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! 😆
Has anyone ever seen evidence that submitting #spam reports via spamcop actually works to reduce spam? Feel like i'm wasting my time. And most direct reports to abuse@ addresses i've tried either ignore, or reply to ask for confirmation they can forward your email to the owner (who may also be the spammer).
todays #blog post in which i hopefully persuade you to learn the rubiks cube https://cyb.org.uk/2021/02/24/the-enduring-quality-of-the-cube.html #100daystooffload
Six hours spent on a chat session with Dell trying to get a faulty #Chromebook repaired under warranty. It's a war of attrition. Half of the call was then asking me questions that relate to a PC laptop, the other half I don't even wanna talk about 😭
When searching for a custom #android #ROM , i saw a few that have selinux=permissive. That essentially allows any app to backdoor your phone https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/lfye5r/selinux_permissive_romskernels_are_very_bad/gmoi05a
why did i do it? 1) nervous about chinese spyware - see stories last year re: that. 2) my keyboard was laggy 3) no security updates since 2019-10
A #blog post about an misinformational error message. Hope your day was better! https://cyb.org.uk/2021/02/16/the-unhelpful-error.html
New #blog post about curry, my linux journey and switching back to gnome https://cyb.org.uk/2021/02/02/returning-gnome.html
This could be fun: "SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code"
Microsoft says this is no big deal as the company doesn't rely on the secrecy of source code for the security of its products.
Things I learned today: Multi-Seat setup on Debian.
Because of how Linux user sessions work, I thought there must be a way to hook up two monitors, two sets of keyboard & mice, and split the displays between Intel integrated graphics and my NVidia GPU.
Debian has a guide on it and I was able to set it up so that my son and I could play Minecraft java edition with friends online. Worked like a charm with a standard Debian install (no VM's!)
If you survived today without setting fire to your workspace during a meeting, you're doing better than this guy https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55261987
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