js, rust, couch surfing.

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Cake day: ira. 10, 2021


i’m a little late but i’ve paid for kizie before. i only stopped because i deleted my twitter.

i’ll be referencing these next time i want to try it out again. thanks!!

the installation process is actually alright, it’s moreso the maintenance that i had problems with. the mental model is still foreign to me and when i tried it last flakes were recommended by most forum users but not in the documentation. almost all public repo’s made use of flakes and it just confused me :/

i’ve tried nix three different times and find the learning curve so incredibly steep that the productivity gains are simply not worth it for my desktop usage. i’m waiting for the space to mature so i can feel better about picking it up.

on this, if you choose to go the Mint route and want to make your DE look like Zorin: the cinnamon flavor will let you do that. granted, it’s not out of the box and will take some tinkering and exploring, but it’s still possible to get a Zorin-esque aesthetic with Mint.

flbntoLinux@lemmy.mlZorinOS or Linux mint
8 hilabete

lol, ignore this guy. the best part of linux is that if you don’t like something, you can just switch. in the community a lot of people do this thing called distrohopping where they move from one distribution (e.g. Zorin) to another (e.g. Linux Mint) to try different things out. i personally suggest trying out Mint first, and if you don’t like it or are feeling like trying something new out, move to another distro that looks interesting to you. as long as you have an installer and an ubuntu base, most questions/issues you’ll have are a quick google search away.

if you’re really into the Zorin aesthetic, Mint comes with a cinnamon flavor (a flavor is an official image of the same distribution with some differences from the other flavors. in most cases, this means the official Linux Mint team will create different installations for different Desktop Environments (i.e. Gnome, KDE Plasma, etc)). cinnamon is lightweight and very, very easy to use. it’s much more customizable than Gnome, not so much as KDE Plasma, so it offers a good balance between the two. imo, it’s a great DE to pick up in the beginning. there’s a lot of guides on how to customize it to your liking, so you can look those up to help. along the way, you’ll explore the settings of your DE and become more familiar with your computer. this is basically the entire point of ricing (imo).

though it might not seem like it at first, the vast majority of linux community is willing to go a long way to help you out. after all, there’s no real customer service here: we just rely on each other.

i got myself a yoga mat and some dumbbells. hoping to lose weight in the new year.

PS: i open presents on the 25th, so apologies for the late post. merry christmas!

how did you lose weight as an adult?
i wouldn't say i'm overweight, and i know that the BMI index is not necessarily reliable, but i do feel like over the years i've kinda lost the figure i used to have. i mostly stay at home and code now, whereas a couple years back i used to play a competitive sport on a daily basis. how do you guys lose weight, or stay fit, as adults? i've tried the gym, i just don't really like it there. i feel insecure, and i don't really utilize many of the machines they have there since i don't want to bulk or gain muscle. for christmas, i got a yoga mat and some dumbells. do lemmers have resources for creating a low-maintenance workout plan? there's also the whole diet thing. how do you count calories, eat well balanced meals, etc? i already struggle with meal prepping, and feel like having to account for calorie intake would make this even harder. or would that make it easier since i would get good at making the same things? idk, it's stressful but i'm hoping to take better care of myself in 2022.

flbn is shorthand for fleabane, my favorite flower. it’s a bit of a shitter and most people would consider it a weed; i’ve always been fond of the little guys though. i also just happen to think flea and bane are both kinda cool names.

from the mouth of a system76 developer: “If we can achieve a better COSMIC experience in Rust as opposed to having COSMIC bolted on top of GNOME as a JS extension, I think it makes sense to go the Rust route. There’s honestly a lot of flaws in Pop Shell’s tiling that I just can’t fix under the limitations of GNOME Shell’s design. And between extension API breakages and GNOME Shell making large core behavior changes that we have to work around, it’d honestly take more effort to maintain GNOME Shell extensions than it would be to make our own desktop.” [0]

as well as responding to a question of whether the new DE will be a fork of GNOME with: “No it is its own thing written in Rust.” [1]

sources: [0] https://teddit.net/r/rust/comments/qo6cy3/an_entire_desktop_environment_made_in_rust_is/ [1] https://teddit.net/r/pop_os/comments/qnvrou/comment/hjjlxso/?context=3

how else can i set up wifi? i’ve always done it with wpa_cli, which is kinda unintuitive

i’m not sure about Kate but when i was first learning Rust, CLion tooling was a huge help in learning about what’s going on. the on-the-fly-analysis and macro expansions were really useful, but it’s just so resource heavy. i haven’t been able to get my vim setup to be as informative (probably a good thing, since i’ve been having to look through more docs), so really it’s just a convenience thing. it’s almost purely out of sheer laziness.

