Hoofs_N_Horns wrote:Niah wrote:I'm feeling better about things than I was last night. I'm getting more nervous because I should hear back from the university I applied to at some point this week most likely. I have no idea what to expect with it. I'm trying to optimistic, but I also don't want to assume anything. I have decided that should I be admitted, I'll be quitting work as soon as possible with Nov 4th my last day. I'll need as much time as I can get since orientation is Jan 4-5 and classes begin Jan 10. During the lead up to all that I'll have to find an apartment and move, I'll have to have a neurologist appointment sometime before the 4th if possible or else get them to refer me to one in the area of the university, and I'll also be studying math so I can take a math placement test and I'd love to test out of pre-calc material if at all possible. I'm semi-fucked right now since I've slacked off with my studying because I don't have any concrete motivation and making up false deadlines doesn't work for my brain.
Both kittens seem fine today and I haven't found any diarrhea from either one, so that's a big plus for now. Soubi is still very unsure of them. He seems fine most of the time with them, but he's still keeping his distance. He will hiss at them and occasionally swat if they get too close, but it's not too bad really. They've been out of their room since around 9 or so. It'll be a long while before I'm comfortable letting them be unsupervised.
I ramble on a bit about electronics, so I'm putting it under a spoiler.
Good luck with the admissions! :3 Hope that all works out for you. It's a lot of work but should be worth it. Also, if you need help studying math, like I dunno if having someone to work through it with might be of benefit and a potential source of motivation/accountability, but I'd be willing to help if you wanted.
But what's that about iPhone 4 being ancient technology D: I remember the first waves of smartphones that totally flopped before the iPhone was even a twinkle in Steve Job's eye lol. And the PDAs that were the rage in the 90s. I always wanted one...
Also you should try ArchLinux ;3 I used it on a project so I could get the latest updated software packages without always needing to compile them myself. I mean stuff gets updated all day long every day. It made me a believer. Granted it would having a learning curve compared to Debian-based distros but the more different ones you use, the more flexible your skills become. But thankfully you didn't go the way of Gentoo... I'm sure it has progressed in the past 10 years but my goodness was it a PITA last time I used it (2005-ish).
I'm still planning to replace my desktop OS with Linux and only run a Windows VM on demand. I think I'll buy a bigger SSD and that's when I'll make the switch.
Thanks! I'm expecting to hear this week. The lady I've been in contact with said to email her if I haven't heard anything by Nov 1. I might hit you up for math help if I run into trouble. I'm doing decently with Khan Academy. I've just slacked off on my reviewing. I also need to get to know my graphing calculator. Admittedly, I'm also greatly distracted by two 11-week old kittens, so that's part of my defense for slacking off.
Fair point about smartphones, lol. I should have said one of the first that wasn't complete crap. Not that I ever had a smartphone till 2010 and it was a Motorola Droid that had a slide out physical keyboard. Compared to BlackBerry, that keyboard was complete shit. I love BlackBerry keyboards. I love my Samsung Galaxy 8+, but the touchscreen keyboard is giving me issues still and I've had it well over a month. I hit wrong keys with everything I text or type on it. It's about 50/50 what gets corrected and what I have to go back and fix myself. It likes capitalizing random words; mostly nouns which makes me think of German. It'll also put a space after an apostrophe, and it doesn't like the ending quotation mark when I use quotes. I could turn off autocorrect, but then I'll forever be fixing the spelling mistakes myself.
I'm still thinking on distros. Arch does appeal to me since I won't have to do the compiling myself. The issue though is needing to update it frequently. I won't always be using that laptop, and if I get into school again who knows when I'll have the time to mess about on it. From what I read last night Gentoo has greatly improved from years back, but the main thing is the time needed to install it because of compiling, and the same for updates. With Arch, the time is far less and you do still get to mostly pick and choose what packages you want.
I do so much gaming and all, and Windows 10 is finally properly stable on my desktop, so I'll keep it as my primary OS still. If I get to go back to school, I know I'll need a new laptop, because 1) it's required, and 2) I need something with an i7 CPU so it can handle the various programs needed for engineering and math and physics. I'm sure I could use my desktop for some of my work, but I'd like to keep it for non-school stuff only; and the laptop will be school-only stuff. Then I have my grandma's old laptop that I'll use for screwing around with Linux distros. I'll probably pick Debian or Arch to start out with and then just repartition for other distros. I won't bother keeping Windows on it since she did an in-place upgrade and I also would just like to wipe everything off of it the easy way. I also have my mom's old laptop. I'd put either Ubuntu or Mint on it years back, but then she damn near bricked it by spilling coffee on it. She used the opportunity to get herself a Macbook Air and fortunately it's been treated much better. I've already yanked the SSD out of it. I know it still works; it's only 128Gb (I think), but I might find some use for it. I have my two old laptops. One from many years ago; it's got a very out of date Ubuntu on it and the RAM is dying. My other one hasn't been powered on in 2 years now. Theoretically it should work after I plug it in and let it charge, but toward the end it had a bit of an overheating issue. Still, it should be fine, but I haven't got up the courage to turn it on to see, lol. I should wipe it though; or at least deauthorize and uninstall iTunes from it.
Edit: For the sake of time and somewhat familiarity, I opted to put Debian on the laptop for now. I can repartition it and add Arch to the laptop at a later date. So far, so good with the install though, so at least I burned the .iso correctly, lol.