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NullSpaceOddity

nsoddity@hubz.secretlair.me

NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
Working on some German lessons on Babbel today. I have learned that my English speaking tongue can not correctly process the words "auch" and "aus" when they are together in a sentence. :D
NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
Spent my spare time for the last couple days attempting to organize my office.

Lots of work to do, but I did manage to find the two sticks of RAM I was missing, as well as my DVD copy of Dark City.

Decided to move a majority of my notes from Laverna to Hubzilla wikis beginning with my recipe collection.
I really enjoyed Laverna at first, but having to set up sync, and load backups every time I set up a new browser is annoying. Not to mention, I have to rely on an outside RemoteStorage service as I haven't set up a RemoteStorage server for myself. At least with Hubzilla, I run my own server, and it provides an easy mechanism for backing up a wiki.
We just added a movie you might like!

NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
Oh, the fun of having family members forget to switch to their Netflix profile...

Thats OK... have to skew the results from time to time to keep Big Data guessing ;)

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NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
Saw this while in the check out line at a store. Tried to authenticate with them, but failed. Perhaps a fork?


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#zot
Maria Karlsen
  
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NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
The rear camera and LED flash seem to no longer function on my Sony phone. 1st step was to attempt firmware repair using the Xperia companion tool, but that accomplished nothing (other than a lot of wasted time reinstalling apps and data).

Today, I removed the back cover and checked the connectors. Connection was firm, and I didn't see any corrosion. An online search had a few people with a similar problem, which was fixed by replacing the camera module. Thankfully, it is fairly inexpensive, so I bought one today.  Crossing my fingers that it solves the issue. I'd rather repair vs replace the phone.
NullSpaceOddity
  
Woo hoo! Received the new camera module today, and installed it. Everything is now working as it should. $19 well spent!
NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
With all of the Google, Amazon, and Apple Homepod news from CES, it is clear that there is money to be made in mining voice for data.

This inspired me to go check up on the Mycroft project, which is doing fine.

I appreciated the January 11th blog post that explained how Speech to Text works.  It looks like they aggregate all queries into a system without any personal identifiers (like DuckDuckGo). STT engine can be changed as well.

The Kickstarter for the Mark II voice assistant was funded within six hours of launch.  I should drop it in a VM, and see what it can do. I could drive my wife nuts by creating a module loaded with dad jokes.

#ai #mycroft #linux
NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
@Dog Lovers+

My dog frequently sleeps upside down, with his paws in the air.
A master of derp.

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James Lamentus
  
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Linux Gizmo's 2018 1H SBC list

NullSpaceOddity
 Secluded Jungle Base,  
Saving for later...

2018 1st half SBC charts.

Ringing in 2018 with 103 hacker-friendly SBCs

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Welcome to our latest biannual round-up of hacker-friendly single board computers that run Linux or Android. Included are a brief review of recent SBC market trends, a catalog with key features, specs, and pricing of each SBC, and a table comparing them all.
NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
2018 - The year of Hubzilla. I can feel it!
Maria Karlsen
  
Did you say Hubzilla Desktop?;-)
Sean Tilley
  
Did you say Hubzilla Desktop?


Perhaps even hubzillaOS?
Beni Grind
  
As much as I appreciate Hubzilla, I'm really not sure I want a OS written in PHP and JavaScript... ;)
NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
Yesterday, I poured water into my French press without adding coffee.  This morning, I poured the boiling water into my cereal bowl instead of the coffee press. Glad I'm off work for a few days, my brain is completely scrambled.
NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
Going to be doing some baking over the next few days.  Cookies are a gift that is never wasted, so my dad gets a plate of them. Plus some locally roasted coffee.

Battle plan is to make my Oatmeal-Peanut butter dough today, and refrigerate it.
Tomorrow, bake those and prepare dough for pfeffernuesse. Thursday, bake the pfeffernuesse and prepare shortbread (or sugar cookies).

