Angela is named after Angela Davis, an "American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s working with the Communist Party USA, of which she was a member until 1991, and was briefly involved in the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Movement." - Wikipedia

It's my travel laptop. It was previously housed in a Thinkpad X120e body, which I never liked. That computer finally "died" after 5 years of use when its screen cracked, at which point I replaced the hardware with a Thinkpad X220, after a brief interval in a battered old X201 body lent from a friend.

I bought the X220, refurbished, at Encan Depot for 150$CAD, in May 2018. It came with a basic hard disk and I made them swap that with 8GB of ram instead. I'm real happy with the result, although it's a little slow for my LTS work: I usually build on curie or marcos instead.

See the X220 install docs for issues with running Debian on the X220.

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