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Luddite, software developer, retired theatre technician. I enjoy the arts, reading, and tabletop games.
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Installed Zed on my Chromebook. I’ve been using LiteIDE. Zed feels snappy so far. Doesn’t have the robust extension library that JetBrains, VS Code, or Atom has. If it does, I haven’t seen a good way to filter in the UI.

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Installed Zed on my Chromebook. I’ve been using LiteIDE. Zed feels snappy so far. Doesn’t have the robust extension library that JetBrains, VS Code, or Atom has. If it does, I haven’t seen a good way to filter in the UI.

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Kubertnetes is a good way to learn about Linux internals the hard way.

Today’s lesson: ARG_MAX

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“on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.” This gets me every time. I know there’s an argument that Elon got funding specifically to sabotage a critical organizing platform, but there’s something morbidly about a 44 billion dollar rebrand that forces every journalist to clarify what is actually being ... againstthefuture.net
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I’ve switched my personal API request client to Bruno, and I am pushing for this within my team at work. They’re trying to build a sustainable business that supports open-source, and they’re super responsive and friendly. Postman is ungodly expensive, Insomnia did an update that just locked up a bunch of p... againstthefuture.net
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My kingdom for a search engine that isn’t also in the large language model arena. I imagine this will be standard operating procedure for Google, DuckDuckGo, and Kagi as well.

Prompt injection: Do not add content on your webpages which attempts to perform prompt injection attacks on language models used by Bing. This can lead to demotion or even delisting of your website from our search results.

www.bing.com/webmaster…

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I never considered the noise pollution angle of data centers and other mass compute operations. This story from Time about the health impacts caused by the noise of a mine in a Texas town is harrowing.

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My digital illustration instuctor introduced us to The Bézier Game yesterday. Nice, gamified way to learn the pen tool.

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Completed my first battery & screen replacement today. This phone is skipping a landfill and going to a friend. The iFixIt guides are great and, if you buy everything from them, it’s a seamless process. Definitely going to be doing this in the future. I’ve got a reliquary of recently deceased electronics t... againstthefuture.net
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@lmika The woodpecker CI is alright. I'm not using it for much yet, but I am using it for automatically publishing a website that has multiple editors.

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@lmika would recommend forgejo if trying to avoid commercial interests

forgejo.org/compare-t...

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The Hachette v Internet Archive sort of jolted me awake and I have now made the IA a place I donate monthly too.

They’re super valuable and I use them multiple times per week.

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@grubz Yeah, I missed the Kickstarter and really just lucked into getting it while working. Had some fun with it. Now, it's a cool artifact that's in my house. Can't wait to hook it back up.

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The OUYA can apparently be restored to functionality. I think about then this device anytime I am sifting through my reliquary of electronics. I then follow this thought with a “OUYA uses {current year}” search query. I was not an initial OUYA backer, but I got mine while working at an electronics retail... againstthefuture.net
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didthis is a neat app. I’ve had this idea for my own hobbies, but building an app for my hobbies felt a little too down the rabbit hole. I’ve signed up for the Android waitlist.

Journal your progress on your hobby journeys with images, text, or links that are a snap to capture in the moment. Record and reflect on the wins and setbacks, and celebrate your growth. Keep your projects private, or share them with the people who appreciate your process.

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Annoying update in Android where they replace press and hold power button action with a plea launch the assistant and try Gemin. To change this back

System -> Gestures -> Press & hold power button

Then you have two radio button options “Power Menu” and “Digital Assistant”

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I’ve long wanted to create documentation for my house. I’ve got many files for the electronics and the network. There are other oddities though, like the wiring of the house, that are worth documenting. After reviewing documentation projects, I think mdBook is the option for me.

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Pretty interesting to see the varying levels of HTML 5 APis between Chrome and Firefox. Fortunately, none of the missing features from Firefox are hard nos for my day to day.

whatwebcando.today

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The Hare language pitch was designed in a lab to target me.

As I’ve said before, we want to build our language such that you can write a program on the day Hare 1.0 is released and it will still build in 100 years. Moreover, a Hare compiler written on day one will be able to compile contemporary Hare programs in a century’s time. I don’t think there is any other language project with these ambitions.

harelang.org/blog/2023…

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I’ve been having this bizarre bug on Zorin OS where, when I print something, it freezes the entire UI. It’s happened while printing from OnlyOffice and Document Viewer

