[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 12 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

Yeah, I don't get it.

Kind of unrelated, but a parallel I experienced recently.Yesterday I was annoyed by SplitWise. We had a small trip over the weekend and were adding expenses to it, and it turns out that there's now a limit to how many entries you can put in per day. Even with ads. So we decided to find another platform, and a friend suggested another closed product which is probably gonna get as shitty as SplitWise soon. Anyway, I was able to convince them to use Spliit instead. If the hosted service goes to shit, at least I can self host it and keep all the data.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 4 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

Very good write up overall. I'll start by admitting that I didn't read all of it. But from the parts that I did read, I have some small comments. I think that Debian Stable is a great beginner distro, since it's essentially unbreakable. With something like KDE Plasma as a DE, it's perfect for noobs. EndeavourOS is another great one. Maybe not for beginners, but for semi-advanced usecases.

Also, I'm not sure about suggesting the Atomic family of dostros to newcomers. It might be my relative unfamiliarity with them, but I don't think immutable distro are a good place to start. They're definitely great to try when you're familiar with Linux, but they're still kind of fringe. It's hard to get support using those.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 59 points 3 days ago

As funny as it is, seems like it's a fake picture.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 8 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

Of course. My friends who are doing research on Physics or Biology tell me that I always seem to be free. The truth is, I'm always kind of working. It's very hard to shut off your brain when you're tackling with some intriguing problem. I've found myself thinking about work while out with the boys for drinks lol.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 28 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

For many jobs, it won't change much. My advisor comes to the university 3 days a week, and stays for 4 ish hours. But he's a very good researcher with high research output. (I do math, this might not be possible for lab based researchers.)

Usually these jobs can't be measured in hours you spend in your workplace. You're kind of always working since you can't really turn your brain off while working on an interesting problem, but what others see is that you're sipping coffee with your laptop open.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 14 points 4 days ago

Honestly, if I'm told that I need to watch something in a weird order in order to enjoy it, I just drop it from my watchlist. There's plenty of good media to watch, I'm not gonna do that stupid shit.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 8 points 5 days ago

I don't expect that. It should be trivial to have a redirect addon.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 38 points 5 days ago

If they just released the db, I think there are be many who'd be happy to host the service. But knowing Google, they probably won't do shit.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 167 points 5 days ago

Come on, it was right in their name. CrowdStrike. They were threatening us all this time.

[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 5 points 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago)

Yes, it's just a vote bank for the current PM. But I think it's probably a very dumb move, as even the people who'll benefit from it are speaking out against it.

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[-] SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org 19 points 6 days ago

With blackjack and hookers.

Bender smoking a cigar

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

I want to get a new VPS. It'll mostly be used to host lightweight Docker images, and reverse proxying through Caddy. So, decent CPU and fast network speeds are the main things I need.

I have a cheap VPS with RackNerd. It's fine, but only has a single CPU core, which gets overwhelmed if multiple connections are trying to pull stuff from some service. So, I guess having multiple cores is a requirement as well.

I want to spend around $5/month, but willing to go a little higher if it's worth it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

P.S. I'm based in US and would prefer something in here for lower latency.

Update: Hetzner's CX22 IPV6 only plan seems to be very good in terms of price-performance ratio. But the servers are in Europe. I'm planning to try it out for a while and see how the latency is. It's great that they don't lock you in with yearly plans.


I currently run a personal wiki for some notes, recipes, and stuff. It's set up using Wiki.js as the server. I'm the only regular user, and I feel like it's a bit of an overkill.

Does someone have any suggestions for a more lightweight wiki server? I tried DokuWiki and mostly like it. But the UI is very old and dare I say, ugly. I love the UI of Wiki.js btw.

My main criteria is that it should be lightweight. I don't need fancy editing features. Happy to work with raw html or markdown files.

I need some kind of permission management to hide some private wikis from the public, but otherwise I don't really care.

Help with snippets? (lemmy.sdf.org)
submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org to c/neovim@programming.dev

My goal is to automatically close the environment while editing a tex file. There was an issue for vimtex asking for basically what I want to achieve. They achieve it using snippets as mentioned there.

The problem is, I have no idea how to set it up. I've never used snippets in nvim. I have vim-vsnip and cmp-vsnip installed as it was needed for another plugin to work. Is it possible to implement this using those?

It can be noted that in vimtex, an environment can be closed by typing ]] which is a mapping of vimtex-delim-close. I basically want to emulate the behavior in VS Code using LaTeX Workshop. It auto-closes the environment, adds an indented line in the middle, and moves the cursor there.

If anyone has any other ideas about doing this without snippets, that's welcome too.

Kinda accurate lol (lemmy.sdf.org)
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Anon doesn't carule (lemmy.sdf.org)
submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) by SexualPolytope@lemmy.sdf.org to c/foss@beehaw.org

I currently use TickTick for managing my todo tasks. i haven't been able to find an FOSS replacement for it yet.

The main features that I need in an app like this would be:

  1. It should be accessible from the desktop. Don't necessarily need an app, a website is good enough.
  2. It should have a decent android app with a home screen widget for listing all the upcoming and overdue tasks.
  3. It'll be really nice if it can interpret date and time from the task description to add reminders. For example, writing "Remind me to get some milk at 6pm" will put a reminder for that task at 6PM.

Please let me know if you know about such an app. Thanks.

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Excuse me wtf rule (lemmy.sdf.org)
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