Since joining #fosstodon I've realised that #blogging isn't dead, and even more so during the #100DaysToOffload series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 😂 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 https://cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favourite-video-games.html . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 😆
I have never actually learned how to complete the #rubikscube . Today this will change
My ford sync3 stereo updated to a later version, rendering it unusable. Every button press took 5-10 seconds. It ruined the whole driving experience to Complete 💩. Fortunately I trawled some Russian forums and found out how to downgrade with a usb stick and a bit of patience. I'm getting conditioned into never updating devices. I think my wife has forgiven me, and I'll stop having the nightmares.
“Something that is devastating for the public can be, and often is, beneficial to the elites.”. #snowden - Permanent Record
True story contd.: A couple of hours later i suddenly received an email from Facebook to my alt-account, which has an unused facebook account tied to it, that I've not logged into in well over a year or more and has no connection to my real identity. The email said something along the lines of "you might know $MYREALNAME". I can't figure out how this happened. Why did facebook suddenly email my alt account out of the blue and suggest my name? ideas welcome 2/2
A true story in 2 parts: I built a windows machine to check out some software for making music. On the windows machine i needed to register an email address to download some software. Being wary of windows data privacy I used my alter-ego gmail account which isn't connected to my legit account. At one point I needed a serial number which i had on my Linux machine which I emailed to my alter-account from my legit account to avoid use of my legit login from windows (a lazy mistake). 1/2
I regret putting some data into amazon glacier about 7 years ago. I can't even just delete my vault, but have to (so far)
1) spin up a docker container with the aws cli
2) request an inventory list
3) wait 5 hours for inventory to return
4) run an individual delete for every ArchiveID
5) request another inventory
Regular conversation with my wife:
Me: "I've never heard a song by Kanye West/Taylor swift/Ed Sheeran/etc"
Wife: you must have. They get played in shops all the time...
Me: when did I last go into a shop that wasn't a supermarket?
Wife: ..and on the radio..
Me: unless they are played on tech podcasts I wouldn't get to hear it.
LibreOffice 7.0 is here! And it's packed with new features - along with improvements to performance, compatibility and usability. Learn all about it, and download it: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/05/announcement-of-libreoffice-7-0/
Beware the misleading "chinese export" mark that's made to look like the CE mark. It is the responsibility of the seller (inc. Amazon/ebay) to ensure conformity. https://instrktiv.com/en/blog/law-and-legislation/chinese-export-mark/
https://medium.com/@fs0c131y/tiktok-logs-logs-logs-e93e8162647a is worth a read, to get facts in times of misinformation. He knows his stuff.
today I am getting #minecraft running on a supercomputer for legit machine learning purposes 😂
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