I just discovered a place that will make a custom container home. I am very genuinely considering it.

I could get a brand-new, customized-by-my-every-whim container home with literally every bell and whistle they offer, AND a plot of land, AND have them run water and gas and electric to the plot and pour concrete,

for LESS


than the price of a "real" house currently standing in the same damn county

on a smaller plot of land

this housing bubble needs to pop literally today

Any suggestions for command line utilities that are functional yet cool? I'm having fun with Cool Retro Term, Tmux, and a few other assorted things.

My task manager on Linux looks a lot cooler than the one on Windows.

Internal Combustion Engines are basically just miniature Orion drives.

I like when major corporations that rely on working infrastructure to make money invest as much into redundancy as I do for my hobby projects.

Which is nothing.

Let's fight this virus.

<foldingathome.org> can use spare cycles on your computer, and hundreds of thousands of others, to help scientists work towards a patent-free Covid drug. If you have a modern GPU, it can use that too. Folding@Home works on Linux, Windows and MacOS.

If you have a computer less than five years old, please consider installing it. Even if you haven't, spread the word!

Actually looking at the speeds it's looking like I'm capping out at around 120-150MB/s. Given that my switch is only rated for 1 Gigabit, the network card in my NAS is only rated for a gigabit, etc, I'm probably actually bottlenecking on that.

It's been awhile since I had a laptop that could do that.

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I am admittedly running into a 'good' problem. While copying files from my backup onto the framework, I'm very often maxxing out the capabilities of the wifi card. Given the rest of the local network is gigabit and it has a NVMe SSD, I'd expect the wireless to be the bottleneck. Which it is, so that's good.

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My Framework laptop on the other hand is running Ubuntu 20.04 just fine (although I found a blog post that said the hardware was too new for it), and I'm getting some good mileage out of some old hardware from various past projects.

It was easy-ish to put everything in (WiFi was hard but it always is).

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Got my new Framework laptop, so I went to install Windows on my old Asus laptop so that I could give it to a non-tech-savvy family member. It shipped with Windows so no biggy, right?

The installer needs a driver. What driver? No clue, I've extracted every driver file for that model from the ASUS website and none of them are it.

But because of that I can't actually install Windows on it.

Of course, that doesn't seem to be happening so I guess I'll see if I can stuff my old 1080s into there and see what I can do.

Note this isn't Twitch streaming or anything (I'm too anti-social for that!) but rather Moonlight game streaming, so that I can just have the one gaming PC and then play games off of whatever devices I have handy, like a phone or whatever.

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I also need to, at some point, actually finish my game streaming server. I'm pretty sure the power supply in my current desktop is bad because it powers off whenever I put the GPUs under load.

I do have a Ryzen build sort of sitting half ready to go, just waiting on GPUs, but I'd wanted to upgrade to new ones. Or a singular one, or whatever. All I need is for the price to drop to a reasonable level :D

I'm not going to lie, I am nervous about the WiFi thingy.

It's currently sitting in a PCIe->M.2 wifi card thingy in my NAS from an old "Get my homelab internet" attempt.

I actually cut myself putting that together, so I guess I'll need to make sure I have band-aids handy this time around.

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Just got my Framework Laptop DIY edition.

Now I need to get the time to actually pull the hardware for it from the dead projects that I'm recycling it from, but there's actually surprisingly little that I have to do.

Just pop in storage, RAM, and the WiFi adapter.

I have to reboot my Pixel 2 every time I want to tether off of it, because otherwise sites randomly won't load, I can't connect to my VPN, etc.

Tethering off my PinePhone works perfectly every time.

So apparently despite disabling the service, openvpn is still attempting to start with a borked config and needs to be disabled every time before I can run my network manager version of the VPN client.

I like how telling systemd to disable something doesn't disable it.

Apparently my OpenVPN issue was that for some reason using it as a service didn't route traffic, and I decided to just try it with network manager by importing the config file I'd used in Windows.

I'm absolutely positive that I stopped and disabled the openvpn service prior to doing this. *However*, apparently I didn't, so the service was connecting and, since it was using the same credentials, caused the VPN server to drop the connection after a few seconds.

Hopefully it's fixed now?

Some thoughts on recent elitism (not sure elitism is the right word, but I can't think of a better one right now) I heard on Late Night Linux. ☹️


Admittedly I haven't given it a bunch of time (just a few passes while on break at work) so I figure I'll get it working in the end, and I'm still celebrating the end of running Windows on anything, even the Microsoft branded device.

Still just sort of funny, I guess. It's never what you expect to fail that fails.

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