The 13th meetup of the enigma expedition was on the 30th local time, and I missed both of them, and considering recent events, now seems like a good time to do some writing.
Laptops suck. That's rather hypocritical of me, as I'm writing this on my ThinkPad T420 running Haiku, but at present, you can't get a laptop that has a good display, is reasonably powerful, has a good keyboard, and doesn't have an x86 processor.
In the last Elite: Dangerous post I mentioned I was going to be participating in the Enigma Expedition. It's currently day 6, my Dolphin is landed in the Lagoon Nebula near Thor's Eye, and here's some more pretty pictures and videos.
I've been collecting videos of old computer stuff for a while, and I converted a few to webm and thought I might share them:
On the 24th I bought my copy of Elite: Dangerous for about $20 in the Steam Winter sale. I've taken a lot of screenshots so here's what I think and what I've done, I guess. This isn't my usual sort of post, and there'll probably be plenty of pictures.
Tis the season, I guess. Have fun. Thought I'd share what I've been working on.
Linux has wonderful Wacom graphics tablet support. They work almost entirely out of the box with no configuration, unless you want to do extra. However, the one I have is not a Wacom, and is in fact an off-brand one from 15 years ago or so. Setting it up on Linux isn't as easy. Here's how, I guess.
For a long time I used Windows 7 Pro, up until earlier this year. But With Windows 10 becoming more common (I think it hit 50% of Windows market share recently?) and me wanting more memory to use, I did the only same thing. I installed Windows 8.
Due to circumstances involving needing to contact someone and them only leaving a Discord invite link, I ended up trying it. It wasn't fun, or pretty.
I end up with a lot of weird electronics, and today was no exception: A Vosonic X'S-Drive Pro VP-300 has come into my posession. As to what exactly it is and what you're meant to use it for, I'm not entirely sure.
For a while, I've been considering setting up a GNU Social instance. Needless to say that most other forms of 'social media' are hostile, considering their data mining and restriction of freedoms, but rms has some wonderful pages on that so I won't get into that. However, I will write about why I'm not going to be setting up a GNU social instance. These are not technical reasons, just reasons it wouldn't be useful for me.
I felt a need to make a custom installer image of Windows 7 for my desktop. This means including the Intel USB 3 and Pro 1000 ethernet controllers. I had a lot of uh... fun... doing so.
So I finally got fed up (during a meeting) and decided to rewrite my site to be entirely static except stuff that actually needs to be a CGI script, so that's what I'm doing as I write this.
Part 2 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.
Part 1 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.
Whether you have to use Windows for work, or are still running Windows for games, if you have any form of income and work in IT you probably have to use Windows. Windows is generally known as a Bad Thing, but it's often not an individual's choice. As such, I present to you, a guide to making Windows Sane
I got bored a while ago, and came up with an idea to capitalize on people's brand-centricness.
So I rewrote the backend for the whole site, including this blog page.
btrfs is quite possibly the greatest filesystem ever. Okay, I can't really say that because I haven't tried zfs yet (one day...), but it has some really cool features.
This is probably going to be a rant, so you may want to continue scrolling.