it was p11-kit!
Smells like someone turned on bash-completion support and it infected a whole raft of software.
"I'll wait until I get back from my trip to buy this UPS," he thought, like a total dipshit, like a huge moron who knows exactly what's about to happen to him, but will still be hurt and angry when it inevitably happens, the dolt.
"It will be fine," he lied to himself, alone in a room with his idiocy.
This job starts remote because of covid but we pay relocation -- we'll cover your move here.
people in this space might not know about one of aiju's contributions to 9front -- bullshit(1). It generates technology bullshit!
aiju's website (aiju.de) used to have it available, but it's down at the moment, so I crammed it onto my site: http://sciops.net/bullshit
This is one of the things that make old people dislike x86. This complexity is largely driven by the close partnership of Microsoft and Intel -- shoving more and more 'control' into the software and making the hardware more dependent on having 'the right' software running, even for things you'd want to work on any OS.
Sadly, ARM devices are progressing down this same route, but instead of Intel + Microsoft, it's dozens of hardware OEMs plus dozens of software vendors... impossible to track.
Power saving on computers is *complicated*. You would hope that processors are smart enough to recognize when no work is done, and use less energy. You'd hope that if a given peripheral on the PCI bus is unused, it draws less power.
This is almost never the case with x86-based computers (Intel and AMD). The OS has to *tell* the hardware when to save power. Knowing when and how to do so is *complex*.
The Ethernet port on your laptop probably draws a full watt even with no cable in it.
finally some useful software https://magiceye.ecksdee.co.uk
Lots of people are working from home and missing that "end of workday" signaling that used to come from leaving the office.
Bring it back by setting up a cron job to play the end of the 1812 Overture at 18:12 every day. Make sure to max out your system volume in the same script!
bellum gratia artis
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko