Super cold here in central VA, made worse by the fact that it rained yesterday, which is the perfect recipe for black ice. Plus I saw this morning that our state Dept of Transportation wasn't able to get out and treat the roads for some reason.
More generally, I'm in a better place about actually doing some things I've been talking to myself about doing forever. Drawing is happening more, and I'm planning out what I hope will be a decent story. (Serious plug for Dan Harmon's Story Circle technique).
Keeping work productivity going is hard, because I'm getting into Peter Gibbons territory ("It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.").
In today's edition of first world problems, the laptop I bought when I went into private practice may be nearing the end of its lifespan. It'll hit 5 years old next month, and while it seems to be doing okay, I'm not sure how much longer that'll last. At the least, I need to redo the partitions on it. It has a small SSD and then a large platter drive, and without thinking I put / on the SSD. This means my home partition has way more space than it needs, while I'm having to clean stuff off to even be able to do system upgrades. For some reason pacman is super squirrelly about allowing an alternate install location. Speaking of squirrels, it also hordes downloads like it's the apocalypse: it saves everything it downloads by default, which means you end up with lots of old versions just hanging out (the idea is to be able to downgrade as needed, but (1) I've never needed to, and (2) it's far too aggressive). I just ran a script to clear pacman's cache on my desktop, and it erased 14.2GB of old packages.
Dell has some nice-looking 2-in-1 laptops right now, which even has their version of the Apple Pencil. Apparently Linux compatibility is pretty good with all of those, but I'll need to research that further. It'd be nice to have something that could replace both my laptop and my iPad, but I don't know if there's anything for Linux that's as good as Notability.