I've been playing around with #NixOS 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
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite mobo
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. https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252486611/Meow-attacks-wipe-more-than-1000-exposed-databases)
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!
I made a thing! Check out the terminal-based podcast manager I made, which just hit v1.0: https://github.com/jeff-hughes/shellcaster
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!
#floss #rust #podcasts #linux
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! https://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
FOSS nerd, data scientist, gamer, somewhat-sometimes-developer. I use Arch Linux (btw).
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