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Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Wed, 25 May 2022 04:18:43 -0400

Add mood rating to opinions

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Mcontent/opinions/miscellaneous.md | 17+++++++++++++----
Mcontent/opinions/operating-systems.md | 11++++++-----
Mcontent/opinions/software-licensing.md | 8++++----
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diff --git a/content/opinions/computer-components.md b/content/opinions/computer-components.md @@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Summary: A collection of my opinions about computer components and manufacturers ## Seasonic/EVGA PSUs -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Consistently high quality PSUs that are designed and perform well. Worth every penny they cost to not have to worry about the reliability of one of the most @@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ important components in a desktop system. ## Noctua Coolers/Fans -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Consistently high quality and reliable products with one of the best mounting systems in the industry. They're a company that respects both their customers @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ and employees, and they make products worth every penny. ## Logitech Mice -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) I have owned a G420 and an MX Ergo, and both have been fantastic with no issues. They are solid and reliable input devices that have never caused me frustration. @@ -30,16 +30,21 @@ lot more comfortable. ## ASRock Motherboards -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-25) For the last 5 years I have used an ASRock motherboard in my AMD system. It has not given me any problems and the UEFI UI is clean and navigable (unlike the annoying flashy UIs of other manufacturers). I also haven't seen or heard anything bad about them unlike ASUS and MSI motherboards. +In the process of building my new PC, I did purchase another motherboard from +ASRock, but it unfortunately arrived dead and I had to return it. I went with an +ASUS B550-A instead since that was the most readily available one, so we'll see +how that works out. + ## G.Skill RAM -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) I have used a few kits of G.Skill RAM (both DDR4 and DDR3) over the years and they have been solid and reliable. They use high-quality memory dies and @@ -48,7 +53,7 @@ be able to reach their advertised speeds and be reliable for a long time. ## Dell Prebuilt PCs -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**NEGATIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) In recent years, Dell has become notorious for attempting to scam customers into various support contracts. They also design very bad systems with proprietary diff --git a/content/opinions/miscellaneous.md b/content/opinions/miscellaneous.md @@ -5,15 +5,24 @@ Summary: A collection of my opinions about various other topics ## Leuchtturm1917 Journals -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Consistently high quality paper, features, and bindings with hard covers that are available in multiple colours. The paper is also some of my favourite to write on. +## Rhodia Paper Products + +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-25) + +Excellent paper and a wide variety of sizes, prints, and form factors. My +favourite are the top bound spiral notebooks with dot grid printing, orange +covers, and A5 size paper, but I've also used some notebooks and other notepads +from them over the years. + ## Casio fx-991EX Calculator -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) A fantastic, versatile, and durable calculator with many functions including: solving integrals and derivatives, linear systems of equations, and matrices. @@ -23,7 +32,7 @@ nicer to use than a calculator on my PC or phone. ## Skullcandy Earbuds -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) The only pairs of earbuds that I have ever purchased which have lasted longer than a handful of months. They are also the ones that sit most comfortably and @@ -32,7 +41,7 @@ of wired earbuds (I have only had to buy two pairs over the past three years). ## Busybox -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**NEGATIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Added [awful, disgusting quality code](https://git.busybox.net/busybox/commit/?id=405095d84b1f3be17efb4e10d87d480bd054877f) diff --git a/content/opinions/operating-systems.md b/content/opinions/operating-systems.md @@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Summary: A collection of my opinions about operating systems ## ElementaryOS -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) A project with design as its number one priority. They are creating a beautiful, usable, easy-to-recommend Linux distribution. While they aren't perfect and @@ -14,16 +14,17 @@ eye on. ## Fedora Linux -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) One of the only Linux distributions I've tried which well and truly gets out of my way, doesn't break, and doesn't require a ton of fiddling for basic things. It's the _only_ Linux distribution I've tried which allowed me to print _and_ -scan with my hplip-supported HP printer out of the box. +scan with my hplip-supported HP printer out of the box. Note that I have only +used Fedora KDE and Fedora Cinnamon, not Fedora with GNOME. ## OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Linux -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) I have pretty much the same thoughts about OpenSUSE Tumbleweed as I do about Fedora, with a couple of exceptions. OpenSUSE does take more effort to set up @@ -38,7 +39,7 @@ other Linux distribution. ## OpenBSD -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) I love the philosophy and development practices of the developers. They are a model for anybody in software development because of their focus on security, diff --git a/content/opinions/software-licensing.md b/content/opinions/software-licensing.md @@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ Summary: A collection of my opinions about software licensing practices and orga ## Copycentre/Anti-Copyright Licenses -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Licenses which are simple, easy to understand for everyone, and don't place undue burden on developers or users. My preferred licenses are: the Unlicense, @@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ CC0, the ISC/MIT/BSD-2-clause Licenses, and CC-BY. ## Copyleft Licenses -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**NEGATIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) They utterly fail at their stated goal, instead reinforcing copyright as a tool to get one's way and protect one's "intellectual property". This results in much @@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ Failure](/blog/free-software-is-an-abject-failure) for more on this topic. ## "Ethical" Licenses -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**NEGATIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Licenses that attempt to control how one can use software without any real basis in law or reality. They are, practically, just proprietary source-available @@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ licenses that don't achieve anything meaningful. ## FSF/OSI -(Last Updated: 2022-05-03) +**NEGATIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) Organizations that place themselves in the position of deciding what is and isn't an "approved license". Not only are they run by people famous for diff --git a/content/opinions/video-games.md b/content/opinions/video-games.md @@ -5,6 +5,8 @@ Summary: Opinions I have about various video games. ## Elite Dangerous +**NEUTRAL** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) + I've played about 85 hours of Elite Dangerous according to Steam. I own the Horizons expansion but not Odyssey (whose launch was a disappointing mess). I do find some aspects of the game fun; the graphics are pretty, the ships are @@ -32,6 +34,8 @@ hunting mission. ## Star Citizen +**POSITIVE** (Last Updated: 2022-05-03) + In contrast to Elite Dangerous, I only recently got into and purchased Star Citizen. So far, despite bugs and the occasional crash, it has been really fun to play and explore. I went into it not only with the knowledge that it is still in alpha