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The The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe, previously known as The Water Cooler, is a place to post stuff that has absolutely nothing at all to do with computers, broadband, Scot's Newsletter, or anything that's "supposed" to be here.
Never too old to learn. At least you're not millennials. (or for millennials - your? yaw? 🙄)
There was an interesting current affairs program on our local ABC (government funded public station) the other night. Apparently back in the 50s and 60s when I went to school, English was taught with emphasis on recognising phonics ie. the individual sounds that make up words. This was changed to just teaching recognition of whole words which has recently been proved to be way less effective. Some schools have gone back to using phonics and the results have been remarkable with most students improving a whole grade in English over a couple of years!
Cool, security. I really don't feel so comfortable with Arch derivatives, or with installing Arch any other way besides by the book. Not that I've really had any bad experiences with any of the Arch derivatives I've tried (except a couple of recent installation attempts with ArchLabs -- couldn't get it installed for some reason). Anarchy seems ok, though. I would have tried to use it to get Arch with only Openbox, but I was kinda pressed for time and I wasn't exactly sure how to do it, even though I've done an Arch installation with only Openbox (no DE) in the past. So I went with Xfce instead.
About the only thing I don't buy online are groceries. I happen to live in a 400 unit apt bldg for the elderly and the mailboxes are in the lobby in sight of a security guard 24/7. The mailman or delivery driver will leave packages by my door if I'm not here but there is limited access to the bldg and cameras in all the hallways. So, I've never had a package go missing. I didn't lose money on the counterfeit SDs because both Amazon and eBay have very liberal return policies. It just an inconvenience having to return them and wait for replacements.