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Hi, I'm Joseph. I'm 25 years old, a owner; , , married, have 2 kids & a dog, & living in the .

I'm a user that enjoys & deploying alternatives to popular services - my latest being .

I came to PH for vacation & ended up not wanting to leave after doing work with . Now I help kids living in poverty & my wife & I are trying to adopt one - an 11 year old girl named Rian.

My solution is to transfer funds to Coinbase from my bank account, buy with it because there's no fee, then transfer that to Binance which has much lower fees, and then use my in Binance to buy , , etc.

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How degoogled can I get without a custom ROM? I don't really want to go back to LineageOS.

Sometimes I really miss my Apple Watch and some iOS apps, but in general I prefer Android.

Looking to get back intro crypto currencies but Coinbase fee is higher than I'd like. What exchange are you guys using?

I'm wondering why the value of ETH is higher now than in January.

Still using Simple Keyboard and I'm still happy with it, and now I'm much more accurate than before.

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Are there other apps that handle both or is it just Twidere?

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Giving Twidere a try again. Can't find an app I'm completely happy with. Accessing Twitter and Mastodon in one app is pretty cool though.

We have updated our notes on offgrid living in regard to software and bandwidth. Install uBlock and NoScript to disable ads and javascript to limit battery and bandwidth drainage. Use cpulimit to throttle expensive processes.

I love this: When you resize a zsh shell your display gets corrupted.

So this guy fixes it:

He emails the mailing list. Yes, the mailing list, because they don’t have a bug tracker in 2019:

His patch works but he’s met with “negative feedback and no enthusiasm”.

I swallow my pride and join their mailing list and ask about an update:


So here we are, with corrupted terminal screens a year later.


I'm using Simple Keyboard on my phone for the past few days, which is a keyboard with basically no features, not even auto correct, and for some reason, I kinda like it.

Librespeed has a great little command-line speed test utility, useful when doing network diagnostics on headless machines through SSH:

Also note that I'm transferring from one data center to another (Vultr -> Hetzner), so we should be dealing with fast connections on both ends. Speed tests seem fine, even if I wget the Vultr speedtest file on my Hetzner server.

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I'm rsyncing a large file to a remote server. It starts off fast, and then after about 5 seconds it drops to 500kB/s. I've tried with an without compression. Any ideas on how I can speed this up?

@pcrock I ended up going with Algo. I set it up for everyone in my company. Thanks!

Have any of you set up mailcow to connect to the same external docker network as a reverse proxy, to auto detect it and apply a proxy? I'm having trouble getting that to work. The concept works fine with other docker-compose configurations, like Nextcloud, but I can't seem to get it working for mailcow.

A follow up to the best way to set up a VPN. I want to provide access to everyone in my business, and have multiple protocols. Are your recommendations still the same for this case?

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I'm now under strict lock down. Not allowed outside and people will be delivering food. No idea how they'll be able to deliver food to everyone.

#MetroManila is a porous place. Last night, a passenger from Manila showed symptoms, and was accosted in Lucena.

Are #covid19 checkpoints in place in your neighborhood ?

People are crowd-sourcing their locations:

Lockdown is getting more intense. Effective tomorrow, all malls will be closed. Malls are where all shopping is done in the Philippines. Only grocery, pharmacies, and banks will remain open.

I decided to get an electric scooter today in case supermarkets close or get too crazy, so I can ride to the nearest wet market (think street food, if you're unfamiliar with it).

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