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I'll run Linux

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:16 pm
by Eadwine Rose
Heh, I had a chuckle about this particular topic someone posted on the EDS facebook group.

For those not in the know, EDS is short for Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (https://www.ehlers-danlos.com/eds-types/), a genetic tissue disorder, which is incurable. I have the hypermobile type, meaning I am too bendy and my joints are more prone to pop out (mostly partially thank goodness, I haven't had a full dislocation yet *knocks on wood*). Some of those with hEDS are horizontal 23/7, that's pretty bad. For me: I can no longer do my regular job as a home aid (I have my own now, in fact) and can only handle about 8-9 hours in a week of desk work, which makes the future quite uncertain.

Anyway, that is what it is and means to me in a nutshell.

Someone on the EDS group posted this:

"Sometimes... I wish that I could do a reboot, just like a computer. Remove all the cookies, viruses, unneeded files, history, broken software and such and continue nicely cleaned out. Oh, and replace and update some hardware left and right. :happy: "

My reply:

"I'll run Linux, boots a lot faster and runs longer without issues. It is mostly unaffected by viruses and... well read around about it. ;) A lot more robust. I think we are all running Windows.. just some of us run on Vista.. that's a disaster... :azn: "

I remember Vista... oof.

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:07 am
by rokytnji.1
Some just don't know how bad they have it. Till. Some one point's out how good they have it.

You Rok and Roll Rose.

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:19 am
by frenzy67
sometimes i think im running on commodore 64, (remember them, i loved mine)

i had guillain barre syndrome back in '93. it left me with a limp and weakened muscles in legs and arms.
i got out my wheelchair and got a nightshift job toughening glass of all things. i did that for 12 years until i was forced to retire as muscles got worse.

so yea, how can i run linux and get a good running system lol

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:44 am
by Eadwine Rose
Thanks rokytnji.1! You keep on rockin' as well :)


Hey Frenzy67, wow C64. Are you complete with matrix printer? Mine's still a deskjet I think ;) heh. Good to hear you were able to do that job for that long a time!

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 am
by frenzy67
lol nah didnt have a printer then mate, had the cartridges tho. wrote a few programmes on it and a few text adventure games. thought it was brilliant at the time

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am
by Eadwine Rose
*giggle* Sounds good! And for back when, yeah it was. I remember typing eons of data lines.. ugh. LOL

Mind, I am a gal ;)

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:15 am
by frenzy67
remember typing pages and pages of script from a book just to find out hours later you had mis-typed a code and it never ran like it should or you got syntax error in line 15000 or somat

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:19 pm
by Eadwine Rose
*laughs* The magazines with code that you took three days to type out, only to find out the thing didn't work and you had to wait till next month to find out which line had one number wrong.....

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:22 pm
by frenzy67
not just me then lol

Re: I'll run Linux

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:01 pm
by Eadwine Rose
LOL nope.. I was lucky, my dad was very interested in computer stuff so we had computers in the house from quite early on. I remember helping my teacher with c64 lessons. Our grading system goes from 1-10, 10 being the best grade you can get.. that was the ONLY time that I got a 10 on my quarterly report card. :laugh: