• Dracula Theme Well I have officially been made one of the maintainers of the Dracula theme, specificlly the HyprLand, Sway Notification Center, and Waybar, also at time of writing being considered for SwayLock How did this Happen Chance, I create a couple of PRs for Dracula-UI, and made the official Textarea part, because of this I have been on the discord for a while, then a member noticed that the old maintainer had deleted their Github account,
    Created Tue, 19 Dec 2023 08:09:01 +0000
  • SteamDeck woes Here is my timeline, I ordered the steamdeck very quickly after announcement 256Gb Reserved - 16th July 2021 Email and Paid - 25th July 2022 Shipping - 29th July 2022 Arrived - 3rd August 2022 Steam Deck died - 28th August 2022 (it never had a fan that was below 7k RPM, so my guess is it overheated) Steam Support contacted -30th August 2022 (there were 4 seperate methods to see if it could be reset and work) RMA initiated - 8th September 2022 Steam Deck Sent back - 12th September 2022 (needed to confirm it was replacement not refund) Steam Deck Replacement Shipping Email - 20th September 2022 Steam Deck Replacement Arrived - 24th September 2022 Fails to boot, does “steamdeck login (tty)” - 2nd July 2023 Support contacted - 4th July RMA initiated - 5th July So I’ve had 2 steamdecks and not quite been 1 year since my original arrived, and ill be on my 3rd soon
    steamdeck Created Wed, 05 Jul 2023 10:23:27 +0100
  • Cluster Update My kubernetes cluster runs on a mix of RaspberryPI 4s, and x86(AMD64) machines, but because I built it originally with only the raspberrys, my control plane was on a PI Well that was working fine for nearly 2 years, but the SD card on the control plane died, which wasn’t a good time So I decided to what I always do, and go nuts Spending spree So I purchased a few things to tackle this issue
    kubernetes Created Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:21:05 +0100
  • Old iPads with a Modern Use I have gone quite heavy into home automation, not too extreme (mainly because I don’t have a lot of automated products) but enough that it has made an impact on my life, I have the following automations Automatic lights in a few rooms Kitchen: the light comes on when you enter the room, and only turns off after it has been vacant for 5 minutes (if your stood at the stove and haven’t moved much I don’t want the light to go off) Dining Room: light comes on when you go past a sensor in the hall/stairs (there isn’t a sensor in the dining room) Living Room: light comes on when you enter the room, and goes off if there is no activity for 5 minutes and the TV isn’t on (sat at the sofa watching something shouldn’t turn the lights off) Stairs: Turn on when you enter the stairs either from the top or the bottom, turn off after 1 minute of no activity Bedroom: Turn on in the morning, turn off when everyone “should” have left the bedroom Future plans There are plans for future automations, every room has a temperature sensor in it, and will have wall heaters (I live in the UK) that turn on when the sensor detects the temperature not the heater detecting the temperature, this is to avoid it thinking “I’m nice and warm and 10ft from the nearest person screw them”
    home assistant ipad Created Sat, 04 Feb 2023 09:37:57 +0000
  • Inverse Images in Mailspring So I run most apps in darkmode, and this can lead to a few issues, namely in Mailspring which does darkmode in the “easy” method, which is to inverse(100%) everything now this makes general emails really easy, the problem is when you get to images, because inversed images are horrible to look at So I got bored over new year, and decided I was sick of looking at them, and because I use Dracula for everything, I set off on my journey
    darkmode Mailspring Dracula Created Mon, 09 Jan 2023 22:19:57 +0000
  • Well that was annoying So I run arch on my framework, and because I’m slightly an idiot I didn’t have linux/linux-headers in the do not upgrade filter, now thats a lesson I won’t forget soon I did the standard upgrade, which brought with it the latest (5.9.12) kernel with it, wish I remembered it did that, because when I rebooted, my display no longer worked, and once it got to sway, and didn’t initiate the eGPU, my FPS on sway was about 0.
    linux framework Created Mon, 03 Oct 2022 15:08:21 +0100
  • Premise So I decided to switch my home directory to use systemd-homed, now this is a cool system that works with btrfs and does snapshoting built in, this led to a few issues though Issue So because of the way containerd and buildkit use squashfs it can’t submount inside the homed directory Fix If you have multiple hdds then this is easier, if not your gonna have to create a directory on your system, doing it where I did it is not a good idea, but I’m not an expert
    framework nerdctl arch linux Created Tue, 23 Aug 2022 14:34:09 +0100
  • ArchLinux NerdCTL Arch is a lot like Slackware and Gentoo, whilst it does have a package manager, you have to know what you want before things work so NerdCTL has the ability to use buildkit to install stuff on multi-arch but that isn’t as easy as you would like and as such there are a few things that need installing to make it work Steps This will need YAY (well there are others but if you copy paste then its yay)
    framework nerdctl arch kubernetes linux Created Tue, 26 Apr 2022 17:41:50 +0100
  • Framework Laptop My MBP decided the touchbar and bridgeos was going to basiclly blow up, so because of this I decided it was time I tried to daily drive linux again I bought a framework laptop with the following specs i7-1165G7 64Gb DDR4-3200 1TB SN850 US Keyboard UK PowerSupply Expansions MicroSD 250Gb DisplayPort 2x USB-C USB-A I decided to get the UK powersupply so that my wife could keep using my MBPs for her work laptop and it means that I have a pretty small power supply that can also be used with my soldering iron
    framework laptop arch linux Created Tue, 26 Apr 2022 10:02:44 +0100
  • Mistakes were made Well I’ve had a fun weekend, on one side I “finally” caught covid and as such my concentration levels were very low, now that doesn’t make up for what I did but at least I have 1/2 an out What happened I decided to do a little cleaning up of my kubernetes cluster, and decided that I should remove some deployments that weren’t in use, that was going fine, but then I decided to try and move some of the things that were more “central” to their correct namespace,
    kubernetes Created Mon, 14 Mar 2022 22:12:30 +0000