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What do you prefer to selfhost?
  • For media, I host the some of the arr apps, qbittorrent, Jellyfin, gpodder2go, and navidrome. For personal photos, I host PhotoPrism. I host a file sharing service fileshelter, and a link shortening service chhoto-url. I host Wiki.js for mostly recipes, and some notes. I've recently started hosting Forgejo for my git repos. I also host SageMath for computation, it's especially useful when I only have my phone with me and need to use it. I use caddy as a reverse proxy and serve these through a VPS using a Wireguard tunnel.

  • And they don't fold well either
  • That's why I like memory foam pillows.

  • What would you like for everyone to know about the type of job you have?
  • When you buy a research paper, the author doesn't get any cut from it. The journals are scams, and should be destroyed. Until that happens, try searching on arxiv.org first, usually there are preprints available there. If not, contact the authors. Most of us are happy to share our results. Your local library can also help you get access to those.

    These are the more legitimate ways, and then there's sci-hub. I've actually seen internationally renowned researchers open a paper using sci-hub on their laptop lol.

  • Comment on a YT video about Windows on ARM
  • Idk, installing Linux was pretty easy 10 years ago too. Can't comment about anything earlier than that though.

  • How did you get into coding/programming?
  • Someone showed me MSWLogo in high school. I figured out that I can draw cool stuff, and do calculations in it. It inspired me to learn a real programming language. C was my first language. Then a learned C++, and Python. Then I lost interest in it for a few years, got a bachelor's in math. I'm still in math, but I gradually regained some interest in programming. It started with the odd bash script I had to write from time to time. Then I had some larger problem to solve, and decided to learn Rust to do it. Turned out great, it's on GitHub with ~100 stars. Currently I mostly code in Haskell and Lean, both for non-professional hobby work.

    TL;Dr: I found it fun.

  • Grammy rule
  • Damn, I miss my grandmother.

  • Best nest rule
  • Hey, we don't say that word here.

  • We are wasting up to 20% of our time on computer problems, says study
  • We are wasting up to 20% of our time with bronze problems.
    -- Some grumpy dude circa 3300 BC

  • Does anyone else feel like fireworks are a complete waste of money and a ridiculous amount of unnecessary Pollution?
  • I'm not totally against fireworks. As others have mentioned, sometimes we do need to just have some fun and not worry about the consequences. But they should be done far from residential area, so that unwilling people (e.g. vets, children, or pets) aren't disturbed. (Honestly though, I wish we didn't have any vets with PTSD, that's the worse problem. As long as we still have wars, I'd say let the people have some fun.)

  • Japan declares victory in effort to end government use of floppy disks
  • I think it's because it'll promote smaller sizes in general, which is almost always better to handle. (If it can be done without significantly losing quality.)

  • Japan declares victory in effort to end government use of floppy disks
  • I had a student send me the screenshot of a pdf for his homework submission. So, yeah. I guess that's how it ends.

  • Soviet red star and hammer and sickle displayed alongside swastikas during a victory parade, joint Soviet-Nazi Invasion of Poland, 1939
  • Another reminder that history is written by the victors. There have rarely been good sides in any war.

    Edit: Just clarifying that I'm not supporting the Soviets here. Rather, I'm pointing out how these events are not well known.

  • Tea versus Coffee
  • Coffee. Caffeine doesn't really work for me in terms of giving me energy, but I like the taste of a nice cup of cortado.

    I like tea as well, but can't stand the herbal stuff. Only Camellia sinensis for me.

  • Also applies to projects and hobbies
  • This reminds me. I got some good quality Atta (Indian whole grain wheat flour) for making Rotis a few weeks ago. Haven't even opened the packet yet.

  • The selfish sky
  • We actually changed our plans due to the weather. Were supposed to go to a place near Dallas. But ended up going to Arkansas. Got a great view. It's impossible to realize how mesmerizing it is unless one experiences the totality personally.

  • Need suggestions for VPS

    I want to get a new VPS. It'll mostly be used to host lightweight Docker images, and reverse proxying through Caddy. So, decent CPU and fast network speeds are the main things I need.

    I have a cheap VPS with RackNerd. It's fine, but only has a single CPU core, which gets overwhelmed if multiple connections are trying to pull stuff from some service. So, I guess having multiple cores is a requirement as well.

    I want to spend around $5/month, but willing to go a little higher if it's worth it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    P.S. I'm based in US and would prefer something in here for lower latency.

    Update: Hetzner's CX22 IPV6 only plan seems to be very good in terms of price-performance ratio. But the servers are in Europe. I'm planning to try it out for a while and see how the latency is. It's great that they don't lock you in with yearly plans.

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    Recommendations for lightweight wiki servers?

    I currently run a personal wiki for some notes, recipes, and stuff. It's set up using Wiki.js as the server. I'm the only regular user, and I feel like it's a bit of an overkill.

    Does someone have any suggestions for a more lightweight wiki server? I tried DokuWiki and mostly like it. But the UI is very old and dare I say, ugly. I love the UI of Wiki.js btw.

    My main criteria is that it should be lightweight. I don't need fancy editing features. Happy to work with raw html or markdown files.

    I need some kind of permission management to hide some private wikis from the public, but otherwise I don't really care.

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    Help with snippets?

    My goal is to automatically close the environment while editing a tex file. There was an issue for vimtex asking for basically what I want to achieve. They achieve it using snippets as mentioned there.

    The problem is, I have no idea how to set it up. I've never used snippets in nvim. I have vim-vsnip and cmp-vsnip installed as it was needed for another plugin to work. Is it possible to implement this using those?

    It can be noted that in vimtex, an environment can be closed by typing ]] which is a mapping of vimtex-delim-close. I basically want to emulate the behavior in VS Code using LaTeX Workshop. It auto-closes the environment, adds an indented line in the middle, and moves the cursor there.

