In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel burnout setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective. ~ Dalai Lama

I've been thinking for awhile about getting my local documents (that I currently back up to an external drive) backed up to a location that is not my home. I've used SpiderOak many years ago, as well as some other providers, and I liked that low-maintenance approach.

One option I've been thinking about is OwnCloud or NextCloud where I'd host it myself, but then it would come down to monthly expenses and how to choose a server provider, or something like that.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Got myself a Teracube because my Nexus 6P's battery (replaced late last year) keeps degrading to a point where it just shuts down at 25% battery.

Loving the quick support on the forums. The community looks helpful and kind, which is refreshing from other online communities I know of. Happy I made the purchase!

3 Ways You Can Join the Citizen Scientists Fighting COVID-19 (SciShow) (~6mins)

You'll probably be able to guess which projects Hank mentions in this video. 🙂

Looking for cool visual tweaks I can do on KDE Plasma. Brownie points if you can supply a screenshot of the tweak in action. 😜

My employer is starting a CSR committee (Corporate Social Responsibility). I volunteered to lend my technical skills since I do hold these philanthropic things close to my heart. What's better than giving back, right?

Problem solved!

Basically, the slowness was only observed in Firefox (I didn't clue in until I read the post linked above), so setting the following parameter in about:config to true fixed it. No more slowness! Hurray!


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As a note, I'm folding on my GPU.The maxing out of one core on my CPU is expected, as I discovered on my searching around.

When I look at my process monitor, it says FahCore_22 is using 25% CPU, and sometimes Xorg goes to 25% CPU as well, like when I have a video playing in Firefox. Then everything goes super slow.

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Now when I'm running folding@home on my Pop!_OS 18.04 machine, it uses 100% of one of my quad-core CPU (expected), but also my mouse and keyboard everything visual lags unbearably. What gives?

Finally got Folding@home with my Nvidia GPU working on my Pop!_OS 18.04 installation, after much research. I just had to set opencl and cuda to 0 in FAHControl and boom, it started folding. Now I can stay logged in to my Linux partition instead of win10 for all my day-to-day activities. That's a win in my books.

When my KDE is on the login screen for a bit of time, my screens to go sleep mode, and then I have to reboot the computer in order to be able to login. 🤔

For some reason, KDE Plasma doesn't show my desktop background on my second screen, so it's and empty. Trying to figure out how to duplicate my desktop background on it.

I had NordVPN for awhile after I bought the 3-year special offer, but I finally switched to an OpenVPN connection with PIA after seeing all this open-source and security audit PR posted here. I used PIA before, and switched to Nord afterwards because they're outside of the US, but decided that open-source with security audits are better for my privacy. Yay

TIL there is no simple command to get the current temperature of the CPU on Windows 10 via PowerShell.

On Ubuntu 18.04, it's built-in: sensors.


Magically fixed it after flashing it to factory defaults. Now I need to receive a new device and immediately send it back.

Ah well, I learned a buttload of stuff about android flashing techniques and all the horror stories about the Nexus 6P. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Looks like I may have bricked my Nexus 6P. Oops. Just ordered a Pixel 4. Hopefully it gets here sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, I've been reading that if you literally heat (with a hairdryer, for example) or freeze (again, temperature-wise) the Nexus 6P, it allows you to successfully boot into the OS and unlock the bootloader so you can reflash it with a fixed TWRP or whatever.

Crazy stuff.

I realize it's not FOSS, but it's probably just me who's getting older and just wants a solution that works. 😂

But any suggestions are also welcome in regards to a good FOSS backup solution for my LineageOS phone!

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I'm going to attempt to flash LOS 17.1 (unofficial) over my current LOS 15.1 (official) on my nexus6p, and in the interest of backing up everything that makes sense in order to restore it like a breeze, I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to backup my list of fdroid apps currently installed and then reinstall them from said list.

I was able to share a CSV of it, but I can't seem to find any function to "import" or whatever.

I also backed up all my data regardless with MyPhoneExplorer...

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