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@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.)

@kensanata also, that X200 is effectively a sidegrade from your current model - they both have Penryn CPUs. The 13 is an actual upgrade, but I smell Chinesium build quality and industrial design.

@kensanata also replace the thermal paste, it can do wonders for CPU performance and thermals

@kensanata you didn't mention, but do you have an SSD in that MBP? also, you can fit 16 GB of DDR3 in that model, but keep in mind that those models of MBP are picky about RAM due to the nForce northbridge

@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

This article is old, but it makes me wonder what a workflow oriented towards Unix tools like m4, Make, etc. would be like.


thanksgiving? you americans are awfully late!

@mpts I fiddled with syscons vs. vt and fbdev vs. vesa and gave up on that.

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

awwwwww, works 99% perfectly in Gen2 VMs except for the mouse, so no Xorg shenanigans

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

@deutrino you've involved a printer so everything sucks

it happens that way every OS.... its just everything else is failing for you like printing does

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