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! 😆
After the constant mentions on a few podcasts i listen to, i tried #KDE (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 https://cyb.org.uk/2021/05/03/bash-productivity.html
5. Use ^old^new to substitute words from the previous line
4. Use !$ and !* to get parameters from the previous line.
3. Make effective use of !!, !<number> and !command to recall commands from your history
2. Use histappend and HISTSIZE to ensure you don't lose history
1. Cut out the crud from your history file with HISTIGNORE and HISTCONTROL
Usually receive perhaps a handful of #spam 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 #spam 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 £1M of high-end #GPU compute looks like. Note the lack of LEDs and bling: it's whats inside that counts.
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:
Hey, you with the static #blog site! Here's how to add a simple but effective spell checker to check your #markdown before deploying your lovingly created content: https://cyb.org.uk/2021/03/10/basic-spellcheck.html #100daystooffload
A massive1gb space consumed for this Lego app designed to complement the #Lego Mario sets. The other hidden side one doesn't even work on most phones. Legos digital/mobile strategy is such garbage
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.
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