Fun fact: the UPS I have connected to my computer, has had a dead battery for as long as I have owned the computer... I should probably replace it, before it explodes

I just realized I have had this rig for 25% of my life...

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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 (

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.

Alright, time to get off social media for a bit... see y'all later today

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.

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While I understand the reason for Github disabling scheduled actions after 60 days (to cut down on useless scheduled jobs that are no longer needed)... there should be an option to enable the change for longer than 60 days.

Sitting in the dentist hair thinking about my travel trailer and the tech I want to implement on/around it... Going to be fun

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 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.

Fedora Linux 34 is officially here!

I have just grabbed all the torrents, so you know there are people seeding :D

Given infinite free time, I'd roll my own linux

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 -- any suggestions out there?

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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.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

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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 now have two projects in my head I want to work on, on top of the countless others... damn you brain!

Time to prep my machine for the rebuild I am going to do for F34...

I find it weird that there is a Fedora Spin for i3, but not for sway (which offers wayland support)

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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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