Considering a framework laptop as my main computer. My thinkcentre works great but not being able to use it around the house is a bit annoying. I know there are cheaper / used options but I'd really like to support a company doing good things for right to repair.
Any framework owners like to chime in on their experience so far? In particular, what have you NOT liked about it?
To clarify this (based on some really useful feedback), I don't mean "... so that you have a proper appreciation for how blind/low vision users do so, and thus don't need their feedback." I think screen readers, like workable high-contrast modes and universal toggleable text enlargement, are extremely useful for sighted users and thinking of them as assistive devices _only_ for people who have a hard time seeing screens at all times is restrictive.
I use screen readers, high contrast modes, and large text periodically on most devices because they are useful to me when I am running headless-mode devices, when I want to read something while working on something else, or when I expect a screen or device to be far away, small, or in insufficient lighting, and recognizing that these tools are broadly useful is important.
After our first holiday in a couple years was unceremoniously cancelled by the start of this wave, I find myself planning the last family summer holiday we'll have before eldest leaves home. Can't get to the same remote camping spot we've been to for maybe ten of the last 15 years due to landslip.
Rolling the dice and putting cash down on a remote bach in the Marlborough sounds, praying that lockdown doesn't get us again.
Heartbroken to think that we'll be one child down next year.
Of the species common in our house and garden, I'm going to point a finger at the False Katipō. Sure as heck wasn't one of the monster tunnelwebs from the garden.
I believe I may have been bitten by a spider, today. I noticed blood on my forearm, brushed it away to reveal two small puncture wounds, 2 - 3mm apart. Minor urticaria around the wounds, resolved to leave a little erythema. I've been bitten like this once before, when I put my hand into a hole in a stud wall I was dismantling, in this house. Never drew blood that time, was very surprised to see it today.
I turn on my PC.
The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.
The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.
Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.
Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.
Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.
Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.
The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.
Humanity is not ready for instant messaging
Vintage computer enthusiast, VFX survivor, student paramedic. Pixar owe me a teapot.
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