@gemlog It's not terrible, unless you mean the Windows 10 operating system and the 3.5 hour no-postpone updates. Who's got Wagner operas and Warhol films to recommend when those updates-upon-updates, reboots-upon-reboots happen?

@cosullivan I've only had to touch win10 once in the past 2 years and I'm Not sad about it.
Even though I d/l a 'clean' copy from redmond and blow away acer, asus, hp, w/e it's still full of spyware and bloat and takes an hour or so to do the best I can with a pos.
Once you cp off it, you can blow it away for linux or bsd.
The hug was adjusting to lack of spouse, not the lappy - I know you can fix that.

@gemlog Yeah, the grief settles in. I have to set boundaries with some too, like push back against their generalized anxiety disorder cognitive distortions. But I'm not too lonely, thanks to Mastodon and letter-writing, and friends who treated my return like I thawed from cryogenic stasis.

@cosullivan I had *just* enough time to read that! :-)
I'm glad you aren't too lonely.

@cosullivan ...and, in the bottom left, some kind of anti-theft registration logo? I've only seen it before in the Nordics!

@solderpunk that is a Neighborhood Watch sticker. Our street in the US had a sign, an aged sticker was on our back door.

@cosullivan Oh! I hadn't realised that logo was so widely used. The Australian Neighborhood Watch logo is a little different, as I remember it.

@cosullivan
Ok.... So. As I've no idea about the spouse...
Did the spouse move on to another household?
Job?
Dimension?

@cosullivan

Oh my.
That's not good.

Sorry this was something you had to deal with.

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