[Nottingham] [Social] *TODAY* 8:30pm Thursday 11/02/2021: *Leaping into Spring* !
martin at ml1.co.uk
Sat Feb 13 21:03:49 UTC 2021
>> *NLUG is Socially Online* !
>> I've various fun stories to tell of my Linux 'Spring Clean'! :-P
> Including quite a momentous change after nearly a quarter century ;-)
> Portentous even??... ;-) ;-)
That was a good do as always :-)
Thanks also for some good comments for my 'rework' of all my 'IT':
So, after playing the Marketing game of hanging on the telephone for
over an hour every three months for the sake of 'haggling' over what
service and what costs I can enjoy, I think I've ridden the terrestrial
services far enough to now instead move over to the new physical freedom
(4G LTE / 5G) Mobile Broadband!
There is also StarLink that can now be pre-ordered for the UK:
(Is OneWeb the UK Gov's answer to bypassing OffCom?...)
For my modest use, I can easily go with the present '4G/5G' systems.
Stories of very silly Marketing can be told over a few beers once we've
evolved beyond COVID ;-)
Again, thanks for good comment for making the swap.
And so while I'm making a few changes, I'm also upgrading my long old
AMD x6 core '2008 vintage' Gentoo system for a little something 'bigger'
and more recent ;-) To run Gentoo again ofcourse :-)
The change there is forced by the antique BIOS failing to make a boot
disk visible when I tried to add a new ('2020 vintage') SSD...
Unfortunately, adding to the updates/upgrades, I also need to add some
new batteries for my old UPS.
One aspect I was reminded of is that I have the Gentoo system custom
compiled for the AMD... To move systems, a bit of a recompile is needed.
However, due to the wonders of x86_64 backwards compatibility, and for
upgrading to another AMD, I can gradually recompile as new updates roll in.
Just-to-be-sure just in case, I'll be compiling a 'general' kernel until
I can check exactly what is needed for the new hardware. Which is where
I was reminded of just what a difference a few kernel/firmware config
options can make:
Phew! Compiles faster also.
Further links from the night:
How to Drink
The Tim Traveller
... design flaw of ... dependency confusion...
COVID-19 vaccine doses administered per 100 people - UK
Sign up for Coronavirus vaccine research
Until the next meet! :-)
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