#Death is a good grounding mechanism that life provides. When a loved one dies, it makes many of us think of our own mortality, re-assess what actually matters and what doesn't and gives a fresh take on #life and what it is to live, to #love and be loved, have people to lean on and vice-versa. It's awesome that death often teaches more about life than living itself does. ✌🏽
I was worried when I kept seeing articles on Android Police by @corbin and his colleagues for the updates landing for all the phones in the same generation except my phone and even the phones in the previous generation, I was disappointed and worried that OnePlus was again going to push very late updates for my phone 😌
After running into broken window decorations, shadows etc. recently, I had assumed that it had to do with something breaking on #KDE #Plasma 5.20. But after I found that everything was working on a fresh user account, I had to investigate. After some digging, I found that the compositor had crashed once (#nvidia incompatibility on 5.9 kernel?) and Plasma had persistently disabled it after that. I re-enabled it and restarted the computer to get everything back to normal again! 😌
Quick reminder that awk is cool and useful and easy to learn and you won't regret spending 20 minutes adding it to your toolbox
And finally the FreeStyle Libre releases in India and I managed to buy one 😀
This is shady af and there is almost no result from trustworthy sites in the first few pages and often none
Forced the devices connected to my home network to use the local #PiHole DNS server by blocking all outgoing #DNS traffic from all other IP addresses. #Android devices ignore the DNS servers provided by DHCP and blindly use Google DNS if it is accessible 🤬 This fixed that and other devices having hard-coded DNS servers 😎
After creating such a nice #Yaru theme and its dark variant, I wonder why @ubuntu doesn't enable the Yaru dark GNOME shell theme as well when the user selects the dark theme from the 'Appearance' settings page. This has to be fixed manually in 20.04 and 20.10 by following the instructions in https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/04/enable-full-dark-mode-in-ubuntu-20-04
Reported a bug about this (against what appears to be the wrong package). Hope that gets triaged, moved to the right place and fixed eventually. 🤞
Tried installing and testing #Ubuntu #GroovyGorilla in a #VirtualBox VM and noticed a very obvious issue with the default #ZFS setup. When choosing a full disk installation with ZFS, the installer creates a ~400-500 MB boot partition from a boot pool. That gets filled up pretty quickly with kernel, initramfs updates and the space is not gained on removing older stuff because zsys takes snapshots which use up a comparable amount of space.
Many updates later, #Tusky still does the wrong thing too often when swiping up/down or left/right 😔
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