@fedops@fosstodon.org
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

fedops

@fedops@fosstodon.org

Self-confessed hermit misanthrope. #childfree, #foss, #privacy, #selfhosting, #hiking, #gardening, #nature #conservancy, #EV. My background is 30 years of Unix and Linux sysadmin, 10 in industrial OT security. I'm also a forest smallholder.

Fuck Putin and fuck all fascists.

Please fill in your bio before following.

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new." - The Dalai Lama

Avatar: ASR coat of arms by Joe Creighton.

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.

joel, to Miyoo
@joel@fosstodon.org avatar

Started working on an icon pack for my based on !

Still incomplete and a lot of icons are missing but still soon enough I'll be done

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@joel they look great, nice work! ๐Ÿ‘

ParadeGrotesque, to random
@ParadeGrotesque@mastodon.sdf.org avatar

In 20 years time we will look at the stupid AI generated stuff and we'll remember how stupid and ugly it was and we'll laugh.

"Look at the number of fingers on this hand!"

And then, we'll start our non-AI tools and computers and we'll focus on healing our world.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@matiu_bidule this is the correct answer.

There's absolutely no reason for unfounded optimism.
@ParadeGrotesque

array, to random
@array@fosstodon.org avatar

I'm experiencing first hand the beauty of, ahem, "legacy" code in prod. Four code blocks in a row that insert a break statement... After a return one; up to 13 levels of nested if- else if blocks (something so common my colleagues call that figure the "Doritos"); one class with a couple of thousands lines which has class declarations in the middle of pure spaghetti functions; TODO comments from a decade ago; functions with 3 (!) different declarations to perform the same exact logic... 1/2

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@array I tip my hat to people putting dates into their TODOs and FIXMEs! ๐Ÿ‘

ParadeGrotesque, to random
@ParadeGrotesque@mastodon.sdf.org avatar

It is almost 6pm here. What should I do?

  • Work on that $HELL_PROJECT for $MEGACORP?
  • Take a nap?
  • Go run some errands? Like buying chicken for dinner?
  • Work on my home-made backup script?

This is not a poll, because I am going to take a nap anyway.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@ParadeGrotesque you're older than dirt, so b).

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@ParadeGrotesque at least you didn't call me young whippersnapper, cause young I ain't... ๐Ÿ˜„

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@ParadeGrotesque aha, so that's always been completely redundant.

So now I take offense. ๐Ÿ˜‚

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@ParadeGrotesque huh. 10 years to retirement. And that's not even French retirement.

There, now you're crying. ๐Ÿ˜„

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@ParadeGrotesque I think he's an Olde Phart[โ„ข] as well.

Get off my lawn!
@fitheach

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar
joel, to Miyoo
@joel@fosstodon.org avatar

Not a , but extremely tempting...

RG35XX SP (horrible name but still).

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@paul have you tried using it as a mini linux console? Like bring up a term and hook a keyboard to the usb port?

@joel

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@joel @paul I thought I saw they have one charge and one otg port. But yeah Bluetooth would be fine as well.

thelinuxcast, to random
@thelinuxcast@fosstodon.org avatar

I'm trying to decide whether or not to stick with my current rsync based backup strategy now that I have a home lab or if I should use something like borg.

On one hand I know how to use rsync locally. On the other, I could do both my remote and my local backup with borg and just use one tool.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@thelinuxcast I recently moved from rsync-with-hardlinks to borg. It's faster and handles its own encryption so can use an untrusted remote filesystem.

My initial reservation was against extra backup software that might not be available to restore after a disaster, but borg and borgmatic are included in the standard Fedora repos now.

fedops, to random
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

I actually had to follow a youtube link to see what all the kerfuffle is about with the new iPad commercial.

Quite happy with how little of this stuff gets through my media channels.

RL_Dane, (edited ) to amiga
@RL_Dane@fosstodon.org avatar

Hey awesome and helpful friends,

Continuing my alternate history exploration, I've settled on the hardware I would've gotten for Christmas 1989 (A500, basic monitor, some kind of HDD, Workbench 1.3), but now I'm trying to find fairly equivalent software to what I used on the classic mac to round out the experience.

Any recommendations for Amiga equivalents truly appreciated:

...

Update: Thanks so much for all of the helpful pointers so far. I will be going over the options tonight. <3

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@RL_Dane I had that setup in late 87, replacing the C128. Eventually adding a second aftermarket floppy drive.

