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[#] Sat Nov 14 2020 16:16:56 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I've got an i5 running Windows 10 that I use rarely, maybe once or twice every couple of weeks. Lately, *every* time I turn it on there is a major update that it has missed, because of how infrequently I use it. By the time all of Microsoft's shit has applied, I've generally forgotten what I turned it on for, or I've done it on some other machine already. This is not productive. It pisses me off. If there is an update, do not instantly apply it at startup. Don't apply it while I'm in the middle of something, and don't apply it when I am shutting down. 

Let me *decide* when to apply it. I'm sick of OS manufacturers jamming their updates down our throats because they know we'll defer endlessly if they don't. 



[#] Mon Nov 16 2020 17:20:06 MST from Otto Roboto

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Go into the Windows update settings and set it to the maximum amount of days to delay.  Maybe that will help.



[#] Mon Nov 16 2020 18:56:46 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon Nov 16 2020 17:20:06 MST from Otto Roboto Subject: Windows 10 update

Go into the Windows update settings and set it to the maximum amount of days to delay.  Maybe that will help.


I just should turn the machine on more often. I only turn it on when I need it, and then it is always, "Like, wait about 30 minutes... I've got to clean myself up before I'm ready..." 

And part of the problem with that is that within a 12' circle of me in this room I've got 4 notebooks, 5 desktops, two FPGA devices a PI, two Cel phones and an iPad... and those are just the ones that are plugged in. 

Just managing battery charges is a pain in the ass for me. And I very rarely need the majority of these machines. Some would argue, I don't actually need anything more than 1 of them and 1 phone... maybe a tablet or a kindle. 

They wouldn't be technically wrong. :) 
 

 



[#] Tue Nov 17 2020 12:21:24 MST from Otto Roboto

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Well, many would argue that I don't need my collection of antique computers either, but that doesn't change the fact that I have them, collect them, and when time allows, refurbish them to working order.

And the TV runs around here all the time to remind me that I have not gone deaf.  ;)

 

 



[#] Tue Nov 17 2020 16:01:13 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Tue Nov 17 2020 12:21:24 MST from Otto Roboto

Well, many would argue that I don't need my collection of antique computers either, but that doesn't change the fact that I have them, collect them, and when time allows, refurbish them to working order.

And the TV runs around here all the time to remind me that I have not gone deaf.  ;)

 

Have you seen my collection of antique computers yet? 

 



 



[#] Wed Nov 18 2020 18:42:46 MST from Otto Roboto

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Yes, I have seen the pictures.



[#] Wed Nov 18 2020 19:41:10 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Wed Nov 18 2020 18:42:46 MST from Otto Roboto

Yes, I have seen the pictures.



Damnit! I'm always looking for a reason to repost those! :D 

 



[#] Fri Nov 20 2020 22:39:02 MST from Otto Roboto

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lol...

 

Do you really need a reason?  You post the pictures when the mood strikes.



[#] Fri Nov 20 2020 23:33:10 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Fri Nov 20 2020 22:39:02 MST from Otto Roboto

lol...

 

Do you really need a reason?  You post the pictures when the mood strikes.



If I wasn't a little drunk and dog tired - your post would be reason enough. Maybe tomorrow, when I'm sober. 

This is going to be a god-awful busy weekend, though. I'm basically a nerd and a recluse - and I was so happy when social isolation and mandatory lockdowns meant I could sit in my sweat pants for days on end at my computers without actually interacting with ANYONE except my wife and kid. 

I guess I'm also a social butterfly. I'm like a split personality, that is at odds with itself. People always call me an extrovert - but I'm not, really. If I could - as long as it had the comforts *I* need - I'd probably live in a hut in Montana 100 miles from everyone else and be pretty content. I've always said I'm an introvert who overcompensates for it in social situations by being *extra* extroverted. I think what happens is that then people want me around, because I am always the guy with the lampshade on his head pushing the party into overdrive. 

But I'm literally just as happy spending a week and a half, 12 hours a day, bringing a dead Macbook Pro back from the dead. I think this was why my IT career was so good. If there was a production downtime - I was the engineer who didn't bitch about working an 18 hour shift fighting with a server. That is why often I was the one who fixed the problem, when guys who *knew* they were way better at IT than me had failed. They just didn't TRY hard enough - because they couldn't handle being basically locked in a basement for an entire week and not interacting with other humans face to face the entire time. I thrived in that situation. "I don't have to actually see my coworkers? Send me to the DC, please!" 

 



[#] Fri Nov 20 2020 23:33:53 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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See how I kind of brought that around to kinda on topic, at the end? Now if the Aides pull this message for being off-topic, we can bitch! 

 



[#] Fri Nov 20 2020 23:35:53 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Speaking of which - I can't wait until I have enough users I can give some people Aide status! 

"I knight thee Sir Snarpsyasal - Minor Duke of The Sanitarium, along with all the rights, privileges, and obligations arising thereof! Rise, brave Sir!" 

 

/end SCA mode

 



[#] Sat Nov 21 2020 09:46:43 MST from Otto Roboto

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Well, any true software developer lives this way for weeks on end.  Our only light is the glare from the computer screen.  And yes, it was a nice segway back to topic to keep the message relevant.



[#] Sat Nov 21 2020 13:19:25 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sat Nov 21 2020 09:46:43 MST from Otto Roboto

Well, any true software developer lives this way for weeks on end.  

I am a true software developer only in spirit and lifestyle - not in ability to code. :) 



[#] Sun Nov 22 2020 10:56:55 MST from Otto Roboto

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Sat Nov 21 2020 01:19:25 PM MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

Sat Nov 21 2020 09:46:43 MST from Otto Roboto

Well, any true software developer lives this way for weeks on end.  

I am a true software developer only in spirit and lifestyle - not in ability to code. :) 



It applies to hardcore techies too.



[#] Sun Nov 22 2020 14:05:15 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sun Nov 22 2020 10:56:55 MST from Otto Roboto

 It applies to hardcore techies too.



I think I've earned my merit badge in that regard. 

Einstein said that trying the same thing again and again and expecting different results is madness. 

But, Einstein never worked in a corporate data-center. Sometimes madness is the only thing that works. 

 



[#] Tue Nov 24 2020 21:14:55 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Well, I bought an upgrade for The Sanitarium tonight. Proper i5 Intel core, so it can run a legitimate Linux image instead of Raspbian. I think that will make issues with linked files and upload sizes go away. 
8GB of ram. I didn't check the hard drive size, but we're running on a 32GB SD right now - so I suspect it is bigger than that. 

Well, it is bigger than a NUC, but smaller than a Mini... it'll do the trick. 8GB of ram, and an optical hard drive. $125. i5 2.x Ghz... didn't look if it was a quad core. Wouldn't be surprised it if is just a dual core. 

Now I just have to get Linux on it. 

So, here is the question - how would I go about migrating my current Citadel installation from Raspbian Pi on a Pi 3B onto this?