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Casual anthropologist, cautious DIYer, cuckoo leftist, cat papa, comrade.

#linux #monitoring #networking #sysadmin #notes #tech

Having recently set up netdata at home just to have some stats/performance dashboards for my home servers, I wanted to dig in a little and see if I could collect throughput for my EdgeRouter interfaces. It's should be possible with the SNMP collector so let's see!

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#cli #ffmpeg #gif #multimedia #video #notes

As a personal note, since I've done it for family a few times now, here are steps one can use to create a gif from a longer video.

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#gnome #linux #ubuntu #notes #tech

After upgrading to the latest LTS Ubuntu 20.04, I decided to stop using the old standard lightdm-gtk-greeter and give in to using Gnome's gdm3. But I don't like Ubuntu's default styles — in fact, I use a vanilla gnome-session entirely to avoid the purple flash you get on ubuntu-session.

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#song #lyrics #lanadelrey #music #parody #pirates

A couple years back I was into the idea of Lana Del Rey's album “Ultraviolence” as a pirate-themed album. My family joked about a version called “Ultrapirates.”

Naturally I ended up writing some alternate lyrics. There's only two; I never got around to doing “Buccaneer Baby” (for “Brooklyn Baby”). Anyway, I figured I should put them online for posterity…

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#economics #society #work

There's a new book out by David Graeber, and I haven't read it yet, but I'm dying to write about a review of it, whose sole criticism is stuck in my craw. I'm talking about Miranda Purves' Bloomberg review.

I imagine a lot of people identifying with her view, yet I find it deeply flawed and misguided.

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#home #privacy #dns #tech #raspberrypi

I'm really liking my Pi-Hole

Katie gave me a Raspberry Pi Zero W for Christmas, and while it's also inspired other projects to come down the line, I finally settled on using it for Pi-hole.

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