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mostly for my own reference, and of benefit to anyone who dares to use an exotic device with an old computer:

LS-120 drive geometry: 963 cyl, 16 heads, 32 sectors. Write precomp=OFF. 120.3MB.

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Me when I pack my backpack to go into the office.

Me when I have 150 tabs open in Firefox.

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Finally found out how to vanquish the insidious systemd-resolved gremlins in recent Ubuntu-based distros

There's this file "/usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-dns-resolved.conf" that you have to shadow with a file of the same name in /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d

So then, in this new file, say you want to use resolvconf again. This is the configuration:

[main]
rc-manager=resolvconf

(dpkg-reconfigure resolvconf and then reboot. resolv.conf should be correct again!)

related: it's awesome to see Firefox Multi-account Containers work as designed. I was signed in to YouTube (container), and tried to go to Google Voice without the container. It asks me to sign in.

Going to Voice in the container picked up that I was already signed in.

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OK, I can delete multiple call records on web, but that brings me to my next issue:

a boot to the head for whoever thought not supporting the keyboard while selecting was a great idea.

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the reason Google won't implement "delete all" on their voice product is because they damned-well don't want you deleting all

It's OK to warn me that I'm deleting all, but ffs let me delete ALL texts or call records in one click, you JERK

Pretty sure that if I ever need to write a program that's supposed to run on Android, I'd be best off just learning Kotlin

(or does that imply that I need to know Java first?)

I'll bet Microsoft has bugs in MORICONS.DLL despite it allegedly just being icon resources packed into a DLL

I hate thin scrollbars that aren't the native window decoration

I hate "invisible" scrollbars that magically appear for a few pixels even more.

Extra angry points if your shitty scrollbar retread leaves off the arrow widgets. BITE MY ENTIRE FAT ASS.

CAVEAT: I may not know what I'm talking about.

Am I to believe that Slack responded to their apparent "auth creds never expire and can be replayed" security hole by simply making the auth token expire sooner? Tokens can be replayed, but just not forever.

That's what it sounds like to me.

Of course, as an end user, this tech debt is shoveled onto me in the form of being periodically (randomly) logged out.

my other DDG search of "create docker image from scratch" isn't doing much better, though the results at least have the REAL Docker in them.

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>DDG search of "matrix server uses too many resources".
>a bunch of shit about matrix organizations turns up.

Corporations pollute everything, film at 11.

Docker: because developers got tired of bugs where "it works on my machine"

guess I found out how to make reddit instantly more useful (and usable):

sub "www.reddit.com" with "old.reddit.com"

No more fucking "read entire discussion" thing that never works

While I think it's cool that newer chat systems natively do "multi-device" support, I'm fine with having a client always connected behind a screen and having "persistence" that way.

The clients for these new systems are abusive to and inconsiderate of my resources (whether device or network). Yet it's somehow my fault for not getting with the times.

>181 people are typing furiously...

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IRC "replacements" like Slack and Discord rub me the wrong way. Not just because "IRC has always worked, and just because DCC is bullshit doesn't mean IRC is bullshit", but because of other reasons.

Slack and Discord don't seem to have text clients I can run like I can with irssi. That's right -- I want to make the new hotness look like EPIC4 in 1997. I can make IRC as delivered through Hexchat look like that...

There are other reasons, but this is the biggest one.

I think that in addition to "EA got hacked and its shitty gambling sim exfiltrated", there should be headlines of "Slack login auth sessions can be replayed and don't expire"

Because that's what appears to be the case

SCCM to push updates to shitty Windows machines is fine, but then SCCM doesn't pop up the "you need to reboot" dialog until well past the time I'm even there, and the machine reboots in the middle of the night.

If nothing else is fixed, make that stupid dialog pop up right after the updates are applied and make sure I see it first. At least then I can close all the bullshit I have to run and walk away for 30 minutes while it sorts itself.

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some guy on reddit claims he "never notice"s when the scheduled-ass reboot of his phone happens every week

he must not require a password to start the phone. He must not have bluetooth that resets all the volumes to stupid low levels every restart.

Otherwise, he'd damned-well notice.

Improving the software to not require a reboot every week is the solution. Rebooting to hide the problem is not.

That goes for Windows desktops, too.

Whenever I see crappy font changes like this, I internally read it like how the Camp Krusty video tape sounded when Mr. Black dubbed his name over Krusty in The Simpsons

jwz.org/blog/2021/06/unintenti

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