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vwbusguy

@vwbusguy@mastodon.online

Do you use your powers for good or for awesome?

Senior #DevOps Engineer at a major research institution (views/opinions my own) and a severe #Linux and #opensource enthusiast. Also into #retrocomputing, #fountainpens, #Volkswagen, #music, and #cooking. #fedi22

Hoosier currently living in California.

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vwbusguy, to opensource
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Forget ARM. Forget RISC. Let's build a truly and spec for a 64-bit capable architecture based on the 6502 instruction set.

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vwbusguy,
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vwbusguy,
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@feld 6502 instruction set is generally way simpler and more efficient than x86.

vwbusguy, to random
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I don't know who else needs it, but if for some reason you want a basic way to come up with a good approximation for 10% of physical cores in the current runtime:

echo $(( ($( lscpu | grep 'per socket' | sed 's,.:,,g') * $( lscpu | grep -F 'Socket(s)' | sed 's,.:,,g')) / 10 + 1 ))

vwbusguy,
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There are technically better ways to do this (use ciel instead of the +1) and use info from /proc instead of lscpu, but this method should work in most environments.

funnelfiasco, to random
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There's an occasional beep that I don't recognize and I can't tell if it's coming from inside the house or from outside but it's not regular enough to camp out and try to get a fix on.

vwbusguy,
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@funnelfiasco https://www.youtube.com/shorts/P2WrOqHU3-c

But seriously, I've had this happen and it turned out to be an expiring battery in a smoke/CO detector.

vwbusguy, to Matrix
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For some reason not all of my #Matrix conversations show up in #ElementX so I end up having two versions of #Element installed on my #Android phones which is not wonderful for battery life and data usage. Element X should have been branded as Element Beta or something along those lines.

vwbusguy,
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Device verification doesn't "stick" with Element X. You have to do the emoji instead of scan, but then when you verify, Element X still complains about not being verified. This also means you can't then use it to verify other sessions.

I can imagine that people who installed Element X as their initial gateway to would be quite underwhelmed by the experience.

vwbusguy,
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(And yes, I have reported these issues to the app developer.)

vwbusguy,
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@AndreasDavour Matrix the protocol is well-done. If the flagship client for Matrix had been better executed, it would be far more popular.

vwbusguy,
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@andyy I'm still using IRC 😁

vwbusguy, to random
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If you're rendering and compiling a video game, you might be Waiting For Godot.

sundogplanets, to random
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Time to run my horrifying python code that builds a bash script that I use to repeatedly call some fortran code and make output I pull back into python for calculating telescope pointings.

My deepest apologies to everyone here who actually has training in making good software. I'm doing science!

(And no, I'm not looking for advice. Hilariously, this dumpster fire of code works well enough, and I don't need to improve it right now.)

vwbusguy,
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@sundogplanets This is some very relatable content.

vwbusguy, to python
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How often I've seen this:

Major Python thing: We moved some imports from X to Y. All you need to do is update that import ref.

Various interdependent #python libraries: Broken for years

vwbusguy,
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@arraybolt3 Python is a major part of the data science world, and R also has plenty of familiar stories along these lines.

vwbusguy, to random
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Looks like the bare post search is broken again on . Account and tags search still works, but regular post search just returns nothing.

vwbusguy, to Samsung
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I switched from to for the hardware/value, but did not expect to like Asus' take on so much. You can basically choose between a Pixel/AOSP type experience or optionally choose some extra polish that smoothes over some of the rougher edges of AOSP. The optional quality of life improvements on top of a more stock experience really hit the sweet spot for me.

vwbusguy, to Bluey
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Oh, man, the new #Bluey. 🥹

vwbusguy,
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I just can't get over how the story writing and execution for a wholesome animated children's show can be so over the top compelling and amazing.

vwbusguy,
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@techmiker If you mean Ghost Basket, did you see the new one today? It's a followup on that one.

vwbusguy, to random
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Did you know that Hansel and Gretel was set in Alabama? This is what inspired the Sweet Home song by Lynard Skynard.

@lowqualityfacts

vwbusguy,
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@themrallen @lowqualityfacts Then your upbringing served you better than I'm serving you here 😅

vwbusguy, (edited ) to random
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Kids these days will never appreciate how much TLS is built into everything. Back in my day, we had to setup stunnel connections for encrypting database and vendor API connections if we wanted them to be encrypted.

vwbusguy,
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@jzb Unfortunately, that was back when I was still 100% on Windows servers. I was still rocking NT4 back in 2002. Despite all my computer adventures back to the 1980s, I was late to the Linux party and did my first Linux install in 2005.

https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/press-strongholdenterprise

lumi, to random

remember to hug your local free software maintainer ​:neocat_snuggle:​

vwbusguy,
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@lumi Reminds me of this bit from Don McMillan.

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