really* like this thing, but these keyboard issues are going to definitely take some getting used to.
CPU is easy on the battery and surprisingly powerful.
Keyboard layout is *bad*. A couple of ultra-common symbols such as the double quote require a counterintuitive three-finger combo. Having to stop cold and work this out for each and every quote is a drag. I can adjust but this is a pain point.
1080p screen is brilliant and lovely, no complaints at all.
Overall construction is shockingly solid. I expected flimsy, it is not at all.
Overall, absolutely worth the (low) price!
I'm up to 5 systems running #guix system now; my plan is to designate the best one as the offload builder.
Just found out that if I log into my bank's website and then tile #emacs side-by-side with it, it assumes that my resulting 'portrait' layout for the web page means I'm on a phone so it displays this GIGANTIC button menu to 'help' me with that. 🤨
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My grandfather taught me this poem(?) when I was very young:
"Late one night in the middle of the day;
Two dead boys went out to play;
Back-to-back they faced each other;
Drew their swords and shot each other;
A deaf policeman heard the noise;
And came and shot the two dead boys;
If you don't believe my story is true;
Ask the blind man;
She saw it too."
I have no idea where it comes from originally, but it came back to me in the middle of the night and I thought I would share it.
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