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Here is one more pin for my profile with the original in case anyone wants to do something similar.

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This was kinda long for my profile, so I am instead posting and pinning it so I can shorten my profile.

Very new here. I don't normally do the whole social media thing, but this fucking pandemic has me pissed off and bored, looking around places on the net that I normally wouldn't check out or care about. When I found This network with its many and varied instances, I just had to give it a look.

I will not apologize for being who I am but I do apologize if anything I say offends you. I don't typically want to offend anyone, but sometimes my fingers type before my brain thinks it thru. For that, I do apologize.

I don't know what I expect from this. I like to look at gifs, vids, and read stories. If you have some you want to share with me, please do. But please do NOT link me to sites that require paying or even supposedly free registration. I'm broke AF, even more so with the pandemic.

I'm a nerd girl. If you wanna get your tech freak on with me, you better not be talking about fucking Apple shit (unless you did something interesting with it like hacking an ancient Powerbook to run Linux lol) because I'm not interested in candy cane tech. Don't be asking me to code anything for you because I have a perceptual disorder that makes looking at code for more than a few minutes give me a headache. It's literally another language and I had a hard enough time with French and Latin.

I am also kinda spiritual (not religious) and I say kinda because it's different for everyone and I am rather eclectic. I can feel and sense energy from the world around me. I sometimes will use tarot cards to help my intuition contextualize that energy, but not often.

I'm rather weird, a little twisted, and kinda all over the place. I have lots of interests but what I like at any given moment depends on my mood at the time.

General Interests: Linux (mainly Kali and QubesOS) some gaming like ESO, technology in general I find fascinating. Computers, internet, mobile tech, tiny living, off-grid, prepper/survival info, hacking for learning not for profit. If I hacked for profit, I wouldn't be so broke.

I also have quite a pervy side that I have no shame about. I will, however, minimize it here as there are other instances just for that so I can always make an account there.

Do NOT talk to me if you are a bigot. In other words, don't be a racist, sexist, homophobe, politician, etc. I welcome open-minded discussion, but that's not possible if you have a closed mind.

I may add more here later.

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I have this post set to Local only. I just want to put something out here on this instance to explain a bit about myself.

I'm weird and all over the place. I have a real interest in science and technology but I am also quite philosophical and spiritual, but not religious. I like to go out of my way to make that distinction. I don't worship anything, except maybe love and knowledge lol.

When I say I am all over the place, I mean that. It's almost like I am two people in one. Part of me is super shy and prefers to be the "silent observer" social role. Another part of me revels in arguing a point that I don't agree with.

Part of the reason for this is my brin is not wired the same as most. I have a version of Synesthesia that manifests in very mercurial ways. Sometimes it expresses itself as dyslexia, sometimes as smelling colors, sometimes as randome sounds causing my skin to crawl etc.

I am also on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. I am still skeptical of this, but it would explain some things about me.

I hope this explains some things about me and I hope y'all don't mind if some spiritual or witchy posts get shot out from my account sometimes. Those posts will mainly be for the wider fediverse, in the hopes of getting replies from a server dedicated to that so i can import it as its own like, but if any of you get something out of them, enjoy.

If you have any questions about this post, or about me in general, don't hesitate to DM me. I am patient in answering questions because I know there's a lot of misinformation in the world. I would rather people know the truth from me than assume based on possibly incorrect information.

Have a fantastic day!


Does anyone have any suggestions for places/ways to spread my go fund me link around? If you want to see it I have a post about it and the link is in my profile. I'm getting desperate to get working again and that's pretty damn difficult with a computer that craps out on average 5 times a day. If I can't get back to working soon, I'm gonna need to change it from a new computer fund to a food and shelter fund :(

I've already posted the link here on mastodon, as well as *shudders* original twitter and facebook which also gives me the heebie-jeebies. Being a mildly autistic, non-social person tho, I would be surprised if 5 people saw it before the link got buried under other updates etc.

If anyone is curious about what the actual problem is with my current laptop, it's approaching 6 years old, so WAY past warranty and it has an electrical fault in the strata of the motherboard that is causing big problems with virtually all my I/O. In fact, as far as I can tell, there is only 1 USB port that is not yet effected.

If anyone is interested in helping, even if it's just by spreading the link around, I've added my gofundme link to my profile. Thanks in advance to anyone able to help. Hopefully I will be able to get back to work sooner rather than later.

Some of you may have noticed a trend in my toots in recent months towards Linux, BSD, etc as alternatives to Windows. I've been doing this to reteach myself alternatives systems as well as alternative software that I won't have to pay thru the nose to be able to use *coughs* Adobe *coughs*. I have wanted my next system to be 100% *nix with no windows junk, not even wine if I can avoid it. I've been rushing to learn because my computer is dying and I need a new one desperately. I've pushed this baby well beyond warranty range by several years and it now has electrical faults that are killing it.

I had expected to be ready to move to a new system in late 2021 which is why I got a new phone this year as it was in even more desperate need... I couldn't even take it off the charger.

Now though, it seems entropy is eating away at my computer and I will be lucky if it even sees the start of 2021 at all given how unreliable it has become.

