Two months ago, I decided to find better and more understandable TUI library for my projects, because I have been really fed up with urwid or any other curses based implementation. After some time, I have found picotui. It is not a developer's dream, but it is the best I've found. I played with it and rewrote two projects using this library. I decided to share my findings in a blog post:

Out of the blue, I lost ability to connect to any SSID. Some fnuny failures by NetworkManager in system logs.
I am grateful for it, finally forced me back to pure wpa_supplicant + openvpn. back to basics.

All my adult life I try to use things as long as possible. Not only phones and other hw. I found out, that the best way to learn to appreciate value is to try to make it. To find out what effort is behind. Then you will see, that modern society consumption and western world prices are nonsense. Try make a t-shirt and ask yourself if you would sell it for $20. I recently decided to make a furniture from scratch. Here is my first attempt. Hopefully the last bed I will ever need. (140 work hours)

If anyone else also hate default vivaldi startup splash screen and want it gone, just open browser.html file in resources folder of the vivaldi's installation dir. then remove/replace the css background image and modify background color to white () or black (#000000) based on the OS theme you use. in case of most linux distros, the browser.html file is located here: /opt/vivaldi/resources/vivaldi/browser.html

for those who are using neomutt on and are using 'mailboxes' config parameter.
yesterdays upgrade added some more restrictions to possible values, that made sidebar stop working.
fix is migration to named-mailboxes param. practical example:

Anyone know about good modern TUI library with decent API? I have some experience with (n)curses and urwid, but I really hate that prehistoric architecture, API and (un)usability. I am about to try picotui and jexer in next days. Any suggestions?

languages: python, java, dart, bash

I have published 3rd part of my article series about setting up your personal VPS. This one is about securing the default installation.

I decided to start an article mini series about self hosting VPS. I have posted first one yesterday.
It covers why you should or shouldn't go self hosting:

I published second one just moments ago. It is about general, provider independent, setup procedure and what to take into account.

Third one will be about securing the VPS before deploying any services. Hope some will find it useful.

@hund asked me yesterday, why I love and I found out that a toot is too short for the full answer, so I finally pushed myself to setup a blog on my website to write down my own gentoo story. hope someone might enjoy it:

Software architect and developer. Linux and Open Source enthusiast. Gentoo user (12+ years on both my laptop and desktop). Android phone user with google software & services replaced by microg and other open source alternatives. Digital self reliance evangelist hosting his own mail server, rss feeder, note taking software, caldav, carddav, git repo and other stuff. Space technology fan with love for hiking, tea, gardening, coding, self awareness and DIY projects of any sort.

Curiosity (no harsh feelings). Why everybody here, who mostly toot about related stuff chose as their instance of choice, when Apple combines almost every anti thing out there. Fosstodon even has in its description: "open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software". One would think, that is the place where their toots wouldn't be offtopic.

p.s. I know I can mute those accounts
p.p.s. No flame please

I am blessed with great views when looking out of my house windows, but sometimes, nature makes it even more special. This is my living room from yesterday evening.


Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.