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Reddit refuge, escentric engineer and serial hobbyist.

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I block any call or text unless you’re in my contacts. I’m done playing. No notification for the blocked calls either.

czardestructo,
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I’m sorry but wireguard is not easy for beginners and the quick QR code generator in the command line was fantastic and light years ahead of fumbling around with getting config files securely to a mobile device.

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Been using afraid.org for well over 10 years and use dynamic dns to have various subdomains pointing to different IP addresses/hosts I have in physically different places. It just works and I login maybe once every 3-4 years.

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Thanks for the reminder. Just signed up for monthly donations.

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It’s getting worst though. A lot worst. They keep adding more and more layers to make it so difficult and convoluted you give up. Last year my insurance started using an external pharmacy for my meds. Fine. But my meds to need to be administered by a nurse in a hospital. So I need to get prior authorization from my doctor to my insurance who then approves the pharmacy to do the meds. But there are 30% copays now so I use a third party company that works with the company that makes the meds to comp the 30%. Then I need to get the hospital to call the pharmacy to order meds on my behalf and send it to the hospital, not me. Then I can finally schedule my appointment to actually get the shot in the hospital. I do this circus once a year, every year because they change one layer every year and so I have to figure out the new rules. It’s pure madness.

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Stone fruit. Could be peach or plum or nectarines etc. Wait until it blooms and examine the flowers.

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No outdoor advertisements/billboards, very few national chains, very protective of local business, everyone is very connected with the land and their community. Vermont is awsome.

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I can 100% see that in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Super white washed and no industry to bring in fresh faces, just generational residency.

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Sound dampening. Common feature on high trim cars or electric vehicles.

ajsadauskas, (edited ) to tech
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What should I add to my '90s website?

So I'm currently toying around with NeoCities, and decided to trial it by building your classic mid '90s Geocities/Tripod/Angelfire pastiche website.

Some of the most important elements are already in place.

Tile background? Large font? Heading in bright pink with a shadow? Unusual colour choices? Random cat gifs? Under construction gif? Check! Check! Check!

In the true spirit of the '90s DIY web, some more pages (including the links page) are coming soon.

(I'm thinking of adding a page dedicated to either Britney or a nu-metal band.)

You can see the page so far here: https://that90ssite.neocities.org/

There are a few things that I want to add to make it complete, and I'm looking for suggestions.

The first, is to embed a midi file that plays automatically. Any suggestions on the best way of doing this?

Second, it's just not going to be complete without a guestbook.

Third, any webring suggestions?

Fourth, what's the best way of adding a java chat room in 2024?

Finally, anything else that really needs to be a part of a great '90s website?

UPDATE: Thanks for all the feedback! I've added more annoying GIFs, a guestbook, a links page, and a cyber cat hangout.

UPDATE 2: And added even more gifs, an amazing Amiga demo, and a ton of links.

@asklemmy #tech #webdev #neocities #technology

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Every link should open a separate pop up window. Add an under construction gif of a dude digging.

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The Jehovah’s witness of lemmy

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Did you read the sign on my front door? No distro solicitors. Get off my lawn.

How responsive is your Nextcloud?

My Nextcloud has always been sluggish — navigating and interacting isn’t snappy/responsive, changing between apps is very slow, loading tasks is horrible, etc. I’m curious what the experience is like for other people. I’d also be curious to know how you have your Nextcloud set up (install method, server hardware, any...

czardestructo,
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So on your Nextcloud server you use an external DNS and it greatly sped up you nextcloud? Because I noticed a few years back mine got slow and I cannot figure out why. It was about the time I enforced pihole dns with pfsense. I might need to try this.

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I’m going to have to give this a shot tonight, need to make a pfsense rule to allow the server to get out and then change its DNS. Regarding php, my current config is the following because I have over 64gigs of ram and went through great length to get Nextcloud to cache MORE into ram:


<span style="color:#323232;">pm.max_requests = 50000 #set higher, the process is recyled after 50k calls to prevent memory leaks
</span><span style="color:#323232;">pm.max_children = 1000
</span><span style="color:#323232;">pm.start_servers = 60
</span><span style="color:#323232;">pm.min_spare_servers = 30
</span><span style="color:#323232;">pm.max_spare_servers = 120
</span>

Android Microphone Snooping (lemmy.world)

So I had a verbal conversation with a coworker yesterday and now I’m getting fed very specific ads. No possible way it’s accidental. I have most of the microphone access to apps limited, I have Google assistant turned off and no VPA setup in my home. I use a Oneplus 9 pro, does anyone have recommendations on how to further...

czardestructo,
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I have whole house ad blocking with a pihole and its enforced with pfsense. All DNS traffic gets NATed to pihole.

czardestructo,
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That’s actually a great point. He is older and uses a dumb phone but we have been working with each other over 5 years so there are going to be lots of connections to each other. Furthermore this coincidental ad is rare, I haven’t gotten one like this in awhile.

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Not possible. To be explicit, he was asking me my opinion about car maintenance and if I changed the oil in my cars every X miles OR every six months, or if the expiration time of oil was BS. I told him my opinion was that the age of the oil is irrelevant unless you idle your car for many hours at a time, just change it based on the millage. Today I got fed an article about how a dude tested the oil from various cars, with various ages and miles against brand new oil and found that age made no difference on the key characteristics of the oil. That is a remarkably specific article from a VERY specific VERBAL conversation I had over a Teams call on a work computer. It certainly got me thinking but again its the first time I’ve had one of those super specific ads in a long time that made me question my privacy.

Edit: I’m getting down voted, so people don’t think this is a markably specific ad response? People really think Google is just this good to infer this type of article in less than 24 hours is just dumb luck because ‘oil change’?

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There is a chance I guess he went off and researched the topic and our relations are tethered on googles back end so it figured I might be interested in his interests. But I’m stretching here. I should ask him on Monday!

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It was an article not an ad. And the specifics of oil age vs millage is pretty damn obscure in my opinion especially for a guy who works in tech.

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It was a suggested article not an ad

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How? The data is locked up in Google servers? All the evidence I have is posted here.

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Yep! Unless you idle the car a lot just change it based on mileage and not age!

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Thank you for the super thoughtful response. I’m in the process of fully ditching Windows. I use Vpn whenever I’m not home, I run my own cloud services, last big leap is to switch to graphene when I upgrade my phone and ditch the gmail accounts. I’m close and so finding this shockingly specific article got me thinking. Usually the articles are indeed spot on accurate but expected, not obscure yet specific.

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My aunt worked in sun glass sales so I had a pair of Romeo, Juliet and a few other pairs of Oakley. I was so fancy and hip.

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