I have recently updated my gofundme to be shorter, more to the point, and give the sense of urgency I feel with it. The problem with crowdfunding is that is works best if you are all over social media to be able to spread the link to as many people as possible. I am not a particularly social person.

If I were to share the link for it, would anyone be willing to help me spread it around so that I might be able to get back to work?

what's more cyberpunk

boosts appreciated to get more accurate poll results! :boost_ok:

I always new about "top" since I first tried Linux in the late 90s. Now that I am getting more into it and want to switch to *nix full time, I'm learning more. Recently I learned about htop. I thought that was interesting. Then today I learned about bpytop. That one was a bit trickier to get. Turns out it's a python version of something called bash top. It's pretty interesting tho. Certainly a nice direction for CLI to move towards.

Has anyone tried a browser called Sphere? I only glanced at some info about it so far but it seems like the TOR browser on steroids. Confirm?

It's possible I just missed it in the plethora of eye-glazing information out there... but has anyone figured out a way to set names for workspaces in polybar... or make all your workspaces show in the par, even the empty ones?

Or, better yet, does anyone know of any better (not lemonbar please) alternatives to polybar? I would like something that is as simply elegant like the i3 bar but super customizable like polybar (mostly) is.

Anyone else experiencing mysteriously vanishing toots?

So, I somewhat recently posted a link to a friend's crowdfunding page as she seeks help getting a new computer for getting back to work. I diagnosed her problem with her current laptop tonight as actually being a short in the motherboard. That's what's messing with her I/O so badly. I went to update that toot tonight only to find it has vanished from my timeline, and I'd had it pinned.

morgana's saggy tits... i think this install is secretly just a script that says "download /internet/src" and the networkd is just like "which ones?" and the script goes all gary oldman "EVERYONE!" 😂 :linux:

I'm so sick of all this talk about "cancel culture." It's not a culture, it's a LACK of culture, and a lack of critical thinking skills. What happened to "I may hate what you say, but I will defend your right to say it" huh?

Continuing on from a previous toot about my interest in *nix systems... I mentioned liking customization. I also like to "hack on things" which is how I tend to customize my stuff.

For anyone not familiar with that phrase (I only learned of it recently) it's not the same as "hacking" which I also like to do. I like to learn hacking stuff and test it on my old machines so I can help friends and family when they have computer security issues or questions. It's also just fun as hell to set up your own private network and see what you can do to snoop on it or break it. Breaking stuff gives you some good insight on how to fix it. When I played around with Kali linux to learn/practice pentesting on my network, I was horrified by now much data I was able to sniff out. It sure as hell gave me a better appreciation for cybersecurity experts.

Most of my *nix play time has been with Kali and before that Kali's parent distro, Debian. One of the weirdest things I ever did that I now realize was kind of a mix of hacking and hacking-on, was an old Mac Powerbook 3400c I once had. It was a mac from the days of system 7. Rather notorious for not playing well with others lol. I ended up having to hack into the firmware of it to enable to monitor's backlight, but I got Debian running on it LOL. Since it was a laptop that I got strictly to be a an experiment lab, I also managed to get NetBSD running on it.

That was my only real exposure to any form of BSD. I was just a little too used to Debian at the time to switch to learning BSD. But, now that I am out of work and thus don't HAVE to have a windows machine to work from home, I have been reteaching myself Linux with virtual box. In doing so, I periodically come across some info about FreeBSD as well.

So, I have been doing some side research on FreeBSD as well. Not much, but enough to learn the differences in the userland sanity, which I have to say is a big point in FreeBSD's favor. I also like how it seems so minimal right out of the gate and you install bits as you go and need them. It's like the antithesis of bloatware lol. It also helps that the pkg system is so much like apt lol.

So, here is my current dilemma. I have been reteaching myself on Kali (i know, you shouldn't use it as a daily driver) but I like that it's so up to date with rolling releases compared to Debian stable, and still more stable then Debian Sid. I also want to keep up to date on the Kali pentesting tools so I can quickly demonstrate to a company why they should hire me for security at an interview lol.

I would like some opinions on what y'all think I should keep as my primary environment for all of this but also which you think would be a better platform to help me learn python on.

If it's not obvious, I am getting ready to make THE move permanently away from Windows and really dive into the "custom system" world. Ideally, I would like to have a laptop that is capable of running Qubes OS quite well. Then I would also have VM's there, but would still like one of the Qubes to be my personal virtual environment that I would "live in" for the most part.

Thoughts, ideas?

I have been confusing some people with my bouncing all around various linux topics lately so let me explain my mindset. I like free software, not just free of money but freedom to customize. I love customization and making things work and look how I want them to. I like to tinker and learn. I have heard some call it "hacking on" this or that.

Linux also matches how my brain works in a lot of ways. lots of tangents to veer off and gopher holes for fall down lol. Which reminds me.. if there a fediverse version of something like github or gitlab?

Finally getting around to teaching myself git. What push option do you think is better for basic, personal work and testing?

If you're reading Quora and they blur the whole page and try to make you sign in, add ?share=1 to the URL and it will go away.
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