Sunday, I'll be attempting apple strudel again. I've been getting better at pulling the dough, but still have not yet been able to get it as thin as I would like.
NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
Ahhh... perhaps that was my problem all along. Thanks, Dr. Catjerk!

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The Matrix experiment

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
An update to this post.

I've had my Matrix server running on my Cubieboard for the last three months. In that time, my kids have really taken to using the Riot app. The fact that both of my daughters use it is a real testament to the power of a good UX. I have it installed on my wife's phone as well, and while she doesn't actively chat, she does keep up with what we are doing in the Family room I have set up.

Currently working on getting them to use open social media as well (specifically Hubzilla ;)  ). I am currently working building a channel to host the D&D game we are running. That should serve as a good intro to the system for them.
Mini Shield for NanoPi NEO Core/Core2

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
Saving this for later...  Raspberry PI 3 form factor carrier board with an M.2 SSD slot.

$11 for the mini shield. $25 for the Nano PI Core 2.



http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=213


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#SBC #linux
Public Service Announcement: Grim Fandango for free

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
@Digital Realms+

GOG is currently giving away the remastered version of the classic point and click adventure Grim Fandango for free. The promotion ends in a couple of days.

About: Something's rotten in the land of the dead, and you're being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there's trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation.
One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango's epic story of four years in the life (or death) of Manny Calavera, travel agent to the dead, has been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than when it won GameSpot's Game of the Year award upon its original launch. Grim Fandango still stands as a classic of the genre, with unforgettable characters and unique combination of film noir and Mexican folklore.



Grim Fandango Remastered - Launch Trailer
by GameSpot on YouTube
Some Blue Mountain action

NullSpaceOddity
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Ran around the third zone in Secret World: Legends. Working on the mainline story quest before I started experimenting with my build a bit. Up until now, I had been using Overload, which is an Elemental AOE attack. It drops a blizzard, then lightning storm, and finishes off by setting everything on fire. Swapped it out for a pistol elite, whose name escapes me. It is also an AOE, but since it doesn't hit in three waves, it can be fired off instantly.

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Also, was on the SWL sub-Reddit, and saw the topic below. I laughed more than I should have...


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Backyard visitor of the day

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
Today's weather is freezing, and extremely windy. This crow came to shelter in my backyard.
It may possibly have an injured wing, as he hasn't attempted to fly at all, he only hops around.


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Another attempt at Deutsch lernen

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
I had been using Duolingo to learn German, but fell out of habit. Even with that annoying owl nagging me, I would put of new lessons.

Trying a new approach.  I paid for a 6 month sub to Babbel. I am hoping that since I paid for it, I will feel obligated to do the lessons in order to get my money's worth. Sort of like when I subscribe to an MMO, I feel that it should be the only thing I play as I had to pay for access to it.

#Deutsch
Private Forum does not appear under "Forums" for users

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+

I have a private forum that I share with a two other users for a project. When the forum members are viewing their Activity stream, this forum does not appear under "Forums".  This makes the private forum slightly more difficult to use compared to a public forum, as they have to find it in contacts, or bookmark the channel in their browser.

Is this the intended behavior for private forums?
Mike Macgirvin
  
There is a feature request to add private forums to the forum widget. It's not easy to do because private forums aren't as easy to identify as public forums are. It can be done, it's just so far down on the priority list that I don't see it happening unless somebody in the community rolls up their sleeves and gives it a go.
NullSpaceOddity
  
Good enough answer for me.  Just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything :)
Mike Macgirvin
  
I had a few minutes waiting for an OS upgrade to finish and managed to squeeze this in. The caveats are that the widget link takes you to the private forum's channel page. This will seem awkward and strange at first, but will help you get in the habit of using the private forum privately.
NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
Been on a synthwave kick lately. Gunship is one of my new favorites  


GUNSHIP - Fly For Your Life [Official Music Video]
by GUNSHIPMUSIC on YouTube

#music