** john lewis <zen57162(a)zen.co.uk> [2018-04-16 12:42]:
On Mon, 16 Apr
2018, john lewis wrote:
They have only themselves to blame for getting
involved with that
'buntu lot in the first place, they should have stayed with the one
true faith like wot I did :-) :-)
Guilty as charged :)
I'm afraid I don't run Debian anywhere these days :(
Andy at Bitfolk is great isn't he, I've had immediate response from him
on the (very) few occasions something has gone pear-shaped.
I have 2 desktops and 3 laptops all running Sid, my Bitfolk server and
Cube backup box running Stable, dunno why I need so many as am not even
updating my genealogy database these days. The main use for the laptop
is as a ebook reader 'cos I won't buy anything that is remotely
commercial like a kindle.
I miss the HantsLUG meetings, I went to Bristol a few times but it was
a totally different atmosphere with many of the guys into hacking
hardware and such.
I recently got introduced to CrossFit by a grandson's partner and am
really enjoying the pain of trying to get fit again. I struggle as I
am probably 2 to 3 times older than most of the others but the great
thing about CF is that all the exercises can be 'scaled' (adapted) to
suit age or ability. There is a big emphasis on community plus
proper one to one coaching unlike traditional gyms I have been to.
** end quote
If you don't mind the trek, we have monthly meets with talks (most of
the time, if I can manage to find speakers now it is down to me) in
). HantsLUG has ended up in
limbo meetings wise, but Portsmouth is still going strong (largely
thanks to Lisi, and I am trying to keep up her good work).
Meets are on the third Saturday of the month between 1pm and 6pm (talks
generally about 3pm) within staggering distance of Hilsea station (well
Hilsea Halt as I've always known it) and with easy access from the A27.
This month (next Saturday) we have a talk on Node-RED. We are very
traditional with the bring-a-box style rather than pubs, and that is
attracting people from as far as Horsham, Worthing and IoW - small but
perfectly formed?! Stay as long or as little as you like. Bar that last
bit that was all on the website, but there you go :-)
I have to say I'm Ubuntu too, more pragmatic and easier to 'sell' to
customers as they're more likely to have heard of the name. There's a
chance the switch to Gnome will change that for my desktops, although
I'll probably end up with Ubuntu MATE.
Hi, btw John.
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