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Cake day: abe. 21, 2020


How has been your runit experience in comparison? s6 looks interesting

It’s dumb, rather silly in comparison and it does nothing other than keeping services going - on Void Linux you symlink your services from /etc/sv/{service-name} to /var/services/ and there it goes off doing its thing.

Systemd could probably provide some fancy features on my system but it’s a simple procrastination-station and so far I’ve not come up with anything I’m missing. Very happy camper.

(Lemmy is acting up for me)


Been a while since I last messed with it and my Linux skills (damn that sounds corny) have improved over the years. But when I used to drive a systemd distro there would be some service that would stall and I just could not make it work as intended, remembering my frustrations.

To me it’s not about systemd being bad, just a case of it being hella complicated if compared to something like runit. Its reach is so huge it’s overwhelming for my poor brain to grasp.

It’s not you, it’s me kind of a deal haha


I haven’t measured it before. Guessing around -10,-7C somewhere due to residual heat from our living room and the glasseed balcony being wind resistant.

Apple tree, pear, cherry are all cold resistant but obviously unfit for a grow bag on the balcony. I’ve heard there are are types of grapvine that can do swell in hardiness zone 5ish, not sure which kind yet conflicting info on the webz.

Stockholm so, freezing winters. And these days insane tropic summers apparently.

Passion fruit eeeey? That sounds lovely, I’ll check out if there are kinds that can withstand temperatures of ~-15C

Alrighty then, maybe my friend just needs to get over the nginx ddns SSL cert hump faster rather than having multiple accounts.

I’ll tell shim to get yee thumb out of hir arse.

Transfer account to another instance?
Is this a thing that's possible? Asking for an imperialist *friend* who want to hop over to beehaw from until *friend* has grasped nginx and figured out *friends* own instance on their rpi.

What should I plant in this 50L grow bag? Zone 7a, south facing glassed balcony
Some hardy grapevine? Perennial preferred. ![](

Aren’t biofuels just another variant touching the same grand issue? From what I’ve gathered the growing, harvesting and refining biofuels differ wildly but all have in common an rather sizable amount of destructive land use - be it through deforestation, palm oli cultivation or the monoculture aspect of growing crops for fuel. Most of the biofuels are from palm, rapeseed oil or corn and it’s some gosh darn dirty business. The old saying *“can’t eat the cake and keep it” rings true for the climate crisis - going backwards towards some type of neo-classical future, keeping modern knowledge on how to fuck things up while mixing in tried and true concepts like no-til gardening, food conservation, sailing, coppicing and what not would probably be a more sane and doable route for humanity.

I’m 110% certain that the ultimate source of infinite energy, fusion, would be the absolute quickest way to destroy all the remaining living ecosystems on earth.

Near the router. Connected via wifi - usually in the livingroom it’s somewhere round 160mb down.

Love, thanks for sharing :)

So, like what’s your use case? Professional work or just faffing about with stuff at home, procrastinating?

I have no idea why someone like me, a non-professional, would turn to a corporate distribution with a “stable” release model and have it be a Canonical product or similar.

I got into linux for mainly three reasons: I could install the applications in a single neat command using the terminal (that shit was amazing coming from XP); It was not some big tech dictating and changing up my workflow on a whim; Lastly I had a moment of ethical reconing around 2016 and the ethics of FLOSS is superior.

Canonical keep doing things, trying out what sticks on a live audience and it’s generally not liked by people. To me it seems like a very unstable experience. It had its innovative days in the 00’s and it’s all appreciated but since long gone.

Often the critique aimed at Canonical and the Ubuntu team is disregared with “That’s a loud minority” – yes and no. Of the grand total of Ubuntu users there are a huge amounts of casuals and worker bees (tech folk given Ubuntu with little reason to stir up shit at their employment) who are not interested. Then there are those who are very interested in the tech behind the product, the enthusiasts - if you take into account the grand total, sure then there is a loud minority, but why would you take into account a large swath of uninterested people’s non-existing-opinions?

Sorry, went on a semi rant in order to say: if you choose a corporate distro you are going to have a corporate experience. There are independent enthusiast distributions out there that run their ship through enthusiasm and not corporate intentions.

Sure you know all this but I felt like expressing myself this morning haha…

Cool, I pay for sourcehut in order to get Gemini hosting and my shabby scripts hosted somewhere accessible. Nice to see a project like pmos consider Sourcehut.

Not a coder in any shape or form, just a hobbyist with sPeCiAl computer needs :)

I wish there was a global push towards more thoughtful layouts such as Colemak-DH and some standardisation between OSes. Like for instance I’m a Swede and need my ÅÄÖ but I also despise ISO Nordic symbol placements and perfere ANSI for symbols.

Currently using the SE variant of the US layout (Linux) which gives me ÅÄÖ on the third layer accessible via “Alt GR”+{ [, ', ; }. Now to make things more betterereer I have a QMK/Vial enabled keyboard where I’ve set three keys to automatically treat and chord the previously stated keycombinations to reach ÅÄÖ without having to hold Alt GR.

