Nothing really new here, but it's shit like this that makes me ashamed to be any part of the software industry.
Also playing with bootable USB sticks. So far everything (Tails, ElementaryOS, Ubuntu 19.10) works fine on my crappy Chromebook. On the MacBook things are different: Tails won't boot, ElementaryOS boots but the keyboard doesn't work. Ubuntu appears to be fine.
There's a lesson in there somewhere I'm sure.
Noodling a bit on https://afreshcup.com/uses/ in my copious spare time.
Taking another look at Thunderbird. I'd switched over to Airmail a couple years back when Thunderbird was going through some hard times, but it looks like those are safely past. And it'd be nice to not have my email client tied to Apple's increasingly-shitty ecosystem.
Not sure I have the necessary pain tolerance to try to set up Lightning for calendars, though. It's not that Lightning is bad, it's that calendering is one of the biggest shitstorms in all of software.
Shout-out to JollysFastVNC (https://www.jinx.de/JollysFastVNC.html) - a new install just accepted the license that I purchased in 2010. It's so rare for "lifetime" licenses to last even five years that I'm always happily surprised when they're still valid.