Also, yay, my filter patch got accepted for bemenu (https://github.com/Cloudef/bemenu - like dmenu, but works on wayland and x11 and as I keep switching ...), so now it may actually make sense to go ahead with my pass browser plugin.
Hm, I just realized that new laptops usually don't have a 2.5'' bay any more. I bought a 1TB 2.5'' SSD drive about a year ago for my current laptop and was confident I would be able to use it for ~5 years ... oh well, maybe I'll find a manufacturer that doesn't just follow the 'thinner above all else' design principle ...
Just a proof of concept - not sure if python's url parsing is really safe. If I go forward with this I'll re-write the native companion program in go.
How do you handle secrets in projects? It seems people either use a secrets manager in the cloud, or check encrypted files into their repos (sops is pretty cool: https://github.com/mozilla/sops). But if you do the latter, how do you handle key rotation? Wouldn't you have to also change all secrets, because the old version using the old key will always be part of your git history?
#sourcehut has a decent mailing list web interface. Unfortunately, every other project I come across that uses mailing lists uses some ancient mailman version ... and I'm sorry, but that webinterface just sucks. Who needs to search a mailing list for old posts any way, right?
tv mini series I enjoyed
"teenager finds herself dead and tries to find her own murderer" sounds like a stupid premise, yet I really enjoyed Hotel Beau Séjour https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3543082 - I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a whodunnit show so much ... somehow the characters are all assholes and still somehow endearing. Weird mix.
I use #pass as a password manager. I'm really fond of its conceptual simplicity, but I need domain matching. There is browserpass (https://github.com/browserpass/browserpass-extension) I guess but it feels really wrong to be able to access all my passwords from within and through the browser. It adds so much complexity, but I don't have a better alternative ...
Please consider boosting.
This is me screaming across the fediverse. I'm looking for people that used the original Seesmic before the service was shut down in 2009. I feel like if I were to reconnect with anyone from there, they'd be on the fediverse in 2020.
For context, Seesmic was a cross between YouTube and Twitter. Micro-video blogging with threaded conversations, no commenting, only videos.
I feel with a custom PeerTube instance we can maybe recreate what once was, what do you think?
Fell for my first phising mail yesterday. It looked like a mail from my webhoster and I didn't pay enough attention. It had a link to a genuin looking login portal on a totally wrong domain, but on mobile I didn't notice until I had entered my credentials. Took me about 30s to realize my mistake. After frantically changing all necessary password I think I dodged the bullet. But one weak moment and everything can blow up rather quickly - a pretty humbling experience for me ...
I enjoyed the talk about package management/distri: https://media.ccc.de/v/arch-conf-online-2020-6387-distri-researching-fast-linux-package-management
Cloud object storage for archival backup: https://julian-mehne.de/posts/2020-11_cloud_object_storage/
Looking for a cheap cloud object storage for backing up files that don't change often and that I will only retrieve in case of disaster recovery but where retrieval won't ruin me. Backblaze B2 charges 0.005 $/(GB month) for storage and 0.01 $/GB for data retrieval and works with duplicity. Seems like the best deal so far. Any better suggestions?
Tinkering with SBCs is so much more fun since I have automated the basic setup. Still not sure if I really like #ansible but after I got a running playbook extending it is rather easy and I know I can replicate my setup again.
If you check the news automatically - how do you do it?
Using #ansible to make the basic setup of my toy server reproducible (starting from an Arch Linux ARM installation) took way too long but it's pretty cool once it works. Also, I cannot stomach all these yaml DSLs, but then again I think I equally hate shell scripting.
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