The result is a magical ANSI Nordic layout set in Colemak-DH (with chorded Dvorak style .,/)on a highly customisable Vial keeb.

The issue is that on something like macOS the us layout and (I think it’s Swedish/Nordic variant) the ÅÄÖ is situated under Alt+a, alt+o and something else which makes my board not work as I had intended it to work. On windows 11 I fail to even find how in the F you change your keyboard layout at all - it’s a god darn mess.

Can’t get enough of Void.

I install it using this method on my laptop but I go for glibc over musl. Post install I setup sway, PipeWire and what not and have a good time.

Package manager rocks, I don’t think I miss anything from the repos.

Awesome community around the distro. The fact that they have official documentation is great.

I don’t do anything productive on my machine. Procrastination all the way <3

Don’t quote me but Gala is based on Mutter which back when had some janky desktop icon implementation using Natilus. It was removed because it was less ideal implementation.

eOS team is all about (at least outwardly) having features be well implemented and standardized - see their dark theme implementation for instance, they would rather invent a good implementation over implementing half-baked ones even if the halfbaked one might have more adoption.

I thing the Solus team with Budgie DE quite recently reintroduced desktop icons in a more sane implementation.

Like I said, don’t quote me on this, not that invested.

Title suggestion: A few great terminal based applications. Or Three great terminal based applications.

“Best Linux apps” suggest that there has been a conclusion on the topic and that the following apps mentioned are the best which does not jive with the actual content of the article.

nnn, aerc, neovim, micro

They don’t have a wiki page, it has been deprecated it to make room and focus for official documentation (clickable for your convenience).

If soldered on, glued and laminated are words your brother likes go for an M1 or whatever else within the thinness race.

I would go for longevity á Framework/Thinkpad type deal. Really salivating over the Framework with it’s 3:2 display but my repairable Thinkpad X230 just won’t break - which is a good thing ;)

edit: also, don’t push your convictions too hard on the guy. Arm, RISC, Linux are all great but he’ll need to get things done at school, not faff about with incompatibility issues. I’d love to have an expantioncard with nvme drive for the Framework with Windows on it.

After I read the deportation threats I was speechless. Did not think it could get any worse than their previous 2-3 stumbles.

It’s audio editing software for god sakes…

I could however, the the poster (sudodnfdashy) have yet to answer if he/she is the author of these listicles on thekarnalblog when asked in previous posts. It would be pointless spending more time on proper critique if he/she is not the author or is and but is not interested in criticism or conversations around the articles as I have offered to share previously.

Edit: there has now been a confirmation that sudodnfdashy is in fact the author and I might just leave criticisms at some point, although when I’ve asked previously it’s not been answered.

Oh my god these listicles and the wording used trigger me…

Void Linux for me. Swaywm, pipewire, scratchpads, waybar, tui applications- yummy stuff.

Use case: procrastination. Maybe one day I’ll learn a language (zig curious) and actually start making things - got so many ideas for TUI applications it’s insane.

As others have pointed out

  • sane base install
  • rolling
  • up-to-date repos
  • fast as lightning package manager
  • runit is a lovely init
  • stable, not “stale”
  • edit: there’s awesome documentation!

Got to say though, Fedora 34 on my wifes laptop is pretty slick. I have a few nitpicks, but nothing major.

Are you the author of these articles? I’m thinking of this article and the one about DEs.

If you are, I might leave more constructive critique than my knees suggest I do.

So much wrong in this article I cringed all the way back to 2010…

I can confirm this being amazing. Got me a 64GB stick this friday, installed ventoy and chucked void, fedora, windows and boot repair disk on it. Freaking magic compared to floppy’s, CDs and separate- or reformatted usb-sticks.

It is cringe, but what is liberal anyhow? Is it not entirely different depending on which side of the pond you reside on? And the point of news being reporting with the goal of delivering truthful news with as little bias as possible. Where each and everyone gets to be the judge on its level of bias - to actually seek out politically skewed “news” on purpose is like putting a blinker hood or covering your ears while someone with an opposing view speaks going “LALALALA!!”*. Or it could also be likened to drinking the Kool-aid. Or maybe going ”Yes mr Salesperson I’ll have your non-stick pans and juice cleansing kit because I like what you say about them”.

Why not just have the one world news community and let the comment section brawl out what bias the articles possess or not?

My lord, the human thought- and keyboard-punching spent on this thing is amazing - as the late great Pink Floyd once said: breath, breath-in the air.

Helloa! I poped open a community for all things Ukulele, come join if small lute-derived instruments with a funny vibe interests you :)

More Kanban for the people :)

Here’s another one I use:

That’s very interesting, if not just as a trial for a period followed by evaluation?