    If anyone has any other ideas about doing this without snippets, that's welcome too.

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    Kinda accurate lol

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    Do you use a coffee subscription? Which one?

    This post is mostly for me to look at alternatives. I currently subscribe to Trade. But recently I've been hearing about their bad practices like sending packages with wrong weight, or paying very little money to the roasters.

    If you like your current subscription, please place a link so that others can check it out. If you don't, and want to switch, tell why so that I can avoid it too.

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    Is it okay to store coffee beans in old sealable bags?

    For the last few months, I've been splitting a bag of coffee beans into 2-3 portions and freezing them. I've seen that it extends the freshness by a bit. Now, I've been storing them in older coffee bags (the standard sealable ones) since they take up less space than jars and also I'm just reusing something that would've gone to landfill/compost.

    I do clean them of residues of older beans and don't use a bag more than 2 times since I get new bags whenever I buy beans anyway. Are there any health/quality issues that might arise from this that I should be aware of? Should I just store them in sealed glass jars instead?

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    Krustavo Crabs wants you to make 40 krabby patties Spobgebob. No half measures, Spongebob.

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    Anon doesn't carule

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    Hate these with every ounce of my being

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    Paypal won't let me remove my debit card

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    Thoughts on Saul Gone?

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    Excuse me wtf rule

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    Gay text rule

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    What's the worst spoiler that you've inadvertently given to someone? (Please use spoiler tags.)

    When I was in college, my then girlfriend texted me that she was watching Jojo Rabbit. She knew it was one of my favorite movies, and said that she loved it too. She was talking about how Scarlett Johannson's shoes almost have their own personality. So I said,

    spoiler

    ___ yeah, it's devastating when you notice her shoes on the hanging body.

    Turns out she had paused the movie to make some dinner, and hadn't seen this part yet. Needless to say, she was PISSED!

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    Should I replace my SSD?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.sdf.org/post/5332699

    > I have an SSD that's around 5 years old now. It used to be in my laptop. But then I upgraded my laptop and put it in a homeserver. It still works perfectly well but from what I've read, SSDs fail suddenly without much prior indications. > > Do you think I should replace it already? It's not running any super important stuff. If it dies, it'll just mean that my media servers will be down for a day, not a super big deal since I have regular backups. I feel bad creating unnecessary e-waste, so I'll love to know your experience with SSDs and how frequently do you usually replace them. > > Also, if you know a tool which can help me detect remaining lifespan of an SSD, that'll be very helpful. Thanks.

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    Should I replace my SSD?

    I have an SSD that's around 5 years old now. It used to be in my laptop. But then I upgraded my laptop and put it in a homeserver. It still works perfectly well but from what I've read, SSDs fail suddenly without much prior indications.

    Do you think I should replace it already? It's not running any super important stuff. If it dies, it'll just mean that my media servers will be down for a day, not a super big deal since I have regular backups. I feel bad creating unnecessary e-waste, so I'll love to know your experience with SSDs and how frequently do you usually replace them.

    Also, if you know a tool which can help me detect remaining lifespan of an SSD, that'll be very helpful. Thanks.

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    Bromite is dead, long live Cromite.

    github.com GitHub - uazo/cromite: Cromite a Bromite fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!

    Cromite a Bromite fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser! - GitHub - uazo/cromite: Cromite a Bromite fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your b...

    GitHub - uazo/cromite: Cromite a Bromite fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!

    The Bromite project has been inactive for the last 9 months or so. Today I found this fork of Bromite that's well maintained and seems to work flawlessly. Hope it helps others who were looking for a replacement.

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    Need suggestions for grinder

    Hi everyone. I recently bought a Breville Bambino. It's my first espresso machine, and I'm quite happy with it. I love the fact that it has a thermoblock which means that I don't have to wait for the water to turn on before I can enjoy my coffee. I've been able to pull some good shots with it, but the exact same technique sometimes gives me inconsistent results. I'm thinking it's my grinder.

    I have a Timemore C3 manual grinder. It's great for most other brewing methods e.g. aeropress, V60, French press etc. But I don't think it's the best for espresso. I borrowed a Baratza Encore from a friend and it gave me more consistent results.

    Now, I do like the Encore, and would buy a new one, but I looked at this chart and it looks like it doesn't go too low in terms of grind size. Do you guys think that it might cause problems when I upgrade my machine in the future?

    Also, if you have any other suggestions for grinders, let me know. I'm willing to spend around $200 on it right now. (I guess I can go up to $300 if it's worth the extra $100.)

    Thanks for taking your time to read this. I really appreciate it.

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    Why is there so much hate against children here?

    It was the same on Reddit, people openly say disturbing things against children. What prompted me to post this is someone saying that babies should be put in overhead bins inside airplanes. Even if they're joking, this is a disgusting thing to say. I won't say that about anything else.

    Would they say this openly about dogs or cats? I doubt it. If they do, people will be ready with pitchforks.

    But no one gives a fuck when it's said about children? Why is that? I though that the general consensus were that children are cute. Maybe annoying sometimes, but still cute. But with the amount of hate I see about them here, I'm really concerned. Does anyone have any thoughts about it?

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    Need suggestions for storage expansion in a mini pc

    Hi all, I have a very simple homeland which consists of just one thinkcentre mini pc. I don't really need extra storage at this moment, but I think adding another disk for redundancy will be nice.

    The problem is, the mini pc only has space for one hard drive. What is the best thing to do in this case? Is the a reliable way to add an (ideally, with space to add more later) extra disk to it? I don't really want to get something like a Synology as I'm happy with the processing power etc. of this. Some way to expand the storage as directly as possible will be the best.

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