i suppose now would be a good time to ask if you have any recommendations for me to get a similar experience out of Vim? like, i have the rust-analyzer plugin but i couldn’t get some features to work, like those macro-expansions i was mentioning, despite using the dedicated plugin required. i even got rust-analyzer to work on vsc, so i know that it works, i just need to hack at it a little more. tbh this comment kinda grounded me. if i didn’t respond to this, it might’ve taken some more time for me realize i was just making excuses for myself. it also gives me an opportunity to document my vim setup, which i would 100% want some feedback on.

btw, this is for an unencrypted UEFI installation. later, once i have my rice down pat, i will re-partition (and actually thoroughly document that) and encrypt my disk.

i’m also interested in exploring a text editor. i love everything that vim and neovim give me, but sometimes i miss clion. it’s a lot of bloat, so i was thinking of picking up Kate and adding their vim bindings plugin. lmk if you have any alternatives you like!

some notes on my Void Linux installation
i actually documented something for once, so i could reference it myself later. asking for some feedback on this, but it is quite long so i get it if you don't read it all or care. figured some newbie might stumble upon this in the future and get something out of it. - First of all, make sure you have the Void [installation guide](https://docs.voidlinux.org/installation/live-images/guide.html) open. Most of this is just hand holding you through their instructions. For what it's worth, I think it's valuable to have another newb explain how they went about getting things done. 1) Install latest ISO - Download the base image, which should look something like: [void-live-x86_64-20210218.iso](https://alpha.de.repo.voidlinux.org/live/current/) - If you're doing this properly, ensure that the `sha256sum.txt` and `sha256sum.sig` files are authentic. The [Void docs](https://docs.voidlinux.org/installation/live-images/guide.html) hold your hand for this step. 2) Do the Disk Mounting Thingy - I use [balena](https://www.balena.io/) but you can use any other similar tool. 3) Boot machine and change Boot Device List ranking to USB first - Shut computer off -> press Enter (that's the key I spam for my ThinkPad, it might be different for your machine) -> move USB HDD up to #1 4) Plug USB in and Boot up 5) Select Enter on the first option: Void Linux (no RAM) - Or choose the RAM option if you want ~superspeed~. It's not really necessary and I get paranoid when doing things non-default. 7) Configure the WIFI with wpa_supplicant - Create symbolic links and start the services ```bash sudo ln -s /etc/sv/dhcpcd /var/service ``` ```bash sudo ln -s /etc/sv/wpa_supplicant /var/service ``` ```bash sudo sv up dhcpcd ``` ```bash sudo sv up wpa_supplicant ``` ```bash ip link show ``` - Configure your network now that we know the interface (for me, that's wlp58s0) ```bash wpa_cli -i {wifi interface} ``` - Within the wpa_cli interface, set up the network ```bash scan ``` ``` scan_results ``` ``` add_network set_network 0 ssid "MYNETWORK" set_network 0 psk "secret" ``` ``` enable_network 0 0K ``` - Test your wifi ``` ping google.com ``` - Save your configuration ``` bash wpa_supplicant -B -i wlp58s0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf ``` 8. Enter the Void Installer - Do the thing (going to expand on this later, I actually feel like I should study this step and understand what it is I'm doing before I tell anyone to copy me). - For now, this [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM5Yl18vw8A) helped a ton. ``` void-installer ``` 8) Update the package manager ```bash sudo xbps-install -u xbps ``` 9) Update the uhh rest of the stuff ```bash sudo xbps-install -Su ``` 10) Restart the services: ```bash xcheckrestart ``` - On error, install the following dependency: xtools ```bash sudo xbps-install xtools ``` 11) Reboot to get latest kernel version after update ```bash sudo shutdown -r now ``` 12) Install packages: - After install, I got started with: xorg, pulseaudio, i3-gaps, dmenu, alacritty, firefox, nnn, sxiv, Zathura, htop, node, rust, and ofc nvim. This will keep me going for a while. ```bash sudo xbps-install -Su xorg pulseaudio i3-gaps dmenu alacritty firefox nnn sxiv zathura htop nodejs rustup ``` 13) On error, install the following dependencies: ```bash sudo xbps-install base-devel libX11-devel libXft-devel libXinerama-devel freetype-devel fontconfig-devel ``` 14) Edit .xinitrc (in your home directory) to run i3-gaps on load ``` exec i3 ``` 15) Update packages, just in case and reboot - Honestly, I just do this out of paranoia and habit. Every time I open a terminal session I just update everything. ``` bash sudo xbps-install -Syu ``` ``` bash reboot ``` - Some issues I faced dealt with audio, which I found was quite common. Ensure you have pulseaudio installed, and if that doesnt work, apparently alsamixer also works pretty well. Just make sure to change your i3 config (/.config/i3/config) to bind the alsamixer settings and not the default pulseaudio bindings.

