covid days : 25 April + Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I was about to upgrade my workstation OS to the latest Ubuntu release but the paranoid in me decided to go through the net one more time and I found this from linux config:

Upgrades from 18.04 LTS will not be enabled until a few days after the 20.04.1 release expected in late July 2020.

So. Since I don’t don’t want to risk messing up a properly working workstation I can wait until late July 2020.

I did read that a fingerprint login will be available for the 20.04 LTS release so I’m looking forward to that feature. Another welcome addition I am interested in is the kernel lockdown security feature.

I’ve been reading so many things. Too much maybe. “Everybody wants to rule the world.” The chinese communist party comes to mind right now.

The neighborhood is so unusually quiet even with the hard lockdown covering the entire district. So music.

There are malicious people online. They take advantage of a form that they can put their trash in not knowing it goes back to them. So I’m taking out my input form and leave the bots out to dry.

The hard lockdown is about to end but there’s an 8:00pm curfew so the hard lockdown essentially extends until tomorrow at 5:00 in the morning. Nothing happened. Except maybe I’ve cleaned up the back-end of this blog a bit. Maybe. There’s another chance to improve things tomorrow.

covid days : 24 April + Ubuntu

Canonical just released the latest Ubuntu — version 20.04 and I’m seriously thinking of forcing an upgrade this weekend. New features look good on paper especially the ones which are related to security. Historically, the auto upgrade for Long Term Support versions will only be available a few weeks after the upgrade is released but apparently it is already available. But I am praning and will wait for a bit until maybe this weekend so there is no disruption of work.

There are two people in fatigues manning the intersection at the corner. I am not sure if they’re police or army. There should be something there to indicate the difference. One of these days somebody will complain about that.

It’s hot today. I heard from the Manila Mayor’s report that one of the reasons why they’re conducting this 2-day hard lockdown so that city officials can do a house to house rapid testing of the residents of the Sampaloc district to determine who are actually infected by the virus. This will help them map the area of covid-19 infections more effectively. That would make sense. I just wish they don’t visit us in the early afternoons because my thermostat say’s it’s 38℃ where I’m sitting which says the room has a slight fever.

It has generally cooled down but still warm. I has been quiet and because of that the day has been restful.