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TTimo

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Freelance software engineer. Ex id software, nowadays mostly Valve. Linux, Steam Deck, UE, cloud, devops and a tinge of climate activism ..

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Ok I finished reading Hyperion (the first book).

It was .. ok I guess. Simmons is getting himself lost in the scenery quite a bit and this feels like a bunch of reasonably entertaining short stories with not much to tie everything together at the end.

Is it worth reading the rest of the series?

TTimo,
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@glyph yeah a friend mentioned that too. Apparently his latest book is a wonk fantasy about Texas declaring independence and it actually .. "Working out".

TTimo,
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@glyph I say that, but being a Texas resident I might actually want to read it, for comic relief and morbid curiosity.

TTimo, to random
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Default OOM killer behavior on Linux: I start a build, and it kills slack and discord. Technically correct.

gamingonlinux, to microsoft
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TTimo,
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@gamingonlinux ouch - I knew a lot of those folks :-(

MissingThePt, to random
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Breaking: Uvalde police concede that they would have entered the school if it had been to arrest the students.

TTimo,
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@MissingThePt damn. that's dark

TTimo, to steam
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PSA - If your Steam Deck or Steam on Linux has started failing to download or launch Proton games, you may have caught a bad config from Valve's servers.

We believe the problem is fixed now, but you need to delete a cache file locally (~/.steam/steam/userdata/&lt;steamid&gt;/config/compat.vdf where <steamid> is your id).

See https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/10846 for details.

TTimo, to random
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Shutting down (rebooting) my Linux box and I see it wait for more than two minutes on an "OOM Killer stop job" ..

TTimo,
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@dotstdy @riesi it's also waiting to unmount filesystems that are no longer available with the vpn down .. yeah I should look for the configs and turn all those timeouts way down rather than complaining :)

Also I don't reboot quite often enough for it to be really annoying. Just time to get up and stretch out.

dotstdy, to random
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Not being able to run your CI locally seems like a bit of a pain in the ass. I always end up with these N commit chains to fix simple problems in github actions because I can't just launch it locally and fix things the easy way.

TTimo,
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@dotstdy push force and squash, repeat ..

TTimo,
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@dotstdy @wolfpld I run into a similar problem with gitlab runners. I sort of make it a requirement that I can ssh (or rdp to windows hosts), go to wherever it's building and fiddle with stuff locally until I have something that works.

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@dotstdy @wolfpld sometimes I wonder if this sorry state of things happened because of the 'ops people' vs 'dev people' distinction. I feel like those container technologies and CI integrations where written by ops folks primarily.

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My neighbor's wifis .. I have a "Lord of the Pings" and a "Boobs"

nic, to random
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is currently ‘celebrating Earth Day’ by giving double XM for recycling items in the games. This means that recycling power cubes is twice as effective than just using them, which is a strangely mixed message.

It’s just a bit of fun, but if they wanted to make a difference, they should make playing Ingress by car more difficult: reduce the speed at which the game locks down from 40mph to 20mph, for instance. 😈

https://ingress.com/news/2024-earthday

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@nic no that'd just be even more dangerous.

TTimo,
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@nic well .. Whenever I'm brake checking people in traffic, now I would have to do it harder, which is more dangerous.

molly0xfff, to random
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really upsetting to see former Wikimedia Foundation director and CEO Katherine Maher getting targeted by the rightwing outrage machine in her new role as NPR CEO. she's wonderful, and NPR is lucky to have her. i hope they stand behind her.

TTimo,
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@molly0xfff "Donald Trump is a racist" .. Wow, hard hitting controversial stuff heh?

dgoldsmith, to random
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“How can you listen to a kid who wants to change sex? My kid wants to be a dinosaur!”

Because unlike wanting to be a dinosaur, there's decades of science showing kids with persistent gender dysphoria:

  1. Rarely grow out of it
  2. Continue to suffer if not treated
  3. Suffer lifelong pain if they go through the wrong puberty
  4. Are at significant risk of suicide/self-harm if untreated
  5. Thrive as well as cis kids if they are supported by family/friends and given gender-affirming care
TTimo,
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@dgoldsmith I heard that argument just last week from some friends. But somewhat interestingly about Furries in HS rather than Dinosaurs at a younger age.

Doomed_Daniel, to random
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Random realization while hacking on dhewm3 (Doom3 source port), which so far sticks to C++98: When the Doom3 source was released in 2011, the C++98 standard was about as old as the C++11 standard is now.

TTimo,
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@Doomed_Daniel the bulk of the stuff was written 02-04 though.

TTimo,
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@Doomed_Daniel I don't remember much discussion about C++ standards, I feel like that stuff really took off after C++11. It was more about the supported features in MSVC and the overlap with gcc.

TTimo, to random
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So say - if I was going to try and de-google my email hosting (custom domain), what would you recommend I look at?

TTimo, to random
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I see some people mention "it passed QA checks" in reference to the xv backdoor .. You have no idea how the sausage is made, do you?

Even if someone casually looked at the particular commit (I doubt anyone did), that one line edit in the build script looks just like any od the other autotools garbage.

AndresFreundTec, to random
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I accidentally found a security issue while benchmarking postgres changes.

If you run debian testing, unstable or some other more "bleeding edge" distribution, I strongly recommend upgrading ASAP.

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2024/03/29/4

TTimo,
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@AndresFreundTec jesus, I hope you like beer cuz we owe you a free lifetime supply.

taylorlorenz, to random
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TTimo,
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@taylorlorenz justly deserved for once.

gamingonlinux, to linux
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TTimo,
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@gamingonlinux oof still gotta wait until at least May 15th for the NVidia drivers.

Daojoan, to random
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Jesus would have joined a union

TTimo,
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@Daojoan he would have flipped a few tables.

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