Idea: Lower the impact for down votes
I made a post on r/ukulele where I seek help finding vegan friendly ukuleles. Instant-down-vote because of the V-word hindering it being discovered by those interested. It's not offensive, I specifically ask to keep discussions on veganism out of it and I stayed polite about the topic - [I think?]( Mind you this is not the worst case of instant-down-vote of non-controversial or non-offensive honest posts on Reddit. It's the hive-mind-tribe thing of Reddit doing it's thing as usual. What if down votes had reduced "power" or impact/value. Up-votes are a full point and down-votes are .5 or .75 of a point in order to prevent instant-reptile-brain-knee-jerk down-voting because of a small difference in opinion or world view. So that there have to be two people down-voting for one integer point to count. What do you folks think?

Woah, those are some great additions and changes!

I should try this again - been years since I gave it a whirl! Glad to see it alive and well with the new name and all.

I run GrapheneOS on a Google Pixel 3 (secondhand). It’s a nice phone - made sure to extract the GCamera app in order to keep the camera app that actually works to the cameras full potential.

Other than that I just want to express my red hot hatred for all established mobile OSes. Its all crapware.

dwm is ultra bloat - patch that useless, forced includeware bar out of existence ;)

Currently enjoying sway while waiting for river to mature enough.

It is super neat and they offer an AppImage as well which I like for certain tools such as this.

What is Jami?? It does not seem to state anywhere on their site what it is?

Funny, I just setup sway on Void Linux and found out about seatd. Haven’t gone for it yet - will try it out tonight

Cool, will get to play with it on the wifes computer :)

Where is Shotwell ratings stored and general photo library management strategies?
I have a system for sorting my photos using the ratings feature. It came about me trying to sort out the insane mess created by phone photography and automagic camera uploads have on your photo library. I needed a quick way to go through marking photos in order to sort out what has value or not. Within Shotwell there are hotkeys for star ratings that are simply the number row with no modifier needed, which alleviates the cramping risk if say you would need to hold ```ctrl+[num]``` while judging 5000+ photos. - 0 is no star rating - 1-5 corresponding amount of stars - 9 rejected I then setup a few *"Saved Searches"* in order to give the ratings meaning. A *Saved Search* takes a number of criteria for what it includes and displays. Other software would probably call these *"Smart Searches". I got seven searches that corresponds to the ratings hotkeys: 0 = Pending judgement 1 = Memorable 2 = Food 3 = Photo notes (scribbles on paper, backside of router..) 4 = Printed 5 = To be printed 9 = Rejects This system has been highly effective in sorting out and continued upkeep of my photo library - however! I did at one point early on after applying this technique nuke my drive for some probably meaningless reason (photos and other files synced up to Mega (a dropbox type thing)). After getting things setup and files synced with Mega as it were before the nuking, I discovered the star ratings were not written as metadata or kept within my Pictures directory. Luckily it was only a ~thousandish photos that had been marked with a rating when this happened which was not a huge loss. ### **TL;DR: I'm wondering where is the star rating information stored so I can sync this information and keep this alongside my photos?** I've recently gotten into KDE and Plasma which has opened up a bunch of software to me which I knew existed but I weren't very interested in checking out due to *dependarexia* and an aversion to mixing GTK and Qt applications on my machine. During my exploration of this new and exciting Qt-world I fired up digiKam which turned out to read all the ratings I had set in Shotwell! So the star ratings must be stored somewhere common - but where? Anyhow - grateful for any information on the topic or perhaps a rundown of your strategies for dealing with photo-bloat and unruly libraries :)

Reorganizing $HOME
I'm looking to restructure my home folder. Have for a long time used the standard XDG user directory structure (```$HOME/{Desktop,Documents,Downloads...}```) and it has become a mess. Also the capitalized directory names are inconvenient for a multitude of reasons. I'll have to set the XDG user variables accordingly. Anyone gone through a process of reorganizing their home directory structure beyond the standard XDG user directory structure. Did you note any oddities refraining from mentioned standards? Here's my initial idea: $HOME ├── desktop ├── documents │   ├── public │   └── templates ├── downloads ├── media │   ├── audio │   │   ├── bleeps │   │   └── music │   ├── e-books │   ├── graphics │   │   ├── 3d │   │   ├── raster │   │   │   ├── palettes │   │   │   └── wallpapers │   │   ├── screenshots │   │   └── vector │   ├── photos │   └── videos ├── sites └── software ├── bin ├── games │   └── roms └── git

Server distro project for super-easy deployment? Help me find it [Solved]
**Edit: distrowatch <3 searching anything "Linux server" in any search engine is a futile action, thanks distrowatch: ** Found it Yunohost - I think it's real interesting :) once clicked myself to some Linux server distro project that seemed to aim for people like me; that's familiar with Linux on the desktop want to run a few services locally on a server but have less interest in or end up in paralysis every time docker (CE, compose) or Proxmox is mentioned as well as networking. Yoko, yoso, Jolo, something I seem to think I remember it being called, but not hits when searching. Think it was more or less - check the boxes for the things you want to run and it takes care of deployment for you. It had a rather spiffy website. Anyone know what distro I'm thinking of? I want to play around with it :)