Getting stuff done in the workshop today.
Using photorec to attempt to recover some text files on a drive that my son overwrote with a fresh linux installation. Then will be using grep to search through the recovered files to find a phrase.
Hopefully we'll have success with that. Time will tell.
Hope you are doing well and have a great weekend!
Matrix vs. XMPP: Which is Better for Actually Secure Messaging? (Unlike Telegram, Whatsapp, etc.) https://videos.lukesmith.xyz/videos/watch/8fbf5fd7-3d52-43b4-bf0f-baf0a6355519
I just watched Luke Smith's most video about open source messenger services that you can host yourself. He compares #matrix and XMPP.
I like the idea of #XMPP, but had some trouble setting up a server with a certificate for encrypted messaging.
What's your experience been with either Matix or XMPP?
Here's the video on #LBRY:
Downloading (by torrent) #LInux Mint 20.2 to put on a Ryzen based ThinkPad E495.
This model has serious touchpad issues in Windows 10. I spent a lot of time trying to find a solution without success. Lots of other people are experiencing the same thing. The touchpad has false touch issues that make it seem like you are tapping or selecting when just trying to move the cursor.
Rather than sinking more time into finding a fix for the touchpad on Windows, I'll just install Linux Mint instead.
Replaced a failing hard drive with an SSD in a #thinkpad P52 today
I really like the idea of mininalism. Some examples of things I think are minimalist:
- Running (Can do anytime with what you have on you)
- Singing (Can do anytime with what you have on you)
- Writing (Only need paper + pencil)
- Drawing (Only need paper + pencil)
- Stretching, Yoga, Meditation (Can do anytime with what you have on you)
- Permacomputing (Reusing existing, often obsolete hardware with software that cannot be bloated)
So I commissioned my friend to build me a phat audio/video Linux workstation for the YouTube channel for $1600. But, that’s planned for March 2022. Sorry I’m poor 🙏 until then my vids will be early Luke Smith circa 2015 quality 😂. First video drops in two weeks, “Setting up an OpenBSD desktop, the proper way!”.
Installed #Linux Mint on a newer HP 15 laptop today. Had to use secure boot to be able to use the wifi card. I am not used to that at all, as most of my Linux installations are on older hardware.
I just finished reading LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring.
This might be obvious to some, but, uh... yeah, this is a really good book.
For the longest time I've considered the movie trilogy one of my favourite cinematic experiences of all time. Right now, I might just say that the best thing about the trilogy is getting me to read the books. They're more enjoyable in just about every way.
Gonna watch The Fellowship (the movie) tomorrow, and then it's off to The Two Towers. I'm excited.