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or the limited ed Ducky Year of the Dog enamelled keyboard, cheesy though it be,
youtube.com/watch?v=9cwnharzy_

the ducky keyboards seem to have very very limited lighting controls, which is something i'd like to have fine grained control over.

ideally, i'd get a wooting (for crazy tweakability), & an edge (split keyboards!!)

my home keyboard is crazy non-elite & i kind of want something fancier. too many options!

wooting one, with analog keys! what a neat toy!
wooting.nl/wootingone

blastemaster, solid offering and HAS A KNOB holy shit,
indiegogo.com/projects/bladema

hexgears x-1, low profile, bt, or ducky blade air,
kickstarter.com/projects/hexge
tomshardware.com/news/ducky-wi

kinesis edge, has cherry clear, split, why am i considering anything else, $$$$,
gaming.kinesis-ergo.com/edge/

I need more degrees of freedom on my monitor arms! I'm thinking a telescoping arm would be crazy hella useful.

Also the current laptop arm I bought (a monoprice model) is colossal & kind of like dark brutalist, lol.

not on the devops squad, but still excited: we're finally rotating out/updating our clusters! goodbye 1.7!

the downside is that given what laptops cost (much the pressure to march upmarket these days holy cow) i don't think i can be excited about anything ever again?

the chromebooks of interest are all at least $500 & that's EXPENSIVE in my book. and no one is doing a solid 2-in-1 form factor (the surface with it's non-laptop friendly stand fucked us over proper well, set a terrible trendy standard).

fwiw the laptop was already 2 years old when i bought it. .

i just got lucky, buying a "cheap" laptop on impulse (refurb. $670 no longer feels cheap for a great laptop btw) 3 years ago, & increasingly I feel like i bought one of the best laptops on the planet & which everyone (including the maker) is still vastly vastly behind on (they have zero compelling followup, especially at non-premium prices).

bright bright bright. amazing battery. tablet + hinged keyboard with yet more battery. solid 15w cpu. aok linux.

i bought two more recently. cheap. for real cheap.

i had a kind of long run where i really was using rygel-playbin, & controlling from afar. that was like 18 months ago.

frankly,
a) playback was not the most glorious (trying totem (also gstreamer) right now & it's equally crap i think alas)
b) never figured out how to enable subtitles, iirc?
c) i don't remember the one & only linux control point i found (but it's checked in & shouldn't be hard to lookup... it was upplay!)

but sure is nice having networked device control!

been having some truly trash experiences with watching videos on vlc. i think maybe it's trying to do too much post-processing & gets behind & glitches out? the settings menu is indecypherable garbage.

frankly i just want some hardware accelerated playbay without any fanfare.

kodi has good video but ugh the interface. i don't have a static setup; i'm usually upnp or cifs sharing from some device or another, & kodi makes me set up shares ahead of time. i just want a bloody browser. also it's kb hotkeys :(

i'm trying to convince myself to buy a sony a7 or a7r iii & solid prime lens. i think i'm going to, someday, so there's no reason to delay. but i haven't spent >$3000 on anything... uh... ever? is that right? besides college. & i have some remaining "lets see what nikon & canon do with their full frame mirrorless" but really i'm pretty sure it's going to be the sony, and probably the -r.

i did once pay rent that wasn't THAT much further behind. oh those days.

@smallsees your shares are killing it craig. thanks a bajillion.

super in love with the @kaleidoscopemac@twitter.com account , in it's glorious colors.

my first swdev job was a webshack whose main page had the same html content but like 15 different totally revamped themes- kind of a proto css garden thing?

i spent quite a while doing various winshell themeing (litestep, others) before getting my daily driver over to linux

at one point (radically) reskinning html componenets was a thing & there were awesome widget libraries but i can't find jack. :/

make πŸ‘ interfaces πŸ‘ skinnable πŸ‘ again πŸ‘

containers can use fuse in linux 4.18, yay wow basics
ad_xdp begins letting us talk about & work with packets without necessarily having our code read the packets- that's awesome
cpu_opv is a NEW virtual-machine inside the kernel for per-cpu tasklets
fun release!

nvme prices hit a major spot of turbulence. the high end drive i monitor on ebay is selling for half what it was 6 months ago, crashing from a little under $1/GB for a good deal to quite a number of sales of this high end unit for 1/3 of that or less. wowzer.

the software got away from me again
iterating too deep into the rooted context of software
bail bail bail, bail out

i feel like there is actually some visible n-weeks countdown to manifestation.
that means progress, progress with some realizable goal.

alias charme="echo '* w # : M ! + ~ @ $ ^ & & & & % $ , - / < ? 2> 2 > '"
for the "my keyboard is stupid & i need a character" embarrassment department

qnap nas with 5x 3.5" drives & 4x 2.5" drives, and a celeron 3865U aka small 2c "core" processor, starting at a not horrific $650 for the 2GB version,
qnap.com/en-us/product/tvs-951

a pity there's so few small-form-factor nas cases about. would be lovely to diy mini-itx this with ryzen.

New Horizons and Voyager 1 data seems to indicate that there is some kind of hydrogen wall at the edge of the solar system. That’s...super weird??

popularmechanics.com/space/sol