Folks, always, ALWAYS, physically disconnect your Linux hard drive before running a Windows version upgrade. Don't be that guy. And by that guy I mean me.

I'm pretty sure it's happily reformatting my Linux hard drive simply because it's there. I didn't ask for it, I didn't confirm it, but oh boy, I'm gonna get it.

At least I get to shake my fist at Microsoft again...

Going deeper into another emacs hole, I'm realizing that even though I had Ivy installed for years, I barely used its full features.

I'm reading through the manual again and again but I just can't grasp what is being said. I need a visual.... Watched Prot's video and I still don't get it. There's a block here.

New post as I'm learning more about grep and grep in emacs specifically:

@kensanata @eludom @jackbaty if you want to give it a look and tell me how much more I can add... feel free ;)

I need to keep looking through the links. Many of those are low bit-rate (96Hz) which is not what I'm looking for... Streaming radio can be higher quality already, and I'm trying to get flac files (lossless) for classical music.

But, maybe. Will keep going.

Thanks all!

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@emacsomancer @craigmaloney 😄 @eludom @adamsdesk @mathew

Me going back to mastodon after an hour and a half of working on a project:

"Oh, funny bug, Mastodon shows (18) in parenthesis as if I got 18 mentions... probably just posts in my main feed... "

"wait, what? I have 18 comments for my questions about classical music?!?! what what whaaaaaat"

Well ok then! I'm gonna catch up and read all the comments and tips! THANKS so much guys! 😅 😄

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those of you who listen to music, where do you buy it online? Is there something like bandcamp for classical music? It's confusing to search and find, most of what I do find are CDs - I want to buy flac files.

@kensanata btw, unlike the other ones I took earlier, this picture is with the phone (pixel6). The blurring is AI, not optical. You can tell it's a bit off, but still brings focus to the main element of the photo.

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good morning,

I think it's a development of something @kensanata mentioned the other day, I added a reminder to include a picture from the previous day to my morning journal entries.

Here's one from yesterday from a walk. Notice the two flies caught in the background? :D

@kensanata @eludom oh ok. I think that's where you said you can't pipe it like you would in shell, right?

So best I can do at this point is to use occur to filter on top of that, or (didn't try) another grep on the grep I just ran. This works also.

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@kensanata @eludom a d while I'm at it. There's also Occur, which I haven't used much. What about this one, if you're looking for certain terms through non-agenda-file org files? (So you can't use org-agenda to search)

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Tried to look into in to capture two terms, and I still don't get it. The manual seems to list all the commands in emacs but there aren't a lot of examples as to how to use them. It says to use grep as you'd use it in the shell, but I can't pipe grep the same way (unless I use shell inside emacs, which is not the point).

So, any good rgrep examples out there?

@kensanata I'm tagging you since this will also be good in the wiki? @eludom you started it :-)

More pictures from the walk the other day. The bee was camera shy and many photos came out blurry, while the Monarch was "yeah, I'm hot stuff, take the picture, you want an autograph with that?" 🙂

This is the sort of thought pattern of large corporations that need to keep things "family friendly" which is another word for censored, with ability to see what everyone say, when and where, and blur anything that sounds or looks like a nipple, etc.

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I can hear the lawyers/managers talk right now:

you mean to tell me if someone:

has a bad day and use a slur that someone else doesn't like, they can sue us (or get their parents to do so) for millions because we allow that kind of content on our product?
Fix this shit right now.

This makes me think of Starwars:

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."

so you use on your system. What is another important program / application / tool you think is crucial to your productive workflow?

Come help me finish recycling this Atlas class spaceship on in ... should be live in about an hour!

Any way to turn 256AES on windows11 Home edition (with "device encryption")?

It seems to be a bit locker "light" version that doesn't support it. Or, do you know of an official source that says exactly that, no 256Aes on windows 11 Home?

Exercising at home is working out for me.

I do a short workout each morning, and a short workout each evening, sometimes I switch to a run outside.

In turn, this makes it easier to do. There's no "mehhh I need to go to gym again" resistance. I can do the exercise as I write my journal, post here, or play video games.

That, in turn, means I can exercise much more often (daily), and that in turn, leads to more advanced workout, which leads to results.

In short: it works.

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