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I thought of something similar, but that again doesn’t save me from having to plug in the disks one by one.

I just plug all disks in my server, then run the following script to get the mapping GPTID -> partition -> disk serial:

#!/bin/sh

glabel status | awk '/^gptid/ { print $1, $3 }' | while read -r gptid part; do
        disk="/dev/${part%p*}"
        serial="$(smartctl -i "$disk" | awk '/^Serial Number:/ { print $3 }')"
        printf '%s\t%s\t%s\n' "$gptid" "$part" "$serial"
done

Then, when a disk fails, I just check with zpool status which one is unavailable or completely missing, and see to which serial it corresponds in the previously stored output of the above script.

This script is for FreeBSD and assumes you add disks using their GPTID in your ZFS pool (default on TrueNAS), but it can easily be adapted to Linux with a mix of lsblk --nodeps -o +WWN,SERIAL and the symlinks in /dev/disk/by-id/.

Don’t know what I expected though, because you can’t make a hard drive suddenly beep or turn a light on. ^^

You can create random read to try to identify a disk (using badblocks for instance). If the bad disk is not completely dead, create random read on it and try to “feel” which disk is constantly spinning and creating vibration. If disk is completely dead, do the same on all other disks and feel which one is inactive.

But writing down the disk ID -> serial mapping, if the serial is written on the hard drives is a lot easier and more reliable.


You can get the disk serial with smartctl -i /dev/.... Serial should be written on disk. Keep a mapping of disk ID -> serial.

If serial is not visible without taking all disks apart, it’s a good idea to put a sticker with a copy of it on the side of the disk or disk tray depending on your NAS form factor.


Switzerland voted on a 12x initiative a few years ago: https://www.businessinsider.com/switzerlands-112-initiative-why-executives-are-worried-2013-11

Unfortunately it got rejected after big companies threatened to fire their employees and leave Switzerland if this was accepted, that this would destroy the economy, and so on…

Others disagree. According to World Radio Switzerland, Novartis, Nestle, Bobst, and SBB sent thousands of employees letters asking them to vote no to the 1:12 initiative, arguing that it would make Switzerland a less desirable place to do business. Earlier this year the CEO of commodities giant GlencoreXstrata said the company would consider leaving Switzerland if the law passed. “I can’t believe that Switzerland would cause such great harm to its economy,” Ivan Glasenberg said in an interview with the SonntagsZeitung. “And I say that not just as the head of a company, but as a Swiss citizen.”


In Orbot, you have a “VPN mode” toggle, when enabling it, it will create an Android VPN connection which “torify” the traffic of all apps you have selected in the “Tor-Enabled Apps” section. You can select all apps, but still need to remember to go add new apps each time you install them (I don’t think there is an automated way to do it).

Unless this changed recently, Android only supports a single active VPN connection at a time, so unfortunately this Orbot mode cannot be used in conjunction with a standard VPN.


In case no postmarketOS developer checks Lemmy in the next few days, and you know how to use git, you could then open a merge request on their website git repo: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/postmarketos.org/-/blob/master/config/mirrors.py



Direct Rendering Manager != Digital Rights/Restrictions Management



Looking at the install script, they seem to be using the linux-lts kernel from void which has very few patches applied on top of upstream.

But the README indicates that this is a work in progress. It would be nice if, once done, they upstreamed and maintained it in void as a kernel-hardened package.


Yes, everybody always wanted to sit next to the guy who had a jack-to-jack link cable during math class ;-)

Unlike the models from the article who had a Z80, our TI-92 had a m68k MCU, but there were some nice guide that you could read directly on the calculator between two Tetris games :-)


The Insane Innovation of TI Calculator Hobbyists
In the mid-to-late 2000s, you either knew, or were, that kid in grade school. You know. The one who could put games on your graphing calculator. You may be surprised to learn that some of these people didn’t exist totally in a vaccuum. There was in fact a thriving scene of hackers who had bent these calculators to their will, writing games, math software, and more generally hacking on the platform just for the sake of it.
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