Alright, I think I need a name for my home server. This is likely the closest thing I will ever have to a child, so it needs to be a good solid name to not bring shame on the family. Ideas?

I've been playing around with on my "new" (i.e., an old computer) home server, and man...I like the idea of it, but it sure takes a lot of work to get used to it...

Anyone running NixOS have any tips?

PC build and Arch Linux 

It took me longer than I'd care to admit to install on this machine (given that it's not my first rodeo with Arch), but this is my brand new and I'm extraordinarily happy with it!

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite mobo
16GB RAM
GPU will be an RTX 3070 once I can get my hands on one...

And dual booting Arch Linux and Windows 10 (for gaming) on a nice NVME SSD

Spent a good 3 hours yesterday setting up authentication for an elasticsearch DB I was using for testing. All because some asshole with a bot kept wiping the data (cf. searchsecurity.techtarget.com/)

All the data was publicly available anyway, so I'm not mad about the data loss. I'm just mad because I couldn't leave it at "simple", I had to secure a DB that didn't otherwise need security.

Hey devs, please use semantic html. This is important!

When listing things, use ul/li! When writing things, use p! When adding navigation, use nav! When putting the main part of your website inside a div, use main! Please use h1, h2, h3 for your titles! Don't use table for layout, they are for data!

Screen readers users have shortcuts to jump to all those parts of your website instead of reading it from top to bottom. But it only works with semantic html. So please help them! :tealheart:

I made a thing! Check out the terminal-based podcast manager I made, which just hit v1.0: github.com/jeff-hughes/shellca

This represents the largest coding project I've ever done (so far!), and my first project in Rust, but I'm incredibly proud of the result. Feel free to use, share, and contribute!

Learned last night about the `ldd` command to identify the linked libraries of an executable and it might just have changed my life

I never understand people who recommend distros based on the desktop environment it ships with. You know it takes, like, a minute to install a new DE, right?

*sigh* Do I really, actually want to build my own computer right now? Or is this just coronavirus lockdown anxiety/boredom making me THINK I want to build a computer?

Did some dependency hunting today and managed to shave off 3.2MB (and ~100 dependencies) from my Rust app. Feels pretty good! Feels like I lost weight.

I just solved a problem in Rust 🦀 that has been plaguing me for weeks and I feel GOOOOOOOOOOD ☺️ 🤩 😎

Oh no.....oh no.....am I slowly getting converted to NixOS? Was that video I watched about it really a gateway drug?? Oh dear...

Hey folks, if you like science and hate COVID-19, you should check out Folding@Home, which runs protein folding simulations on your computer to help research into COVID-19 (and other diseases).

It's super easy to set up, and can run in the background while you work! Do a good thing! foldingathome.org/

On a whim, gonna try playing around with X11 forwarding from my desktop to my laptop...because learning is fun! Anyone else tried running a laptop as sort of a thin client to their home server?

It's weird to me that, when trying to connect via remote desktop to my Windows work computer, I can connect better from my Linux machine than from my Windows machine.

I'd love to say it's just because Linux is better but really it's because I actually know what I'm doing with Linux....

Basically I'm still trying to figure out if there's a legitimate use case for this, or if the Venn diagrams between "use nushell" and "use python/R" are completely overlapping

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Been playing around with nushell (nushell.sh) a bit lately -- it's a pretty cool idea! Feels like I'm doing data science in the shell. But at a certain point..........why am I doing data science in the shell?

Just joined Mastodon but I have no idea what I'm even doing it's all local toots and federated toots and I don't understand somebody send help

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