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Might as well make a proper pinned piece of prose about myself.

* I'm an enby, going by it/they.
* I'm dragonkin. All I need to say.
* I'm a fiction writer.
* I like interactive fiction, especially Inform7.
* I'm (slowly) learning to code, with Python and the like.
* I try to be chill, and am training myself to be far less negative.
* I talk a lot about different subjects, many of them tech-related.

Github: Codebalion
Dreamwidth: Codebalion & Starseerdrgn
Libre.FM: Codebalion

So, I ended up popping onto Duolingo's forums for Esperanto, and someone posted a link to this channel full of Esperanto language music. INCLUDING a cover of Sound of Silence (S&G version, not the one by Disturbed).

youtube.com/channel/UC3fwxvaZD

@snowdusk_ I'm "gallowsgryph" on SDF proper and the gopherspace. So you might know me better by that.

Listening to @snowdusk_ while working on notes and ideas. Really need to figure out a way to have a small device just constantly connected to Anonradio that I can turn the speakers on for whenever I want something to listen to.

Slightly early of my current setup. WindowMaker is such a comfortable window manager when it's running properly.

Someone I talked with suggested I single-boot *nix on my Mac Pro, cause then I could use the nVidia GTS 450 with it, and have a hell of a system to stream with. It's...tempting.

If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things 

I hear tech folks saying that RSS is dead, and people on social media saying that blogs are dead.

The problem with this is twofold:

- RSS is doing just fine, and not even remotely dead

- Blogs are doing just fine, and are not even remotely dead, either

There's this strange sort of defeatism around. "Well, we lost, so what can you do". Um, not undermine things that still work and are actively being used? Support them as well?

(tonight I learned) about more environment variables I never knew `bash` had. Even with 13 years experience, I'm still learning about this stuff. 😆

That's partly why I bought this.

@Gargron reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

There's a site operating bots that enter any large Discord server with invite links, collect data on everybody in the server and then publish a list of every community scraped people are on. There are fears that it's also scraped data like chat logs, people's on/offline times, attached accounts and gameplay stuff.

Tech, rant 

So... Fuck nVidia's Linux drivers. Fuck them to hell and back. They've made my Dell machine unusable as a Linux machine, since the video flickered like made EVEN with the proprietary drivers.

So, I'm once again Tri-booting my Mac Pro 1,1. It has a Radeon HD 5770. With a modern kernel, the video drivers work.

Okay... xcompmgr works just fine in ratpoison, but the compositors for GNOME, KDE, XFCE, and Mate aren't? I'm...utterly mystified.

Just...

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Wheee! Found out that turning off the compositor on my desktop fixes most of the screen issues I've been having. nVidia really *is* garbage on Linux. @..@

Okay, thing I like about Arch/Manjaro: You can rate-limit the package manager. I don't have to stomp on the connection while someone else is using it. And it's as simple as adding a command to a config file. 👍

@snowdusk_ Looks like the aNONradio server just came back. I was able to tune in there.

Anyone else having issues accessing the aNONradio stream? Trying to load it into MPlayer just gives me `No stream found to handle url anonradio.net:8000/anonradio `, and the one on the site just doesn't even try.

@snowdusk_

So, my private instance is down again, and I'm not sure why. Might have to grab fresh source code and pull it in at some point. Might switch server types at this point, if I bring it back. Not sure yet.

The insanity that is my desktop right now. Running Windows 7 on Mac 10.6.8, with a Mac 10.4.11 server partition as a spare.

The things I do for giving myself space from the online world. XD

This looks like a cool project.

"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them."

oddlyspecific.org/book/

#TheOpenBook #OddlySpecific #Arduino

So... I can't seem to keep a Linux distro running on this Dell XPS 410, and pretty much every failure has been video drivers. I'm using a GeForce GTS 450, and the card itself runs fine under Windows. But nouveau has tearing issues, and the proprietary drivers seem to fail at random after a time.

Can't use my 2006 Mac Pro either since the radeon drivers don't work with the mac-flashed card, so I'm very likely stuck with Windows 7+MacOS 10.6.8 on it, and Win7 in the Dell until I can buy a new GPU

Well then... This is from setting `zypper` to install Kile for working with LaTeX files...

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