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By experimenting with Mastodon's full-text search indexing through ElasticSearch, I learned that you can only search for your own posts, and *those that you favorited* (at least on a self-hosted instance). Trying to remember that old message that mentioned Linux and Proton and GTA? Too bad, you didn't favorite it, it's not indexed.

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If you use duckduckgo you should replace "googled" to "duckduckwent"

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Had an awesome idea for an app - hum a song/idea, and have it automatically transcribed into MIDI notes, for quickly "writing down musical ideas". I even named it in my head, and thought it was clever - "Humasong". Went to search for the name, just in case...

Yep, it already exists, with the same name, and does exactly what I wanted it to do.

Are all "ideas" already taken/explored/implemented, is it now just about marketing/execution/VC funding?

Windows after you turn it on after a couple of weeks: OMG OMG OMG THERE'S AN UPDATE QUICK OMG HOG THE DISK DOWNLOAD ALL THE STUFF OMG while grinding down to a halt.

I'm sending this an hour after taking the picture and it still looks the same. The computer is still unusable. WTF.

I'd love to understand what unsolved problems the overengineered broken mess that is systemd-resolved it's trying to solve...

Maybe this is the solution?

Who in their right mind decided that it's OK to design "modern" "sleek" mobile phones with surface so slippery that it slides down to the ground at every opportunity? Be it from hand, or even the slightest angled table. Do people really *want* this?

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I got my DIY laptop today with:

Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7
32GB (1 x 32GB) DDR4-3200
Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX210 No vPro®

Plus these expansion cards


Assembled it in half an hour. Installed Manjaro Gnome 21.1.1 and everything works, including the fingerprint reader.

I'm using it now, and it's already my favorite laptop. #righttorepair

I have a laptop with Ryzen 5500U running Ubuntu 20.04 with the latest-ish Linux kernel (5.13.13). Settings reports "AMD Renoir" as the graphics settings.

Whenever the laptop wakes from suspend, I get just animated "static" on the screen (like $ cat /dev/urandom > /dev/fb0). See photo.

I can't find the right keywords to search for this, anybody with experience?

Maybe the computer component shortage is a good thing, because if will force developers to stop being lazy and finally start optimizing stuff instead of just "throwing resources at it".

I guess I'll wait 3-4 more years (I've had this array for 5 years and it's half full) and switch to same-sized SSDs.

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One of the drives is not like the others (they are balanced), but due to the world situation, do I have a choice? Can't get a 7200RPM 4TB drive anymore...

# btrfs scrub status -d /mnt/storage | grep -e left -e scrubbed
Time left: 24:17:53
Bytes scrubbed: 700.06GiB (34.88%)
Time left: 32:39:30
Bytes scrubbed: 571.92GiB (28.50%)
Time left: 26:36:35
Bytes scrubbed: 659.22GiB (32.85%)
Time left: 25:22:28
Bytes scrubbed: 680.43GiB (33.90%)

"The standard install process for most projects is to follow the documentation until the instructions inevitably fail and then to paste random commands from the internet in to console until it inexplicably works."

Truer words have never been said...

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Phew, getting a Mastodon self-hosted instance back up after prolonged downtime is a lot of work.

Taking a hobby way too far - making integrated chips at home :)

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Just read a post asking Eugen to resign from developing Mastodon and I really have to ask: what are you folks smoking?

It’s his project. It’s open source. Fork it if you want to. But what kind of mind-blowing sense of entitlement drives you to think you can tell someone they should stop working on something they’ve built?


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