Brave Search

A coupe of years ago, I had a realization that, as a privacy-focused individual, Google was an absolutely terrible company. As a company that owns an advertising business, they’re heavily incentivized to be as invasive as possible in order to serve targeted advertising. I embarked on a quest to cut all Google services out of… Continue reading Brave Search

Sorting Objects By A Specific Property In Groovy

As someone who does a lot of scripting and not a ton of large-scale development work, it’s a bit rare that I make objects in my code. Outside of PowerShell, which basically makes everything an object for you, I typically spend a lot of time working with dictionaries instead. Occasionally, though, objects are far more… Continue reading Sorting Objects By A Specific Property In Groovy

ncdu – Finding Where Disk Space Is Used On Linux

The other day I woke up to a fairly terrifying alert that one of my Linux servers was down to about 5% disk space free. Due to the way that ext-based filesystems work, they typically need some available space to avoid imploding on themselves, thus making this a Bad Situation™. This scenario has lead some… Continue reading ncdu – Finding Where Disk Space Is Used On Linux

The Quest For Microsoft’s Next Default Font

Fonts are something that I assume most people don’t think about too often, myself included. Despite how much time many of us spend staring at screens reading text, we don’t frequently spend many cycles considering how that text is rendered to us. I assume that I do think about them at least a little more… Continue reading The Quest For Microsoft’s Next Default Font

Swapping Mirrors On Manjaro Linux

One of my favorite aspects of Linux ever since my first Ubuntu 6.06 installation has been the software repository. Back in 2006, installing the overwhelming majority of the software I might need from a supported repository stood in stark contrast with the Windows XP method of searching the web for the software you wanted, finding… Continue reading Swapping Mirrors On Manjaro Linux

Upgrading Star Labs Firmware On Manjaro Linux

As you may recall, I purchased a new Linux laptop from Star Labs a while back. It’s a solid little device, though I admittedly haven’t been using it as much as I anticipated due to my increased reliance on my iPads. For more information on that, look for the new Same Shade Of Difference podcast… Continue reading Upgrading Star Labs Firmware On Manjaro Linux

Enable Directory Listing On Specific Directory With Nginx

Note: In the sample below, I’m using Ubuntu Linux as the host for my web server. The instructions should be the same for other flavors of Linux, though the path to your Nginx sites configuration files may be different. Generally when you navigate to a website, such as https://unusually.pink/, you don’t actually get to see… Continue reading Enable Directory Listing On Specific Directory With Nginx

Online Reading Redux

I feel like I start almost every post this way these days, but given the ongoing global pandemic, I’ve been spending a lot more time at home doing things like staying on top of my reading. You’d think I got paid by the COVID-19 reference if you were silly enough to think I get paid… Continue reading Online Reading Redux