So I think I’m broken.
I seem to be spending the majority of time looking at various linux photographers youtube channels, and looking at what Linux Distro and Desktop Environment they use, rather tha paying attention to what they are teaching in their videos, e.g. videos on latest darktable features etc.
Part of me thinks “If I install X distro, who Y uses, I’ll be better at making decent images”. This tends to result in me hosing my system, installing another distro and apps, finding irritations with it (normally lots of paper cuts from KDE Plasma on Kubuntu), then decide to reinstall my previous distro, get bored of that, then try something else, then get fed up with that, then back full circle to the original distro & desktop environment (Usually Linux Mint Cinnamon).
Then repeat the whole cycle every few weeks.
And I’ll be honest this messing around a) isn’t helping my mental health dealing with the stress of reinstalling everythig and b) isn’t helping me at all try to be more productive. In fact I’d say my repeated Distro Hoping (spot the Freudian Slip?) seems to be a way for me to procrastinate actually doing things (like my photography website I’ve been meaning on getting on with for the past few years).
Or even just reading up on photography tips / techniques, or even reading photography magazines, which I buy, and tend not to read every month (I’ll read it next month when my distro is better)
Although I’ve never had any issues at all on Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition (apart from the lack of flexibility in editing the main menu). Lol, and there I go again, trying to pick minor issues with a distro, to justify the whole rinse and repeat distro hopping cycle…
I really wish I could just stop messing around Distro Hoping, hoping that my next distro, will be my distro home (like Sam Becket in Quantum Leap?).
So I guess I’m a bit broken at the moment! Excuse me while I sit in the corner and say “wibble” while rocking back and forth gently…