D-Dan

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  • Raspberry Pi and dovecot. Puts you in complete control.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic That was scary in the forum PC Talk 5 days, 4 hours ago

    The Cherry mechs are awesome. Nice satisfying clicks, and reliable accuracy (even for my unreliably inaccurate typing).

    I believe this is reds, though I could be mistaken. Suffice to say, I’m glad it recovered, and as a bonus, got a damned good clean.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Webcams in the forum Other Tech 5 days, 4 hours ago

    It’s weird that Imagebin errors like that – it was always so reliable.

    @sgb101 If you want to see me in my dressing gown that badly, I can recommend a good therapist 😉

  • D-Dan started the topic Webcams in the forum Other Tech 6 days, 4 hours ago

    For the past year or two I’ve been a big fan of the HP HD 2300 webcams, and granted, they are cheap, and in decent light, do a decent job.

    On Saturday, I picked up a Logitech B910 for not a lot of money (£25), and I have to say, since both are 720P, the Logitech makes minced meat of the HP. Low light is just awesome by comparison, and both just…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Fun with HDR in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    The problem with HDR video is, it doesn’t look like the world looks. As a general rule, nothing looks that vibrant in RL. It just looks unnatural, to me.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic That was scary in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    First thing I did was cut all power to anything that got splashed, and then started cleanup as quickly as humanely possible.

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Love in the forum Other Stuff 1 week, 2 days ago

    Thanks, all. At least I have some hope, now.

    Does anyone know of any Newport accountants looking for a tax specialist?

  • D-Dan replied to the topic That was scary in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    @edps I know that the correct procedure would have been to use some IPA and give it all a good clean, though I have none, and so had to compromise (I don’t even have any whiskey), but it seems I got lucky this time. Gonna call into town after my shower and get some for future use.

  • D-Dan started the topic That was scary in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 2 days ago

    Had a small accident when I knocked a glass of juice on my desk, and sent copious amounts all over my monitor screen, with peripheral damage (literally) on my mouse, trackball, gfx tablet, keyboard and printer.

    After some immediate cleaning (monitor first) everything working except the KB (CM Storm mechanical, which I love) with some dead…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Love in the forum Other Stuff 1 week, 4 days ago

    Well, she’s gone home now 🙁 Fabulous week, and I think the renewed start. Hopefully, I’ll be over in Newport for a weekend next month.

    It’s obvious that, no matter how many times things go south, we are destined to head north. We are realigning our compasses right now.

    EDIT: But hell, home feels so empty now. God help me when I climb into an…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Love in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thanks, guys. I’m currently in ultra cleaning mode. As for stubborness, sometimes, something, or someone, is worth persevering for.

    Bravery has never been my thing, but bullet biting time, I think. Time and life is running out.

    And as a bonus – the sun is shining 🙂

  • D-Dan started the topic Love in the forum Other Stuff 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I’m 54YO now. When I was 16, on a family holiday in St Agnes, Cornwall, I met a girl from Cardiff (I’m from oop north), and we “dated” (though it wasn’t really dating, because, y’know, a couple of hundred miles, at least) for 9 months. My Christmas present that year was a return ticket to Cardiff, where I spent a glorious week.

    Fast forward a few…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Pi(hole) in the Sky in the forum Security Talk 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I have one Pi set up as an NFS server – with a single drive plugged in. The sdcard simply hands over to that server, and all four PIs will find rootfs there in it’s own directory. Keeps read/write operations on the sdcard to an absolute minimum, and using a real drive tends to be a tad faster, even over the network (wired, of course).

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Mint missing again in the forum Linux Talk 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Have you tried the most basic troubleshooting? e.g. Puit a live image on a thumb drive (I recommend etcher for this) and then boot from that. Assuming a Linux image, do a sudo fdisk -l and sudo blkid to make sure that the disk is recognised, then mount in the live environment, and see what’s there. If all seems OK, you can chroot into the “dead”…[Read more]

  • D-Dan replied to the topic Pi(hole) in the Sky in the forum Security Talk 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Or, just spend £35 on a Pi and setup your own PiHole/VPN – I’ve been running one for 12 months with no issues. (And I rarely see an ad – and when using, ahem, a famous jolly roger site, the dodgy side/popups no longer work, which is a bonus)

  • Gonna add to this. I just (today) installed MX Linux to my laptop. Previously Arch, but I dunno why, things were getting sluggish, and I was wanting to test MX in a real system (I have it in a VM) anyway, so here we go. I backed up ~/ first, and after install, copied it back.

    It has, pretty much, got my familiar system back. There was some work…[Read more]

  • Keeping Grayling around distracts attention from Dictator May’s bribery, blackmail and corruption.

  • Copying /home/$USER as Ed suggests will preserve most of your custom settings. If you really wanted to go for it, you could also copy /etc which has global settings, but honestly, half the fun is setting it up.

  • Are you including that tiny little white one?

    You must have a very understanding missus 😉

  • D-Dan replied to the topic The Tap Room in the forum Other Stuff 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    For clarity, a close up of the dartboard as originally built in Blender. Just noticed, jpg lossy compression has removed some detail, which is visible in the png but too big for the forums, but you get the idea.

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