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NullSpaceOddity

nsoddity@hubz.secretlair.me

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
  last edited: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:07:54 -0600  
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
The Division Underground revisited

NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
@Digital Realms+
In The Divison, I had never gotten into the content for Underground.  The intro mission kicked my arse over and over to the point of frustration. This morning I decided to try it out again, as I had forgotten about it since all of the re-balancing. Needless to say, I ended up facerolling the whole mission.  Was quite satisfying considering how many attempts I made in the past.

After that, I went for the daily supply drop.  Died seven or eight times.  It appears they added some AI improvements, and the Last Man battalion soldiers will flank you from multiple directions at once.  I ended up cheesing it by standing up on a walkway a block away, and picking them off with my sniper rifle.


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NullSpaceOddity
 Underground Volcano Lair,  
@Digital Realms+
In Destiny 2, I made it to Venus.  I'm a real sucker for ruins in games, and this zone appears to be a forgotten outpost on a water world.  Lots of abandoned cargo ships rolling in the waves.  Very cool.  Picked up an artifact in Trostland during a public event that unlocked my Voidwalker spec.  I have yet to finish the quest that accompanies it.

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Dropped into Secret World Legends to see if I could get my hands on some Halloween loot. Thus far, I have joined the Jack raid once. And haven't found out how to get to get to any of the other content. In the original game, when you logged in you would receive a phone call that would launch the quest lines.  So far, I haven't received anything.  I traveled to the the NPC's that gave the quests in the original game, but they have nothing for me. With two days to go, it doesn't look like I'll be scoring any achievements or lore this year.  Silver lining: Most of the Halloween cosmetics from the original game appear to have carried over for my character.  So at least I won't be out of style ;)
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
@Digital Realms+

A bit more Destiny 2 in the bag.

Things I'm digging vs the original:
1) The map shows incoming public events.
2) When you pick up gear, you don't have to take all of it back to be "identified" before you can use it.
3) The scenery.  Quite lovely!  I spend a lot of time looking around at stuff.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
So my kids procured a package of Mystery Flavor Oreos.
I'm pretty sure the flavoring is Fruit Loop or Fruity Pebbles cereal.  Aftertaste is pretty gross, and lasts for hours.
NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
It's always fun when you run a software update, and find fun new updates (not just bug fixes).

I've never noticed the VPN on/off switch in Gnome before.  And the transparent top bar is new to me as well.  Nice touch that it goes solid when using an application full screen.
Fever the Ghost - SOURCE

NullSpaceOddity
 Secret base on the dark side of the Moon,  
Magical earworm of the day...



Fever The Ghost - SOURCE (official music video)
by Felix Colgrave on YouTube