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  • This might be a bit late, but from my perception Traefik has a touch more of a learning curve, but it integrates much better with solutions like Authlia/Authentik and Prometheus than Caddy does.

    I might be wrong, I've never used Caddy, but that's my perception.

  • Have you got any weird questions for the opposite gender?
  • My gf and I have very nontraditional household roles.

    I handle basically all the housework, I make way less money (working in education), and I do most of the cooking and grocery shopping.

    She works.... and occasionally folds some laundry by putting it on top of the dryer in the way of everything lol

  • What is your country's "coals to Newcastle"?
  • I feel like the closest in the deep south is just "preaching to the choir". A redundant task which ignores a probably better path or explaining something to someone who doesn't need it explained to them.

  • 10-year-old swept into storm drain to become an organ donor, dad says
  • I worked for the stormwater division of my city up until recently.

    We had 6 people responsible for the inspection of over 30,000 pieces of stormwater infrastructure all of which needs to be inspected within a 5 year cycle. We also have to deal with citizen complaints, assisting other departments, updating maps/inventories, writing EPD/EPA reports, etc. and all for 15-18$/hr. My experience is far from abnormal as well.

    We need city level government to actually give a shit about stormwater infrastructure to even get things working halfway properly let alone setup safety features.

  • Could a uniform interface (like the command line) ever exist for smartphones? What could it look like?
  • My confusion with this post is that it already exists? It's just your home screen on your phone.

    Ergonomic, supports a variety of functions (adjusting settings, running applications, customization, viewing device info), is loosely standardized (much like terminals across OSs), and widely adopted.

    The only difference is touch interface vs. Text interface.

    Like what are you actually looking for? A gesture controlled terminal or an interface? You already have the latter.

  • Seb Lowe - Ode to Brittania


    Can't get crontab to run backup script properly

    Hello everyone!

    I'm running a few different services off of my Ubuntu VM on ProxMox, and they've all been running great for about 6 months now. However, I'm trying to setup some better backups and such of individual services, and I wrote a bash script to do that for me and delete older backups once I accumulate enough.

    All of that works 100% fine. Like absolutely no issues with the script when I run it myself. However, I can not for the life of me get crontab to run it.

    If I run sudo ./folder/directory/ then everything runs perfectly. However, if I setup my crontab with 0 * * * * ./folder/directory/ I get absolutely nothing.

    I have also tried setting the crontab with sudo, sh, sudo sh, and both combinations without the dot in front of the path to the shell script.

    Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong?

    Thank you so much for any help

    Update: I have edited /etc/crontab with the following 0 * * * * * root /mnt/nas/freshrss/backups/ After waiting for the crontab to fire off, nothing happened. Still not really sure what's going on.


    PFSense: Can't ping physical devices on network, but can ping virutal machines?

    So, I am running ProxMox with PFSense virtualized on it, and I am having some issues with SSH and Ping access between my physical machines and the rest of the network. The two computers are running into an unmanaged switch before then connecting to the NIC port that is set as the LAN interface.

    As the diagram attached hopefully helps demonstrate. The only problems are running between the two physical devices, and from PFSense to the two physical devices. The physical devices can connect to the virtual devices, and they can connect to PFSense just fine via SSH and can ping PFSense, but PFSense can not ping back, and PFSense can not SSH into the physical devices.

    This whole mess is utterly confusing to me, to be honest. I still am very much a novice when it comes to PFSense as I only swapped to it about a month ago, but hopefully someone here will be able to help!

    Please let me know if there is any more information I can provide. I am sure that this post is a bit confusing, but hopefully I can clarify in the comments!

    Edit: Thanks to Starfer I fixed the issue! I errantly left Windows Defender on!


    Just started R.A. Salvatore's Dark Elf trilogy. Absolutely love it!

    While I've always been a big fan of fantasy, I've often stayed away from certain areas (like D&D books) as they can get waay too campy waaay too fast, but these books are just great!

    The pacing is great. Not too much world building, just enough action (both emotional and martial), and no over-the-top cringey material lol. Just an incredibly relateable story about "otherness" and finding your way in a world that can feel hostile to your ideas. It's something many can relate to in 2023.

    I highly recommend for any D&D or general fantasy fans!