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Linux, the struggles are real!


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There is a first time for everything, I guess…

I have been hanging around the internet since 1995, yes I am old, yes I know the sound a 28k8 modem makes ๐Ÿ˜€ And I have been watching porn online ever since, but I was never caught by a stranger. That was until yesterday…..

I was doing homework in an internet cafe and stranger who sat next to me, started talking to me. And she wanted to show me something on my laptop. The moment she hit “PO” on my keyboard, I knew it wouldn’t end well ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

My entire pornhub history showed, you know the titles off all the “movies” I have been watching where there for her to see. We sat there like 4 seconds in complete silence….. In that silence I contemplated saying “Listen, I was extremely horny last night” I decided against it. After those quiet 4 seconds we continued like nothing happened ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I shared this story with my real family (not the backward retards I have the bad luck of sharing a name and dna with). We all had a good laugh about it,ย  the best reaction was given by Sonia (my mom โค ). Her reaction is in the screenshot below:

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Remember you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie ๐Ÿ˜›


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How to change fonts in tty on Fedora

This tutorial is for tty only! This how to did not work in Konsole, I got some funny looking error message ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Which I didn’t care too much about, since I am tty junkie and terminal emulators have unlike tty a menu in which can you change the font. This also explains why the usual screenshots are missing, I had to take pictures. And yes they suck, I can’t take pictures, I know ๐Ÿ™„

I entered tty3 by hitting

Ctrl+Alt+F3

(read more about getting in and out of tty here).

Where I was presented with this screen:

logintty

I logged with my username and password, the regular ones, no need to login as root.

Then I typed:

cd /lib/kbd/consolefonts

libkbdconsolefontsThis moves to directory where all the fonts are stored, to see which fonts there are, type:

ls

showfonts

These are the fonts you can choose from:

allfonts

To see what a font (for example sun12X22.psfu.gz) looks like type:

setfont sun12x22.psfu.gz

Yes you can use TAB completion in tty too!

Here you can see what earlier mentioned font looks like:

resultsetfont

Keep in mind this is a temporary solution, for a permanent solution the .bashrc file needs to modified ๐Ÿ’ก

 

Remember you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie ๐Ÿ˜› Yes, people my laptop is so gross, so am I ๐Ÿ˜Ž Yes I have a piece of tape on my camera, the world doesn’t need so me nakedย o_Oย Yes there is a can of beer there (Hertog Jan) deal with it.


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Wow! What a nice suprise!

So I was just checking out my stats page, of which you can see a part below.

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And I noticed that files were being downloaded from my blog. I was likeย ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

“Huh, people actually download the stuff I upload??!!??? WTF, seriously???!! How is THAT even possible??!!”

Then I went to check how many times files were downloaded in 2019. Turns out file download counts were not recorded before July 2019. So this are the downloads from July till now.

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I must say it is pretty neat, since I always wondered if other people gave a fuck about what I put up on the site. To be fair, it is quite humbling and it encourages me to do better.

What I want to say is, thank you, thank you so much! This made my day, I really needed this today ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccieย ๐Ÿ˜›


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How to TAB around in Vim’s insert mode

If you are in Vim’s insertion mode, which you would recognize by the word “INSERT” down in the left corner of your screen.ย tabexplained

And you want to either TAB forward and/or backward but you don’t want to switch to normal/command mode? Well rest assured you can TAB around in insert mode ๐Ÿ’ก

CTRL + T

Moves you one TAB space forward.

CTRL + B

Moves you one TAB space backward.

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Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie ๐Ÿ˜›


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Save Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong is a safe place, protected by the law. People are demonstrating because the government tries to pass a law of China extradition. Which means you can get arrested in Hong Kong by China even if you’ve never physically stepped foot in China.

China recently sentenced someone 10-year jail just because she (“Lady Tianyi”) uploaded some homosexual comics, not to mention thousands of mysteriously disappearing persons who’ve said things the Chinese government disliked.

HK was a former British colony till 1997 which have been exercising rule of law and partial democracy, as opposed to China which is an authoritarian state with their own set of laws. Sadly, our law can be amended and the Chinese have the authority to interpret the law if there is any disputes.

What you, as foreigners can do, is to remember today’s as a historical fact because this might get erased in our future textbooks. Know the difference between HK and China and why HK is special. Many of us are considering immigrating and if we do move into your country I hope you’ll understand our situations. I’m sure we don’t want any trouble with the locals as well. Lastly, stay safe when you travel to HK if this bill does get pass.

Text above is not written by me but byย  redditor /u/expressexpress The line I put in bold, triggered me to create this post. The pictures are taken today in Hong Kong, you can click on a picture for a larger version.

To add some perspective Hong Kong has a population of 7.4 million people, more then 1 million people are protesting. This is huge…..Unfortunately we all know how this is going to end. The drawing below is a pretty good representation of how the protest will end. Even though I dearly hope it will not be the case.

 

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How to get the HP OfficeJet 3833 to work on Fedora

A short and quick tutorial, just for me. You don’t like it? Feel free to FUCK OFF

sudo dnf -y install hplip-gui-3.18.12-9.fc29.x86_64

Before setting up the printer through “HPLIP Graphical Tools” make sure the printer and laptop are connected with a “USB AB cable” ๐Ÿ™„ I cannot use the printer over wireless, cable will have to do. Which btw, is perfectly fine for me.

Scanner has to be set up outside “HPLIP Graphical Tools” .

Simple Scan is the way to go (Xsane looks and behaves like shit ๐Ÿ˜ก )

su
dnf install simple-scan

The printer’s user manual can be found here.


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Me giving tech support through WhatsApp

I never tell people that “I am good with computers” โ—
What also helps it is not expected from me. But, sometimes, I can’t avoid it.
This is a vid I made for a friend who sent me a text asking for help. She was ready with popcorn to watch some awful romcom, but the vid wouldn’t play and she didn’t know what to do.

In the vid you can see how I help her out, it is in Dutch btw ๐Ÿ˜Ž