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new battery works 😁 Need to cycle it a bunch but it looks good:

Battery 0: Discharging, 79%, 06:02:56 remaining
Battery 0: design capacity 6178 mAh, last full capacity 6172 mAh = 99%

My X230 battery replacement got delivered (Green Cell). Something to test and play with after work. Fingers crossed it all works fine. I did get an extra third party power brick that worked fine from elsewhere so have yet to have an issue with third party stuff but batteries can kind of explode so...

Ordered myself a replacement battery for my X230 since mine is at 33% of it's original capacity, a little nervous to buy a third party one but they seem like they might be trustworthy, Green Cell, has anyone had any bad experiences with them?

I wrote a short post on using spotifyd and spotify-tui on my blog, in the process I found playerctl and it looks like I have some keybinds to add to i3 and dwm 😁

Contemplating switching away from Firefox to Brave. I am loath to do it though as I really don't want the web to become webkit only.

Woo! I got Staticman comments to not redirect from articles on my blog.

How does one go about getting people to actually see their site? I guess it needs to be linked somewhere so that one of the few search engines can find it?

I may have also sworn at NetworkManager a bunch of times. I read somewhere people were using an alternative called wicd but it doesn't seem to be in the Arch Repos anymore.

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Just had to spend an inordinate amount of time fixing WiFi on my Thinkpad, it worked fine for literally years and then just after my ISP went down for a few it started refusing to reconnect to any WiFi (even my hotspot)... I ended up following some steps here: to disable n-mode on my WiFi card...

So I found a small mechanical keyboard on Amazon for about £30, dubiously bought it since I need a smaller keyboard to slide into my bag and surprisingly it seems pretty good for the price!

Also another question, I have an atom.xml feed on my blog, it's probably not used by anyone but I am curious as to whether people generally populate it with full article text or excerpts and links to the articles?

Contemplating setting up a mirror of my blog on Gemini.

How lively is it actually? And how possible is it to implement forms in gemin or is that not within the limited scope of the protocol?

So I wrote a blog post in May 2019 about building comments for my Jekyll blog (

I have only just started looking at Staticman in the last few days and it fits the bill perfectly, honestly should have looked at it much sooner...

Poking at the DNS for one of my domains, haven't touched it in years and forgot how slow it took for DNS entries to propagate...

Is there a list somewhere on here of the best providers for personal VPS hosting? I am not looking for something super expensive and have heard of Linode, Heroku, AWS etc. Just wondering what people generally recommend.


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