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I finally got to deploy a hypervisor in a client's environment tonight. Hopefully the first of many 🤞Even got the 10GbE LACP bond working with little-to-no trouble. Feels good 😊

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@gargron @rysiek If you don't want to support BigTech, then don't use "permissive" licenses. Use AGPL. The problem is: Most people don't understand Copyright and licences. So they find their way to which is curated by Microsoft Github. It prominently advertises the MIT licence with "I want it simple and permissive". This phrase sounds fair and good to most people. But permissive actually means "I permit BigTech to run their profit-driven thing with my code".

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Really cool photos by Aydin Büyüktaş, who used a drone to capture 18-20 pictures then stitched them together to make warped landscapes.

Neat! Like a ring world farm house.

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Yubikey Bio's are sold out, and NitroKey 3's are still at pre-order only 😑

So I watched the new movie today. Thoroughly enjoyed it, visually fantastic although the sound/dialog balancing was a nuisance.
There's a lot to compare to , both are space operas, both are visually grand, both based on novels written ~60+ years ago.
In the age of streaming and affordable home though, does the movie format really make any sense? Foundation has a lot of space to move and take it's time with the story. While Dune has told half a book with one film.

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In case you missed it. Google Play may be about to do something unethical to Termux. Suggestion is to back up now, uninstall the Google Play version to stop them uploading a destructive stub, and reinstall from F-Droid.

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pro-tip: if you ever get a link that you don't trust, add a "+" to the end of the URL so you can be taken to the info page instead

e.g.: ->

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I am sick and tired of constantly reviewing settings in web browsers to see if they have snuck in some new tracking mechanism that I get to disable because "your privacy is important to us".

I am sick and tired of all the black UX that goes into this, like opt out instead of opt in, or at least providing top level choices like, say, Fuck NO I'd NEVER EVER Like You To Track ANYTHING Now And In Every Perceivable Future. Like sync'ing every setting in your profile except tracking related settings, because hey that way you might by mistake opt out of tracking on another installation where you really wanted to be tracked. The list goes on and on.

Browsers are critical infrastructure and clearly an open source stamp on them fails in itself to provide any meaningful shield towards capitalist subversion.

I'd like a browser with a license that explicitly rules out *any* kind of commercial entity or interest contributing or directing development.


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Just tried AdGuard today (the home edition, FOSS), and it's like Pi-Hole yet better designed. Highly recommended for DNS caching and ads blocking. #linux #adblock #dns #caching #adguard #FOSS

@mhamzahkhan I'm trying to understand options for dynamic persistent volume provisioning in an on-premise/bare-metal K8s cluster, using block storage. What methods have you used in your lab? NFS seems like the common choice, but not sure about the "dynamic" part. Other choice is maybe longhorn from Rancher.

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Gitea (nightly edition) now has nodeinfo support. One (very tiny) step towards full federation. Thanks to @techknowlogick, @dachary @fedeproxy (and many others) for making this happen!

Today also (coincidentally) happened to be the day of the submission of the NLnet grant application for work on federation.

These are indeed very exciting times, and we are very proud and thankful of the community surrounding Gitea.

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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it: this is a must-read for the Matrix community.


This is a great dive into how Google botched messaging for 15 years, and the table of contents BY ITSELF is a truly epic burn


If you're using @kde on an ultrawide (32:9) monitor, then may I strongly recommend the UltrawideWindows Kwin script.
Allows you to easily snap/tile windows to the center 50% of the screen, or the left/right quarter.
I previously used a portrait-landscape-portrait orientation of three screens. This script allows me to keep my windows management style without re-training my hotkey muscle memory.

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idea: flowchart-oriented technical support wiki

kinda like a support forum, but instead of being oriented for threads containing posts, you ask a question, and replies come like flowchart blocks where you respond to spin it off in a direction

and then if someone else has the same question but a different cause, they can branch it off wherever their problem starts to differ

blocks can be edited, annotated with sources, marked out of date, etc. with the idea being that what starts as a forum-post like "i have this problem please help" grows into a living document for solving that problem

After some rudimentary testing, it seems like the heat pump, even in "economy" mode, draws ~2000W ... constantly.
The power company has smart meters installed, which in this case is nice, because you can get hour by hour reporting of your consumption.

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The apartment I'm renting is eating 50+kW/h of power per DAY 😧 This is with a heat pump.
People who live in cold climates, is this normal? I've just moved countries and don't have a frame of reference for this.

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