Love was changing the minds of pretenders…
Play the sounds of a buckling spring keyboard as you type: https://github.com/zevv/bucklespring
If you’re reading this, this is my first automated twt. I added a line to twtxt.txt, typed ‘make’, and everything else was automatic.
The Ladybird XHTML bug is fixed. index.xhtml and blog/index.xhtml are now generated with a Makefile, XSLT, and a bit of Python. Feels good!
Free Public WiFi: https://computer.rip/2023-07-29-Free-Public-WiFi.html
Currently compiling the Dolphin emulator because the Arch package is broken. Wish me luck.
Mount iOS devices on GNU/Linux, great for photo backup: https://github.com/libimobiledevice/ifuse
Happy 4th! I added fireworks to my ASCII art on https://mckinley.cc/
Microsoft’s trickery department strikes again: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/b0e1a1c1-bd62-462c-9ed5-5938b9c649f0
In other news, I modified my XSLT stylesheet so it can be used for both of my Atom feeds.
My hidden service is somehow already on some lists for crawlers. That’s impressive.
Lab6 issue 4, at long last: https://lab6.com/4
Tech tip: Install “kernel-modules-hook” in Arch Linux to keep old modules after a kernel update so you can load new ones without rebooting.
mckinley.cc is now available as a Tor hidden service: http://mckinley2nxomherwpsff5w37zrl6fqetvlfayk2qjnenifxmw5i4wyd.onion/
Proof-of-work has been merged into Tor. Should help a lot with DoS issues: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/tor/-/merge_requests/702
The only JSON feed I’ve ever seen in the wild: https://localmonero.co/static/rss/knowledge/feed.json
USBGuard, USB device authorization policies for Linux: https://github.com/USBGuard/usbguard
XEP-0464: Cookies https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0464.html
There’s one for GitHub too: https://codeberg.org/gothub/gothub
Dumb, an alternative frontend for genius.com written in Go: https://github.com/rramiachraf/dumb
I added a camera shutter sound effect that plays whenever I take a screenshot. It’s a big improvement, having that feedback.
Sudo CVE of the day: Sudoedit can edit arbitrary files: https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2023/q1/42
Every copy of Firefox is personalized: https://www.ghacks.net/2022/03/17/each-firefox-download-has-a-unique-identifier/
Here’s a nifty tool to identify MQA in FLAC files: https://github.com/purpl3F0x/MQA_identifier
Tech tip: FFmpeg isn’t working in your while loops because it’s reading from stdin. Use ‘-nostdin’. Took me far too long to figure that out.
Git man page generator: https://git-man-page-generator.lokaltog.net/
I can now pull up the spectrogram of whatever song is playing with a single key stroke. I love cmus.
A bootrom exploit for the iPod Nano 3rd-5th gen has been found. Looking forward to Rockboxing my nano! https://q3k.org/wInd3x.html
Been using a ThinkPad T540 recently. Can’t stand the TrackPoint with fake buttons. Who thought this was a good idea? I hope they were fired.
I’ve been using cmus exclusively for over a month. Couldn’t be happier with it. I can’t believe I used Audacious for so long.
This is the year of the GNU/Linux desktop.
The freedoms you surrender today are the freedoms your grandchildren will never know existed.
Bitreich Firework Service Online: gopher://bitreich.org/0/usr/20h/phlog/2022-12-27T20-15-32-949988.md (ssh firstname.lastname@example.org)
Huge Tails update. Better persistent storage, Wayland, QR codes for bridges: https://tails.boum.org/news/version_5.8/index.en.html
This is blowing my mind. Real-time music generation with Stable Diffusion: https://www.riffusion.com/
I’d really like to play with ChatGPT, but there’s no way I’m giving them my phone number.
I now have an archive of over 1,000,000 Git commits across 154 repositories with my archival script.
Playing around with cmus tonight. My music library has so much bad metadata, it’s not even funny.
A special build of cURL that can impersonate Chrome and Firefox: https://github.com/lwthiker/curl-impersonate
In the end, we all do what we must.
I started a notes section of my website. It’s for shorter, less formal posts. https://mckinley.cc/notes/20221101-yet-another-blog.html
An NES emulator in <5000 bytes of C++: https://github.com/binji/smolnes
The future is now. Solitaire over Gopher: gopher://worldofsolitaire.com/
I really need an automatic Git mirroring setup. I’ve been burned too many times. At least this one is (allegedly) temporary.
Wikiless, a self-hosted Wikipedia proxy, has been temporarily taken down from Codeberg at request of Wikimedia Legal: https://orenom.fi/
Wayland tech tip #3: Be sure to install warpd-wayland-git instead of warpd-git from the AUR, otherwise you’re gonna have a bad time.