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Closes tab to finally start focusing on some work. Opens a new tab, types redd... GOD DAMN IT.

Adding/Changing metadata (artist, album, ...) using CLI:

$ ffmpeg -i ... -metadata album=$SET_ALBUM -metadata encoded_by=$REMOVE_ENCODER ...

Perfect presentation on when you hate the thing you worked on for so long: "The real story behind Wayland and X" :-) :

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I'm probably the only one, but I'd love a "mute all bots" button. Only a few of them are somewhat fun, but I could easily live even without those.
I've hidden and, and am now slowly disposing of all remaining bots. My mute list is 99 % bots at the moment; either I'm lucky, or the Fediverse is a wonderful place with barely any awful people.
Yep, I'm racist towards bots. Mean, eh? Don't worry, I'll be nicer to sentient AIs, if the Fediverse ever gets any. :P

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These are hardware kill switches.

Not a webcam cover. Not software disabled Wi-Fi. Kill switch.

Laptops should have these.

Ours do.

"Battle testing data integrity verification with ZFS, Btrfs and mdadm+dm-integrity" along with clarifying some myths:

At least I no longer feel weird/scared for having chosen btrfs+raid5 for my "NAS" storage few years ago.

That feeling when you finally get to the front of the queue in front of Gotthard road tunnel and the green light comes on...

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Opus codec at 32kbit (stereo) is perfectly fine for casual listening during noisy commute, which means I can fit 4x more songs on my phone (compared to 128kbit mp3). Cue audiophile pitchforks.

> War is peace, freedom is slavery, serverless is actually servers.

My new goal for "recreational programming" - anything I write has to fit in 100 lines, including comments. Keeps things simple and feature creep out.

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Today I've spent about 7 hours of my life trying to debug an iptables/firewall/VPN issue.

Whatever I tried, it just didn't work.

...and then after hours of painful debugging, wiresharking and TCP dumping I realized I'm on a system with several GB/s of throughput and someone was clever enough to skip conn-tracking on the raw packet level for performance reasons.

Lesson of the day: There is always one more lesson to learn. 😆

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Is it just me or is Linus Tech Tips doing a lot more videos around Linux lately?

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This is a proper way to end a Linux distro, IMO. They aren't leaving their users high and dry, and they provide a clear transition. Plus they are up front about why they are doing it.

Sucks though. As Antergos is probably the only Linux distro that had a ZFS option in the installer itself. (at least Ubuntu will carry on that legacy soon)

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TIL: #bash provides pseudo devices for TCP and UDP connections:

echo "hello" > /dev/udp/


exec 5<>/dev/tcp/
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.0\n" >&5
cat <&5

I'm baffled how I've never discovered that until today.

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