|I bought a laptop. A screaming monster of a Lenovo with an i9-13900HX Intel processor and an NVidia RTX 4090 in it.
I bought it to run linux on a machine small enough to keep in my workspace and so when I visit my sister we could game together.
I don't usually buy laptops. I spent $4500 USD on one and it was stolen twice, recovered fortunately both times, and finally died when I dropped it. The one I had after that I spent much less on, and it was stolen. That time it had all my hours logged for work that week. What a mess. It wasn't the money I was out on the laptop in that case, but the fact that work related stuff got messed up.
And that's the thing. Even with source control, laptops are a liability. Consequently I don't use them - typically.
But I almost need one if I want to continue my ARM stuff as I refuse to dualboot my primary machine, and VMs interfere with some of the stodgy USB tools I have for linux for coding these arm boards. I don't have room for another desktop. Finally the clincher was, my sister and I are pretty close, and whenever I'm over there we want to game together, but my desktop is all tempered glass, heavy, fragile, and hard to transport.
So in the end I went and treated myself to a monster of a machine. I got a smokin deal on it.
As an aside, I was pretty amused that this site won't take orders on Saturday, due to Shabbat. It's not something I was expecting in the age of instant everything all the time online.
There's smoke in my iris
But I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids
So I'm ready now (What you ready for?)
I'm ready for life in this city
And my wings have grown almost enough to lift me