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hpr2562 :: I bought a laptop

... in which clacke takes months (or years?) to buy a laptop, but comes out pretty pleased

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Tags: laptop, linux, ubuntu, nix, cryptocurrency.
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After months (or years?) of waffling and false starts I finally bought an ASUS X542U. The advertised specs say "up to", but I don’t have the "up to", I have the baseline 7th gen i3, 128GB SSD, 4 GB RAM.

Here’s the rambling story of a laptop purchase and its various side quests.

Some details that may or may not have made it in to the show (and the show has some that aren’t there) available on the Fediverse at https://pleroma.heldscal.la/notice/7204988 .

Side quest to the side quest of making an episode about side quests:

Why spend five minutes writing a simple Makefile when you can spend half an afternoon writing a simple default.nix instead?


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Comment #1 posted on 2018-06-15T14:29:03Z by clacke

Pinebook

As noted on May Community News[0], the laptop I'm still queueing for is the PineBook[1].

[0] http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2566
[1] https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=3707

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