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Yikes, this does not look good... My old Mac Mini crashed just now. Didn't ever happen before the upgrade to LMDE 5.

Trace ends with
May 06 22:53:19 minnie kernel: nouveau 0000:02:00.0: fifo: channel 5 [Xorg[732]] unload timeout

Another attempt at making the smbclient interface in Amanda work in order to back up a directory from a CIFS share. I might have used the wrong options with whatever I tried in several attempts over the past five years?

We'll see when tonight's backup jobs has finished.

Hrm. Running Windows ssh and my "legacy" setup inside Cygwin (where also my ssh-agent currently lives) seems kinda problematic?
I mean, I certainly can't share the config (due to different views of the pathes inside cygwin), and I also can't seem to directly reference my current key files, as Microsoft ssh keeps claiming the permissions are wrong...

When we created ODF 20+ years ago, Microsoft first laughed at the committee at OASIS, then made OOXML to render it moot, then rigged ISO to make OOXML a standard, then implemented ODF and now participates in the ODF committee and helps fund its work through COSM.

#Bluesky is Twitter's OOXML to #ActivityPub and it's at the "rigging ISO" stage.

Yikes. Didn't pay attention and ran ssh-keygen -f [..] as root on a known_hosts file that belongs to a service user.

This makes root owner of the referenced known_hosts file and also of the corresponding known_hosts.old

Then subsequently didn't notice the followup errors because I also ran a test version of the script that makes use of these files as root 🤦‍♂️

@mwlucas Me 12 years ago holding my first android: "Man location services open up a whole new world of contextual computing, but we really need a framework of laws around it because someone is going to create a whole business model around trying to predict where I'm going and sell that info to violate my privacy"

Me Now: "So that didn't happen, I wonder if I can buy congress critters personal info from these ad giants and just publish their comings and goings until they get the hint"

Uhhh, this is kind of embarrassing, but despite having used UNIX systems for ages, I wasn't aware that tset(1) has a "reset" alias?

reset - reinitialization
When invoked as reset, tset sets the terminal modes to “sane” values: [..]

(I did know about "stty sane" but usually ended up killing terminals that were messed up in a way where that didn't help.)

Yubico's having a sale, if you've considered getting one for personal use - - I avoid phone-app or SMS second factors because I sync my passwords to my phone and have a strong suspicion that in the worst case that would reduce me to one factor.

Yubikeys work well and are pretty low friction for the benefits they offer, I recommend them.

LOL has been classified as "adult" by the British Board of Film Classification.

We are blocked on the networks of Three and O2 due to this.

I literally cannot even.

Oh, I wasn't previously aware of this useful resource:

..lists support lifecycles for releases of a number of software packages. It was recently mentioned in a discussion on oss-security about "affected versions" for CVEs, and why EOLed vulnerable software might not be listed.

So don't blindly check vulnerability metadata against installed software versions without looking at vendor support cycles. now redirects to a Twitter account.

How the mighty have fallen.

Somehow I seem to fail terribly at decreasing the blinkenlights in the corridor…

Uhhh, great... After updating the old Mac Mini to LMDE5, I now also have occasional display corruption in Vivaldi?

...and another platform where disabling vivaldi://flags/#enable-skia-renderer seems to help (similar to Windows machines with old Intel graphics drivers).

It's going to be extremely unfortunate when that setting disappears (ok, it will probably still be possible to disable all graphics acceleration then, but ... ugh).

Masto admins: how safe is it to jump multiple major releases at a time? With version 3.1.0 not working for us, I wonder if it’s safe to go from 3.0.0 straight to 3.2.0 or 3.3.0.

Kind of a downside of : It's a Web application, and all data is held in the browser. So each web browser on each device needs a new session setup (I don't know if syncing helps, since I don't use it), and each browser instance has its own copy of the client settings.
Clearing browser data wipes the session, so if you do that on shutdown, for example, you'll need an allowlist for the site Pinafore is obtained from (, usually).

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Another great thing about are keyboard shortcuts and -navigation.

Lost in the depths of the timeline? Press "." to get to the top. Looking at a long thread with posts under CW? Press "z" to reveal them all. Don't know which shortcuts exist? Use "?" anywhere outside of the Toot field.

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so eff is pushing does it replace the noscript add-on and let me stop doing per-site approvals?

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