New post on my Patreon: "The State of the MAU" https://www.patreon.com/posts/27410319
Oh man. I haven't done that in a while. There will be an awesome honeymoon period where it's all fresh and fun and new though, so make the most of that!
Huge college memories of that album. It still pulls me right back to 1994.
Yup. I'm a big first timer!
I put the Debian 10 RC on my main workstation, and — knock on wood — it's been rock solid so far. I'm incredibly happy with it. The only major modification I've done has been replacing Gnome with i3wm.
Believe it or not, after 26 years of constant Linux use, this is my first time running Debian. It's a great first impression. If you're on the Debian team, please let me buy you a beer, won't you?
So I'm pretty late to the game, here, but this weekend I finally finished putting together my Prusa 3D printer. I went through calibration and some minor accidents today, and at long last I'm having fun with 3D printing. Even my Benchy went pretty well once I had first layer calibration dialed in.
Why did I wait so long?
In general, the current state of "smart home" technology is extraordinarily hostile to doing your own stuff. Everything wants internet access, everything wants to store your data in the cloud somewhere, everything wants to treat you like a product. This grand experiment of ours where we try to have a smart home, but control 100% of our own data, is REALLY EYE OPENING.
Over the last few weeks we have been trying to build an "Intranet of Things" smart home. We have replaced many of our light switches with TP Link smart switches, for example. Critically, though, we have every smart device on a firewalled 802.11n network with NO ROUTE to the public Internet. All devices are denied access to their precious cloud.
Manufacturers do not make this easy. TP Link setup just barely works without Internet access, but it does, if you jump through some hoops.
Yup. I gave up and bought email hosting service from Fastmail (who are *awesome*), but I self hosted for about 10 years before the GMail-pocalypse.
Oh hey, my emulator gets a shout-out!! Thanks!
Software engineer and impenitent hacker.
"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