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In so much (cyberpunk?) media from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, the hero is a journalist.

Journalism, was seen as the ultimate tool against despots.

(Think Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future, or Transmetropolitan, Makers (and many of the rest of Doctorow's books) or even Futureworld.)

And VCs + Facebook have effectively crippled modern journalism. Destroyed most local journalism. Rendered the pursuit of truth an optional side project for the left, and incompatible with the right.

It appears that an N36L hp microserver might not be enough server for running Plex media server, which has sent me down a "new server" rabbit hole.
It appears that what I would like (micro itx, AM4 socket for a Ryzen CPU, and an esata port for using my existing external box o'hdds) is not what anyone else would like, based on available motherboards...

I absolutely had intended to be good, and play through my current nintendo switch games before buying any more, but then I discovered Aaero, and then...

I rebuilt my home server this week and switched from Kodi to Plex for my home media needs.
Creating optimised versions of files might not be an ideal task for my N36L microserver...

In the process of rebuilding my home server (well, one of them, shh, I know...) I decided to have a look at plex media server.

I guess a plex pass is now going to be my christmas gift to myself ;-)

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More testing of neural networks is happening! Now with added asymmetrical objects! :P

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btw the only reason tumblr is removing porn is because apple blocked their app for nsfw content. if you were still on the fence about whether or not walled gardens have a negative effect on free speech

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Oh my, PocketCHIP friends look at this DIY PChip replacement. They are using a Pi 3B+ and the pimoroni Hyperpixel display plus a diy keyboard and 3D printed case.

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This morning's cycle to work has pushed me over the edge, it's time to get cameras set up on my bike again.
Too many idiots on the road, so it's "self-righteous prick" time ;-)

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Livestream of the CGPM open session to consider the revision of the SI and the redefinition of the kilogram is now starting:

youtube.com/watch?v=qA67T7FPBM

Things my credit card balance didn't need today: A new raspberry pi...
Performance and wifi of the 3B+ in the form factor of an A?
Must have...

Further adventures in overcomplicating my home network: Moving the wifi to a separate vlan/subnet cut me off from my Sonos.
I have a choice of figuring out what to relay between subnets, or just chucking the sonos switchport into the wifi vlan.
I'll give you one guess which option I took, although I suspect you don't need me to confirm ;-)

I've been doing so well at avoiding throwing my money at humble bundle, but now they have released a bundle, and my reaction is basically "insta-click".
SteamLibrary++ I guess...

Ticking over my home network stuff whilst I work, and have come to the conclusion that for my "don't trust these wifi lightbulbs" network, the VLAN ID should definitely be 107, because that's the incredibly obvious option for an IOT network.

Applied the next step of my "stupidly over-complicated home network" and moved my wifi to it's own VLAN. I'm still online*. It's almost like I know what I'm doing, or something ;-)

*technically "back online after remembering to remove strange default routes, and also add _some_ firewall rules to the new interface in pfsense", but that's close enough...

Insomnia has been kicking my butt this week, to the point where I'm trying no caffeine today in the hope of sleep later.
Tiredness and lack of stimulant means I've just fat-fingered my way into an interview question, and have created a file in my home directory called ~?
I'll leave that until Monday before attempting to delete it ;-)

Are there are cross-platform* screenshot tools which will prompt for a filename, then upload to your own destination?

Taking screenshots, renaming them, and manually uploading them to my web server is becoming a chore.

*(at a minimum, I'm hoping for macos and windows, bonus platforms are android, linux, ios in that order or preference)

1: acquire pager ✔️
2: buy yellow spray paint
3: ???
4: Hack the planet!

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