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Hey fediverse! I'm called Zach, and yes, I love technology. Started coding as a kid writing games using , got into programming . Spent several years doing web development and some , looking to expand my skills and gain new experience.

Technology should (at least) do one thing well, and (necessarily) be there when you need it.

I've been working mostly on for the last month. Read my at gemini://gemini.zachdecook.com/capsule/2021-10-22-status.gmi

uspol, foss, agplv3 license violation 

Does anybody know a good way to make screenrecording gifs on ? Kind of want to show off some stuff I've setup in .

Created a account today. So that, plus a recent log-in to (not to purchase anything), makes me an active member of the . 😐😶🟡

The unsubscribe link (and reply email address) is hidden in the html portion of the email.

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is now sending me marketing emails with no List-Unsubscribe header😡 The email appears to contain a pixel🤦‍♀️ It's from a no-reply address🤷‍♀️ (otherwise I might be complaining directly to them)

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New build: a plugin for my keyboard-case to hold a (or any smartphone).

I would say it works well, but TBH it needs a counterweight to be a usable lap-top device.

Actually, updating to on was pretty easy
1. php occ db:convert-type pgsql nextcloud localhost nextcloud
2. (Disable some apps until that command worked)
3. ssh $OLD_SERVER pg_dump nextcloud | psql nextcloud
4. rsync data dir onto new server
5. Mess around with some config stuff
6. Update wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Next wiki page to be slightly more up-to-date

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Watched last night: the movie about an going off-script against a massive studio... maybe I should get (back?) into . I don't play many single-player games, as coding is just more fun.

Migrating a site to from mysql/mariadb

1. Run migrations to create db structure
2. Remove single quotes from the database (and newlines/control characters, because why not). This allows mysqldump files to be imported into postgresql.
3. mysqldump --compatible=postgres --no-create-info --skip-add-locks $DB | psql $DB
4. Fix increments `ALTER sequence song_id_seq RESTART 12345;` (current versions of laravel use old-fashioned postgres increments)

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I thought a fun thing to do would be to switch my main VPS to for more frequent updates (compared to ubuntu). (I run , a custom site, and some other simpler stuff) So far, I've started using , and also have been learning that migrating from mysql/mariadb to may have been too ambitious an idea.

Hey fediverse! I'm called Zach, and yes, I love technology. Started coding as a kid writing games using , got into programming . Spent several years doing web development and some , looking to expand my skills and gain new experience.

Technology should (at least) do one thing well, and (necessarily) be there when you need it.

Another reminder that builds.sr.ht is awesome :)

I just want to mention, again, how useful and what a blessing songs.zachdecook.com is! I can only imagine the work that went into it, but it is very much appreciated, at least by me!
@zachdecook

anyone have an idea how could be modified to fade out the currently running app, so we could see our wallpaper?

background setting gave performance issues, so I'm thinking this approach will be better.
So far, I have

*{background-color:unset}

in gtk.css

In her youth my Mum was the punch card operator for a major computer. She also had basic programming skills.

Then she had kids and that was the end of that. Computers feel completely foreign to her now.

There’s a lot made about how computing is easier now. This afternoon she said to me “in my day you just told the thing what to do and it did the thing”. I was trying to show her how to use libre office and windows restarted. Then the wifi broke.

She got out of IT at the right time.

I needed to `sudo modprobe uinput`. This is really promising, I bet someone running would be able to get it running faster because that supports splitscreen and doesn't.

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I tried out -virtual-gamepads (github.com/jehervy/node-virtua
).

syscall crashes with after I select 'gamepad'.

but we'll call this 'promising'. probably will be easier to add support to than to try to wade through the levels of complexity to get to behave nicer under (it tells me unknown keyboard layout sometimes at compile)

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