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Yesterday I was able to repay part of the debt I owe to the opensource community. A few months ago I needed help scripting my statusbar and some kind soul from across the globe took a few hours of his time over two days and helped me. A guy he didnt know.
So a few days ago somebody wrote me that he saw my startpage and he asked if I could help him to display a rss feed on his, because he doesnt know js, and so I did.
So to quote on of my favorite story's on reddit: "Today you, tomorrow me"

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"We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes"

Of course 🤷‍♂️


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Hey devs, please use semantic html. This is important!

When listing things, use ul/li! When writing things, use p! When adding navigation, use nav! When putting the main part of your website inside a div, use main! Please use h1, h2, h3 for your titles! Don't use table for layout, they are for data!

Screen readers users have shortcuts to jump to all those parts of your website instead of reading it from top to bottom. But it only works with semantic html. So please help them! :tealheart:

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There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science


Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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If anybody here is looking for a bodyweight fitness routine, maybe check out rr.coach

I just started the site a couple days ago and am super happy to have launched my first FOSS project!!

Contributions on gitlab are exceedingly welcome

@spongechameleon should probably mention that I already deleted the line for the old partition from /etc/fstab, which seems to have had no effect

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Need to dig further myself... but has anybody successfully deleted a luks encrypted partition without then getting an annoying error on boot?

After deleting my encrypted swap and rebooting, the OS pauses for ~10 seconds to look for the old /dev/by-uuid/<uuid> swap partition (“access denied or partition does not exist” error appears on screen) before continuing to boot- which it successfully does.

Is there a way to remove the reference to the deleted encrypted partition using cryptsetup?

switched from vscode -> neovim 

I had no idea what I was missing out on.

Fuzzy file searching in the project directory, go-to definition and renaming, undo tree tracking all changes, windowing, local marks, git shortcuts...

Took the “plunge” (10 mins of docs lol) into tmux too and holy moly now I have terminal windowing inside AND outside of vim. It’s the smoothest & most buttery experience, I can’t believe it’s real.

Only missing feature imo is serious debugging (call stack, scope tracking).

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There's something oddly satisfying about watching programs run/install via terminal vs. a UI progress bar...

It's like a flurry of numbers and letters scrambling to do their job.

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Would you like to see being reintroduced to Tails?
issue tracker about it:

What is @i2p?
It "is an anonymous network layer that allows for censorship-resistant, peer to peer communication. Anonymous connections are achieved by encrypting the user's traffic, and sending it through a volunteer-run network... distributed around the world

Why was it removed from Tails?
"due to our failure of finding someone interested in
maintaining it in Tails"

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Petition for Mitch McConnell’s browsing history to be publicized:


Ever wanted to setup HTTPS for localhost but couldn’t get it working? Check oot my little tutorial and lemme know how she goes!

Questions and comments e.g. “best video ever made”/“absolute trash video pls delete” very much welcomed!


Already realized the font size is probably too small, and the contrast in the slideshow could be a lot better... but hey too late now... Next time!

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Why I - kevq.uk/why-i-have-a-blog/

Do you blog? If so, please leave a link to your personal blog below. If not, why not?

Self-hosting woes 

Does anybody have experience with configuring DNS records on Namecheap?

I have an Ubuntu Server instance running on AWS and I'm trying to get my domain to resolve to the cloud server IP.

Hoping to use the cloud server as a bastion host for my raspberry pi here at home (running Ubuntu server with HomelabOS).

Speaking of, looks like Tinc is no longer offered as the VPN option for cloud -> Homelab. ...Any good guides out there on setting up a wireguard server on AWS?

After some thought, I’m moving back to Windows.

It’s just a more complete system. Better UI and developer tooling make for a more stable and performant system.

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2>/dev/null is an extremely handy incantation when doing things like find | grep.

I’m writing JS.

I define an object.

Inside the object I declare a method.

Inside the method I declare a variable.

It’s a function expression on the right side.

In the function expression I use the keyword ‘this’.

I invoke the function expression inside the method.

What does the keyword ‘this’ refer to?

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