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Runit or s6...

Posted Yesterday at 11:33 PM by ReaperX7

To date, I've been working with Runit to introduce a new type of init system to GNU/Linux. In retrospect Runit has worked wonderfully minus some tedious bugs with partition dismounts.

Runit has worked wonderfully as an init and I can only hope that it keeps getting better than better. It's stable and is very unintrusive.

All it needs are a mountain of service scripts to fuel it and with a symlink to the proper directory, off it goes.

I couldn't have asked...
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[rant] Linux seriously needs some efforts in theming standards/unification

Posted Yesterday at 01:00 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags rant

KDE, QT, GTK, TK, all in several versions and with changing variables and whatnot at every version, and even within a single version.

One would think that QT and KDE are more or less the same, but turns out that, at least from outside KDE, one can't fully define the theme settings (or UI font specifically) from KDE's "appearance" settings. Even for apps that aren't "standalone QT", but KDE! Like fonts on konqueror, and probably dolphin too. KDE has a longstanding...
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Mexican Solar Still

Posted 07-07-2014 at 05:20 PM by rokytnji

Here in the Desert. Like in Colonias with no fresh drink water.
One needs to think on their feet.
Here is a basic small example on how a Mexican solar still works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m408EZTGD64

There are other options like the Water Cone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNiPXfW605w

But the Hispanics here build their own gear from scrap like in the 1st video.

My well in Esperanza is 10 foot to...
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DNS fun

Posted 07-06-2014 at 02:17 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I've configured probably the coolest, most complex DNS configuration I've bothered to setup in recent times. I say complex because it leverages unbound and pf to route dns traffic to other programs (nsd, dnscrypt-proxy, tor) and I say coolest because DNS traffic is "filtered" to the right places (so you don't end up with, say, a tor device leaking DNS traffic, or my wife having to wait crazy amounts of time for a simple DNS request).

I started off with the basics...what...
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Uniformity between GTK2/3 and QT/KDE with QT using GTK themes

Posted 07-04-2014 at 12:52 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-04-2014 at 12:54 AM by the dsc
Tags gtk, kde, q.t., theming

Whereas gtk-qt-engine doesn't work very well, that is, GTK can't be easily made to "simulate" QT/KDE themes, the converse seems to work very well, and apparently no additional package is needed for that, but QT alone, or actually just qtconfig-qt4, in order to set the QT/KDE* theme as "GTK+".

So one third of the problem of desktop uniformity is solved if you have one GTK2 (I believe it's GTK2, not 3, I'm not sure) theme that you find good enough to have both in...
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