I wanted to do PeerTube, but I can't resources-wise at the moment. But a single-user Mastodon instance is something I could certainly swing.

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I used to have a very lukewarm opinion of Mastodon/fediverse stuff in general, but I've decided that it is, in fact, not just Obtuse Twitter™ after all and is something else/better entirely.

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I may look into making a single-user fediverse instance for myself in the near future. I've been lurking around here more recently, and I've followed a lot more people. I thought about doing this in the past, maybe I should go ahead with it...

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The third part of my OpenRC tutorial series is available now. This one goes over /etc/rc.conf in particular, showing how to configure OpenRC globally.


Here is the second video in my series on using OpenRC in :gentoo: . In this video, I cover runlevels and how to add/delete init scripts to/from them with rc-update.


I just released part 1 of my video tutorial series on the init system from :gentoo: . This video covers the basics of finding info about daemons, and starting/stopping them. Check it out:


If you use eix, you must run the command eix-update each time portage syncs to remote repositories (for instance, when you run emerge --sync) in order to have an updated cache to search. In this video, I show you how to use :gentoo: 's postsync hook functionality to easily automate this process:


Gentoo's emerge command has the built in --search option for searching for packages, but a greatly superior tool exists in the portage ecosystem: eix. Check out this video to learn how to use eix, the faster, better-formatted package search utility for portage:


My newest video is on the topic of upgrading the kernel in , which is not a straightforward process if you are a first-timer. Check it out!

Keywords, in , are used by portage to determine if an ebuild will be compatible for a given CPU architecture, and whether or not the package that ebuild applies to will be stable on said architecture. In my newest video, I go over how to use the package.accept_keywords file to mask and unmask packages on the basis of their keywords:


Here is my most recent scripting video. In this video, I go over creating manuals and customizable keyboard shortcuts for your Python plugins:

Need to do some task after syncing with remote repos on ? Check out postsync.d/repo.postsync.d, which is portage's built-in facility for running scripts after a sync:


New video coming out later this evening. It'll be the first :gentoo: video in a while!

My fourth scripting tutorial deals with custom dockers - how to make them, how to put widgets in them, and how to incorporate them into Krita.


In this newest scripting in video, I go over creating custom extensions for Krita, which will begin on startup and allow you to directly manipulate/interact with the GUI.


In my second video on scripting in , I cover how to create plugins out of your scripts, to make them reusable and interoperable with Krita itself.


My most recent video covers some ways to clear recent search highlights in without searching for a gibberish string:

In color.map is a portage configuration file that can be used to map color-coded output from one color to another. In this video, I show how to modify this file to color-code your emerge output in a custom way:


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