Ubuntu 20.04LTS is Pain

Migrated my workstation this weekend from Ubuntu 16.04LTS to 20.04LTS (by way of 18.04LTS), and I don’t like it. A lot can happen in 5 years, and much of the software I’ve come to rely on in my daily flow is no longer around. Stuff that I’ve learned, used, integrated, trust, put all my eggs …

Babylon 5, a Flight Through Time

I can’t quantify it. Can’t rank it. Only feel it. “Babylon 5” is a good series, one of my favorites. Ran for 5 seasons as dreamed by writer/director J. Michael Straczynski. It took the usual production arc of a long-running science fiction series: shaky 1st season with weak funding, threadbare production quality, but earnest storytelling, …

Reflux

I’m uncomfortable, this season of silence. The stomach acid I carry and hold deep inside wants release, but that would be violent. Emesis is a terrible thing. It is also no thing to let go slow, or the damage creeps up the esophagus, burns holes, damage to self. Hold it down, keep it in, swallow …

Set Back

Working through some spine issues. I need a new backbone. Coming up on two weeks of backpain; feels like a crushed disk, pulled muscle, or whatever. Pinched nerve, left shoulder numb. Stabbed in the back feeling. So good. So right. Laid down in an MRI tube this weekend; will know the results shortly. MRI machines …