@kensanata It absolutely would. Late Core 2 Duo hardware is still quite capable, but mechanical HDs are a huge bottleneck on any system. Take away I/O latency and raise bandwidth with an SSD and watch it fly. And of course, browsers are RAM hogs, so might as well put in as much as you can.
@kensanata There's a difference between the build quality of premium machines like MacBooks and ThinkPads vs. what looks to be flimsy plastic from the likes of ODMs like Clevo. The Librem/Purism stuff leans towards the latter. (The Chinese will make products with as good as a build quality as you tell them to.)
Also just run whatever OS you like, but do consider reprovisioning the Mac OS install as well. (And again, that SSD is absolutely critical for responsiveness.)
@pixelpaperyarn fwiw, open source projects large enough often have "planets" which aggregate all the member blogs into one (sometimes using tags to filter out ones irrelevant to the project itself) - perhaps this could be done to other scopes?
there's also reddit/HN/lobsters style link aggregators too; perhaps a federated one is possible?
really tho, it's a factor of 1. hosting 2. writing workflow 3. sharing/distribution - medium solves them to "normies" in a way reg selfhosting does not
thanksgiving? you americans are awfully late!
hmmm, and in Gen1 VMs, Xorg just throws up a blank screen and locks the console completely
patches are a scheme invented by rival sysadmins to lower your uptimes, don't fall for it
how to explain federation in one sentence: "it makes many websites work like one website." there, simple, done. now you can focus on explaining why people want to use mastodon / what will make them feel at home / guiding to a preferred webspace beyond practical security concerns
an alternate timeline where curiosity saved the cat
The Isle of Man: The Ubuntu Economy