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Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 (gen. 5) April 23rd, 2017, 11AM

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Five years, two months, and 22 days after the last time, I’m retiring my laptop and moving to a new one. This time it’s a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, fifth generation (manufactured in March this year, if the packaging is to be believed). This time, I’m not switching operating systems (although I am switching desktop’s, […]

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Enable Left Win as the Compose Key on Ubuntu April 5th, 2016, 4PM

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It is very easy to type “special” characters on Linux (i.e. those that aren’t printed on the keyboard). It’s called the Compose or Multi Key, and it’s brilliant. First, enable it in ‘Keyboard settings > Advanced > Position of Compose Key’. I’ve got it set to Left Win because I never use that for anything […]

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ninthfloor.org April 18th, 2012, 7AM

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This looks great. A community Linux host for email accounts, shell access, and a pile of other uses. They stand for “free access to computers; always yield to the hands-on imperative; freedom of information; decentralization; mistrust of bogus judgement criteria, such as degrees, age, race or position; world improvement”. They seem to be keeping things […]

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Sorry, Apple Inc., I've met something I like more than you January 28th, 2012, 7PM

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I first used a Mac in about 1993 — a Quadra I think it might’ve been, or a Performa. I’d come from DOS and Amiga and didn’t really know anything about anything — I didn’t even know there was anything to be known. I remember hearing someone talking about Windows, and assuming they just meant […]

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