Today I discovered the fonts-noto-color-emoji Ubuntu package, which I installed to get support for emoji fonts in Konversation, my IRC client.
Man, it took me a while to figure out how to do this! Over on Attaching a Virtual NIC Directly to a Physical Interface I figured out I could use this XML in Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) for my NIC device:
<interface type='direct'> <source dev='enp9s0' mode='bridge'/> </interface>
That then gets expanded automatically to something like this:
<interface type="direct"> <mac address="52:54:00:ce:5b:09"/> <source dev="enp9s0" mode="bridge"/> <target dev="macvtap4"/> <model type="rtl8139"/> <alias name="net0"/> <address type="pci" domain="0x0000" bus="0x10" slot="0x01" function="0x0"/> </interface>
Update: ah, balls. This doesn’t completely work, because the guest can’t connect to the host, and vice versa, even though both the host and the guest can connect to the internet. This is a problem for another day. Maybe this or this will help?
I’m reading Mastering KVM Virtualization and it says the four pillars of virtualization are:
There’s a great quote from Carlos Castaneda in Journey to Ixtlan: “A warrior proceeds strategically. If one wants to stop our fellow men one must always be outside the circle that presses them. That way one can always direct the pressure.”
- Self-confidence in their learning ability
- Pleasure in problem solving
- A keen sense of relevance
- Reliance on their own judgment over other people’s or society’s
- No fear of being wrong
- No haste in answering
- Flexibility in point of view
- Respect for facts, and the ability to distinguish between fact and opinion
- No need for final answers to all questions, and comfort in not knowing an answer to difficult questions rather than settling for a simplistic answer
Man. Today I can’t prove I’m human to ChatGPT because its captcha is too hard for me. I gave it like five or six goes. I’m a bit pissed off because I pay for access to ChatGPT and having it waste my time like this and then deny me access wasn’t what I sent my money for. Off I go…
Update: gonna try NoowAI, that looks interesting and like it might satisfy my usecases.
The square brackets are for a closed interval wherein endpoints are included.
The round brackets are for an open interval wherein endpoints are excluded.
Today I read about the Morris worm, malware from 1988.
This morning my new eyeglasses arrived, they are these ones from AliExpress: Watch Loupe Glasses Magnifying Repair Tool Loop Magnifiers Watchmaker Jewelry Jewelers Magnifier Foreye Convenient Professional.
Rather than do an unboxing video I thought I’d just write it up in this blog post.
There’s a headband type thing that comes with them that looks rather cheap and flimsy (it is), but it’s actually quite functional and practical.
The 20X magnification is my fav, and I might even see if I can get something with higher magnification one day.