The Future Needs You!

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    Up 4d 4h — 7% remainingOn a nearly 5-year-old internal battery (click image to enlarge; 606×207 original):

    I was mistaken about the remaining percentage, though — 7% (not 3%).

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    Yes, I use it every day¹.  It's my main productivity machine.

    But, I no longer use it for many of the file-management tasks for my network-storage.  Nor do I run heavy-compute (or graphics-intensive) tasks from the IdeaPad Flex.  Those tasks drain its battery faster than on my 2nd (Legion) laptop.

    Basically... the 2-in-1 has become my kitchen laptop.  And I spend a lot of my time working out of my kitchen.

    Even when I work upstairs, my dog likes to stay in the kitchen — to stakeout the fridge.  Or she's in the backyard.  Either way, I can keep her company or keep an eye on her from the kitchen.

    ¹ Not long ago, I had a crunch-project.  I wasn't really using either of my personal laptops.  But, I used the 2nd laptop enough to get the low-battery warning.  It had been running on battery for over 2 days — mostly suspended.

    I put it on the charger.

    Next, I thought, "Oh... right.  What about the IdeaPad?  That's been sitting in the kitchen for at least as long."  I go down and check on it — up for over 4 days!  Suspended the whole time.  (I think I have a screenshot.  But, not on this machine — i'm upstairs, now.  I may add it later.  I'll let you know.)

    Each laptop consumes 1%-battery/hour while suspended.  So... 4 days == 96 hours — and the battery had 3% remaining.

    If I hadn't checked, the internal NVMe was about to experience another "unsafe shutdown".  And I already have more of those than I'd like (S.M.A.R.T. excerpt below). smh

    Unsafe Shutdowns:                   119
  • Wear and tear are obviously inevitable. Good to know it's also minimal, negligible. Do you use it everyday? 's Main machine?

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    On Windows, it goes into tablet-mode — most of the desktop becomes much more "touch-friendly".  On Linux, I think it just disables the keyboard and touchpad.  Yes... it does.

    That's why I keep a little OnBoard launcher in my top-panel — to open the on-screen keyboard

    OnBoard launcher

    I just went down to the kitchen and tested it.  Then I realized, "Wow... I haven't used my 2-in-1 as a tablet in years."  Not since the lock-downs began, in 2020.

    I actually used that feature often, for the 1st 8 months.  But, I became accustomed to always having a table or counter-top available.  And I just stopped using it as a tablet.

    I'm amazed how solid the hinge remains.  When I bought that IdeaPad Flex, in 2019, I thought, "It's solid now.  But, surely it will become a problem in a few years."  Nope.

    I'd say it's as solid today as it ever was.  But, that's not physically possible.  Instead, "It's degradation is imperceptible — but, not unmeasurable."

    Just watch... now that I've made that claim, it will just fall apart on me. lol

  • The video made me notice something for the first time. When a laptops flip open, do the keyboard and trackpad lock? Or are people typing "jdffggggggggg" while drawing or tabletting?

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    I don't want to offend you.  But, your reply seems like a non sequitur.

    "The Future is You" ≠ "Public Schools Need More Money"

    Are you sure you meant to reply to this topic?  With...

    "I agree that schools need more money, but it's not just public schools. There needs to be more funds and assistance to people trying to further their education. Our healthcare system is broken. Part of the reason is the cost of getting the education needed to become a doctor, nurse practitioner, or nurse. The substantial amount of debt a new doctor has is a heavy burden to bear, then add the expensive insurance they have to keep to protect them from losing everything if they get sued. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to become a doctor, then tack on more for any type of specialty. We NEED these people."

  • I plan to make myself more useful to the open-source community.  For years, I have been leveraging open-source software.  But, I've only contributed money to projects on which I rely.  And only to some.

    I've also been complaining for years — "Please, Lenovo, extend the Linux-support from your ThinkPadsThinkBooks, and ThinkCentres to your entire product-line."

    I recently discovered an open-source project¹ — inspires me to become "the change I want to see in the world."

    Some don't just complain or beg.  Some act.  I have the skills.  But, I've not allocated the time.

    It's hard.  And it will get harder before it gets easier.

    ¹ From GitHub, 4JX's L5P-Keyboard-RGB open-source (GPL 3.0) project — to customize Legion (and IdeaPad) RGB-keyboard's LED on Linux, as users can with Lenovo Vantage on Windows: (link opens new tab or window; click image to enlarge)

    4JX's Legion RGB Control

  • I agree that schools need more money, but it's not just public schools. There needs to be more funds and assistance to people trying to further their education. Our healthcare system is broken. Part of the reason is the cost of getting the education needed to become a doctor, nurse practitioner, or nurse. The substantial amount of debt a new doctor has is a heavy burden to bear, then add the expensive insurance they have to keep to protect them from losing everything if they get sued. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to become a doctor, then tack on more for any type of specialty. We NEED these people. 

  • fascinating information to be inspired by. 

  • I will see Lenovo Creating Gadgets for the Legion Go and for Legion Gaming Laptops.