As for software I was using Aztec C, and of course Deluxe Paint. For Shareware you couldn't beat the Fred Fish disks, and also the Tampa Bay Amiga Group had their Tbag disks. Those are still available on archive.org.

thelinuxcast, to random
@thelinuxcast@fosstodon.org avatar

If I wanted to start a blog, but had no interest in managing the software of it, which platform should I choose? Honestly been out of the blogging space for so long, I have no idea what the options are outside of managed wordpress.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@thelinuxcast look at Codeberg pages.
@RL_Dane

Neblib, to stackoverflow
@Neblib@mastodo.neoliber.al avatar

For Europeans wanting to remove their data from , wouldn't a GDPR deletion request do the trick? I wish we had real data privacy laws in my country.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@Neblib only your account data. The answers you voluntarily contributed are not covered.

thelinuxcast, to random
@thelinuxcast@fosstodon.org avatar

Anyone know if there's a good alternative for Flameshot that works well with Wayland?

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@thelinuxcast never got flameshot to work either, and I've spent hours. ๐Ÿ˜ค

Spectacle has really nice annotation features (including the numbering) so it's worth having to have the KDE dependencies IMHO.
@alemm

RL_Dane, to random
@RL_Dane@fosstodon.org avatar

Ooo, found a new-to-me fediverse software in < 15k SLOC of C: https://codeberg.org/grunfink/snac2

$ cloc snac2

Language code

C 11441
C/C++ Header 3351
...

SUM: 15533

cc: @amin

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@RL_Dane 185 THOUSAND lines of YAML? What?
@amin

array, to random
@array@fosstodon.org avatar

The ETA just for setting up the development environment in $newJob is no less than 2 weeks, but it's no problem if it's two months. I know many of you are used to this kind of scale in dev work places, but I'm kind of terrified (that, plus the ~300 person IT workforce all in the same place, the git repo with more than 100 repos -and this is, apparently, just the tip of the iceberg-), the commits in 1000+ LOC files made in the past century... This will be fun, fortunately. And sadly. :P

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@array sounds cool! ๐Ÿ‘ Plus you're the only person who I've ever heard say they like Java ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so that's great.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@array @tulpa oh yeah, no comparison to JS and other languages from hell.

Java basically survived due to Moore's Law. When it came out in the 1990s it was so comically slow we referred to Java/Corba/XML as the Tranquilizer Trio. These days it can be really fast even on a phone.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@array good strategy! ๐Ÿ˜€
@tulpa

btp, to random
@btp@fosstodon.org avatar

I know it's probably petty and stupid, but I find it annoying and kind of insulting that my employer doesn't allow me (a technical employee) to manage my own work machine updates.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@btp same. Or change the home page of the browser. Because clearly the GPO doubleclickers in the basement know better.

hl, to random
@hl@social.lol avatar

At work we have to register being off ill via a 'bot'. It asks for your date of birth in the format: "DD.MM.YY" When it asks for your presumed last day of sickness, it wants the date in the format "DDMMYYYY".

I think this is a cunning trick to see how ill you really are, as to put up with that nonsense you must be feeling really low.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@hl we have to type that into an SAP webweaver form. And lemme tell ya, that's quite an accomplishment even on a good day.

RL_Dane, to amiga
@RL_Dane@fosstodon.org avatar

I find myself missing the #Amiga's "bring up" / "push down" window stacking buttons all of a sudden.

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@RL_Dane I always loved them. The Amiga UI was really nice, also to program.

ParadeGrotesque, to random
@ParadeGrotesque@mastodon.sdf.org avatar

Or, as Americans are so fond of saying: "Yippie Kay Yay, Motherfckrs!"

fedops,
@fedops@fosstodon.org avatar

@ParadeGrotesque @fitheach i also like "discombobulated" and "flabbergasted". ๐Ÿ˜€

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • โ€ข
  • megavids
  • thenastyranch
  • magazineikmin
  • ngwrru68w68
  • InstantRegret
  • osvaldo12
  • Youngstown
  • Durango
  • slotface
  • everett
  • rosin
  • cisconetworking
  • kavyap
  • DreamBathrooms
  • provamag3
  • khanakhh
  • vwfavf
  • cubers
  • normalnudes
  • tacticalgear
  • GTA5RPClips
  • tester
  • mdbf
  • ethstaker
  • anitta
  • modclub
  • Leos
  • JUstTest
  • All magazines