Hello! This is my #introductions TOOTtalk
I'm the cross-sections of bad ideas executed really well - with a lot of stories to tell
In this house we have Linux, Mac, and Windows machines (in that order). I use a 2015 MBP with 1T of disk space and got a low disk warning. While I do use this for a lot of video/photo editing. I can't really explain this though.
How is over half the hard-drive "System"? Mind you the red is "Applications"
Not a typical #libreops but 2 months ago I built a ~$4,500 rig in an 8U travel case for all-in-one networking + esports streaming (encoder, cameras, capture cards, headsets, mics) setup that flew from DC to Chicago to Germany and back.
Well, I lost the key to open the case now that it's home and through the magic of a $25 lock-pick set I've got access again!
A toot's got me wondering about the nature of consent in a specific way; I won't ever have an Alexa or anything like it, and maybe you won't either; but other people will.
And now I'm thinking, if you have one of these lumps of spyware in your home, should you be *required* to offer a formal warning to any visitors? I think so; you're required to place CCTV warnings if you run CCTV, and if anything systems like Alexa are more invasive, not less.
The data from a CCTV system might never leave the premises; the data from these "assistants" goes **directly** to servers outside either your *or* your host's control, where your voice may be datamined for any damned purpose the server owners choose.
Don't feel bad about saying "I don't wanna come over, you've got an Alexa running." It's not paranoia to be creeped out by AIs (or persons) unknown listening to your private conversations. It's *normal*. You don't *need* anything to "hide" for you desire not to *share* to be valid.
Trialing pihole on the network #libreops
I can't play video games in the living room anymore since there's a tiny terrorist living in my house and when he sees the TV he becomes mesmerized.
As a result, I've re-worked my office space to have:
* More desk space
* Fit an additional monitor and the gaming PC
Hopefully, with some nice headphones I can enjoy a few hours of gaming a week when the baby is asleep.
Today in "everything is terrible:" Contactless credit card payments expose all your previous payments to the current store. In convenient plain text, suitable for Microsoft Excel.
Want privacy? Don't use contactless. Insert the card to use the chip.
Computers were a mistake.
Stay strong Hong Kong protestors
Hong Kong police criticized over failure to stop attacks on protesters
If you haven't gotten enough K8s in your diet, here's another project that's interesting to me:
a game server hosting framework, powered by k8s
Do you deploy Prometheus with any volume/scale?
Have your charts gotten bloated and slow?
I thought about trying to write a varnish config to cache metric queries, but instead I ran across:
and my early investigations are promising. Its caching like it should, proxying as well, its so transparent you'd almost never know its there.
For once, I'm actually *happy* by something Comcast has done. Probably for the first, and last, time.
A quiet, safe space. A great place to maintain a minimal social network presence.