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QOTD: Hello Linux users, what do you use to monitor your network traffic?

As you can see in most of my screenshots, I have a widget at the top of my screen that shows the current bandwidth usage:

https://movq.de/v/303e1b1cad/a.jpg

But what does that tell me? What do I do when I see a sudden spike and I don’t know where it’s coming from? 🤔 I don’t have an answer for that. I’d like to have something like a summarized log of the recent network activity of all processes.

Something like tcpdump doesn’t help here, because the traffic is often already finished when I notice it.

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In-reply-to » After a bug in the Open Watcom OS/2 resource compiler has been fixed (imagine that – they still fix bugs related to OS/2! 🤯💚), I was able to make some more progress with the OS/2 GUI version of my little disk usage tool. It now has a menu bar and a dialog to open another directory:

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org The magic of dynamic linking (and C). 😅 It has pros and cons, smaller binary size surely is one of the advantages. Go’s huge binary sizes is something that I’ve never gotten used to. 🫤 (Rust can be a little better at it, but they’re still very large as well.)

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In-reply-to » Hmm, three war helicopters clattered past today. It was (and still is) very sunny and there's just a little wind. The 21°C sun on the back felt pleasant. In the forest we encountered two dead mice on the paths, they might have been dropped by birds. https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2024-04-12/

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org War helicopters? Oof. 😳 Do you have an airbase nearby?

I only realized this now: Although I’m living quite high up in a tower building, your mountain/hill is probably higher, judging by the view that you get. That gives me a whole new appreciation for your hikes, taking the stairs to my appartment can be quite exhausting. 😅

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In-reply-to » After a bug in the Open Watcom OS/2 resource compiler has been fixed (imagine that – they still fix bugs related to OS/2! 🤯💚), I was able to make some more progress with the OS/2 GUI version of my little disk usage tool. It now has a menu bar and a dialog to open another directory:

And, of course, at some point the directory items should be clickable, so you can navigate the tree as usual. That’s much less interesting than delving into threading, though. 😅

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After a bug in the Open Watcom OS/2 resource compiler has been fixed (imagine that – they still fix bugs related to OS/2! 🤯💚), I was able to make some more progress with the OS/2 GUI version of my little disk usage tool. It now has a menu bar and a dialog to open another directory:

https://movq.de/v/2ea508ef9a/MVI_7479.MOV.mp4

The video includes the ZMODEM transfer process of the 50 kB .EXE file from my laptop. It’s a bit lengthy, but I kept it in for nostalgia. 😅

Next up is probably multithreading: Do the disk scanning in a background thread so the UI doesn’t freeze. (This is running on a Compact Flash card, a real hard disk would be much slower.)

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In-reply-to » @lyse Oh dear, going on a hike in that heat sounds a bit like suicide to me. 😅

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org You could be a lazy ass like me and stay at home. 😂 Just kidding, of course. If it’s fun and enjoyable, go for it. 👌

Wow, they already figured it out in 1901. 🤯 I don’t remember having seen this in the last few decades. Goes to show how little we cared about the planet in the past. 🙄

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In-reply-to » Wrote a little wrapper script that lets me use T in DOSBox as a generic editor. Works with twtxt, too! 😆 Only downside is that I can’t use X11’s copy-and-paste. 🤣

Proof! Irrefutable proof! 😂

(This is silly without copy-and-paste. 🥴)

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Wrote a little wrapper script that lets me use T in DOSBox as a generic editor. Works with twtxt, too! 😆 Only downside is that I can’t use X11’s copy-and-paste. 🤣

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Every time I visit elderly family members, I have to cancel half a dozen subscriptions to online services. It’s not even spam – it’s common, legit services and shops that just use a ton of dark patterns to trick people into signing up. 😡

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A family member gave away some old USB sticks and memory cards that they no longer needed. They were “mildly devastated” when I told them and then proceeded to demonstrate that it’s often not that hard to recover data from such devices. “But I deleted all the files?!” Yes, but …

This can get ugly. And lots of people don’t know it.

It would be great if devices like digital cameras provided a function like “wipe storage completely”. Or, better, try harder at actually deleting files instead of doing things like just writing an 0xE5 on a FAT file system. Don’t shift the blame to the user.

I guess the situation is a bit better these days with Android encrypting everything by default and stuff like that … Hopefully.

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In-reply-to » @lyse Oh dear, that guy sure trusts his little tractor. 😳 Looks a bit scary, not gonna lie. 😅

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Hahaaaaaaa, wonderful video! The sound of ice crackling under your feet is great, I love that. I always pay special attention to that when I walk in snow/ice. 😊 And towards the end of the video, I couldn’t help but notice how quiet your area is. Where I live, you can always hear a highway or a bigger road in the distance. Or planes, of course. 😵

I woke up to 20°C outside at 5:30 am. Gonna be a tough day.

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In-reply-to » We went on a three hours hike on today's 22°C warm spring day. Luckily, it was cloudy, so the temperature was bearable. Tomorrow and the day after are supposed to be very sunny 25°C days, puh. We explored even a new path I've never been on. It was a very enjoyable tour, up and down, up and down, up and down. I feel m feet. https://lyse.isobeef.org/waldspaziergang-2024-04-05/

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Ha! So there are paths you haven’t explored yet! 😅

16.jpg looks quite a bit … surreal. If it weren’t for some of the surroundings, I would have thought that digger was a toy, not a real full-sized one. 🥴

I see people are already putting up easter decoration. No, wait, it’s already over. Time flies …

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In-reply-to » Alright, the Compact Flash adapter in my retro box works fine now. It allows me to switch disks way more easily, which, in turn, allows for more experiments. 👌

@adi Standard OS/2 doesn’t have a du, although I’m pretty sure that someone has ported the du from BSD or GNU at some point. Either way, it hardly matters, because I don’t think anybody (but me) will ever use this program anyway. 😅

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