Arindam Basu

How beautifully expressed!

This linkage between walking and spiritual connection you make with the earth, with your surroundings is to me the number one reason why we should build a culture around walking and reaching spaces within walking distances. There is also a case for using bicycles for instance (those who can). We are living in an age where individual fossil fuel based motorized movement has brought the existence of humanity into question. Everyday, as you learn about the perils of runaway climate change, the world's unabated hunger for fossil fuel, the need for personal motorised transport, one must think of how may we rejuvenate walking. If we were to be able to walk everywhere, life would be deliberately slow, spirital, local and connected to our surroundings.

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"I had to buy a Windows laptop last year"

It's time you ditch both Windows and Mac and installed a linux distro in it, all for free.

You will get a good robust free open source system to start with, an excellent community support and learn a lot, and I daresay, none of the problems you faced. Give it a shot.

Download a distro on a usb (visit: https://distrowatch.com)

find out your usb drive's address, burn the ISO image on the usb drive, boot and install.

You may have to spend an afternoon but at the end of that process, you will get a set of nice workable machines. As you are familiar with Mac, I suppose most things you are used to in the terminal will work for you on Linux box as well.

Go for it.

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Arindam Basu

Arindam Basu

Professor @ University of Canterbury, Doctor, scholar, data scientist, Cantabrian. ENS: arinbasu.eth & mastodon instance: @arin_basu@mastodon.nzoss.nz