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NullSpaceOddity
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NullSpaceOddity

All your data are belong to us

 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Spent some time moving and formatting my notebooks from OneNote to Laverna this morning.
I appreciate that it uses markdown for formatting.  It made importing to Hubzilla wikis super easy (copy/paste).

Although OneNote's full desktop application has an export function, the Win10 app and web versions do not.  Because we can't have you using another service, can we? Ugh.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
I'm a sucker for clean design, so I really dig this case. Considering a small form factor for my next PC build.
I no longer need a huge tower with blinkenlights, and numerous drives.


GHOST S1

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After months in the lab we are finally ready to launch an SFF PC Case that doesn't let performance, design, and flexibility contradict.
NullSpaceOddity

The first problem with Bitcoin...

 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
My VPS service provider accepts Bitcoin as a payment option.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to see how a crypto-currency transaction worked in the real word.

First step was to obtain some Bitcoin.  I chose Coinbase, as it seems mostly legit.
To add funds to my wallet, I had three options - Bank account transfer,  Credit card, or Paypal.

I would feel pretty uncomfortable knowing that my bank could be drained on a hack, so this option is out.  Plus, bank transfers take days to complete.

Tried to make a go of the credit card option.  However, the system kept rejecting my address during verification.  It locked me out for 24 hours.  After that time period was up, I attempted again with the same result.

And option three (Paypal) requires you to submit a bunch of ID material.  Again:  No.

Will make a mental note to attempt this again someday.
NullSpaceOddity

Hubzilla as a Play-By-Post RPG Room

 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  last edited: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:55:32 -0500  
I serve as a GM for my daughters' DnD campaign.  However, due to me working nights, and their school activities, we haven't had a chance to play for awhile.

Over morning coffee, I was thinking about how Hubzilla could be used to host assets for a Play-By-Post RPG campaign.  That way we could continue our game until a time that we could play in the more conventional way.  I think setting up a restricted channel configured as a forum would work well.  Character sheets, portraits, and maps could be uploaded to the files section. A wiki could hold group loot, plot, and world info that they have uncovered.

The only thing missing would be some kind of dice rolling mechanism.  I was thinking about how this would work best as an addon.  Perhaps as a button like "Other networks and post services".  You could choose the number and type of dice to roll.  It shouldn't show the dice roll in the preview.  That would keep people from cheating.

Maybe have an option to quickly type it in a tag as well.  Like [roll 2d6]
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Nice invention for the elderly.  But I have yet to see an automatic can opener that functions correctly long term.  I'll bet there have been some hilarious incidents while testing it.



Automatic Wet Cat Food dispenser| PawBot | 18 cans capacity | Multi Day
by Pawbot on YouTube
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
There has been a bumblebee nest in my house for years.  Every spring, I end up having some find their way inside.

I've managed to catch two of them this week.  Although, it could be the same bee...
Thankfully, they are much more chill about being captured compared to wasps (or bats :P  ).
Seth Martin
  
Hm, I find bumblebees to be rather aggressive unless I hold very still.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Looking at Blu-ray burners for long term photo backup.

I think I have it narrowed down to either the Pioneer BDR-2209, or the LG WH14NS40/WH16NS40.
NewEgg has an Asus refurb on sale with a 30% coupon, but I don't know much about their drives.

Will have to dig up a few more reviews on all.
Seth Martin
  
NewEgg used to be my go-to place for tech as well. As you both have noticed, they have gotten kinda sucky and now I only purchase there for occasional exceptional deals.
prep
  
Hubzilla note - if you click like in a comment down in a thread -- it pops you back to the top of the thread.

(Those Likes would make for good AJAX calls as well).
prep
  
^ same deal when just adding a comment -- like the last one.
NullSpaceOddity

Pro Mode: Activated

 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
So I have been having issues with Diaspora/Friendica federation for the last week or so.  All of a sudden, it just stopped.  Except for two people.  I tried everything I could think of to fix it.  This isn't the first time I've had weird federation issues.  My old Friendica instance also magically stopped federating for awhile as well.

So, after reading this thread in the Hubzilla Support Forum, I've decided to flip the switch on my Hub, and go from Standard to Pro config.

I've migrated all of my Diaspora contacts to nullspaceoddity@diasp.org which I had been using to test federation.  Now I need more Hubzilla friends.  My connections list has only 12 channels now :P

#hubzilla
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Hmmm. I appear to have broken something on my Hubzilla install. Diaspora users can see my posts, but I am not receiving most of theirs.

Started about 6 days ago.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Working on loading up my daughter's i-Device tablet with some comics she wanted to read.  Forgot how much it sucks to get stuff onto an Apple device.  :P

Don't feel like going the itunes route, so I might just send them to the cloud, and download them back.

