This is a quick account of my recent activities:
1. I saw Ubuntu's logo in an episode of the show The Big Bang Theory.
That was on episode 17 of the 10th season. Actor Kevin Sussman, who gives life to the character Stuart Bloom, is wearing a grey Ubuntu T-Shirt.
2. I upgraded from Yakkety Yak to Zeisty Zappus.
The only time I attempted to upgrade an Ubuntu version was on my Chromebook, and it did not work. Thus, I had my concerns when I did it on my ThinkPenguin Adelie laptop, which is the machine I take to work. My fears proved unfounded, though: everything went perfectly! Wow!
3. I experimented with Debian on my Lenovo tablet.
I had tried GNURoot before and it went pretty well, but everything felt more like a proof of concept. Thus, I tried Debian noroot this time. I still cannot get VLC to work, but Libreoffice does run smoothly, and that was one of my priorities. I'll keep testing.