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yakkoj

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what does it look like to work in dysfunctional IT? How about retrocomputing or video games?

also offering up some hot takes on programming despite discovering decades ago that being a programmer is best left to others.

liberal user of CWs; trying to atone for over a decade of Twitter ruin.

The country flags above show which countries in the world I've been to.

NO LONGER yakkoj on Twitter.

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yakkoj, to random
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when you're expecting UPS, the legendary Team Brown who delivers to "BSMT GARBAGECAN" or "SIDE SHRUB" instead of to you, every sound sounds like UPS truck

Fuck this

cosmo, to Furry
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Are you really a if you don't know who Amy the Squirrel and Erma Felna are?
... or am I just old?

yakkoj,
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@tenkoman @cosmo before. Amy definitely came first!

I wouldn't curse us as "old"; it is true, but newer folks are doing themselves a disservice by not knowing furry history.

Fortunately, an absolute knowledge of history here shouldn't be an impediment to actually enjoying being in the community.

yakkoj, to random
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How did Emacs change my life?

It caused me to take vi seriously. This was when I was using joe and thought I could just compile my preferred editor everywhere instead of using vi ;o)

yakkoj, to random
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Until personal labor doesn't cost money, Busted Office Chair will have to do.

Some of us don't have that "friend" with the pickup truck, savvy

https://universeodon.com/@georgetakei/112003923511765636

yakkoj, to random
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wait... is there a leap second in addition to a leap day this year?

yakkoj, to random
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Wow, Apple IIc LCD display got a modernized COLOR version!

Too bad the stretched aspect ratio makes 80 columns difficult to read, but in other modes, it looks really good for what it is!

yakkoj,
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It's a retrofit of an old, damaged LCD display using a modern backup camera unit.

https://youtu.be/S4zNsHyLqZY

yakkoj, to random
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"Well since some [R-word] genius decided ..."

I have a permanent mapping of the R-word to "stupid" now that I know the value of not further marginalizing already marginalized people via slang.

It also has much to do with self-awareness. Just cause I'd always done something that's pointed out to me as wrong, and been OK with it because I wasn't aware what I was really doing doesn't mean I should not change.

yakkoj, to random
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>article refers to lithium ion batteries as "lion battery tech".

So that's what powers the lion: a lion battery!

yakkoj, to random
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Rrrrgh... whoever thought replacing syslog with journalctl has never been an actual sysadmin that had to do it as a job.

It's the syslog tool equivalent to using mashed potatoes to build a bookshelf.

yakkoj,
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Welp postfix started and doesn't obviously give any errors. Hope it works...

I shouldn't have to guess. In the old days, I could verify this with postfix logs. It's especially important today cause I have to use an SSL certificate to talk to my relay.

yakkoj, to random
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>VMs shit themselves because /var became read-only on the host.
>host systemd captured NOTHING that would tell me what happened.

Fuck it. ext4 journal had a glitch as far as syslog (which I had to manually enable; had I not done that beforehand, I'd have NO clue) could tell me.

yakkoj,
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What's boggling is that the VM images were on another volume just symlinked to /var/lib/libvirt/images and that volume was fine.

That's what I get for not checking dmesg before rebooting. :oP

yakkoj, to random
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Wow... some of flatpak cache can't even tell time and it scribbles its files out with ctime=0 (so all the time info is now 1969-12-31)

yakkoj, to random
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>YouTuber gets to play with old IBM POWER systems

Yeah but now I refreshed the page and the video is GONE

yakkoj,
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@izaya yep, that's the one! Thanks!

yakkoj, to random
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Random term I absolutely did NOT need to know more about:

Pig Butchering (it's a crypto scam).

It's a combination of the worst catfishing you can imagine and an investment scam involving cryptocurrency and fake investment apps. It gets its name because of the way they fatten the mark up and then "butcher" them by taking all their money they put in.

yakkoj, to random
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OK, I'm probably wrong about this, but this is my experience.

I can't use flatpak software in Linux and also be notified of any flatpak updates without using GNOME.

So if my flatpaks are months out of date, there's nothing I can do. I have to remember to MANUALLY update them (no I won't use GNOME because I can't make it work like a desktop environment anymore. I might also be wrong about this, but I want the dialog buttons where they've been since 1990.)

yakkoj, to random
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It's also why "rape culture" is still a thing and rightfully why women don't trust men.

"Real men" can actually control themselves and don't treat others like this.

He's "educating your son" with all the wrong things.

https://universeodon.com/@georgetakei/111994031762978900

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yakkoj,
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@NanoRaptor @kami_kadse welp this answers my question of "what would happen if the shipped floppy drive crapped out and you had to replace it?" and the bodged drive looks somewhat in-place somehow! ;o)

yakkoj, to random
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Apple's up to its bullshit again

It AUTOMATICALLY re-enabled wi-fi that I specifically turned OFF just because I updated macOS.

iCloud also double-crossed me by giving the Mac the details to login to the wi-fi, and did this without my consent or knowledge.

I can't find any knobs to twiddle to get this to stop happening.

yakkoj, to random
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man I'm quickly losing patience with the mechanical keyboard people

There seems to be a lot of minute details that I didn't even know I was supposed to care about, e.g. I had no idea the LED placement on backlit keyboards mattered.

Maybe the thing I'm losing patience with is what I'm "expected" to do, and I should just cut that out because no one's paying me to perform to a given set of expectations here.

"Just choose a suitable Keychron and buy that"

yakkoj,
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I forgot to touch on the "sound" bit.

It's like computing's equivalent to "audiophile" here. I just got done viewing a comparison of two keyboard setups and they told me that their retrofit made the keyboard sound "glassy but in a bad way".

shrug no clue; they both sounded fine to me!

Just like in the audio world, it's OK to not be an "enthusiast" here.

yakkoj, to random
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Amazon did NOT install a locker at that new Whole Foods at 119th/Metcalf

They have an "Amazon Counter" and it requires me to shudder talk to someone to get my package. ;o)

So I guess Burlington Amazon Locker it stays.

(I'd probably choose a Counter over those dopey lockers that REQUIRE the app, though.)

yakkoj, to random
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Just bought a greaseweazel

Because I can't have too MANY options to image a disk (and greaseweazel works in Linux, unlike Applesauce! I will hastily add that Applesauce is excellent and practically the main reason I keep a Mac running.)

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