prologic

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In-reply-to » Does this sound reasonable for running small workloads? 🤔

@mckinley@twtxt.net Most little web apps, websites, static sites, whatever run perfectly fine with good performance on just 100mCores, a lot of what I run only has between 100m-500m of CPU allocated to it.

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Does this sound reasonable for running small workloads? 🤔

$0.50/month for
100 mCores
64 MB Memory
1 GB Storage
1 GB Bandwidth

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@pratikbaid3@twtxt.net is looking for a few small projects to add to his contractor/freelance CV and has reached out to me to see if he could do a bit of work on the Yarn.social mobile app. He’s done work before in the past and has done a pretty decent job.

Two projects we’ve discussed:

  • Flutter upgrade and cleanup, ensuring the mobile app builds successfully with the latest Flutter (which breaks all the time 🤦‍♂️)
  • A UI/UX Redesign of the Mobile App with a Bottom Nav Bar layout. This would end up having something like Timeline | Mentioned | Profile – Maybe it could also have “Search” too if I somehow found the time to add an appropriate search endpoint to the API.

What do y’all think? 🤔

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In-reply-to » The switch to daylight saving time has really screwed me up this year. I’ve been tired for two weeks now. 😩

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Well it’s screwed with my working hours somewhat, but this year I’ve decided to just “not give a shit”™ and just get up at the normal time and start at the time I had been starting work the past 6 months, 8.30am. In practise it probably means I end up working a bit longer for ½ the year, but oh well, at least I don’t have to fiddle with my alarm clock ⏰

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In-reply-to » QOTD: Hello Linux users, what do you use to monitor your network traffic?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah I immediately thought of this when you asked, because we use eBPF-based tools in Kubernetes clusters. It’s very powerful stuff and you can do a lot very cheaply with it, including tying packets to processes.

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

@bender@twtxt.net That’s precisely what I’m talking about. Investing in good businesses that are well established. If they also produce an income in the form of a distribution or dividend, that that’s even better. YOu can have some tax benefits too if you do it right. But the trap? (I think) is falling into this false sense of security of thinking you can leverage up to the bank’s LVR (Loan to Value Ratio) only to get caught up. Best to be conservative so you can take the wild swings and obviously diversity.

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

@bender@twtxt.net No I meant like a “savings account” 🤣 You guys (us) are lucky I guess? A savings account here in Oz barely gets you 0.35%pa to 1.5%pa depending on how much money you have in it (0-$10k, $10-20k, $20-$30k, up to $50k)

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In-reply-to » San Francisco's Light Rail To Upgrade From Floppy Disks Those taking public transport in the tech hub of San Francisco may be reassured to know that their rides will soon no longer be dependent on floppy disks. From a report: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's director of transportation Jeffrey Tumlin told ABC that the city's automatic light-rail control system is running on outdated tech and "relies on three ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net wut?!

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

income producing assets 👌 The math works out if you’re conservative and don’t over leverage 😅

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

Not betting on the market no.

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In-reply-to » Made this awful mistake of not doing pre-prep work before going away on our next camper trip (now). Discovered this morning that some (idiot) person had turned off the power to the camper trailer and the battery was basically dead. I just hope it's not "dead dead". We plan to leave after 4hrs of Bulk Charge from the mains power and it's internal battery charger and hope for the best. I'm also brining a spare 12.8V LifePo4 battery that is basically full to power the fridge, just in case. Fark I'm an idiot 🤦‍♂️

@bender@twtxt.net It did indeed, except I fell over the car’s trailer hitch on my shin, fuck that hurt 😞 thank god I didn’t break my leg (just badly bruised)

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

@mckinley@twtxt.net He’s actually used to Wordpad and Rich Text Format files 🤔

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Made this awful mistake of not doing pre-prep work before going away on our next camper trip (now). Discovered this morning that some (idiot) person had turned off the power to the camper trailer and the battery was basically dead. I just hope it’s not “dead dead”. We plan to leave after 4hrs of Bulk Charge from the mains power and it’s internal battery charger and hope for the best. I’m also brining a spare 12.8V LifePo4 battery that is basically full to power the fridge, just in case. Fark I’m an idiot 🤦‍♂️

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

@mckinley@twtxt.net He likes it enough which is good. The painful part is some OSS software just really sucks ass 😢 He’s found it particularly hard to find a decent “document” editor/tool he likes. He’s stuck with Abiword for now, but it’s not the most polished ir easiest to use. It also saves things in a really weird non-portable? format?