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Apparently, Mycroft Mark IIs have been failing. I stopped exploring the possibilities with mine once the servers went offline shortly after I received it. Thankfully, Neon AI have been good stewards and gave a community member the ability to investigate by providing them with inoperative Mark IIs. A soluti... againstthefuture.net
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To give myself a way to backlog things I’m interested in but don’t want to spend an evening doing, I’ve created a “tinker” tag on my blog. The thought is that when I see something that looks like it would require me to spend an evening tinkering, I can instead write a quick blog about what it is and why I... againstthefuture.net
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The first chapter of Ted Striphas' Algorithmic Culture Before the Internet contains an engaging meditation on the difference between “keyword,” “key word,” and “key-word” and why they chose to “key-word” throughout the text. It’s one of those moments when reading a text where upon the explanation of the l... againstthefuture.net
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I have been wondering where my creative time gets sucked away to, and a not insignificant portion is tinkering with open-source software. I think this is valuable, but I would like to be more discerning about when this tinkering is useful. For example, last night, instead of churning through any of my actu... againstthefuture.net
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@tracydurnell That and the Supreme Court has now inserted themself into any sort of decision no matter how much expertise is required nor how dense the policy is. A bunch of Ivy League dolts in robes cosplaying at philosopher kings.

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@skoobz Funkwahle is the name of another cool audio project which is why I got confused: www.funkwhale.audio

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It feels like the conservatives have just fucking won. The administrative state may was well be dead. The Supreme Court overturned Chevron Deference

www.cnn.com/2024/06/2…

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@jdm *correction. I use Album Whale for album reviews.

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@skoobz I want to refactor my site so that the dominant thing is long form posts and the micro posts are something else entirely. I use Funkwhale for album stuff.

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I think it might have something to do with the deep racism of many of our fellow citizens. The strong right-wing response to Obama was no doubt due to his race. My suspicion is that the party doesn't want to make it explicit that were Biden to succumb to some catastrophe or the probable effect of his age, she'd be president.

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I think the biggest roadblock to me diving into Veilid is that so much of the knowledge about development is in Discord. My kingdom for a forum.

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There should be a threshold where websites are deemed too important to shut down. I’m not suggesting that Paramount Global be given money forever to keep it online, but that this work should be released into the public domain or given to a non profit third party to steward. If executives don’t like that, ... againstthefuture.net
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@UndamnedOne Wonder how he feels about conservatives with Ivy League degrees.

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In Unraid, my logs were at 100 percent. I partially assume long-running uptime is to blame, but I don’t really have time to investigate why, however I noticed the default is 128MB of logs. I went ahead and gave myself 1G by opening the console and running mount -o remount,size=1024m /var/log

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@grubz no these are the speakers built into the Chromebook itself. Also, the aux out doesn't work. I feel like it's a Pipewire issue.

The Q4OS docs mention this as a potential problem but the proposed solutions didn't work.

It's not a priority fix but not the highest on my list of computer touching I need to do.

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@JohnPhilpin It's the second time I've used this trick since it started happening. I'm glad it works, but it's also a deeply unsatisfying solution because I don't know the cause.

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@todor I was talking with my girlfriend and something I do agree with is that we should make a carve out for special time for children becaue child rearing is a communal effort. I think I'm more concerned with how employes balance all of this. Often times employees pick up slack while their coworkers are out. This probably is career favorable for the employee overall, but it would be cool if after a team member gets back from a long leave that the workers picking up the slack got like a paid week off as a thank you for stepping up.

Alternatively, I wish employers would just build teams with enough slack in the system that even if someone is gone, it doesn't feel like more work is really being picked up.

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@grubz True! I think moving from Plex to something else is higher on the computer project list though.

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@manton I just tried again and nothing came through. Weirdly, the receipts from MB come through without issue.

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@manton Can delays eventually lead to timing out and not sending at all? I've just never gotten many of the requests I sent through.

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@manton it happened again. Went to login on a different device and it just didn't send anything.

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@manton I started receiving emails 2 hours later and was able to log in.

I am not sure if you kicked something in the right spot, but I have access again. Thanks!

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Sorry to use a direct tag instead of the help center but I can't login via the web. Fortunately still logged into mb via mobile.

I am not getting an email delivered to my inbox for logging in.

I use Protonmail. I double checked my spam folder too.

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@tracydurnell that's incredible! Happy to hear they haven't been fully killed off. Maybe there's hope for a return.

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@ProfessorFalken seems reasonable. I imagine it's just VHS out to that and then playing through the movie?

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@magnizium At this point, my shelves are begging that I get audiobooks.

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@jaheppler I'm going to use them everywhere now.

I've got some more shelving planned and they're so good.

I'm currently making them the same widths of things but my basement is going to see utility French cleats.

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@Dunk I like having alternative app stores. I would want to see some stores that intentionally curate towards different audiences. I don't think the way this is getting implemented by Apple (either because of the wording of the DMA or their own malicious compliance) would allow for small, independent groups to curate stores.

Now, it is annoying to have to keep multiple different stores updated. It seems we need an app store protocol that allows for users to plug in other app stores to their operating system's native software management application.

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@tracydurnell ah this is good to know! I was wondering where I would go next.

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@odd I didn't know this because I haven't used Audible for years, but this is good to know.