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P.S. I wanted to try to reproduce the problem, so I reinstalled Manjaro with the same version from the USB stick, and then did an update and installed Pithos again. This time everything was fine. Now I think it was a big update and got interrupted due to wonky internet, and that corrupted the update. It's all good now, and fun to use a different distro, just for variety. I do like the AUR.
I seem to have I broken my Manjaro XFCE install by installing Pithos for GTK through the AUR. Suddenly the Whisker menu wasn't installed, and then I couldn't log in. Suspect that it removed some XFCE components and replaced with GTK ones...
I'm sure it told me that in the list of dependencies, but I'm lazy about that.
I could try to debug it, but it's not my main machine so it's not worth the trouble. A clean reinstall is easier.
I think it's funny when I find a new way to break an install.
I sure hope the US will get better at train travel, with more routes and options. I would love to never fly again except internationally.
The whole airline system is unpleasant to use, being built for maximum profit, not for happy customers, and it's awful for the environment and climate.
For the friends I want to visit (about 1500 miles away), the train takes twice as long as the driving time to get there on multiple trains and buses, which is not so fun.
Just cranky about all this today.
Just witnessed a whole conversation on a non-nerdy chat group about the evils of Facebook and big tech in connecting with people, finding local events and so on. No one has the perfect answer yet, but it's so encouraging to see that non-techy people are looking for better answers and a bunch of them already refuse to use FB.
In 2020 and beyond, the battle to save personhood and democracy requires a radical overhaul of mainstream technology
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