Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

refurbs and systems

The HP laptop I got refurbished on eBay for 70 dollars proved its worth. I use it for on-line calls and conferences. I believe this is the first time I have installed mainline Gnome Ubuntu other than in a virtual machine, as I generally prefer lightweight desktops. But it has served well already for me this week.

Our backyard milkweek now has lots of caterpillars. I love Monarch butterflies and their caterpillars.  I got in the mail order two books about unorthodox chess openings, One book, the Howe opening, is a bit more DIY. The other book, about the Hippo System, has a slightly less DIY feel. The Hippopotamus seems like a fairly good fit for me.

I drew a picture of a fish using Tuxpaint. I am watching the television show "New Amsterdam".  This is nearly 7 years I have gotten out of the Lenovo M58 desktop computer I first bought used in 2014.

from Dreamwidth, because two posts of the same text are twice as nice

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