After the trouble I've had and will continue to have with my linux setup, I'm convinced that an immutable containerised distro is the way to go. Silverblue appears to be the current gold standard, and I'm keen to switch, but my months with Fedora as my daily driver make me question the sense in continuing with an RPM-based system when every goddamn piece of software I find is first and foremost APT-based. Is there a Debian-based containerised immutable distro out there? I can't find one.
Horror story pitch: a society locked down due to a contagious disease is threatened by a slimy creature formed from thousands of sourdough discards collecting in the sewers, seeking revenge.
They struggle to form a united strategy and share information due to enforced isolation, and its ability to reconstitute itself from small pieces in any warm place (sequel hook).
The final confrontation takes place in warehouse full of flour which is rigged to explode, and toast rains from the sky.
What's the best way I can ensure a loved one is getting the best medical treatment and advice they can get when it seems no one has given them the full picture of what's happening with their health. I feel like their GP has dropped the ball and all the specialists they've talked to appear to be non-communicative until minutes before procedures are about to happen.
@kev I just saw a toot of @mike flow past me in the federated timeline and thought for a second "oh, that's a nice new blue avatar kev has" before name differences, website changes and just general not-being-you-ness caught up and... this is just a long way of saying at small resolution your avatars make you look like twins.
And I've just realised I pop out of the movie frame and I am on board.
Thanks to https://elder.dev/posts/open-source-virtual-background/
this SO post: https://askubuntu.com/questions/760671/could-not-load-vboxdrv-after-upgrade-to-ubuntu-16-04-and-i-want-to-keep-secur/768310#768310
and my slowly growing understanding of Docker due 100% to our @shlee I was able to insert myself into Darth Vader's Zoom call and plan to use this effect in all upcoming VCs for work.
And I've just realised that was not clear I'm looking for and open to suggestions
With kids at home, my old laptop with 4Gb memory and one old Android v7 tablet is not cutting it for school work, and their mum needs a better device too. Tried using the stimulus to get tablets, but usable ones seem to start from 250, and a good one is at least 500.
Thought I'd investigate thin clients - no go.
What's the cheapest way to deck out three kids and a parent with new devices?