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Self-Repair Manifesto
Let's take back our right to repair! Help us get this manifesto posted in every workshop, hacker space, and garage in the world!

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Hi folks,

Here’s a friendly reminder to:

Back up your PC and/or data.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Even a simple weekly copy-paste of your most important files onto a separate USB hard drive is good enough and much better than no backup at all.

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So like, how does one self-host stuff such as a website or a fediverse instance? What do you even need hardware-wise? And can it be something that won't significantly increase the electricity bill by running 24/7 and is not super expensive at the same time?

#selfhosting #selfhost #hosting

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Does anyone have experience with ? The time has finally come and Microsoft in its eternal wisdom logged me out of my throwaway account, and of course I don't know the password or anything, since I typed it just once many years ago, and recovery doesn't work, since I no longer the phone number I used at registration. Many saves should be available on the HDD, is it possible to "transplant" them to a new fresh local profile?

WTH, in order to stop audio being choppy in Windows guest, I had to tweak some registry settings to force enable message based interrupts on the GPU's audio interface:

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Anyone with Virtual Machine experience? I'm running Win10 in a QEMU/KVM setup (with VFIO passthrough for non-Steam games), but the IO is.... just.... unbearably.... slow....

I have the "boot drive" pointing to an actual disk, over the years I tried tweaking all the parameters (cache, aio, iothreads, ...) but it's just grindingly slow, rarely more than 1MB/s. And the fact that Win10 likes to do tons of background IO for updates just makes it a painful experience.

In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice they are not.

To roll one's own crypto or not to roll one's own crypto?

Wrote a lot of data to a flash drive on Linux and want to take it out, only to have a "Device should not be unpluged" message show up? How long should you wait?

$ watch 'cat /proc/meminfo | grep Dirty'

- Go through old photos and mark "good ones"
- Use a good screen from an old broken laptop and use it as a "photo frame" for the above (got to put those SBCs to good use)
- Learn a fancy modern web framework to see what the fuss is about ("how do you do fellow kids?")
- Finish any of the games in my Steam library

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Things I'd love to do once I'm finally "bored" and have more than "toilet time" for myself:

- Finish building a portable speaker (I have all necessary parts except for wood and any sense for good audio engineering)
- Finish building a 4-bay 3.5" RasPI 4 based NAS (I finally have all parts, including the Radxa SATA HAT and cables and enclosure)
- Replace Linux with *BSD (FreeBSD? OpenBDS?) on my Thinkpad

My greatest life achievement this month - making sure the trains fro this intersection do not cause jams on the main railway going east-west.

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RT @science2_0
Today in 1964 BASIC made its debut, in an effort to take programming out of the world of machine language.

Share if you're old enough to have gotten your start with it.

is , I can't reasonably explain why I'm still enjoying it so much

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And I started with something completely different. Why is it always that I start with a simple thing like trying to type a "ñ" and end up with recompiling some modules in a package manager or something. is pretty spot on.

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For the rare occasion when you need to see what is your keyboard layout for special keys:

$ gkbd-keyboard-display -l 'us(intl)'

I really tried to get xkbprint working, but I only have so much time...

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