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Short Review Diary - Films, TV Shows and other Video

A timeline of what I watch (too much really) - mostly contributions to various forum threads Aug 7 2020 Good Omens Started watching last night (binged a little). Love it! Good plot, subtle jokes. What takes Pratchett a lot of prattling to describe in his books, can be done with in a clear image in ...

Video Streaming without a Browser

The advice is twofold but simple: The python script youtube-dl is able to extract and download video and audio from many, many different sites The media player mpv automatically looks for youtube-dl when passed an internet URL to extract the media and play it directly. Additionally one can use a G...

No More Android - Part 2 - Welcome back, Nokia!

Nokia 130 Warning: This phone's OS contains trial games, i.e. they have a "Buy" option in their menus. I can refrain, and I don't know if and how it would even work if clicked, but this is definitely a damper, e.g. if one plans to give this phone to a child. New for 35€. I happened to still have a...

Quotes

I resist attempts to pare down language. 1984 was meant as a warning, not a guide. ewaller in a thread about using the term "master" in git. I refuse to let arithmetic decide questions like that. Cpt. Picard in Star Trek TNG S01E08 There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there...

A collection of Forum Posts I Don't Want to Sink into Oblivion

Sometimes I get a creative kick when writing a reply on some forum, and then I feel a little sorry to think that this "gem" will soon be forgotten and unfindable. So I decided to copy-paste some of these outbursts to a dedicated page. It's a little narcissistic. Since I found it last night, I keep ...

Short Review Diary - Books and other Reading

An incomplete timeline of what I read - mostly contributions to various forum threads July 8 2020 Kim Gordon - Girl in a Band This was gifted to me. It's a better read than I thought it would be. Perceptive description of relations, but in an easy, direct language. A typical life story, it starts w...

Git tricks

Collection of useful git commands etc. Revert a pull/merge etc. get a list of recent commits with git log --oneline select the hash (first word on each line) of the one you want to revert git revert -m 1 <selected_hash> ...

ArchLinux (Re-)Installation

My current install is getting old (5+ years) and I thought it might be a good idea to start from scratch. Obviously I follow the Installation Guide as if my life depends on it; this document is for additional notes. These notes are for an MBR/BIOS install with full system encryption. Before you star...