When you finish up all the things you didn’t get to during the week, the little bit of time you have at the end of the weekend to do what really makes you smile is to be put to good use.
In my case it was finally opening the 2.5″ SSD that arrived about a month ago. I was going to use it as an external drive via a USB port hookup and so ordered an enclosure for it. I was pretty enthused about getting it all going.
But then life got in the way and dust began to accumulate over the packaging covering the SSD and the enclosure.
It looked like this was going to be put off indefinitely. Life gets busy and then sometimes it also gets a little funny, too.
I started another project before this one was about to begin. I replaced the receiver in a stereo refurbishment/renovation and am finally able to play records and listen to AM/FM radio traditionally again. Yes it was a small project in terms of scope, but it took some time and craftsmanship for it all to come together. And it did.
When you are doing stuff on weekends it’s similar to the work week in that sometimes you can skimp or skip altogether things like lunch.
Skipping meals is not for me as sooner than later it has negative effects.
Since I wanted to complete the stereo project I did make sure to take breaks and time out to eat. Common sense, right? Maybe, but if you’re like me you try to keep going when you’re on a roll and making progress.
So, this time I was multi-tasking. I was doing laundry. I was doing dishes. I was scooping poop. I really had it all going on.
But, as we speak, Makulu LinDoz is installing on the 120 GB SSD. It’s really going to happen. I’ll have this Linux operating system working via the lone USB 3.0 port on a used GIADA i53 Mini PC – CORE i5-3317u CPU Micro PC I procured through eBay.
The i5 is now the fastest PC in the fleet of old Windows boxes I own. It’s smaller than a Mac Mini best as I can tell (although I haven’t officially measured).
I put LinDoz on a USB thumb drive and am 90% of the way to seeing just how fast(er) the SSD drive is than the traditional 500 GB SATA drive that’s on the inside of the Micro PC.
The weekend is now winding down. I’m on my last load of laundry. And you’re wondering, “Man, that Skelley knows how to live.”
I suppose it’s all a matter of priorities or just living off the cuff and without an agenda.
There’s time for making plans if need be.
But there’s only so many weekends we have to live through in our lifetime.
I want to enjoy some of the things I can get geeked about.
Doing what you’ve read is how I do just that.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend, too.