This is an older laptop (thinkpad t420) so I thought it might be a dead or dyong ethernet port/controller. ...nope. i got gigE connection just fine when I booted into windows 10.
This used to work. The drivers in linux have degraded horribly since I bought this machine. Even my wifi is crippled to slow speeds (2mbps) now. I dont want to get rid of this computer because it works fine for everything else (win10 works fine) but what in the world happened to the driver support in linux?

Was trying to copy a couple gigs of files off my laptop yesterday and decided to plug into ethernet to make it go faster.
The ethernet took 5 mins to establish link.... at 10mbps.
"Bad cable?" so I tried a different cable (known working gigabit). Same shit. After turning off autonegotiation the link failed to work at all and even manually trying to raise the connection with ifup was failing.
I ended up having to reboot my laptop because the network stack got so messed up.

I really don't wan't to go into work tomorrow. I'm not burned out or anything but simultaneously I'm extremely tired.

I slept for 14 hours today and still feel tired

Anyone ever have a dream that lasts way longer in dreamverse than could possibly have lasted in real time?

I had a 5 years long dream last night...
I had a weird awakening

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Adding anime to plex and watching all the metadata fill out is surprisingly cathartic

It wasn't supposed to rain today according to yesterday's forecast. Then this morning, it was supposed to rain, but not till 3am tomorrow. It's currently Thunderstorms and downpour.

Meteorologists really need to step up their game

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Life is doing pretty well, I'm seeing my GF ashe in 20 days. I haven't seen her since January when she moved to Tallahassee. Gonna be fun :3

I was on hackernews today and someone posted this article from 1982 about how Baby Boomers weren't as well off as their parents were. It reads like satire of the current situation:

I got an FDSstick! Can't wait until the ram cart gets in

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I learned a great phrase the other day.

"The best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Right now."

I made turkey soup for dinner since it hasnt stopped raining for days now

Yestersay we had a flash flood warning and the traffic lights went offline. People forget how to drive when this happens and it upsets me

Tl;dr of the past few months:
Lost job. Ashe got kicked out. Ashe was in homeless shelter. She's living with iris now so she's okay. Got new job about 1.5 months ago. Software engineering. Pays well. Getting rid of my debt and then saving up for an apartment. Good times coming finally

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