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A bit of a rambling update on my projects.
Homelab upgrade - I migrated the UNRaid
system from a old I5-3540t mini ITX setup to a more modern
J5040-ITX system. It has a more modern CPU, which
uses much less power. Most of the time these systems are
idle, so idle power use is important, but under full load
the system uses about 20-40 watts instead of the 50-75.
Also the quad core Pentium is a bit faster than the old
3rd gen Core cpu that was in it.
Set up Tailscale (I'm about a year behind
everyone else it seems).
Migrated to Nextcloud for personal
documentation storage. My slow but steady move away from
using Google Drive and Google Docs continues.
Hunting for a "mini-micro" machine to take
the place of my current VM Server. I want to minimize the
amount of space my home lab takes up, and even though the
VM is in a micro-atx case, it's too large. Since I am not
doing anything computationally intensive on my VM, moving
over to a 6 core mini system makes sense. Maybe instead
I'll find a smaller case (that would be cheaper......)
Face it, the only reason people miss MySpace is
that it died out before it could spy on us. Tom sold the
company and retired (he is a photographer now). MySpace didn't
have a founder who thought he was a genius, it didn't have an
advertising plan, and it didn't ever figure out what to do
with all the data it gathered. That's why we miss it.
If MySpace had beaten Facebook it probably would have ended up
going down the same path, just without Tom.
also the sparkling gif profiles people made were crazy
annoying sometimes... And yet I miss them.
A new Quake map pack is out. It looks great.
Brutalist Quake map packI feel like every time
I try to use Linux on my Desktop system, it always ends in
tears. This time Manjaro can't boot anymore. It would have
made sense if I was poking at it, however this system was
working fine last night when I shut it down. This morning on
boot it just.... freezes. I cannot get into the terminal. So
I'll be re-setting it up.
I've started "daily driving" Asahi Linux on my Mac book for a
week now. My only complaints are the speakers still don't work
and there is no GPU acceleration. I know the tean there is
working on these 2 items, and they are making some great
progress (on twitter search for Asahi Linux, you'll find a
bunch of posts). So far I am a fan. I think if you are rocking
a M1 mac you should give it a try. Dual booting doesn't hurt
Man Fuck Kiwifarms. Look I agree that a few companies hold far
too much power over what is on the internet. But no private
company should be compelled to do bussiness with people they
don't want to work with.
Too many people hide behind "freedom of speech".
Getting over COVID. Used my sick time to work on my 3d printer
and set up Octoprint. update about that coming soonish.
Please get your vaccinations and wear a mask. COVID really
Thoughts on Escape from Tarkov:
I got further into Tarkov this wipe then ever before. The game
starts to get to me after a while. I am finally too old to
play some multiplayer games. It's an interesting concept, and
is more or less well executed. But like PVP in MMO games, it
ultimately comes down to who has more time to play it. This
isn't a "skill ceiling" (like a Soul's game), but to "get
gudd" it requires constant repetition. So like a MMO PvP game,
it comes down to working out the meta, and combining it with
running the same maps repeatedly. It's deep, and well crafted,
but after a point, becomes excessively punishing to new and
casual players. It does what it does very well. It's not a
"bad" game, but it definitely made for a very, very
specific audience. I am not in that group. But I do appreciate
what it does.
If you are in the group that really likes Tarkov, good. I'm
glad you like it, and I am glad it exists. The games industry
would be so boring if developers didn't take risks like this.
I look forward to seeing what other styles this game inspires
in the future.
When I hear/read
people complaining that their partner made a large purchase
without taking it though with them, I am usually a bit
stunned. A serious relationship requires a lot of trust and
communication. Anything about money requires a bit of back
and forth between partners. Please communicate with them.
Dont be my uncle.
New Record Day is always fun.
Modern release of the Japanese edition of the Return of the
New Project starting today. I need to fix my Yamaha K-420
cassette player. It needs new belts and probably a few new
capacitors. 1980's Yamaha kit, like most Japanese tech from
that time period, is very rugged. If it wasn't abused, it
run. Belts, since they are rubber, usually wear out, and
player is almost as old as I am.
I still get a kick out of phsyical media of the 80s. These
players have a distincitve look that I feel is lacking with
modern equipment. If you go to a family
planning clinic, turn off your cell phone. All of
tech developed in the past 20 years is being used to watch
your every move. Start planning defensively.
It must be so exhuasting to be a woman.
I screw up
people's pronouns sometimes. I feel like crap when I do
it. To be clear, this is my problem, not yours.
You are fine. I need work on it. So I am sorry when I
daily on my desktop has been fun. I still game in
but Manjaro looks to have solved all the weird little
issues that I always ran into using Ubuntu. (sound not
working, nvidia drivers crashing, what ever they are
with their desktop) Hopefully devices like the Steam
will move more devs to support linux, and I can avoid
using Windows 11.
I read Marie
Kando's "The Life Changing Magic of Tyding Up" where she
goes in depth and explains her "Kon Mari" system. I
enjoyed the book. I don't buy in to the whole minimalize
style, but I like how it gets you to think about what
own, and why you have it. I don't do the "spark joy"
she does, but instead ask myself "have I used this in 2
years?". If the Answer is No, then I need to get rid of
it. That drawer of cables, gone. That interesting stack
fun paper you got back in 2017, gone. Like Kregier says
"Who cares, they're in the garbage".
