After what at least seems like a long break from home and from Linux, I am now (as of yesterday evening) back at my parents’ house in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and using Ubuntu Linux.
This afternoon, at 4:00 p.m., I took a 45-minute walk around my neighborhood. Today also marked the first time I experimented with aperture priority (Av) mode on my Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and kit lens (24-105mm). I have a feeling I will be spending most of my time in aperture priority mode with the Canon EOS R — just as I have with my previous Nikon DSLRs.
Additionally, I have decided to stay with Ubuntu. My previous statement about it being a beginner Linux distro was perhaps naive. Ubuntu is one of the main Linux distros today, and it’s user-friendliness is a positive, not a negative. I also tried installing FreeBSD on another computer this morning. Unfortunately, I wasn’t even able to get to the FreeBSD Boot Menu, so this might take some work.
I have been using a Windows laptop since March of 2019, since I had to move out of my parents’ house and into a dorm at the University of Minnesota. Later this year, I plan to buy another laptop and run a different Linux distribution. Ubuntu was easy to install and use, but I didn’t realize it was the Linux distribution often recommended to beginners. Therefore, I am going to try to find a different distribution that is more advanced. I have already researched how to install FreeBSD — another free and open-source Unix-like operating system — and I hope to use FreeBSD and other operating systems in the future as well.
I noticed these trees blooming on campus at the University of Minnesota last week and wanted to photograph one by Walter Library. Since March of 2019, I have been living in a dorm on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.