You need a good wire stripper

I never had a good wire stripper and didn’t even know it until I spent $7.20 on this one at All Electronics. It really works.
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Playing the guitar — no pressure

I have been playing the guitar. And like the title says, no pressure.
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Debian 11 on a Mid-2011 Apple iMac 27-inch

A 2011 iMac runs horribly with out-of-date MacOS but great with Debian Stable.
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I try to play the guitar every day

Even if only for a few minutes, I try to pick up the guitar every day.
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The 2021 Linux laptop rebuild

CentOS Stream 8 — a controversial yet boring Linux — would be my new operating system After holding up due to indecision, I went ahead with the Linux laptop rebuild. I decided to give CentOS Stream 8 a try. It’s a “hot” Linux distro. But for all the wrong reasons. I can say now that it’s technically excellent, with the extremely notable exception of an error in the Boot ISO (yes, I filed a bug) that makes it impossible to proceed before figuring out and manually entering a URL for a working mirror and then a regression in Mutter that killed Files/Nautilus for a day or so until I figured out a workaround.
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