Blurb Wall

This page is like a micro-blogger page, I call it my "Blurb Wall". Kind of like my Twitter page with more words! Enjoy!


MintCast

So it seems lately https://mintcast.org/ has been having some stream service issues. Today their host was down for who knows how long. I want to believe that they don't pay for it, but I doubt that. The hosting service is affiliated with one of those free shotcast hosting services that lock you into their ad riddled listening pages.

So today to get around that they used Youtube to broadcast their podcast today, I couldn't have that!. I took it onto my self, well I was already hosting icecast2, that i'd set them up with access. Now if they use it or not is up to them, but 2x or 3x a month with the amount of listeners they have, wont break my alloted bandwidth on my VPS. I just hope they take up my offer for it.

Dated - 2019-01-12


Windows 10 Search

So while I was trying to figure out how to disable Windows Web Search feature, I read someone stated that Microsoft released a bug that makes the Search program ignore the user setting to not search the web. In my head all I could think was that Microsoft thought to themselves that they introduced a new feature called, "We don't care what you want search system."

I've managed to block it via firewall rules, but who knows how long that will work. In other news my Acer Aspire E 15 laptop now runs pure ArchLinux. I use Arch!

Dated - 2019-01-12


Lately

So what i've been up too, lately I've installed Manjaro onto my Acer Aspire E 15 laptop in a Dual-Boot next to Windows 10 in an effort to see how well it handles. So far so good, I think i'll replace the spinning drive with an PCIe M.2 SSD drive for the OS and remove Windows 10 altogether. It runs really well and the battery life is, in my longer lasting.

Another small little project I have been working on is a little script I like to call "wallterm". Basically what it does it launches a terminal window and sticks to the background without title bar, menu bar or even windows decoration borders. The script relies on using WMCTRL and a compatable xterm like terminal window. KDE Konsole does not seem to work so far.

Dated - 2019-24-10


Issues

I've injured myself on the job, factured my foot and now i'm on temp disability. This totally sucks because now I am stuck at home, not able to work and worse yet, I am only getting payed 2/3rds of my total wages I would of been making if I had just been a little bit more careful.

That being said, I guess it does free me up sometime to work on some website and esxi server stuff. The wife is a little happy that I am home all the time, only a little, but it erks me to have to be "handi-capped". Still I guess it could be worse, I could be out of the job ot simply be fully handicapped.

Dated - 2019-20-10