Yarn.social Online Meetup 25th May (See: #fcghsma for details)
In-reply-to » Today's project: Put 2 failing hard drives in RAID 0 and boot from it. What could go wrong?

@prologic No pain here. There’s no important data on them, and the first portion of the drives work reliably enough that there weren’t any issues before I had to shelf it. This is just for fun. I don’t even think I’d consider it a war game.

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In-reply-to » Today's project: Put 2 failing hard drives in RAID 0 and boot from it. What could go wrong?

@mckinley@mckinley.cc It booted. I was going to do more but I had actual work to do so I shelved it. Maybe I’ll come back to it another time. These drives are in really bad shape, though. They hold up udev by 30-60 seconds on every boot, even when booting the Arch install ISO, covering the console with lots of SATA errors and timeouts I don’t really understand.

Badblocks via mkfs.ext4 -cc was taking too long on the full 1+1 TB array so I made new 250 GB partitions and neither drive had bad blocks in that range so it was just a waste of time. Maybe if I come back to it I’ll do the full array and have the EFI system partition in RAID 1 just for fun. I didn’t know that worked with software RAID.

The key part is to use –metadata 1.0 in order to keep the RAID metadata at the end of the partition, otherwise the firmware will not be able to access it.

I had the ESP on a USB stick for simplicity’s sake.

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In-reply-to » Amazon Defends Its Use of Signal Messages in Court America's Federal Trade Commission and 17 states filed an antitrust suit against Amazon in September. This week Amazon responded in court about its usage of Signal's "disappearing messages" feature.

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net

They’re upset that they don’t get to spy on private information because they used an ephemeral channel to send it?
Are they upset because they erased the white boards too?

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In-reply-to » Two mates and I went on a 25km hike yesterday to the Wasserberg (lit. Water Mountain) and Fuchseck (lit. Fox Corner) on the edge of the Swabian Alb. They arrived by train and of course it was delayed by half an hour, "due to limited availability of tracks". That was a first one, I never heard that reason before. Another train had a breakdown in a train station and later my mates' train had to be rebooted, too. That restart alone took 10 minutes. O_o Software problem, it can't be helped.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org I wondered that too but I’m not sure now hmmm🤔

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In-reply-to » @prologic Thank you. I'm using Pixel Station. I can't recommend it enough for this kind of pixelart, but it's only available for Android.

@prologic@twtxt.net I’m not sure. I never had an Apple device and when this app was briefly broken by Android updates, I sadly wasn’t able to find any good alternative, other than emulating an older version of Android, until a fix came out.

It does worry me a little, because it is this one developer hobby project, that is not opensource, that my ability to properly draw pixelart, relies upon.

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In-reply-to » @thecanine Btw... Do you have a web (ideally) based gallery view of your pixel art work here somewhere? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net if you go into the “ART menu” and click /pixel-art/, you get the main folder, where it can all be browsed by file names, but currently without a preview.

If you want more of a gallery thing, check out the backup sites listed under it (also in the “ART menu”, of the main site). Currently you can choose between NextCloud, Gdrive, OneDrive and TeraBox - NextCloud is probably the most accessible option.

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In-reply-to » M a y b e p u t s p a c e s b e t w e e n t h e l e t t e r s t o t h w a r t t h e c r a w l e r s l i k e t h i s s o t h e y j u s t s e e i n d i v i d u a l l e t t e r s

K i l l m e n o w 🤣

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In-reply-to » The first and hopefully not last thing I drew this year (drawn yesterday). Kinda minimalistic and Scribble Kibble inspired. Media

@thecanine Hey! That’s really cute 🥰 Please share with me again, what do you use for drawing pixel art? I wanna see if my daughter is interested in this 🤔

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