Rek Bell

a photo of Rek working on the game Donsol using Vincent, a Macbook pro

When I have access to shore power, I use Vincent, an old 2010 Macbook Pro with Manjaro(i3), generously donated by my friend John Eternal in 2017. Vincent previously ran Elementary OS, but I've switched to Manjaro in 2022. Elementary is a good bridge OS when coming straight from MacOS.

It draws more power than obi, and the battery is mostly dead (it has 5 minutes of power independence). I've replaced the battery twice, the first one was a third-party battery and it lasted a year, the second was an ifixit battery and its performance was also subpar.

Repair timeline