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    I were excited about the new Mac mini, but then I checked out the configurator to be met with only 16 GB, HDMI 2.0 and Gigabit ethernet. Guess I’ll wait on the Mac mini Pro then..

    Also it seems that eGPU is out.

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      hmm, even if eGPU usage in macOS is out, I wonder if you could PCIe passthrough an eGPU into a VM…

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      Hetzner is awesome. I first used Digital Ocean too, but after getting more familiar with VPSs, I found Hetzner and used them since then. I think I started using Hetzner Cloud soon after they left beta status, which was already some years since ago. Have been very happy with them since then! :smile:

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        I wish hetzner has other locations, including US and Asia. Digital oceans allows more locations. I guess the direct competitor here is scaleway, they both have limited selection of locations, and seems hetnzer having lower price now.

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          I have two cloud servers at Hetzner. To be very very honest, a cloud provider with no presence in the US at all is really attractive for me. It’s not that I would outright cancel if they did create presence in the US, but I would become more wary of public response and opinion on the company.

          It’s a small matter of principle, I guess. I care about Europe, and feel like it’s threatened sometimes.

          At the same time, if you want to run a company with worldwide presence, I totally understand Hetzner is less attractive.

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            Yes, absolutely. Hetzner even has a data center in Finland, which is kinda rare.

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              Another problem with a potential DC is that the US government can ask them to give over your data. That may not be an issue by itself, in theory, the government is working for the good of its citizens. But some governments, US included, are particularly bad at abusing this data to target groups of people to perform semi-legal or outright illegal operations. Additionally, once I have that data in a US datacenter, I can no longer guarantee my users that their data is fully private, as is the EU citizens’ right.

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              vultr is probably a more direct competitor to DO in the vps space.

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                Yep, with even lower price.

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                  Depends what you mean by lower price, Vultr definitely has lower priced options but seems to be more expensive for the same specs on Hetzner

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                Seen as it was mentioned here, Scaleway seems to be the only cloud provider I’ve been able to find with ARM hosts available at a reasonable price. Yes, AWS has ARM, but they’re for literally 2.5x the price.

                I’ve been pretty happy with them overall, despite being on the other side of the ocean.

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                  I have a single VM currently in DO because I use it to run a couple of services for my family (in the Caribbean) and also for when I am traveling home myself. Hetzner is great but the latency of going to Europe and back for something like a VPN adds up very quickly.

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                    Contabo (also in Germany, in fact right here in Munich) has even better pricing, depending on what server you want.

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                      Thanks, they seems offering bigger instances at similar pricing with hetzner. But their website looks really outdated, and makes feels like it’s a scam site :(

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                        I agree, looks like crap :) I even had to wait for them to “activate” my account or something, but I did get the VPS access date l data a few hours later. But it’s legit and it works so far at least.

                        As for the scam, they’re in Germany so that would make it pretty hard for them if they actually cheated, I think. So I don’t actually know what their game is. Maybe they oversell or something, which I don’t notice because I’m not using much of the resources.

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                        To bad they don’t offer any API that I can see. Love using Terraform for IaC.

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                          It seems like they haven’t even automated setup. There are probably manual steps involved in setup. But an api is an often requested feature. Let’s see how quick they can deliver it.

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                    The sixteen-year-old in me reminisces about the movie “Meet the Fockers.”

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                      Came here to post the same.. :-)

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                      I’ve submitted the update to Homebrew.

                      I’m the one that contributed the font to Homebrew too. Been my font for some time, and why not have it in the package manager I use. :)

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                        mindtooth.no

                        Nothing special.

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                          Who is this for? I mean, it seems nifty (see below), but “nifty” seems like too low a bar for Canonical to release this as a product. What are the intended use-cases?

                          …generally fiddle about with instances of Linux.

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                            Guess it’s for testing/learning LXC/LXD.

                            https://linuxcontainers.org

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                            Recently did a split of my vim config1 using the built in folder structure (plugins, ftplugin, etc.). Also am using dein.vim for lazy loading most file specific plugins.

                            Gladly taking advices.

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                              fish. Completions is a win for me.

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                                I want to add the Spleen font to the list. Started as a OLED font for OpenBSD.

                                Announcement.

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                                  Got my iPad Pro on Monday as my MacBook Pro keyboard had to be replaced.

                                  I have a PHP/PDO assignment at school that needs to be done. Discovered Termius and use it to connect to a VM. Running tmux inside Vim if the connection goes down. I’m using an old Apple wireless keyboard.

                                  So far I’m just astonished by iPad Pro/iPadOS.. It’s just amazing. As a rudimentary coding environment, it work a little above okay. And the biggest new thing a found yesterday is the option to bind remote ports to local ports via Termius, and have them exposed locally. Very useful as we needs to load a small PHP app via the browser. All in Safari without exposing those ports to the internet.

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                                    Reminds me of gruvbox.