It just works (TM) /gag
NullSpaceOddity

Ubuntu 18.04 To Ship with GNOME Desktop, Not Unity

 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Wowza!  Canonical giving up on Unity, Mir, and Ubuntu Touch?  I guess it makes sense for them.  Gnome 3 is in (IMO) much better shape now than when it was first introduced.  Kind of sad to see Ubuntu Touch ceasing development though.

I was an Ubuntu user back when Gnome 2.x was the default DE, but moved to Arch Linux when they introduced Unity.

Ubuntu 18.04 To Ship with GNOME Desktop, Not Unity

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Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Canonical is to end its investment in Unity 8, Mir, Ubuntu for phones, tablets, and convergence.


#linux #ubuntu #gnome #unity
Brunus
 from Diaspora
GNOME always been shipped with Ubuntu...just read the release notes of Xenial for exemple : - GNOME is mostly upgraded to 3.18. GLib upgraded to to 2.48 (corresponding to GNOME 3.20) - GNOME Software replaces Ubuntu Software Center. This brings a faster store experience and moves our archive metadata in line with Debian. It has been renamed "Ubuntu Software" to improve recognition for Ubuntu Software Center users. - GNOME Calendar is now included by default - etc...

Unity was just a graphic shell over GNOME, and now, Unity is dropped and Gnome Shell will be the graphical shell.
Luiz Romário Santana Rios
 from Diaspora
Which is why the headline specifically says "GNOME Desktop", not just GNOME, or GNOME applications. It's pretty clear that they're talking about the DE, not the entirety of the applications.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Nice to see the PC Magazine article on #Mastodon.  Even if it was slightly backhanded, mainstream coverage of decentralized social networks is pretty cool.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Discovered the band Sleep Party People, and ended up buying a couple albums of theirs from Bandcamp.  
Defiantly scratches the sonic itch I've had lately.




We Were Drifting On A Sad Song, by Sleep Party People

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#dreampop #shoegaze #music
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Got my XMPP server up.  Now, to convince some friends and family to part ways with Facebook Chat in order to test it :P
NullSpaceOddity
  
I wish someone would use the Telegram client on iOS as a reference point for an XMPP client.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Attempting to get a little more mileage out of one of my kids pcs, so I'm trying to track down a vendor (who is not in China) that has an socket FM1 AMD Athlon II X4.

Thus far: Failing miserably.  I know socket FM1 wasn't around for long, but sheesh!  You would think people would be giving the things away by now.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Hey, Federation folks. How much RAM/CPU does a typical small XMPP server use?

#linux #xmpp #asktheinternet #question
Klaus Alexander Seistrup
 from Diaspora
Prosody is very easy on the resources.

sh $ ps faux | grep l[u]a prosody 24716 0.0 0.1 54928 17780 ? S Mar25 1:03 luajit /usr/lib/prosody/../../bin/prosody
Dapor
 from Diaspora
I akso think, you does not see anything if it
NullSpaceOddity
  
Thank you everyone!
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Decided to test out a small VPS vs running my hub on a Cubieboard.  Couldn't get it to work for three days.
Turns out, I forgot to activate one of the mysql modules.  That will teach me to start projects at 3AM :P

Thus far, it is quite an improvement over my Cubieboard.  I think I will pay up a year, and keep the ARM board for my #Baikal server, and other stuff.
NullSpaceOddity
  
I'm trying out LaunchVPS. Lowendbox.com had a promotion from them for the 1GB RAM plan.
NullSpaceOddity
  
There is a pulldown menu when you set up your order.  They also offer centos, and multiple flavors of Debian and Ubuntu.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
@Hubzilla Support Forum+   I am looking into moving my Hubzilla install to a new server.   What is the best practice for such a move?  Is it best to tar the entire install, or make a fresh install and only copy certain key directories?
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Finally was able to build my #SailfishOS image without errors. Unfortunatly, my Kindle doesn't seem to like it. It goes directly to Fastboot.

I do see that I build the wrong kernel arch. Instead of armv7l, I did armv7hl. Will try again after work.
NullSpaceOddity
  
Working on recompiling right now.

As far as Sailfish porting goes, you just need working Cyanogenmod source for your device.  And the ability to follow the adaptation kit directions, subbing some info for stuff that applies to your device.  No coding is involved.
NullSpaceOddity
  
Ran into the same issue.  The Kindle boots, and the goes directly to the Fastboot screen.

I made a post in the XDA Kindle dev forum.  Hopefully somebody smarter than myself will have a suggestion :)
Quenti
 from Diaspora
I hope you achieve this! #SailfishOS is smooth :)