I just realized I have had this rig for 25% of my life...
There is a single purchase I have made in the last decade that has shown itself to be a wise investment with approximately 400% value increase.
In 2013 I bought a 2yr old photo/video rig, to help out a friend. It only cost me $600.
Today the same build would run around $2200 (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/tfxqfP)
Not bad for a 10 year old rig. The best part is that since I run Linux full time it has been more than adequate for everything I have ever thrown at it.
It would seem I have found the upper limits of what Transmission Remote can handle. Having surpassed 6000+ seeding torrents that UI seems to use a LOT of resources causing issues. Thankfully the daemon keeps chugging along perfectly, so I can just ignore the UI part... but yeah, might be time to find a new way to interface with my transmission-daemon -- or maybe move the two jobs to a remote host altogether.
this makes me want to throw aside all my duties for today, and determine a working solution for "touching" the right event to keep a scheduled job running indefinitely, just because.
I like that PlantUML is the standard, and there is an IntelliJ plugin for handling it, and that the images embed into markdown just fine. However, I like that Diagrams.net has a single file for the diagram and the image. Makes for a cleaner workflow in my mind. Image wrong? Just open it and edit it... boom done. No need to export/save the image with each change.
Thinking about leaving Gnome behind on the next build and running full time with i3/sway -- As such I need a new way to play my favorite SomaFM streams. Currently using https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1237/somafm-internet-radio/ -- any suggestions out there?
I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.
curl is in the Mars Helicopter mission: https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2021/04/19/mars-2020-helicopter-contributor/
More and more I realize that I don't like the work my client does, and that is why I am not super motivated to work for them, which is unfortunate, because my firm doesn't have another client for me to move to immediately. However, there is hope as I have significant time off coming to recuperate, and training to give me something new to focus on for a bit.
i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!
these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.
(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))
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