Yesterday while driving home my car warned me the battery in the wireless key fob was low. "Ok" I thought, "I'll replace it this weekend." This morning, the car won't start as it can't find a key. Why were these things a good idea again? Thankfully the spare still worked, although it also warned about a low battery. Scary to think I could be stranded somewhere due to a low battery.
Why can't I just plop it into the cup holder to wirelessly charge? Why do I only get 10 hours notice before hand?
I spent all night learning #rust and writing a websocket listener for a toy project. I feel like a kid again, learning C for the first time... although without tons of memory lossage. I haven't smashed a stack yet!
How do you delete toots older than 30 days? I presume you use a bot? If so, is the source open by chance?
I want to play around with #rust and I also want to create a Mastodon bot. A weekend project is born...
It's so cold that the moisture from my breath condensed on my eyelashes, and when I blinked my eyelashes froze together. #awesome
For a typical desktop #Linux user, is there even a point of swap anymore? I haven't made a swap file/partition in years, and long gone are the days of SWAP=2*RAM.
I've read some people say there's still a performance boost with having a swap, but I don't see how that's possible.
Came home last night to find my networking cabinet had zero power.
The UPS was dead like it had run out of battery. Unplugged it, plugged it back in and it happily beeped and started supplying power again, even though it was showing the battery as empty. "Weird", I thought. I left the house and 5 minutes later the wife is complaining about no internet. Turn around, rip the UPS out, and marvel that it could die so badly that it can't even act as a pass through. And how dumb I was for leaving it.
I toot occasionally, although I admit it's usually while I'm in the bathroom.
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