jacques malchance

je n’ai pas de chance

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Jul 02, 2020


I’ll get the ball rolling with 3…

  • Huxley. Brave New World. The concepts in this book are taught at business schools, and sometimes it is required reading. Not really clear at the start, but at the end…
  • Stephenson. Snow Crash. Just read it. This is where the metaverse was born. This is where MMORPGs were defined.
  • Divya. Machinehood. Talks about where we could go with AI.

If you read French you need to read the books by Alain Damasio. They are phenomenal.

avidemux? mpv (the thumbnails may be possible through the config…)?

If you actually plan on posting things?

Use a different email account to connect to each one, and don’t use that account for anything else.

Maybe run the browsers in a container of some sort? Create the account through a VPN so Twitter things you are in France, for example, where privacy laws are a little stricter, and you have “the right to be forgotten”. Somebody else will have better answers than me, but it is an interesting question.

Rufus and Unetbootin work fine as well.

I’ve only ever used Etcher on Windows.

Formatting can be handled with gparted and a few other utilities like gnome-disks. Some distros, like MX and openSUSE come with their own software that you can find on other distros.

I know about them, yes. if you don’t use Trakt you can still use the app and that takes care of point 2 and maybe point 1. It scapes info from places like IMDB, TVDB and TMDB so of course there will be some tracking.

Maybe MuPDF? Use the browser? Okular? I am not a Sumatrapdf fan either.

Librera Pro and PDF Viewer Plus in f-droid

Adding an Atom feed with Gemfeed ⭐

There are a few prequisites for this to work:


Here are the commands you will need to run on your Pi:

$ sudo apt-get install python3-pip python3-urllib3 $ pip install feedgen

Go to where you want to put the gemfeed file, like ~/bin and wget it:

$ wget https://tildegit.org/solderpunk/gemfeed/raw/branch/master/gemfeed.py $ chmod +x gemfeed.py

Now you get to run that sucker!

$ ./gemfeed.py -b YOURDOMAIN/gemlog -d /home/pi/gemini/gemlog/ -a YOURNAME -t ‘A TITLE FOR YOUR GEMLOG’

It should spit out an atom.xml file:

Generating feed “YOURTITLE”, which should be served from gemini://YOURDOMAIN/gemlog/atom.xml

That’s all! Make note of that address. Whenever you add a new post, run the command and presto!

You can add that link to GUS or CAPCOM if you want.

no Hugo needed

here is my guide also on RPI gemini://gemini.bbbhltz.space/gemlog/2021-02-10-howto-agate-on-pi.gmi

have a read here https://gemini.circumlunar.space/ and then you can browse some capsules.

gemini://medusae.space/ is a great annotated directory of capsules.

I use Ariane on my phone and Amfora on my computer. Sometimes Lagrange.

My capsule is here gemini://gemini.bbbhltz.space but if you click around I also have a set of capsules that I like to visit on there.

I have seen this cartoon all over the place…and I just got it.

A quick guide for getting your Gemini Capsule running on a Raspberry Pi
Just wanted to share this sloppy little guide on getting a gemini capsule running on a pi. It is the same guide you can fins everywhere except it is about running agate on an RPi2B+ gemini://gemini.bbbhltz.space/gemlog/2021-02-10-howto-agate-on-pi.gmi See you in space geminauts!

Looks like they prefer they/them. The link in the article will lead you to their mastodon profile where you will find a pinned toot with her home address which I find…peculiar.

I use the Linux Zoom client as a teacher 35 hours a week. It is quite annoying. There are options to turn off the full screen mode when someone shares their screen. What distro are you on? I install directly from the website. My complaint is that it sometimes crashes when I am moving around breakout rooms which can be awkward if students are looking for me. Zoom in general is bad when it comes to screen real estate! Horrible even!

I’ve been using OpenBoard for awhile. I like it. I never used swiping so i t doesn’t bother me that it isn’t present. I do like being able to scroll with the space bar and the long-backspace option (hold and swipe to erase longer passages).

All of the choices mentioned here work quite well. I use ghostwriter (well, I use just a text editor most of the time for speed) because it is available in the repos on debian without adding an extra repo. Typora is very nice but it is a little heavier. I vote to give each one a trying out and see which one you like best.

looking for a post [TOMT]
I recall a post, maybe here, maybe on reddit, maybe just a link to a blog. It included a breakdown of why it isn't always ideal to suggest certain alternatives. In particular, it mentioned problems about duckduckgo and protonmail. It is possible that it was a link to a github repo. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Search Selector Reset
Pretty basic question. During my phone setup I clicked too fast and chose Google but I want to change the search engine of the unmovable search bar on my screen. I hope I am being clear because it seems like an easy task but I cannot. Everywhere possible I have set it to duckduckgo but that damn search bar still launches google.

Which distro has the best/most attractive default colour scheme/theme?
I've been a GNU/Linux user for about 14 years and have wasted hours (OK, probably days) ricing and customising (you've all done the same I think). Laziness has set in, I don't plan on switching distros anytime soon, I use MX which looks fine. Just wanted to know what you all think: Which distro has an attractive out-of-the-box DE/theme/colour scheme?

Alternatives to Facebook Messenger for older users
Hello, I use FB Messenger for exactly one contact. My father. He has a junky Android tablet and a flip-phone. We do not live in the same country. I have been looking at different options for Facebook Messenger that I might be able to get him to install (because my account only exists to chat with him occasionally) and it would be a bonus if that app were privacy friendly. The problem is, I don't know how to tell which would be the easiest for him. I mean, I thought it would be email and he proved me wrong by using Facebook Messenger... Basically, which chat client might be the easiest for an older person like my father?

Share to clipboard gone after disabling apps
I disabled the suggested apps in the "Smartphone Hardening Guide for normal people with non rooted phones" and everything is fine except now I cannot share to clipboard or share to copy which was present before. Not a huge deal but is there a way get that back?