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Ugh. According to changelog in version 92, Firefox will now show ads in address bar suggestions:

"...you will also receive new, relevant suggestions from our trusted partners based on what you’re searching for"

(source: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/n)

As a big fan of Mozilla I feel like being hostage. Can't leave them (competition is way worse), but I don't want any "relevant" or "trusted" "partners" or "suggestions" anywhere near my browser.

Yeah, they need money. I get that. Still, this sucks.

Yet another reminder that is is an amazing and essential tool for shell scripting. I just used it to check a shell script on mine and it perfectly caught some of the faults and made constructive criticism. Also there were some points that I didn't know why it is considering a mistake, and then I realized every error has a code and a URL and the bottom of the list that contains perfect and clean explanation of why this is a mistake. I highly suggest it:

github.com/koalaman/shellcheck

I see people mentioning in the timeline that and are down? Weird. I didn't notice.

linux, systemd 

I‘ve been looking at NixOS for years, even used it as a daily driver back in 2017. It wasn‘t ready. A few months ago I gave it another chance and it totally hooked me. I’d say it‘s quiet usable for prod environments, though not very beginner-friendly, mostly because of bad documentation.
The future of linux computing is bright!

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Check this out: wiki.nikitavoloboev.xyz/

This guy's blog is somewhere between a wiki and a book. Apparently it's based on the idea of a "digital garden"? It's pretty cool.

Whoa. Someone built a router out of NixOS and ran it on a raspi 3. I'm neck deep with OPNSense, but this is *incredibly* tempting.

labs.quansight.org/blog/2020/0

I wish there were published standards for life. Like a design doc declaring the optimal tooth care routine, or a diet plan outlined like it's an IETF RFC. Just a collection of known goods to start from.

It's stuff like this that makes me concerned about the viability of progressive web apps. We lock down so many native APIs in the name of fingerprinting countermeasures. In the end, if you want something to work reliably, you're pushed towards Electron.

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Hmm. Seems browsers suppress local IPs from WebRTC ICE candidates unless you get audio/video permission. Makes sense for fingerprinting, but that's kind of annoying. It means P2P data channels have to take a slower route unless you're building a video application.

I didn't realize NewPipe supported PeerTube. Wicked.

If we fully reverse engineer the brain as a computing machine, it's just a matter of time before it runs DOOM.

I want to write code but nothing sounds fun right now.

So I got Consul's Envoy integration up and running on my raspi cluster... that was unexpectedly complicated. Apparently support for the platform is still pretty new and rough around the edges.

The wikipedia page about humans doesn't say anywhere on it that it was written by them, which imo is a conflict of interest

Dependabot PRs only solves half the problem. It automatically opens PRs when your dependencies fall out of date. But I still gotta wait for tests to pass, merge it, wait for the others to rebase, wait for tests to pass, rinse/repeat. And it's something you've gotta do *every week* or it all piles up.

I drop kicked Dependabot in favor of WhiteSource Renovate which can automatically merge. Waaaay nicer. Been going steady for a month and I rarely ever need to intervene.

Once I had NixOS deploying correctly, I just flipped two switches for Consul + Nomad.

services.consul.enable = true
services.nomad.enable = true

All that's missing is configuration. Gotta read me some manuals.

I can't believe Nix works this well. It does *so much* and it's all amazing.

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