Clearly it should have been...
"neigh bother" for Ruud.
13 posts • joined 23 Oct 2020
I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering why hair of the dog hasn't made it to the list.
A visit to a pub the following day is usually the best answer, because you can enjoy:
1) hair of the dog to settle things down
2) a full English breakfast
3) the company of friends to discuss the carnage of the night before or continue talking crap
Previously, I would have said a Wetherspoon outlet would have been a good choice for the next day (they still are mostly), but I'm kind of put off saying that now because Tim Martin is such an utter bellend.
Another TinyTinyRSS user here. I've been self-hosting it on my VPS for quite a while now. I don't log in to it that much, as I prefer to get everything sent via the daily email digest instead.
If the site doesn't have an RSS feed, I just use some Perl with XML::RSS::SimpleGen launched via cron to generate a local RSS feed and subscribe TinyTinyRSS to that. I follow the usual feeds from blogs and sites like The Register; the Perl scripts create feeds for certain tags on The Register and create feeds for my MythTV system such as new programmes, recorded programmes and upcoming recordings.
RSS never disappeared for some of us...
Previously, I think I would have agreed that breaking up the big-tech companies sounds like a good idea.
Steve Yegge has just recently released one of his epic but infrequent blog posts mostly about the rise of China, and in that he argues that breaking up the big-tech companies is not a good idea. It's an interesting read. https://steve-yegge.medium.com/hurricane-china-how-to-prepare-8f15ed3d5cde
Another "me too" post. I was running Ubuntu 16.04 for a very long time on my trusty old Lenovo X201, which has been travelling round the world with me for more than 4 years now. Sadly it only has 4GB of RAM in it - it should have had 8GB, but a screw-up with the refurb company I got it from meant it was delivered with 4GB :-( The ThinkPads are well known for being solid workhorses and this one has been good to me. The only issue I have with it is occasional overheating. It probably just needs a good clean and a new application of heat transfer compound, but for now I've solved it with the thinkfan app. I can't complain too much about the X201, I've had it for over 5 years now and as a refurb device, paid only £140 for it.
I was looking around for a lightweight distro to replace Ubuntu and settled on Mint. I only installed 20 a little over a month ago and updated to 20.1 yesterday. It all seems pretty good to me and obviously hardware support issues on a device this old aren't a problem. Most of the time I'm only running terminal windows, a file manager window and Firefox, along with VLC when catching up with UK TV.
Linux Mint seems like a pretty good balance to me between LTS and up-to-date software for desktop usage. I imagine I'll be using it for quite a while now.
Also great that turning off unnecessary animations/effects was mentioned above. That's something I had not remembered to do until today. I like the snappier feel you get when you turn these things off...
Thank you both for the suggestions. Looking at the options, I might be better off getting the atom feed for the author in this case.
My current solution relies on tags, making a daily web query for each tag I'm interested in and then parsing the results to create local RSS files for each tag with XML::RSS::SimpleGen, which is then consumed by a Tiny Tiny RSS installation on my VPS.
I think I'll drop the SftWS tag and go with the author feed in this case.
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