@rho yeah online store has them at $59 USD so itโ€™s about right for exchange rate.

Usually we get it more inflated than that.

@rho nice, that sounds very promising. Iโ€™ll have to find out how much Iโ€™ll get reamed for one in NZ... ๐Ÿค”

saw some reddit thread on diy routers, and saw Ubiquiti Edge routers mentioned... they look seriously good for stuff all $, the ER-X looks great for home use - anyone have experience with them? Obviuosly I'll have to add a wifi thing to the system if I change to it, but I want more control over my system.

Crap. this dude popped up on youtube, and now I'm looking at his site for audio stuff...


@Mnemonic lol this has been modified in little bits over time, usually while blobbing watching tv so itโ€™s not like Iโ€™ve sat and dedicated hours to it in a solid sitting ๐Ÿ™‚

oh, this needs:
fontawesome fonts (i3status bar icons)
xbacklight (screen brightness)
alsa-utils (volume media buttons)
feh (to set wallpaper)

I think that's it... ๐Ÿค”

Here's my dotfiles @gaurdianaq pastebin.com/u/ignitionigel

I moved ~/.i3status to ~/.config/i3/i3status.conf because it annoyed me, the i3 config is set to read it from there.

- Clean is my current setup, needs xbacklight and alsa-utils for media buttons to work (if you have them), I only use brightness and volume/mute.

I think there's still some redundant stuff in there commented out, but it's pretty tidy. I also use the same on kids netbook.

~/.Xresources Xft.dpi adjust to suit res.

A time traveller from the 2000's visits a modern software company

traveller: all your laptops have 32 GB of RAM in them?! Your devs must be doing some really heavy stuff, what the hell do they need all that memory for?

guide: web browsing.

traveller: ...you fukken wat mate?

@gaurdianaq @kwnd awesome is annoying, I got over it and tried i3 and never looked back.

@gaurdianaq easy learning curve (hey I can do it and Iโ€™m no coder), the config is human readable so you can work out what does what, and thereโ€™s a ton of configs online for it.
Mmm I need to put my updated ones somewhere ๐Ÿค” I use i3 on my machine, and have it set so certain programs start in a particular workspace; so all chat apps on one for example.

I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.

It sniffs your User-Agent.

If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.







Trying Minuum keyboard again on my iPhone. Certainly not as nice as it is on Android.

Yay, I've got the Mastodon API working. Now I can do terrible things with it. Like write a bot which changes the color of my bedroom lights based on toots.

I should probably introduce myself. I've been using GNU/Linux for over 20 years now, since way back in the Slackware days. I've been a regular attendee of some of the US Linux conferences, and have finally gotten up the nerve to present at a few. I also do a bit of bicycle and motorcycle riding when the weather allows.

Google put hidden microphones in people's houses and when caught admitted they shouldn't have been so secretive about it. They claim innocent intentions and the mics were never on. Most people believe them. That's the difference between them and Facebook. If FB did this, folks would flip. Google has credibility, and it's worth asking how they got it, how they maintain it, and whether they deserve it.


Remembering that a few year back I gave away an IBM Model M keyboard keeps me awake at night.

@vfrmedia @ella_kane @CharredStencil

Re Funding: we are *not* funded by arm. We were accepted into the "Works on Arm" program for sponsorship. The sponsorship includes a HiSilicon server from packet.com . Granted, it's an amazing server but no funding (ie cash/dollars).

Re "Why arm": because arm boards that are non-expensive but have a LOT of compute power for self-hosting services for an individual or "family unit" can be had. The price/performance/power ratio is the best on arm presently. With the OrangePi boards and Raspberry Pi boards you can do a lot for very little up-front cost and control your destiny.

Re Sketchy: Thank you! We are a group of tech types who banded together to try to facilitate self-hosted clouds. Lollipop Cloud is a direct results of those efforts. We also are big supporters of remixing our containers for other purposes. For example: photog.social uses our containers for everything but their mastodon instance.
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