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 …

Pace of Change

Chill wind blows as I upgrade the software that brings Phaysis dot com to you. It’s got some quirks and other things that I’m just not accustomed to. Eventually, it’ll look pretty again. But until then, please enjoy the Web3.1415926535 version of this site. Of course, most readers of this site are robots, so bleep-bleep-bloop.

Stretch, Reach, and Replace

Some replacements that’ve needed to happen for a long time are now happening at once. It’s unsettling. First is my laptop. It’s old, it’s busted. It has developed a habit of shutting off at random. After some testing, I determined it was either a) that my installation of Windows XP somehow got pooched or b) …

Riding Solo In Texarkana

Our Traveller writes from the road: Thursday, 11/25/04 Thanksgiving Day So, in a nutshell, I’ve been in Texarkana for a day. I arrived around 6pm wednesday after driving for 6 1/2 hours. Traffic was fair, but the wind was rough; my car was being thrown around until I was almost to Henderson, TX, which is …