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

@mckinley@twtxt.net Ubuntu

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

@mckinley@twtxt.net Agreed. I’m just glad my dad has finally gotten out of the Windows ecosystem 😅

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

This whole “data commodity” has gone too far.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

@mckinley@twtxt.net Well yes, true, but not my primary point. Microsoft really needs to pull their head out of their ass. Toyota, BMW, Samsung and even Apple to some extent. Companies need to understand a basic economic rule: If a customer buys your product X, they really don’t expect to have to pay for (useless) service Y in order to use product X. I’m looking at you BMW and Toyota, both have attempted to do this and somewhat failed at a consumer level. I wonder why 🤦‍♂️

Now Microsoft?! C’mon. For fuck’s sake. If I buy a new “today” computer of some kind. I expect to be able to use it “offline” if I want. I’m not going to be forced into paying for a subscription or handing over all my personal information to some stupid tech company that has no business whatsoever treating me as “their product”.

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

If this goes ahead, it will really give new meaning to “PC ownership” 🤬

Like none whatsoever 🤦‍♂️

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In-reply-to » Microsoft’s new era of AI PCs will need a Copilot key, says Intel Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD have all been pushing the idea of an “AI PC” for months now as we head toward more AI-powered features in Windows. While we’re still waiting to hear the finer details from Microsoft on its big plans for AI in Windows, Intel has started sharing Microsoft’s requirements for OEMs to build an AI PC — and one of the main ones is that an AI PC must have Microsoft’s Copilot ... ⌘ Read more

@osnews@feeds.twtxt.net

lack the words in any of the languages I know to describe the utter disdain I have for this.

How about “fuck off Microsoft” 🤣 Or even “get the fuck out”🤣

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In-reply-to » Florida Braces For Lawsuits Over Law Banning Kids From Social Media An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Monday, Florida became the first state to ban kids under 14 from social media without parental permission. It appears likely that the law -- considered one of the most restrictive in the US -- will face significant legal challenges, however, before taking effect on January 1. Under HB ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Well, I see no issue with this personally 😅

I ban all forms of social media in our household 🤣

Adults and visitors included! 🤣

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In-reply-to » @lyse I use ytdlp-sub

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org It’s just a simple config file subscriptions.yaml for me and the program run on a cron. This basically lets me subscribe to, download and keep in sync various channels I’m interested in and store them wherever I want. The nice thing is the output format / presets are done in such a way as to support media servers like Plex or Jellyfin out-of-the-box.

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In-reply-to » Trump's Truth Social Is Going Public An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Former president Donald Trump'sTruth Social, a shameless Twitter clone, is set to become a publicly traded company as soon as next week. Shareholders of Digital World Acquisition Corp. voted on Friday to merge with Trump Media and Technology Group, the company behind Truth Social. The vote is a culmination of a years-long saga attempting to merge Trump Me ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Oh boi, here we go 🙄

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In-reply-to » if you are not in a "central country" you are screwed. I thought it would be a good idea to promote a LiberaPay page to build some patronage to my free/open projects, but in Brazil LiberaPay can only handle PayPal and it integrates poorly, it doesn't accept Reais! If you try a direct PayPal donation button it works much better: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hostedbuttonid=5B4MZ78C9J724 ... this is so frustrating.

@bender@twtxt.net These are not beinged pull via ActivityPub. I disabled the integration long ago myself on my pod. There is a Mastodon instance or two out there that serves up Twtxt feeds. Someone my pod has subscribed to those, I think that’s what’s happening here…

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In-reply-to » if you are not in a "central country" you are screwed. I thought it would be a good idea to promote a LiberaPay page to build some patronage to my free/open projects, but in Brazil LiberaPay can only handle PayPal and it integrates poorly, it doesn't accept Reais! If you try a direct PayPal donation button it works much better: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hostedbuttonid=5B4MZ78C9J724 ... this is so frustrating.

I’m open to suggestions

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