Kohen Shaw
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Cake day: Jan 14, 2021

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You can just turn on light mode you know.


I was fortunate to have a flexible job in administration. I was doing about 32 hours a week ( 4 days a week ), then part time college, 6pm - 10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then 9am - 6pm on Saturdays, started when I was 30, graduated this year. I was able to keep this going for the whole 4 years in college and graduated with decent grades too. It was still exhausting, no free time since my free time was being spent working on college assignments. Not sure how folks who do both full time work and college manage.

It helps a lot to have a somewhat flexible job, and a supportive partner.



That’s all well and good, but did you stop for a moment to think if you raise to your cat’s expectations, hmm? Cat has expectations from their human servant. You’re lucky cats don’t have thumbs, it’d be water spray in the face every time you move.



openbox, the bunsen labs setup on Debian 11. Love me some crunchbang :D



Audio books here. When I cook, when I’m at the gym, beginning of my shift while I go through my emails. I listen to mostly trashy sci-fi books, sometimes good / decent sci-fi. At the third book in the “Three body problem” trilogy now, it’s pretty damn good.

I average at one - two books a month. Great majority sci-fi. I read only for fun, to disconnect, so my bar for quality is pretty low, there’s a loooot of fun stuff out there.


Yep. Like it or not, crap needs to be done. Compensating individuals fairly for their contributions to society should be a priority for everyone. Currently, people working in low skilled but often physically demanding jobs are severely overworked and underpaid. We really need to start addressing that, and the whole antiwork approach to this is not helping.


I’m using contabo for over a year now. Using they’re cheapest version, hosting a nextcloud instance with 300 GB of storage, €5 / month. It’s slow, but perfectly serviceable if you’re not relying on the web interface. Independent German company, in the business for a long time. Stable, reliable, not a single complaint.


It’s so annoying because the tech behind it all is cool. But no, ppl are just gambling with it.


I completely agree that as it is now, Linux is a tool, suited to a variety of purposes, hard core gaming not being one of them. That being said, I have nothing against people who wish to spend their time and energy to make it suitable for a wider range of purposes. Linus came from the POV of a random gamerbro trying to get stuff running (with some exotic hardware) and he actually managed to point out some valid UX flaws.

The way I interact with computers as a dev is different than of other users, it’s refreshing to see a different perspective.


I really like JetBrains’ IDEs. Using IntelliJ (Java and LaTeX), PyCharm and WebStorm (Javascript). Also trying out DataSpell for Jupyter Notebook work. Seems to be fine and stable. Their software looks a bit overwhelming at first, but after some use I realized that it’s sane. Gets out of the way when I need to work away and have access to powerful tools. And I use vim for quick edits.



Thank you for the clarification with the state lines. What breaks my mind is that there is some kind of weird loophole where an under aged person can actually own and use a tool created primarily to kill other people, then they go ahead and kill people ( self defense or not ) and who ever actually owns the weapon ( or who sold it to the minor ) is not responsible for anything. I’ve said it another reply, am not from the US and am not living there either, so this is just the opinion of someone looking from the outside.


That’s interesting, and weird to me. Am not from the US, so trying to understand the situation. In my home country, how you come in a situation matters very much from a legal point of view. It can attenuate or aggravate your sentence, depending on what happened, no situation is taken completely separate from the circumstances which lead to it. And yes, it can even come down to if the person being judged is educated or not, their background and so on. But then again, there is no jury system, the judge (s) give the verdict so it tends to be all more technical and less based on feelings. I think that’s why I can’t make sense of this in my head, for me it makes more sense to look at the full situation when taking the decision.


Yeah, I don’t get it. Was this a case of the US legal system failing that damn hard? They approached this like the guy was spawned in that place with a weapon and just attacked by an angry mob. In reality he went through a bunch of very illegal ( or at least should be illegal ) steps to get himself in the situation.

Is it legal for a 17 year old to open carry a tool designed to murder people? Then crossing state lines with the tool. Putting himself in a highly charged situation with a weapon. Like wth. They just isolated the shooting and looked specifically at that without considering anything that happened before. Is that the way the US legal system approaches these things? Genuine question.


Prolly I’ll be in the minority here. But blaming the tech itself seems the wrong way to go. Technology advance and adoption has been part of our species for thousands of years, and this is no different. So needing certain tech to do our every day human activities is normal. We should focus our attention towards what large companies who control this tech (mostly) are doing with this and how they are using it in order to control us and profit from us.

A de-googled android smartphone will get rid of most of the issues caused by large tech, and still retain most of the advantages. Sadly de-googled android is not consumer - ready yet though, so it’s a real option for the more technically inclined. But then again, this might be an issue more related to technical literacy?


Used keepassdx for a while, synced on my nextcloud instance. Am using nextcloud’s password manager nowadays, nicely integrated with my browser, decent android app as well. Gets the job done.


The PopOs bork was epic, and not his fault. Aside from that, his setup is really exotic. They insist on doing stuff by themselves, as a regular user. But Linus has a millionaire tech bro setup. It’s anything but regular. Mix that with a very “windows power user” mind set and he’s gonna have lots of issues. Looks like a fun and fair series though.


- OS: OpenSuse Leap 15.2 - DE: Gnome 3.34.5 - Theme: Windows-10-Dark-3.2-dark - Icons: Windows Technical Preview - Wallpaper: [https://i.imgur.com/GD286F7.png](https://i.imgur.com/GD286F7.png)