Has anyone had bad experiences with battery life on the #Pinephone running UBPorts? I charged it t to full power at 11am and then did almost nothing with it. At 8pm it has 10% left. Are other OSs any better?
I've started streaming stuff while working at my desk. I'm currently working my way through #Hope2020. I'm really enjoying Cory Doctorow's keynote. Worth a watch if you haven't seen it already. https://archive.org/details/hopeconf2020/20200725_1600_Keynote_Cory_Doctorow.mp4
While Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants use the internet to flourish during the pandemic, Mozilla and Tor shed staff and Shadowserver scratches by on reduced funding. These are organizations that keep the net healthy by standing against homogenization, fighting malware, or protecting free speech. I feel a strong need to donate and support them, now more than ever.
OMG I just discovered nerdcore hip hop. How am I only finding out about this now? https://youtu.be/4nigRT2KmCE
Dual booting with GRUB2? Go patch your system now. https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/174059
That was scary. I pruned my docker volumes the other day. Today I couldn't access my containers. I thought I'd nuked my active volumes by mistake. Then I tried sshing to my home server and couldn't reach it.
I visited the server, (which is an old laptop under the TV). Turns out the TV guy who installed our set top box yesterday must have unplugged it.
So all is well, but I learned three lessons:
1) Back up all docker volumes
2) I need a proper server cabinet
3) HBO was worth the hassle
Aside from the general collegial atmosphere and the fact that I learn so much from people here, one of the reasons I like Fosstodon is that it practices what it preaches and helps develop the community: https://hub.fosstodon.org/donation-results-round-3. Props to you guys. You don't see this kind of thing on Twitter. If you didn't know about this yet and haven't donated to help keep the site operating, please do consider sending a few bucks their way: https://hub.fosstodon.org/support-us
Turns out that creating custom right-click menu options for files in KDE isn't that hard. You need to create a servicemenu file and store it in the right directory. Now I have a right-click command to automatically convert .mkv files to .mp4 format using ffmpg. That makes it easier to convert phone interviews that my SIP software only records as .mkv. The biggest issue was fiddling with Bash vars and dealing with ffmpeg ideosyncracies. I"m a n00b at both.
Apparently you can now access the personal papers of Charles Bourne, who apparently invented one of the first search engines. https://computerhistory.org/blog/the-bourne-collection-online-search-is-older-than-you-think/
Today's achievement - set up git on my home server and used it as a remote repository to sync between my desktop and laptop. It wasn't that hard and I learned quite a bit about Git along the way from this online book: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2. Bye bye, github account.
I was worried yesterday that the GPU on my month-old PC build was dead. It kept power-cycling and taking the machine down. Turned out it just needed reseating. Now she's working just fine again. She's the most powerful machine I ever owned and I built her from the ground up. I am very proud. Just look at her in all her 16-core, 64Gb, 8Tb-of-SSD-only awesomeness. Ain't she swell?
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