I guess it depends how large the company or organization is, and how staffed their ICT support is ;) I like the anecdote btw.
I once had an experienced developer bring me her keyboard complaining that it didn’t work and that she required a new one. I noticed the wholesome aroma of chicken soup emanating from the keyboard when she handed it to me. Before I spun around in my cubicle to give her a new keyboard, I asked, “Was it homemade chicken soup?” She paused for a beat and then responded, “Yes, it was.” I gave her a new keyboard and said, “Totally forgivable then.” She walked away smiling.
See also my other new comment about issues
Posting a URL or an image can show a little bit about yourself, but comments and a posted question will show a lot more. Leaving the old posts like they are makes some sense since people can benefit from reading it without a very high chance of giving up your own privacy.
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That’s nice ! I do not know enough about hard disks and smartmontools to say whether this means you can continue the disk without worrying. I like smartmontools for work to tell me when a disk is about to need replacement but I’ve always found interpreting smartmontools numbers too difficult to grasp. Hopefully someone else can give you more hints. And making a habit of making backups is something which has become a second nature for me. I am still amazed about learning how many non tech people never make backups of their phones and computers.
Yeah github sucks.
Would be really cool if there was a less involved way to submit bug reports and patches.
Your screen shot shows uncorrectable sector count : 0 which looks fine. Can you run the command line tool badblocks ? By default that will use non destructive options, so you can run (from the top of my head) : badblocks -v /dev/sda for example on the sda disk. https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man8/badblocks.8.html
Running badblocks tool and a long smartmontools test and examine the output is my recommendation. My experience is that both are not always showing the same results. “Modern” hard disks try to deal with bad sectors magically, until a limit is reached. If you are getting near the limit with rapid velocity then it makes sense to have backups and replace the disk.
Nice way of putting this topic on the agenda again ! :-) Months ago I’ve written about the bug that people can add a comment and then delete it right away as a very quick way to boost posts. I know I should file a bug report for that on the place where bugs are expected to file, but so far I have not
bothered signing up at Github with some “anonymous” email address. I hope others will file these kind of bug reports.
Haiku was inspired by BeOS, a now defunct OS which was started by a former Apple employee. There were more OS-es inspired by BeOS but Haiku is still going strong. The amount of applications is not huge compared to for example Linux, Android and other popular OS-es, but having a web browser which is in active development is a good thing. See here part of their FAQ : https://www.haiku-os.org/about/faq/#is-there-an-instant-messenger-client Another imho interesting OS to keep an eye on is Redox. https://redox-os.org/
Suggestions https://disroot.org/en/services/email and click on the signup button at the left, and https://tchncs.de where you need to contact the friendly admin and ask.
I’ve read that Namecheap has a good name in the USA. Gandi in France is pretty okay in my opinion. Nowadays you do not have to worry so much about public whois info leaking to spammers (quite horrible how it was years ago) but I am not sure whether that is for the EU because of GDPR, or whether this change to more privacy also happened outside the EU. Greenhost is a privacy friendly provider which offered extra privacy options for that years ago and probably still do.
Where are the deb packages ? I only see the MX Linux Testing (MX Linux is Debian based) has it. And Nix and Void as well. https://repology.org/project/lumina/versions
wheel group looks BSD history style (wheel group is used on BSD to allow normal users to use the su (yes, su) command). On my Arch Linux based distribution I see both wheel and sudo groups mentioned when I use the visudo command, but only the wheel group exists, not the sudo group. That looks a little bit sloppy from Arch Linux maintainers one could argue, only copying a very broad manual page style sudo config file. Yes, OpenBSD doas has some people enthusiastic over the years, and it is ported for use in Linux. I’ve played with doas last year but for now I’ll stick with su and sudo. Yesterday I read about please as sudo alternative. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pleaser/
Quite a few mistakes. You don’t use sudo when you are root, and some distros don’t use the sudo group but wheel.
Which are the Linux distributions that use wheel ? I’ve seen sudo config files where sudo and wheel were group options, and you can also manually give a user sudo powers without using a group.
Come on, really? This article adds nothing of value and just duplicates information already readily available.
Are you creating a scapegoat ? It looks like you are targeting this blogger for no reason this time. Everyone should feel welcome here. I see nothing wrong with the topic of this very blog post.
youtube-dl claims to : https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html
youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites. ;)
:) There is also this very young and very well playing streamer who tends to talk English but fun to watch imho. https://lichess.org/streamer/PeshkaCh GM Shipov also streams in Russian, I forgot his nickname.
With Duolingo I did improve my understanding of Spanish and Italian a little bit but of course YMMV. Many years ago (in the pre Internet era ?) I tried to learn some Russian but learning Cyrillic made me get stuck. If you are into chess, there are several chess players streaming in Russian on Lichess, for example GM Sergei Zhigalko that could teach you some Daaaaaaaa! - Maybe @email@example.com has the best tips for you though! :)
I use Firefox and Firefox based browsers for privacy reasons and because I dislike closed source software and I like to see open source grow. You could argue that at work you are another person which maybe does not need so much privacy. Then when you arrive home you are another person with the freedom to use the software you prefer. I think it will be difficult to argue with your IT staff that Firefox will be more secure with a few add-ons and tweaking and that you want more privacy and not get tracked by Google or Microsoft but who knows, maybe they will let you have it.