#TIL about "progress" 🤯

It's useful if you start a large copy operation using cp instead of rsync and want to know how it's going.

It's in the :archlinux: community repo.


1998: everyone loves google, the website that lets you find stuff on the internet !

2018: we regret to inform you that the website is spying on everyone on earth


we are having an issue with one of our machines right now. We expect things to go back online tomorrow ~morning. Sorry for the inconveniences and thanks for your patience !

Holy crap. I didn't know I had this in me. I just coded the most aesthetically pleasing new tab page I've ever seen. The search bar even works and searches .

All that's left is hosting it locally so I get blazing speeds.

Looking around for some info on connecting an LVDS display to a teeny SBC, but all the display controllers readily available seem to be huge, and the resolution is 8:3 which seems to be generally unsupported.

Any ideas on where to look for others hacking on this sort of thing?

/e/ (e.foundation) seems like a pretty cool project, and they just added support for the S4, so I dug mine out of the drawer of old tech. I've got TeamWin on it now, so wish me luck!

I managed to talk to my school's IT guy today, and found out the reason for everything being blocked: They block SSH. I'm a bit disappointed that they won't allow SSH, but I can understand it, since they block lots of VPNs too, and he said the main reason for blocking it was tunneling. My VPN works though, so I'll just have to run everything through it.

Hey / (maybe) / / / / people?

How do I state which network to use when trying to connect to something over a VPN?

For example: When I'm on 4G (and some other WiFi networks, but not all) and connected to my home network via OpenVPN and want to connect to something on my network thru 192.168.0.x, it'll connect fine. Be it in a web browser or SSH via Termux.


Whenever I try to use any, I get blocked for anywhere from 15 minutes to a day. I have to make sure I close everything on my laptop or I have to get someone else to log in for me. I find the Ubuntu Repos the worst, because in their "Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement" they say we have to keep our computers up to date.

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My school's WiFi censorship is ridiculous. They block my Git GUI, Sublime Text packages, most Ubuntu Repos...

I just published my first article to the Fosstodon Hub community blog - Do you have to use an Open Source OS to be a FOSS contributor?


If you're interested in contributing to the community blog, take a look here - hub.fosstodon.org/about

I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. mastodon-de-mob.codesections.c

Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.

It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.

source: github.com/codesections/mastod

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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