Content from 2020-02

Playing With Ports
posted on 2020-02-10 22:38:36

The FreeBSD logo

As mentioned in my previous post, I've recently been playing around with FreeBSD on one of my laptops. Why? Boredom, frankly. Boredom with my job, boredom with my lack of social life, boredom with the weather. Whatever the cause, the cure is always computer fun!

Learning FreeBSD
posted on 2020-02-09 18:00:50

A screenshot of a riced i3-gaps desktop displaying emacs, vim, and Neofetch

As mentioned in an earlier post, I've recently started hosting this site on a FreeBSD box to help me learn FreeBSD a little bit better and become a bit more bilingual with my UNIX-like systems. I had initially planned to install FreeBSD on my X200s, but unfortunately the OS was not supported by Libreboot, so I tabled the idea for a while.

Going Green
posted on 2020-02-05 21:24:55

I'm always surprised when I see modern companies not using renewable energy sources as a matter of course. It seems so strange to me that they don't see that this is a really big draw, especially in the tech industry where at least 70% of us are weird hippies. The other day I decided to do a little research on my host's (DigitalOcean) offerings and the differences between the datacentre, and I was surprised to find out the following:

  1. DO does not have an easily accessible page about the green status of their datacentres
  2. Only one of their datacentres is easily verifiable as green (FRA1)
Moving to FreeBSD
posted on 2020-02-04 22:09:06

The FreeBSD Beastie

I've been making some changes to my current website setup. Before, this site was hosted on the same server that currently hosts my Mastodon instance and Funkwhale pod, as well as my git server. But with gitea's poor performance and the general overcrowding, mixed in with my recent winding down of my Streama server, I decided to make a completely new server for my website.

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