Modern web development can push a system past normal everyday limits. This is a quick fix for one you may run into…
Remember we have more than one kind of health we need to protect
While the pandemic, lockdown, and related concerns are peak on our minds, we need to also keep in mind not just our physical health, but overall as well.
A Note of Positivity for the Recently Laid-Off
Though the sting and specter of looming layoffs is still fresh for everyone, and news about the pandemic seems gloomy, I think we can all use a bit of a note of positivity.
GNU Screen Tip #1
I just wanted to share this simple thing I learned about GNU Screen and also get some of my quirkiness out this morning before starting real work. 😀
Nextcloud 18 + PHP 7.4 upgrade means you may have to reset your passwords
The mildly interesting story of upgrading to PHP 7.4 leading to a password issue with Nextcloud 18.
Laptop OEMs – make a proper high-end AMD laptop!
Laptop makers have long shortchanged AMD-based offerings. Read on to find out how they can avoid common mistakes that limit the potential of their products.
Upgrade MariaDB table row formats to DYNAMIC
The one trick Oracle doesn’t want you to know!
Missing the point of a framework
This may be one of the most frustrating things I’ve had to deal with.
Trying out the ActivityPub plugin for federated social media sharing.
No longer a mishmash of dreams, scribbled notes, and vainglorious aspirations, I’ve finally started my own company!
Upgrading to PHP 7.3
The exciting world of self-hosted server administration brings me back upgrading my version of PHP finally!
How not to send service outage status updates
I woke up this morning to Intuit’s status alerts blowing-up my phone due to a severely large number of service outages related to their developer portal. After the 20th-or-so notice within a few minutes, I figured I should have gotten the message…
WhatsApp & Opus
Despite many sites espousing WhatsApp and its usage of Opus for audio messages, I am unable to actually send an Opus file through WhatsApp that is playable within the app itself.
It’s time to replace GIFs with AV1 video!
Over at #aomedia on FreeNode, I saw a link (above) posted to this neat blog showing the effectiveness of replacing animated GIFs with AV1 videos. While the general idea of using true video formats to replace short GIF animations has been implemented, with the industry support for AV1 and its clear superiority over other existing…
Sun dog in Pickerington
A beautiful sun dog I saw in Pickerington
Retailers – don’t make it hard to checkout!
While online retailers struggle to maintain profit with increasing competition, this one tactic is a sure sign they are going to lose customers.
LOLWUT: a piece of art inside a database command
antirez, developer on Redis, shares an “easter egg” in the spirit, and perhaps in lamenting the loss of, traditional hacking.
Switching back to MATE
I tried GNOME again for a few days, and after two crashes and progressively slower performance, I’m switching back to MATE on Fedora.
Unsought answers to questions I did not ask today
It’s amazing what questions you find the answers to when you’re not looking!
Note to self: check out git-bug, fossil, vimwiki, forgefed, and ActivityPub
It’s no secret that HackerNews is one of my daily (sometimes hourly) reads due to the excellent signal-to-noise ratio and deep hackish nature of many of the contributors. However, even I am a little impressed at the depth of information found in this one discussion. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17782121