@DesCoutinho @fribbledom Socks don't even work for cold feet :(

I usually have to exercise (or at least move) in some way. It's probably 95% of the reason why I'm decent at beat saber.

@sir @alex How do you even store data reliably for clusters? Right now I have glusterfs running duplicated across two SD cards, which I understand to be the sketchiest setup ever. Daily backups to B2 + a big HDD works for my usecase, but means that one specific storage node always needs to be up.

Ubuntu is simultaneously the most and least stable/polished distro I’ve used. On one hand it plays nice with other OSes installed, has very nice support for everything, and generally just works. On the other hand, sometimes GNOME Mines crashes GNOME and exits all the other apps I have open.

I just wanna play Minesweeper :(

@gaurdianaq A lot of files get read from the home dir so I would put that on an SSD if possible. There's no harm in storing your files in a separate partition on a big hard drive if you need the space.

You should be able to use an existing ext-formatted partition as a home directory though, but I highly suggest formatting it because that's what everyone does (TM) and you might run into unexpected problems if you don't follow that.

Day 2 of using Ubuntu on my primary machine (instead of MacOS)...

In MacOS, every application has a global menu bar with built in search. This means you can search and use the functions of any GUI app with no prior knowledge of the app. Some Electron apps don't support it very well, but remotely popular things (Browsers, things made for MacOS, Adobe things) work great.

Meanwhile in not MacOS land... I think I don't like GUI applications.


Maybe Apple forcing all App Store apps (read: nearly every technology company) to support Sign in With Apple would be a good thing...

- iTunes (has DRM but isn't YouTube)
- Spotify
- Pandora

Of course, the best way is piracy: Largest selection, no DRM, highest quality audio, nice UI. But we don't do that here. Piracy is bad mk?

There is no indication in the UI that scanning someone's QR code can do that, it just looks like a normal QR code scanner.

Discord added a button that says "Scan QR Code" - sounds fine, right?

But it's actually for login, so if you convince someone that it's a promo QR code for free Discord Nitro or a free game, and tell them to scan your login QR code, wow you just logged in as them with zero confirmation!

@kyle I’m still surprised that no one’s working on rooting the Echo Dot or Google Home. The current best method for the modern Echo Dot is soldering to sub-mm sized solder points to get r/w access to the eMMC.

There are promising bugs in the bootup process that could allow takeover via USB, but I’m nowhere near skilled enough to try (yet).

I say 3x "server" like they're some rackmounted behemoths, but I actually just have 2 single board computers and an old PC.

Start of 2016: Fedora Server, Fedora Laptop, Android Tablet, Android Phone

Somewhere in between: Fedora Server, Arch Linux Laptop, iOS Tablet, iOS Phone

Start of 2020: 3x Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Laptop, Ubuntu Tablet, (Soon) Ubuntu Phone

TL;DR: I can't play a game that I paid for because of DRM and the fact that some open source author decided to put even more DRM.

Today I wanted to play Beat Saber. Unfortunately, Steam had updated it without telling me.

NBD, I'll just downgrade. But wait, old versions of games are capped to 100KB/s downloads. I don't have time for that.

NBD again, I'll just get an older copy of the game and install it over my new one. This works! Thanks internet.

But wait! The author of the main unofficial mod framework has added Anti-Piracy measures, and refuses to function on my altered version of the game.

@deviaan I own an Anne Pro 2, but I like my friends’ Keychron K2 better. It’s just a little more polished.

That said, the Anne Pro 2 isn’t bad. It does what it says it does.

@Trav1sty I remember there was a good coordination reason for that, not sure what exactly.

I still can't get over the fact that...

Someone finally made video calling that works, with that as basically their only feature, and is successful enough to IPO.

It's a little bit of "gah, why didn't I think of that" and "obvious in hindsight"

@jrmoreau It’s like yahoo email and gmail email. You can send mail between yahoo and gmail.

Same thing but Twitter.

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