In the years before retirement I sometimes wondered what I would do with all that spare time.
I needn’t have worried because there is precious little of it.
On top of all the household stuff I have to do, the garden has added considerably to the burden. I have to hack back hedges, mow the lawn, weed, mow the lawn, do some strimming, mow the lawn, hack back some trees, mow the lawn. You get the gist?
So with all of that I have little time to be arsing around on the Interwebs. And what little time I have there is mostly taken up with doing maintenance and stuff on the sites I look after.
I have [or had] however two little projects of my own. The first was a wee website I was building. It was a very interesting project and will be of interest to many. I can’t however say much more about it because it has to be passed by a Compliance Committee [a sort of peer review]. If it’s passed, I will put it live. If it isn’t I will bin it. That’s just the way things go.
The other little project was to experiment with Ubuntu. That was interesting in a strange way. It’s all Linux underneath and Mint is based on Ubuntu so I expected them to be much the same. They’re not. Chalk and cheese. Ubuntu looks lovely and it comes with some interesting programmes in its package. It’s a fucking nightmare to customise though. So I installed Cinnamon in it so that it has the same desktop that I’m used to. That restored a lot of functionality but that was more than tricky to customise too. It now looked like Mint with a horribly bland layout. I have gone back to Mint on a permanent basis.
So that’s why I have little time to scribble here and even less time to comment on comments.
Time now to empty the washing machine and put the contents on the clothes horse, full the washing machine with the next batch, do the washing up, clear the table for a grocery delivery due later, tidy up and make Herself a drop of lunch.