Well, Google Play/Youtube music no more. I made the switch back to Spotify today. I switched from Spotify to Google Play Music back in the day, since they offered a family plan, which Spotify did not at the time. I now was simply tired of so many niggling inconsistencies in the app and the web interface. Anyway, I'm impressed with the wealth of apps now available on Linux; my current favs being spotifyd and spotify-tui, both written in Rust.

And my Logitech is repaired once again. This time it was the button under the scroll wheel, which most of the time produced 2 clicks. The red/white thingy beside the black one is the original, defective. The mouse buttons were already replaced some time ago. Those infamous OMRON switches.

Owning a domain and running a web server on it?

Check out: internet.nl/ and enter your domain name.

I'm only at 52%. I can't do anything about DNSSEC or the service provider not running IPv6 for my site, but I guess I can improve a bit on security headers.

Heard about it on the "IPv6 Buzz" podcast, edpisode 53.

Got me a healthy dose of anti Covid anxiety medication this morning, going on a 9k run. Weather was magnificent, nice breeze, sun light near Golden Hour quality, just the right temperature for running.

Magnificent experience for the mind.

Due to Covid19, I'm behind in listening to my podcasts. Had I listened to "All About Android 473" earlier, I could have saved my rant. The three show hosts do a pretty good job describing the mess is.

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It appears, that has fucked up yet another perfectly good product (Play Music) with Youtube Music. To me it appears, that listening to whole albums is completely of of style. Must be my age, that I don't feel the UI. I listened to an interview of the head honcho of on a recent podcast episode of "All about Android" proclaiming their good intentions for the product. I personally can only say: failure, big time, mobile app being even worse than the Web interface.

And another Logitech mouse, whose OMRON switches have reached EOL.

The order is in! After a recent video by ChilliChump about chilli salt, I could not resist and ordered from him.

Apparently I don't have to retire my . After message from @kuleszdl I looked a bit more and searched Archlinuxarm once again and found a 5.7.2 kernel. linux-meson.com/doku.php has more info. With the connected serialToUSB converter I could fix 2 issues. The device tree could not be loaded → "cp /boot/dtbs/meson8b-odroidc1.dtb /boot/dtbs/meson8b_odroidc.dtb" and in /boot/boot.ini → "setenv condev "console=ttyAML0,115200n8 earlycon"

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My trusty old . Have to retire the board though. Linux 3.10 is simply to old for any of the future topics I'm interested in.

He has been running for the last 5 to 6 years with only 2 sdhc cards. I changed the card just as a preventative measure halfway through. So, pretty solid performance.

Another blast from the past. The keyboard of my CPM system, so heavy you could do serious damage with it. Each key base contains a magnetically operated Reed switch, while the magnets were sitting in the moving part. The Z80 SBC with SIO, PIO and 2k EEPROM running the show. Keyboard matrix completely re-wired to fit existing scheme. The function keys were specially configured to produce Wordstar text processor sequences. Data via serial RS232 line.

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I bought this hot sauce from YouTuber ChilliChump beginning of this year. Today was the time to check it out. Wow, what a burner. I nearly reached my limit of hotness and it has only 11/2 points on ChilliChump's hotness scale (I have another sauce with 3 points, which will probably get me a heart attack). But it tasted so good, that I had to add more to my chicken breast piece multiple times.

I'm immensely frustrated at the moment with and in particular in the context of Golang. After picking up an apparently flakey version of lsp-mode from Melpa, each file save took more than 15s. Tried VSCode yesterday afternoon, which worked fine in principle, however habits and muscle memory got in the way. So I somehow managed to reinstall a lsp-mode from GitHub release page, which appears to fix things.

And the new Pi-Hole 5 doing it's job.
All marked request are coming from the same Android tablet in the house hold, primarily used to mobile gaming. I've whitelisted some of the addresses at the moment to see whether that reduces the sheer amount of requests from that one tablet.

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The last Pi-Hole 4 requests ...

A dashboard snapshot of my Odroid C1 running pihole 4. I actually switched to pihole 5 on my Odroid C2 about a week ago (incl router reconfig). The Synology was still using the old pihole not having been rebooted. Mildly interesting, the last lone request coming from the new pihole server from NodeJS actually running NodeRed for the daily sunrise email.

The resurgence of vinyl continues...
Check out Giuseppe Ottaviani's active live stream at youtube.com/watch?v=GLWdA3440q if you're into Trance. Practically every DJ/Producer I'm more or less closely following has either produced exclusive vinyl sets or is including vinyl during these times.
I'm completely baffled, how those pickup systems with their tiny stylus swinging in the groove can survive those back and forth moves of the disc.

Recently I came by this article on HN: jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/im-
Nothing wrong with it or to criticize. It's of course easier and much more streamlined to be able to boot from the board bootloader directly to OS (without SD card), but with the kernel argument root= you basically could do this since forever(?): separating kernel (and initramfs) coming from µSDHC and running the rootFS on an actual harddrive or SSD. Running my owncloud/nextcloud from HD since a couple of years.

Continuing my blast from the past. The floppy controller card of my system, which drove 2 5¼ inch drives. Later, when I had switched to an Atari ST520 I connected the floppy drives to the Atari. Some bucks needed to be saved. The chip was the WD2797, the best at the time I think.

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