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Since joining I've realised that isn't dead, and even more so during the series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 馃槀 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favou . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 馃槅

After the constant mentions on a few podcasts i listen to, i tried (specifically kde neon) for the first time since KDE4. It pleasantly surprised me at how good it looks, how slick and cohesive it is. It left me wanting it on my main machine and I worry that I'm entering a distro-hopping phase

Finally the best one is 6. Use .inputrc to allow partial history matching (e.g. ssh <up arrow>). End of thread. I've explained these tips in a blog post cyb.org.uk/2021/05/03/bash-pro

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5. Use ^old^new to substitute words from the previous line

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4. Use !$ and !* to get parameters from the previous line.

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3. Make effective use of !!, !<number> and !command to recall commands from your history

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2. Use histappend and HISTSIZE to ensure you don't lose history

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1. Cut out the crud from your history file with HISTIGNORE and HISTCONTROL

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Here's some bash tips that I use on a daily basis to help me work faster in the terminal. What tips do you have for a more optimal bash? 1/x

Another benefit of working at home. The fridge and milk are safe to use, unlike the biohazard 鈽o笍 at the office. Hot chocolate every day for me.

Usually receive perhaps a handful of emails per day. In the last hour or so, i just received over 30. Makes me wonder if a new spam botnet just woke up.

I send all these emails to spamcop regularly but does it actually achieve anything? I've had eventual action on a single spammer with direct email to hetzner before, but ovh and others never respond or seem do anything, perhaps emails sent via spamcop are mostly ignored?

Heres what 拢1M of high-end compute looks like. Note the lack of LEDs and bling: it's whats inside that counts.

Realised I havent posted anything in over a month. Been busy trying to get a big puchase of equipment ready for production. One of the biggest obstacles has been getting sufficient electrical power from the data centre provider!

Got fed up of seeing posts intended for another social media site but autoforwarded on the fed. This tusky filter hides posts with user@twitt... mentions. Go to Account preferences -> filters -> home and add a filter.

Anyone with skills would become an instant hero to 500,000 users by getting the well loved aix weather app maintained & working again and into fdroid if possible. Source is here, and looking for a maintainer. Get the word out! github.com/pveierland/aix-weat

Simon :linux: boosted

I talked to the CEO of System1 about their partnership with Startpage and their motivations into entering the privacy world given the company's history.

You can read the interview here:

thinkprivacy.ch/system1-interv

Hey, you with the static site! Here's how to add a simple but effective spell checker to check your before deploying your lovingly created content: cyb.org.uk/2021/03/10/basic-sp

A massive1gb space consumed for this Lego app designed to complement the Mario sets. The other hidden side one doesn't even work on most phones. Legos digital/mobile strategy is such garbage

Simon :linux: boosted

I've run a big text adventure for thirteen years (at one point briefly it was the biggest text adventure!) and if there's one thing I've about managing a big online community in that time that I'd choose to pass on as a warning to others, it's this: remove the people who don't like being there.

Some folks just don't like the place, or they liked it once and they don't anymore, and that's fine.

You'd think they'd just go somewhere else, and most do, but some don't, and those folks are AWFUL.

remember when you could buy something and you could be sure that the item wasn't , dangerous or even looked like the photo? and amazon have a lot to answer for.

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