as far as i understand it, the outcome varies for different licenses but under AGPLv3 the cure provision is that once the 30 days are up, the license is revoked and legally speaking that means Truth social would be not only using but distributing unlicensed software. in that case, Mastodon has full and complete legal grounds to successfully sue them for copyright infringement.

not sure if this is a hot take or not but honestly, i don’t think there’s any malevolent reason, like weird telemetry or anything like that. i believe they may have wanted to make the effort look like it was grassroots and that the app was revolutionary, completely concocted by their brilliant engineers, so as to liberate the internet and let digital freedom reign.

the app was announced in time for Trump’s SPAC, which was up something like 500% after the Truth Social announcement. i imagine that if they advertised the platform as a fork of an existing technology, “borrowing” an existing theme, and slapping some patriotic propaganda on top of it wouldn’t exactly excite the market or entice usage.

i really do wonder why they didn’t just create their own instance and celebrate the concept of federation? decentralization as a buzzword is so in right now, it really would have helped their case, i think.

ironically, TRUTH Social as a platform was created in the most disingenuous fashion. hopefully it makes people lose faith in these crooked people. unfortunately, it will probably not play out that way and people will continue to crown deceit as truth and sink further into their disillusion.

at times, i even feel pity for folks being led astray by a government that is supposed to protect their interests, but then i remember all of the awful things “truthers” have said to me about my skin color, my beliefs, etc and i throw away the idea of giving someone free empathy. which is a roundabout way to say, i hope this thing gets fucked into oblivion.

do you read comments before you respond to a post?
just had a thought about some of my habits on lemmy and other social media. i tend to read a post or the article attached, comment, and then read the other responses. not sure if it even matters or introduces any biases before reading something but i think it'd be interesting to note how other lemmings loiter on the internet!

just read the comments and someone else mentioned that it makes for more fluid writing, since you can type as you think. i believe this is what i meant by the 60-70 wpm mark. so long as your typing doesn’t impact your stream of consciousness, i think it’s largely trivial. though i could be wrong and spiteful about having maxxed out at 85-90 wpm.

ps: i spent so much time working on getting that number up, only for it to fall QUICKLY after not keeping up with my practice. anecdotally, i haven’t felt that it’s a damper on my productivity at all.

imo, you kinda reach an inflection point after 60-70 wpm where it probably doesn’t impact productivity all that much, not based on any objectivity just a figure i threw up based on my own up’s and down’s.

no matter how fast you type, nothing impacts productivity more than being comfortable with your environment. someone who types at 30wpm but understands and uses their keybindings and shortcuts effectively can get much more done in less time than someone who can just type fast. as always, there’s also the whole competency thing. if you can say more with less words, doesn’t really matter how fast you type, does it? same goes for code, i feel.

a little update on the situation, looks like Truth Social has 30 days to comply or their license is being permanently revoked.

how did you guys land your first job?
*sigh* i'm graduating next may and feeling extremely anxious about the whole job thing. i don't think i'm necessarily *awful* at interviews, but i'm fucking terrified of them. i've gone through several different rounds for internships and i'm just a sweaty, nervous mess no matter how much prep i do. i hate the fact that every round i meet with someone new and i have to re-pitch myself to them. i wish i could just sit down with an engineer and walk through a real-life problem with them. how did you guys go about getting your first industry-related job? am i just targeting the wrong companies?

[QUESTION] Static IP vs Dynamic DNS?
I'm trying to self-host some stuff on my Raspberry Pi (i.e. web server, lightweight matrix server, etc) and every time I get around to try and set it up I forget that I have to do this lol Do you guys recommend going full send and contacting my ISP about a static IP or should I just pay for a Dynamic DNS service?