I bought way too much stuff in the past 10 years. I
COVID time getting rid of it. I still have more to get
of. My un-finished projects, which remain un-finished
after all these years, are gone. That weird useless
collection of "interesting things" that I look at only
when new things get added to the collection, also gone
I'm not minimalist, but I am tired of keeping all this
crap around the house that I do not need.
So yes, I recomend her book, but only becuase it gets
thinking "do I really need all of this shit?"
given up on Google Search.
can just download the roms for Sonic 1-3, Sonic and
Knuckles, and Sonic CD right? No one really needs to
a remaster (with DLC! wtf.) of 25ish year old game
Go play Sonic Mania instead.
in Ukraine are much simpler than many people
thought. Honestly, I thought this was the point of
drones? Make a cheap, almost commodity piece of military
kit that is tasked to do 1 or 2 jobs. Easiliy repairable
and replaceable. Looks like the Russians are doing just
that. This does look like a quick hack though. I'm not
sure how reliable these drones will be after a few
worth of constant flying. Those consumer cameras are
to be used on the ground, in normal temps, not exposed
the elements (the used duct tape to seal the frame). It
looks like it should do the job it's meant to do.
I feel I should mention, fuck Putin and his cronies.
Made the switch from Win 10 to
Manjaro for desktop work. Liking it so far.
Yes playing with the Steam Deck is what lead me to try
out. Yes Asahi Linux on my macbook too.
Yes I am done with Ubuntu. aaahhh,
that's Facebooks plan Meta
of virtual good sales. I was wondering why
they were pushing their "meta verse" idea so hard. They
want it to be just as dystopian as the metaverse in
The modern internet is so f%#king exhusting. Why is
everything a god damn hustle? I'm not against people
getting paid, but these platforms don't do anything, and
then skim money off the top.
I work in IT/Software
development. I wish people would stop pitching me their
"million dollar" idea.
Potter/ETC. Why do people get tattoos of these brands? I
do like them, but why cover yourself with a company's
product for free? Shouldn't they pay to be permanently
inked on to your body? When I was younger, I had a few
t-shirts with things like the Superman S, or the Bat
symbol. But looking back, I realize that I paid for the
privliedge to advertise these products to other people.
I'm not against capitalism, or intellectual property,
why use these IPs as a stand-in for a identity?
"Here is a thing I like. You can have it too from a
authorized product distributor" Windows Debloater script. https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater.
It's bullshit users have to develop their own tools to
make their OS more useful. It's weird.
been using Windows since v3.0. I've had numerous Win
systems. I work in a Windows focused software company.
more and more when doing work on a windows machine, the
damn OS feels like it's getting in the way of what I
to do. Random UAC popups, odd inconsistent problems with
network drives, and the window manager layout. I
prefer working in MacOS or Arch. Windows is starting to
feel a bit... long in tooth? Like it's just been around
too long? Windows Server doesn't have this feeling. MS
added too much cruft to their consumer OS.
Honestly, Windows 11 is a tragedy. I rolled the system
back to 10. 10 is fine, I keep it mostly for gaming. MS,
please stop adding "services", live or other wise, to
OS. Neocities stats.
think this is wrong?
I don't think a thousand people visit this page every
month. One of the
they don't tell you about when you are young is that as
you get older, you have to keep fiddling with your
layout to avoid hurting different parts of your body. I
just spent the afternoon moving everything around to
my desk more ergonimic for my shoulder. Don't get old
Well you can get a bit old. I was the envy of every
"youth" who came into the coffee shop this morning. I
fielded a bunch of questions about the steam deck.
If an open
project change's its function, or adds lines/ opinions
about an ongoing event, I don't have a problem with it.
The creator/maintaner of the project can do what they
want, it's their project. You can fork the old version
continue on using that. It's weird seeing open source
supporters getting upset becuase a .js library
by one pseron, changed. If your project/company is
dependent on it, then you need to make your own version
that can't be changed by anyone but you. Steam Deck
arrived. Plays games very well. Most of my "Boomer
Shooters" work flawlessly. Amid Evil, Ion Fury, Quake,
Dusk, etc. AMD FSR tech really helps with batterylife
frame rate. Over all very pleased. Full impressions
My Steam Deck
finally shipping. But it's been stuck in Eastern
Washington for days now... Put MacOS on the
iPad already. They have the same damn hardware! I look at all
these Chromium based web browsers and think, "I thought
solved this problem when we killed off Internet
dosen't your site look better/more professional?" I've seen this
article posted around the internet. Moscow
dorm computer network. Great read.
The Pixel 3,
which is still a good phone, is no longer being
by Google. This is why I switched to iPhone. Not because
Applie is amazing, but becuase it supports it's phones
years after release. We can't keep wasting resources,
swapping phones every 2-3 years. Google
a prefectly good phone. - Vice I salute you
good sir. This
giant tech companies. Ruining your own
code to mess with them
This Article lists many of the
issues I have with the "Green Economy". We can't keep
growing, and adding more and more things/production in
world. We need to start getting by with less stuff and
smaller homes. There is no such thing as a eco firndly
tech. It all has a cost.Tech
Will. The tech industry only
wants growth, they will not help anyone. One of the
reviews of the new Matrix film. The Movie opens with
people areguing with the creator of the Matrix about the
meaning behind the title. PC
Matrix I kind of want
delete my twitter. I mostly follow people in the
security field, but I still find myself spending too
time browsing the site.