Adam Israel

Adam Israel

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Even though I’m no longer a frequent flyer, I am still primarily a laptop user. Pre-pandemic, I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. It’s a nice, lightweight machine has served me well until recently; the trackpad isn’t as responsive as it once was, and some of the keys are showing their wear. For the price, it wasn’t a bad investment to see me through a year and a half.

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A while back, I switched from DSL to Cable Internet. My awesome ISP, TekSavvy, sent me a loaner cable modem – a SmartRG 808AC. It worked well, despite a few quirks, but lately I’ve noted that the internet would drop out for a few minutes at a time. I was able to deduce that the modem seems to be rebooting itself, but I had no idea how often it was happening.

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I was growing frustrated with my old website layout. It seemed like any time I went to write a post, I was breaking something in the theme. I’ll admit that this was likely my own fault. To that end, I’ve switched from Academic, which is a robust theme but more than I actually need, to Hugo Future Imperfect Slim.

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