A warning to people who use YouTube: Some popular channels are currently being hijacked, and turned into "CoinbasePRO" scam channels. One of my spouses just found "TopTenzNet" hijacked, and I've been seeing reports of an ASMR channel being taken, among others.
Make sure 2FA is turned on for the account, and be careful what you click. Protect yourself as best you can, because we don't know how they're getting in as far as I can find.
Stories like this are great!
It seems criticism is more forthcoming than praise. That probably is true for everywhere but particularly so in IT. As more companies are put under duress during the pandemic, and their IT crews struggle to adapt to systems and scenarios that management should have planned for years ago, it's interesting to watch how a company treats it's workers. I feel if you're in the industry, now is the time where your bosses show their true colors.
After coming across yet more #RSS feeds that only include an excerpt, I wrote a thing about full post RSS feeds.
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As a writer, I normally work from home. Being able to leave the house was a good way for me to de-stress. Now that I can't do that (even all of the parks are closed in my area), my stress has been getting worse and worse, affecting pretty much my entire physical well-being as well as my mental health.
That's something that falls on deaf ears in the current state of affairs, or at worst, is met with absolute hostility. Kinda sad, when people say they care about mental health.
Recently discovered an alternative for balena etcher. You can find it here:
FOSS, crossplattform, under 1mb in size, NOT electron based, no analytics crap. (For detailed infos, read the comparison chart on the project page)
uspol (?), fediverse meta, spam bot
Apparently, someone made multiple spam accounts about some sort of rent strike? I have no idea what's actually going on, but my private instance got pinged by a few accounts of theirs, and not in a good way.
If it replies to you, don't just block. Please report it as well, so the instance mods can deal with them when they show up.
With how pretentious and snide some people are about how others use VIm (scolding a beginner for using the arrow keys, for example), I probably never would have learned how to use it myself. If it wasn't for one of my spouses, I probably would've never gotten the basics down.
Makes me appreciate the little things all that much more.
Since my search-fu sucks, and I keep coming up empty-handed on info, time to stop being frustrated and ask for help.
Anyone know if there's a way that I can tell i3 to switch between having only my laptop monitor, or having both it and a second on the HDMI port? I enjoy occasionally dragging it into bed to work, instead of sitting at my desk, but i3 doesn't *just* handle that issue. I'm assuming I use `xrandr` with a hotkey script or something.
Long list of terminal apps
Bob encourages self-care in these trying times
This evening I recommend you switch off the TV and social media, and do something to keep your mind busy.
Is it playing games? Reading a book? Binge-watching Netflix? Knitting a scarf? A spot of gardening?
Go do that. 🙂
It's good to be informed and do the right things, but it's not healthy to dwell on bad things outside of your own control.
If you're still feeling anxious, have a phone call with someone and talk things out.
Things that will drive you nuts when learning a new keyboard layout: the layout itself. It took playing a LOT of "Battle and Get: Pokemon Typing DS" to get used to the JIS layout.
Shift+2 for double quote, Shift+7 for single quote, dedicated "at" key, underscore is Shift+backslash (though it's not shown in the screenshot)... It takes some time.
I just kinda do my own thing. Trying to get into programming, one step at a time.
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