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Haha. This stuff still works!

Sent the Tapwave PalmOS Wi-Fi driver via Bluetooth file transfer from a Linux box, installed on device - only now I don’t have any networks to connect to.

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Which feed reader do you use to subscribe to Mastodon accounts?

Any former Adobe Bridge & Photoshop users that have successfully switched to using open source products? I'd love to hear what's changed in your workflow and what software you're using nowadays!

It's a slightly overcomplex setup with several VDOMs. On the other hand that made it really easy to separate out the one subnet that has a default route out over an IPSEC tunnel (whereas the other networks route out directly on the local DSL line).

Did not manage to throw that in a single OPNsense setup in a working way up to now, and there don't seem to be any options to create VRFs...

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Did not get much done in terms of retrocomputing this week, but at least I fixed a longstanding problem that prevented an integration of files on the NAS into my tape backup, and also freed up a couple 100GB by removing old btrfs snapshots that also held backup data from before I moved that onto a separate subvolume, plus some other small stuff I forgot about already...

Still pondering how to replace the Fortigate though. My first attempt at throwing in an OPNsense did not quite work out...

At some point I need to set up an insecure Wi-Fi to connect to with old devices…

(...and as it turns out, snd_hda_intel now gets remapped to IRQ 18.)

Unfortunately, the occasional display corruption problems persist. Guess I'll need to play with nouveau options?

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I'm spending way too much time on this, but since I'm debugging Linux things on the Late 2009 Macmini3,1 anyway - found out how to get rid of the "irq 20: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option) [..] Disabling IRQ #20" kernel oops on boot:

I looked at everything that sits on IRQ 20 (as it turns out, ohci-pci,snd_hda_intel,wl), and added missing kernel modules for the latter two the the initramfs. Now they get loaded early on, and the message is gone.

I suppose it's as good a time as any to mention that I'm looking for work.

If anyone knows of any positions at their company, I'd be glad to have a heads-up about it.

I'm right at the start of what I hope is a transition to the cybersecurity field, and my skills would match most Tier 1-2 NOC and helpdesk roles, as well as junior SOC.

I'm looking for something 100% remote. Preferably not call-center, or at a company doing terrible stuff. I love internal IT support, but the self-study I've been doing has had a lot more to do with incident response and security monitoring.

But at this point, I just need a stable income doing something tech-related, full-time and permanent.

Boosts massively appreciated.


I've been searching for half an hour why an update-grub doesn't add my parameters from /etc/default/grub to the kernel command line...

> tail -6 /etc/default/grub.d/50_lmde.cfg
# grub-pc's postinst has some unwanted conffile management which removes
# /etc/default/grub, thus removing "quiet splash" from grub.
# Setting it here ensures we continue to have a splash, whether or not
# /etc/default/grub is present.


Had a look for current phones with physical keypads (yes, I'm aware of the Pinephone keyboard, but I really can't be bothered with the current state of its software stack), and basically the only option by now is Unihertz?

Turns out they're planning to release something that looks a lot like the BB Key2 (though probably is smaller)? Not going to re-register to Kickstarter for that one though, but I'll keep an eye out.

After @enkiv2 pointed to a recent video about Kate Bush in, I notice my Kate Bush LPs all seem to have been run down by way too many listens on cheap record players and have some quite heavy distortions all over…

Randomly looking at the Xorg log file, and WTF?

[ 12159.134] (II) config/udev: Adding input device SOUNDBOX (AVRCP) (/dev/input/event4)
[ 12159.134] (**) SOUNDBOX (AVRCP): Applying InputClass "libinput keyboard catchall"
[ 12159.134] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'SOUNDBOX (AVRCP)'
[ 12159.136] (II) event4 - SOUNDBOX (AVRCP): is tagged by udev as: Keyboard
[ 12159.136] (II) event4 - SOUNDBOX (AVRCP): device is a keyboard

Uh. No? Those are bluetooth speakers?

Neuzugang in der Sammlung: Ein kompletter Arbeitsplatz mit #atari 512ST+, Drucker Monitor und Software 😃

Somehow these newly acquired display problems seem inconsistent?

Sometimes I boot the machine and can work for hours with no problem. Sometimes I start a web browser and get display corruption within minutes (usually an area of the screen gets sort of an overlay with some coloured gemoetric shape when the web browser is rendering a page - or yesterday, just input field for image descriptions in Pinafore was being filled with sort of a colour gradient).

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Fascinating abuse or certificate transparency quickly identify and compromise Wordpress installations that haven’t been secured yet.

I've been using Amanda to do my backups at home for over 20 years, but I wasn't aware that file(1) on Linux has a basic parser for the dump file header that shows the first couple of lines?

# file /backup/20220507050001/
/backup/20220507050001/ AMANDA dump file, DATE 20220507050001 sda2 lev 1 comp .gz program /sbin/xfsdump\012ORIGSIZE=3250823\012NATIVE-CRC=00f14f11:3328842656\012CLIE

(It's just plain text with some metadata.)

@rmenes379 @ldbeth @theruran I may have gotten my (outdated) copy through Usenet. 😂 The Linux binaries are pretty easy to find for Open Genera.

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