I finally migrated my blog (https://diego.codes) to Hetzner, a German green hosting provider (...and away from GitHub). It was quite smooth overall: I placed the order, migrated the contents from GH Pages to the SFTP server and configured the certificates and DNS all while watching a football match - roughly an hour.
For my fellow data scientist out there, I am using Optuna to perform hyperparameter search in a project and it's giving great results so far, in case you want to check it out https://optuna.readthedocs.io/en/stable/index.html #datascience #machinelearning
Turns out that @darktable has now a Mastodon account! One of the most ambitious open source projects I use regularly
@peregrine I personally use NixOS. It is still a bit clunky and overkill for the desktop but some of the advantages it has are huge for me - i.e. if a new version of the nvidia driver breaks your setup, you can roll back straight from the grub. It mainly depends on how skilled writing Nix (or interested in learning) you are
@penguin42 I don't have a huge desk, so I went for a small form factor case with good airflow - something that is not compatible with a solid glass window on the side of it. So yes, different ways to achieve the same result and thankfully discard flashy gaming aesthetics
@penguin42 I think that the parts I have right now are quite OK: the motherboard still has some ugly decorations in it and the RAM sticks are covered in a metal piece shaped after a military cargo crate (really WTF), but... Well, why would anyone look at my RAM anyway? Haha
@claudiom And I am building a small form factor tower, so my main issue is finding a case that looks nice enough and then switching off all the stupid lights inside. Buying a laptop has to be a complete different adventure
I am building for the first time a PC and I am coming to the realization that if I want to game, I have sometimes no other choice than to buy gaming parts to get the desired performance. Which makes me think: aren't like, a lot of adults into gaming? Why does everything feel so childish? Everything has colorful flashy lights, tribal decals a la 2002, military-related names (Ballistix, Predator, Tomahawk)... It feel just that, childish.
First impressions on No Man's Sky
I have been playing No Man's Sky for a week now and I think it is a pretty good game. I love exploration games, and even though it was a bumpy ride for Hello Games I think they have redeemed themselves. It is great to be able to roam a huge universe with a sutpidly wide range of activities to do: a main campaign, secondary missions, base building, mining (at all scales), biology... even archaelogy, and who knows what else that I have yet to discover!
@ekaitz_zarraga I mean, yes, but I'm not savvy enough yet to do so in a reasonable amount of time at work, so I prefer to have an emergency exit hahaha
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