I completely agree with the first comment on Slashdot here:
Here I talk about the Hypervisor: https://twtxt.net/twt/kpn62ja
And here the Storage: https://twtxt.net/twt/6esdsla
Looks like I haven’t Yarned about Networking yet 🤔
I shall do so this evening 👌
I do one sec 😁
@prologic speaking of network gear, what do you run? If you don’t mind me asking.
Pretty sure you have a special feed for this 😅
@ullarah I think I still prefer them as “dumb displays” to be honest. It gives me the freedom to plug whatever I like into them via HDMI. It’s sort of the same argument as bundlind a Wireless Access Point and Route and Switch in an all-in-one plastic box 😅 – I prefer to have separate Switch/Router and Wireless Access Points 😂
@prologic I still have my 55” Samsung TV that is still going all these years. Paid a pretty penny for it hahaha. Although LG TVs are looking good because now just recently you have the ability to root the TV and remove useless features.
I wish you could just buy dumb TVs (PC monitors?) that can’t be connected.
Speaking of Dumb TV(s) – The only models/brand I am aware of that still fit the bill here are the ones by HiSense. They still (AFAIK) make ‘em. I have one, and as long as they keep making bigger, brighter and crisper dumb displays, I’ll keep buying them! 👌
=> HiSense TVs
@ullarah I know right! 🤦♂️ I literally cannot think of any value proposition as to why I would want my toaster to be connected to the Internet. Seriously 😂
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I wish you could just buy dumb TVs (PC monitors?) that can’t be connected.
I dislike IoT devices. Who’s fucking bright idea is it to have white goods connected? What purpose does it really have?
“Hey you can connect your toaster to the internet” … 🤦
Not just you two either, I’m also feeling it a bit. My stress levels are up, things are pissing me off about the direction of things we’re taking in the world at large. I need a holiday already! 😂 Either that or I take stress leave 🤣
Oh boi! 🤦♂️ First Samsung now Roku. Geez fucking christ. 🤦♂️ When are we going to create consumer laws around purchasing and ownership of products? This also reminds me of the stupid shenanigans that Toyota recently tried to poul, and quickly backed down with their “Remote Start with a Key Fob that is entirely local”. #PrivacyFirst
I guess the real issue for me is whether or not a MySQL or PostgreSQL database is strictly required or not? I admittedly haven’t checked this lately. 🤔
@ullarah not just you. This week came to me uninvited, and didn’t even said hello. I am ready to let it go, it is truly not working out.
Is it just me or is anybody else just not feeling it this week? 😅
@prologic hmm, I don’t know about that, but much has changed. They have a Docker image, but if manual is preferred, then:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x | sudo -E bash - sudo apt install -y nodejs git clone --branch master https://github.com/ether/etherpad-lite.git && cd etherpad-lite && src/bin/run.sh
But yes, your points on the “Smart Device’ in our pockets becoming basically part of our existence, is all true. I feel you, but the struggle between what’s allowed and what’s not is going to be a debate for decades to come. I just hope we make all the right decisions in the end.
@fastidious Even more so.
Data Privacy must become a basic Human Right. Just like it is in the EU.
We’re living in really dangerous times and it’s really frightening what we’re willing to give up. I’m not 😳
@prologic “If you are intending to visit Australia, do yourself a favor, get a burner Phone and Laptop” — This one is so hard to achieve. These days my phone is my camera too. It is also my main traveling computer, my GPS, my airplane check-in, my hotel reservation. It is also my passport backup, and method of payment. It is pretty much a vital piece I need with me at all time.
A phone must become a basic human right and, as such, inviolable.
Or don’t bring one at all.
The advise of “Using a Burner Phone” isn’t just true of entering Beijing/China, but also Australia. Anyone visiting Australia for any reason should also be aware that our own border force and immigrations will seize your Smartphone, Laptop and any other electronic device. Fuck your privacy, guilty until proven innocent.
PSA: If you are intending to visit Australia, do yourself a favor, get a burner Phone and Laptop.
Don’t answer that, it was a rhetorical question 😂
@fastidious Why do companies even do this in the first place? Like seriously, I get the whole point of taking some basic details and accepting payment. But can’t we just all live in a world where we first assume trust, then if you violate the terms of service and therefore the “trust”, that’s it you’re out. I mean why do we have to make things so hard. I’m sorry to hear of your experience 😢 – I truly loved Hetzner back in the day when I used ot have a few dedicated servers with them, but I have no recent experiences.