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                                      based on the comment in the vimscript, it seems like gruvbox was the basis.

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                                        But no credit. Shame!

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                                          Hi,

                                          In what way would you like to the see the scheme credit gruvbox other than the fact it’s at the top of the source file? (At least for the Vim scheme.) Gladly accepting advise.

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                                            Looks like it’s in the readme so that’s good enough I think. My bad!

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                                              Just wanted to let you know I’ve added an attribution section at the bottom of the homepage1.

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                                            Au contraire. See srcery-vim#attribution.

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                                        Missing a (2018) does it not?

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                                          Wow, I totally missed that. I though this was just a few days old.

                                          Should I delete the post?

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                                            Just add (2018) to title, and I guess you’re fine.

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                                              Hmm, I can’t do that anymore, I’ve posted it too long ago. I don’t think it should be too much of an issue though.

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                                          The best of luck! :)

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                                            Thanks!

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                                            Worked like a champ! Updated a few services/servers, and the green padlock appeared.

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                                              Is there anything particularly notable about this release other than that the release number was exactly a 0.01 multiple of The Weed Number?

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                                                Some listed here: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-420-features

                                                Still waiting on the KernelNewbies update. They usually have a nice changelog for new kernel releases.

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                                                Recently stumbled upon this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B20ebtwcIAY

                                                Truly recommended as it dives into the the BBS scene. Though it speaks about ANSI art, I found it worth sharing.

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                                                  Just changed to this one (using kitty). Really nice font, and retro-cool. :)

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                                                    Account created, and username secured. :)

                                                    Gigant appreciation of @SirCmpwn who helped out with an issue I had, and doing this. Will be an interesting project to follow.

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                                                      The GeoIP tip was smart, I hadn’t thought of that before.

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                                                        This issue also led to tools like Speedtest connecting to the wrong test servers many states away and severely underestimating performance.

                                                        Semi-related note, I have been using https://fast.com lately and I’m much happier with the information it provides and how quickly. The settings can be changed after your first test is completed.

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                                                          Yeah! Used it recently to find out that I had 1 Gbit/s in my apartment. Been using it ever since. The concept is just great; enter fast.com and watch the speed.

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                                                            Fun fact: Netflix also bought slow.com for the same service :).

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                                                              I did not, and will from now recommend that to the next person who needs a speed test. :-)

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                                                        I know the group-think is Ubiquity but I recommend Mikrotik as it’s more capable and better bang for the buck. Out of the box, the quick web-based set-up will get you up and running but there’s a lot more to learn as they’re nearly equivalent in terms of features with more expensive kit from Cisco and Juniper.

                                                        A small office needs a router (for example, a hex-S) configured for “Controlled Access Point system Manager” (CAPsMAN) and a couple of POE-capable dual-band AP’s (I like the CAP-ac and the HAP ac-lite). Devices like printers, phones, storage, servers, etc. all get plugged into a switch (I like the Cloud Router Switch models some have integrated WiFi which saves deploying an AP). Set up an internal DNS zone and DHCP that gives that server to the clients. Use static leases for the permanent devices and dynamic pools for various purposes.

                                                        I’ll return to edit this later.

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                                                          I’m full aware of the group-think. I’m part of it. :P

                                                          However, seeing the recent security issues[1] with MikroTik, I would be wary. Also, the software stack is to me ancient. I do like MikroTik, having consider them myself many times. And I’m sure they do the job just fine. I’m not just into the old 90-ish look of everything. The Windows application looks like it’s from the Windows 98 era.

                                                          Seeing that you are more experienced, what are your thoughts on their security practices, etc.?

                                                          [1] https://threatpost.com/thousands-of-mikrotik-routers-hijacked-for-eavesdropping/137165/

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                                                            I agree the Winbox tool looks terribly dated but I, and suspect many others, rarely use it other that to get kit to an initial state and prefer the CLI.

                                                            Regarding security, their out of the box configuration was (until recently) inadequate. They left services exposed and assumed their users understood it was up to them to block the ports or turn off the services. They didn’t. This is compounded by the multiple release branches where bugfix is stable but a month or more behind on patches but current sometimes sees behavior or performance regressions. That assumes users actually perform the upgrades. Their price puts them in the small/home user range but their model and documentation is oriented toward professionals who have time and spare kit to test configurations[1]. This all puts Mikrotik’s reputation on the sharp end of the stick.

                                                            [1] It’s a hobby for me but it’s not unreasonable to assert that if you depend on something that you have a test environment other than your live production/corporate one.

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                                                            Mikrotik doesn’t have 802.11r, which I consider critical for any multi-AP setup, also their multi-AP management solution, CAPsMAN, is lacking many feature and it’s quite buggy. I’ve deployed over 50 Mikrotik APs and routers over the years, but today I would only deploy something with 802.11r.

                                                            I would still deploy Mikrotik routers though. I don’t like Ubiquiti routers at all.