TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!
@platypus Haha, don't worry Microsoft will definitely undo those regedit changes in a future update anyway.
@platypus Every once in a while I need legit Office to edit documents for work, otherwise I could ditch Windows. But I should just run a VM on Linux and call it good. I just hate to use a pirated copy or pay for a license for a VM I only use a couple times a year.
@platypus Sounds about right. Every time it happens I have some dread that Windows has finally decided to eat my Linux partition, but so far, so good.
@platypus Ah, I've been in that fun situation before too! You might have already tried this, but I think I was able to fix it by booting up with a live CD and running efibootmgr to change the UEFI boot order so that Linux/grub is before Windows (making sure that boot order was isn't locked in the BIOS settings first). Good luck!
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@nolan @wohali I've been happy with my Thinkpad T460s, though I'm sure it's similar to the X1. The keyboard feels pretty good to me. I like the nub and the touchpad is better than ones I used in the past, but not amazing.
Linux support has been great. Firmware updates show up automatically and install through Ubuntu which I appreciate. Build quality is good, and I wanted a RAM slot which the X1 didn't have. I'm assuming the newer T4x0s are similar.
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@annika With monthly subscriptions if you cancel you still have prime until then end of your subscription period. They make it seem like cancelling will end your benefits early, but it doesn't. I haven't tried it with annual subscriptions, but I bet it works the same way.
I periodically sign up for a month, cancelling it immediately so it doesn't auto-renew.
@Gar I honestly thought this was a joke at first. Nice yard though! Impressively few weeds.
I've started having a better time on Mastodon/Fediverse by treating this like early Twitter: I try to follow back everyone in order to fill my timeline with stuff. I aggressively follow anyone when I see a boost of something they wrote that I like. I am going to start doing the ol' Follow Friday thing to help other people find people. I follow a lot of people I know *NOTHING* about but it's finally lively enough to keep me engaged.
@nicole_bell Yay, thanks for the toot
@kemonine For sure, I've used them on desktop. Guess I never thought about why they weren't in the kernel...
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