Ahh I know what it was!
From these instructions:
- Log in to the Server & Update the Server OS Packages. …
- Install the Required Packages. …
- Install MySQL and Create a MySQL Database. …
Hard pass 🤦♂️
@prologic Oh, sorry I got confused. When I used a Mac Mini and a Macbook Pro 2018 (from 2012 to 2019) I loved to Full-Screen Zoom with the mouse all the time. The alternative on Win10 (Win + Plus) is not that great. I don’t use MacOS now for indie reasons, but I enjoyed it a lot.
So, created an account on Hetzner trying to give their VPS a go. Their specifications are sweet, and the pricing is more than right. It didn’t like a MasterCard, but took the AMEX fine. After the account was created they required verification. Allegedly my account was flagged as high risk, and they needed to verify me. One of the choices was my driver’s licence.
Whilst trying to add my drivers licence, the first time failed. The photo on the licence picture didn’t match the current photo I had to take. Duh! When trying to redo, got a 403 error. No matter what I tried, nada. Tried another verification, using Paypal this time. Same error. Logged out, logged back in, tried again, same errors. Bye bye Hetzner! :-(
@prologic I am surprised you even tried it. Etherpad runs on NodeJS. Maybe that was the something you didn’t like about it? I am yet to find a similar tool on Golang. There is a playground for you!
@eaplmx Yeah the VoiceOver is pretty good really, I don’t use it, I rely heavily on the Full Screen Zoom. But yeah accessibility in macOS is top notch, the best in class and best in the world, There is no other Desktop OS that beats Apple™ at accessibility on the Desktop or Smartphone.
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@jlj I actually tried to stand up Etherpad once recently and there was something I didn’t like about it so I tore it down. I don’t quite remember though 😢 Anyway I’m glad it’s working out for you though 👌
@fastidious Yeah, I didn’t do my own build (for now); that’s the latest Docker image. I think those themes are available with a skins environment variable, possibly; I’ve set loads, but not that one in particular.
Now I’m working on setting up a Calibre server for the club. 😁
@prologic Thanks! I’ve seen VoiceOver is amazing.
It reminds me of one of my favourite indie games’ Dev Log: Surviving the App Store - Making Your Apps Accessible to the Blind
@fastidious And of course the problem (as always) will be the potential for a “turns a blind eye” to occur when one or more politicians whose job it is to regular the open market, fails to do their job because of selfish financial interests. Ths merger/acquisition will go ahead, like all the others I fear. And the Gaming industry will be worse off for it 😢 I feel sorry for current and future generations of gamers 😢
@fastidious Bahahha that’s hilarious but so true. We also boil that same water to drive a crank shaft too in a lot of cases or a windmill! 😂 Replace “crankshaft” with modern combustion engine and “winmill” with turbine. But you get what I mean 😅
@prologic I believe they are in the preliminary phase (I truly do not know details on how company acquisitions and merges are regulated, but they are indeed). So, they are yet to face scrutiny; that’s coming.
@eaplmx Easy! I’ll share some tidbits with you 🤗 Apple™ (god bless their souls) build one of the most accessible Desktop OS(es) on the planet. macOS. macOS is literally the only Desktop OS with full-screen zoom, keyboard cursor tracking that “works”. That’s the how.
To answer your curiosity on accessibility in general, and @markwylde can back me up on this one:
- Rule #1: No fucking hover popups!
@fastidious I thought company acquisitions had to be approved by some governing entity? Or did I dream that up? 🤔 If true, why are they even allowing this at all? 🤦♂️
@fastidious I was sorta/kinda joking, but half serious 😂 There happy now, en Emoji! 😅 Anyway… I’m over this whole book this, but I’m happy it re-sparked the “Great Debate” on DRM, Data protect, Data privacy and so forth 👏
@prologic being fan of accessibility, and trying to catch up with trends to comply with regulations but also genuinely interested in understanding different accessibility issues, I’ve always wondered how a legally blind person can program and create great stuff. I follow a few people, and that always amazes me.
@prologic please don’t get your books from sources like http://library.lol/main/50893F7A0BC1C7D7AD8401B42AC15467
Disclaimer: Don’t use links like these freely available of your favorite search service. It’s wrong, and perhaps a crime in your countries.
(meaning i should go to bed. Have a nice day:) @darch G’nigjt! 👋
@xavavu And very nice Avatar you’ve chosen 😁👌
(meaning i should go to bed. Have a nice day:)