B/c of circumstances at my work I had to move to another location for a while. Which meant leaving back my Rig and Garuda. Thus I wasn’t very active on this forum as well.
I’m sorry for not telling anyone about my abstinence but it came rather quickly.
In the case someone even noted my abstinence:
For anyone who might think I ditched Garuda or something like that I can tell you:
NOOO!!! FOR SURE NOT!!
But I had an Ultra Giga Mega update, not updating a rolling release Distro is kinda dumb but I couldn’t do anything against it. But it did very well, almost 1300 packages and 20GB of data could be managed to be up to date within 2 ‘garuda-update’ commands. Only issue was the Apper which got solved pretty fast by simply killing (pacman -Rdd ) the dependencies.
In a way this is also a positive feedback post for Garuda. Back in the past I had ultra headaches for just leaving a rolling release distro for a month. Now they were almost 5 and I had actually no issues. Great work from the devs I need to say that.
My work is done, so I’m back and am happily rejoined with my Garuda Rig and I’ll appear more often in this community
In to the woods; I’ve done log driving and ppl call me insane b/c I literally drive cross country in the woods in the Alps with a 44 tonne truck combination in Austria.
It is a nice change to my engineering stuff
3ish? i could hear my fans from the other room, not exagerrating. A lot of the time goes into compiling big packags like rust(easily more than 24hours on dated hardware) and browsers like firefox and chrome(10+ hours) you can save a lot of time using pre compilied packages for these packages.
Although i would say the gentoo community is very friendly and have provided me with a fully compiled system on their hardware expense when i was starting out.
Yeah, we grow a lot of trees in Alaska. Whole forests, like the Tongass, which is a tremendously large area covering parts of Southeast Alaska and borders British Columbia. It is classified as a Temperate Rainforest. I lived in Juneau but worked in the Tongass for several years, mostly on Prince of Wales Island, which is pretty much at the Tongass’ epicenter. I’ve had more socks rot from mold & mildew than wear out, it’s that wet.
And I loved every minute. I got to spend weeks at a time there, half living out of my backpack. (Note: Meindal make the best backpacking boots. Their heels compress to make up for heavy backpack loads.)
It’s the largest forest in the U.S. Trust me, igloos & polar bears don’t cover much of the State of Alaska.
EDIT: Perspective matters!
Size of Austria - 32,383 mi²
Size of Tongass Forest - 26,100 mi²
Size of Prince of Wales Is. - 2,577 mi²
Size of Alaska - 665,400 mi²
The far east/central–around Chicken–flat as a pancake. Still forested. SE Alaska–the Panhandle–abuts glacial fields. North-central around the Arctic Circle–is bordered by the Brooks Range. Generally, if it isn’t along the coastline or in South East, it’s cold as hell. Extreme mountain ranges–think Denali–in the center and South Central.