Alright, I begin my break from social media today. If found a cool android RSS feed reader last night, check it out.
Found some neat feeds with their search function.
So I'm taking a bit of a vacation from social media in general.
This is just an experiment. I'm going to see what it's like just getting my news from rss, in fact.
I have the rest of tonight and tomorrow morning to collect the best rss feeds, so shoot them at me!
What are your favorite tech and nontech feeds?
It's funny because I woke up this morning and my wife and I were just talking about this because I have to take her Jeep in for an oil change. Then I pull up my Fediverse and see this.
Car culture in the US is annoying. And the fact that in the US people seem to feel the need to buy a new car every 5 years... that just blows my mind.
New post: HPR3379: Linux Inlaws S01E34: The one with the intelligence, via Hacker Public Radio http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3379 July 15, 2021 at 02:00AM
@cypnk oh yeah, mine's all metal, so repairs are a bit easier. I honestly wouldn't know where to start with frame damage. Can't really just replace the frame... I think that would be pretty expensive. If you had a 3D printer you could print one. 😃 but it may lose some of its aesthetical value.
@cypnk I had a an old portable Underwood. There are parts out there for them too. The slide on mine was bent and I was able to replace it for something like 12 USD
I'm sure I could have maybe bent it back to the right shape... but after trying once I gave up because the replacement was easy and fairly cheap.
It was also easy to keep clean.
@iron_bug question, do you maintain the packaging for the libraries on your own? Or do you use Void's packages for that?
@iron_bug I have long considered using Void. It might be better in the long run, but I also really enjoy how nothing is installed, basically, with Alpine. And from my Slackware experience, I am quite accustomed to compiling things now.
If I were to use Alpine on my RockPro64, though, that will require a lot more effort. Getting it to boot is quite a big deal from what it seems.
Just an FYI, I have deactivated my V2 Tor blog address. My V3 address has been live for a year now
V2 addresses have been deprecated for some time
@iron_bug in this case I think it might be a little late. The motherboard has burns on it. I am afraid I ignored the periodic issues for far too long.
@klaatu haha, yeah I am searching around for an AMD miniPC. I realized recently that I don't really need this beast of a computer that drinks up electricity like a fish to water. If I can find a low power mini PC I will be happy. Heaviest program I've used is gimp, I think.
Heck... I wish I could figure out how to get Alpine Linux on the RockPro64. I've already got a couple of those, and they are more than powerful enough.
@klaatu it's really too bad. But I have been reading about the Intel i7 7700K processor. It is sort of a fiasco.
@klaatu looks like it was a bad processor. It has never worked like it should have. With 8 cores at 4.2 GHz, 16G of RAM, that system should have been blazing fast... instead, it would hang all the time. In the end, I cracked open my case and there are like black burn marks in the motherboard around the processor.
All the power of my current rig has sort of been wasted anyway. I have reduced my RAM usage to less than 2G at the peak usage and my CPUs never spike above 30% on one of the 8 cores. (Technically sometimes I hit a bug where it maxes out 2 cores, but I won't have to worry about that since I won't be using KDE anymore for the main desktop)