Snap-confine has elevated permissions

I tried to run `chromium` on my Kubuntu 20.04.3 LTS workstation and got the following error:

Snap-confine has elevated permissions and is not confined but should be. Refusing to continue to avoid permission escalation attacks

I found this and this worked for me:

systemctl enable --now apparmor.service    
systemctl enable --now snapd.apparmor.service

I made a cable!

Been pottering in my lab:

I have this USB Logic Analyzer which I want to test:

Figured this was a great chance to try out my new XR2206 function generator:

Hmm. Needs power! The XR2206 datasheet said it could support a wide supply range, from 10V to 26V. Figured this was a good chance to try out my new ATX power break out board:

I need a power cable from round lugs on the ATX supply:

to DC male for the function generator:

connected with a good length of wire:

and professionally finished with heat-shrink tubing:

had to break out my soldering station:

and make myself a power cable:

to connect the ATX power supply:

to the function generator:

Testing the logic analyzer can wait for another day. :)

Checking ashift on existing pools

Today I found: Checking ashift on existing pools. In summary:

# zpool get all | grep ashift
# zpool get all | less
# zdb -C | grep ashift
# zdb -C | less
# zdb -U /etc/zfs/zpool.cache | less

Per ZFS 101—Understanding ZFS storage and performance you *really* want to make sure your ashift value is aligned with your disk’s sector size. ashift=9 for 512; ashift=12 for 4096; I’ve heard some SSDs can be 8K, but I haven’t been able to confirm for my own disks.