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Senior Web Engineer. Open web / music. Remote DJ. Tall Dutch guy. #3million

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github.com/svandragt

mixcloud.com/cloudseer

 

Turn that frown upside down

Turn that frown upside down

People recognise faces. Make sure your logo has a positive connection.

 

If you send email using `[email protected]` then think about why you're not having a human contact? Why are you sending email and missing out on starting a conversation? That's bad business. It also flags you as a potential spammer.

 

Fancy Zoom Calls - Snook.ca

Although I'm too pragmatic to go through the setup required to get this up and running, I love reading about these elaborate setups

 

Looking for a way to checkout the same git repos on two machines. Moving the files into cloud sync causes trouble so maybe there’s a tool that export git repo definitions from a folder structure?

 

My server ran out of space, it turns out NextCloud was holding on to 30GB of trash! Fixed as per https://bayton.org/docs/nextcloud/nextcloud-hoarding-trash-how-to-force-automatic-removal-of-deleted...

 

elementaryOS is the comfy slippers of Linux distributions. If Apple ever ruins their privacy game, this is where I will end up.

 

Firefox's spelling checker wasn't working for me, and unfortunately it doesn't support the macOS default one, so I was seeing a lot of spelling errors. I fixed it by installing the recommended links at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/language-tools/

 

A wolf in sheep’s clothes

Moving contact tracing down the stack fundamentally changes the amount of control users have: you can uninstall a (contact tracing) app, you cannot uninstall the entire OS

That's a very worrying development. 

 

Upgrade BookStack

I use the following script to run a daily upgrade on the instance:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
pushd /var/www/brain.vandragt.com
        git pull origin release && composer install --no-dev && php artisan migrate --force
popd

 

I’ve FINALLY setup a BookStack instance (trivial, once I sorted out a Let's Encrypt issue) for reference documentation. Find it at https://brain.vandragt.com. The ‘pages’ functionality for Known is pretty weak, and I think Bookstack will give me a good organisational structure by default, rather than hacking around in other systems. The Braindump will help me note down things I learn and collate my snippets.

I'll move my reference documentation from my site into it over time.