Does anyone have any tips for reducing Debian's initramfs boot time beyond `MODULES=dep` and `COMPRESS=lz4`? I don't care enough to take on having to manually run a new kernel build every time an update comes down, but I'm having trouble finding an equivalent to Archwiki's "mkinitcpio/Minimal initramfs" page which explains what further customization hooks there are.

(I'm setting this thing up as an sccache node, so there's no GUI and it's running unattended-upgrades, but that doesn't mean I can't try to get the boot times as low as maintainably possible. I've got another one I might have to resort to running Archlinux on to get boot times appropriate for my "fake the Weecee I can't afford to build by using a fullscreen 86box" idea.)

For fun, I decided to theme up my retro LAN's file server to match the OS each folder is for.

I decided to do the Mac 68k stuff first, and I got a little carried away with seeing what I could do without relying on CSS, so what you see is an interesting mix of "tables for presentation" plus role=none and aria-hidden=true to absolve my sins. Now to retro-test it.

(Please excuse Firefox's flaky pixel positioning when rendering the fan-made Chicago and Monaco TTFs.)

Since the PCManFM developer I'm talking to seems unwilling to consider this, I might as well post it here so at least *someone* can get some insight out of it.

Here's an interesting thing to ponder.

Why the heck is a prop "office computer" from the end of a 2020-season episode of Mayday/Air Crash Investigation/Air Emergency/Air Disasters running a version of Windows 9x with modded MacOS 8 titlebars and scrollbars?

I've been using COVID as an opportunity to deep-clean the couple of used Unicomp buckling-spring keyboards I snagged at a good price as spares (since they don't make standard US104 layout anymore) and I noticed that one of them not only had the separate keycaps and keystems, but that it had a whole bunch of different colors of keystems, so I decided to have some fun putting them back in.

(Yeah, the keys that are always one-piece designs are yellowed. I'll order some replacements eventually.)

A little bit of a counterproductive phrasing to use for a single link to a site that's otherwise known to be trustworthy, don't you think, YouTube?

Qoto Mastodon

QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.