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  1. Today I configured an onion service and it was like 10 minutes job, very easy and I now have my hidden service up and running. Have you configured an onion service, if so then for what? Simple...

    Today I configured an onion service and it was like 10 minutes job, very easy and I now have my hidden service up and running. Have you configured an onion service, if so then for what?

    Simple Steps

    • Install nginx (or any other web server), tor

    • Configure nginx

    • Add few lines in torrc

    • Done!

    9 votes
  2. Comment on Installed Arch for the first time! in ~comp

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    I like how simple it is, I can install ubuntu and remove unwanted stuff but this is easier. I like i3wm and don't want to go with other DEs. Actually rolling release thing doesn't matter to me but...

    I like how simple it is, I can install ubuntu and remove unwanted stuff but this is easier. I like i3wm and don't want to go with other DEs. Actually rolling release thing doesn't matter to me but the idea of installing it only once is amazing.

    grub-mkconfig error was fixed after reading these posts.

    The process started and exited fine without warnings but for some reason grub didn't show up while booting.

  3. I was using Antergos for like 15 days and I really loved it! Not Antergos but Arch, I like how simple everything is in arch. Before installing antergos I tried to install arch on vm but failed. so...

    I was using Antergos for like 15 days and I really loved it! Not Antergos but Arch, I like how simple everything is in arch. Before installing antergos I tried to install arch on vm but failed. so i installed antergos with i3wm. somewhere i wanted to install vanilla arch.

    Initially I was referring to the wiki with elinks and doing it carefully but failed. my setup was going to be arch + grub + luks, for some reason grub didn't show up while booting. i also encountered other error which made grub-mkconfig to hang. later i decided to drop luks so arch + grub, but again same error.

    i've used debian family distros for a long time and grub was the most used bootloader so i wanted to install that. next i looked for a guide online and followed another guide which had same commands as arch wiki. again that failed.

    after some more searching i found archfi, so basically it is a script that will ask me questions and install everything. again that grub thing failed so i went with systemd for the second time with this script. & voila!

    later i used archdi to setup lightdm-gtk-greeter and installed i3wm.

    i didn't install it myself but i am happy with my arch and probably someday would do it myself.

    btw, i use arch

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Good Firefox extensions? in ~tech

  5. Comment on Start with a website, not a mobile app in ~comp

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    not exactly installing but yes you can add a shortcut to that on home screen, also gnome does this with their default browser (epiphany ..? probably). you can add a web page to app drawer and it...

    not exactly installing but yes you can add a shortcut to that on home screen, also gnome does this with their default browser (epiphany ..? probably). you can add a web page to app drawer and it would launch like a web app.

    and many still install an electron app (!)

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

  7. Comment on Do you use a todo manager or something like a bullet journal? [My story of trying different planners for 4 months] in ~talk

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    I loved the idea of bullet journaling and thats why I switched from my simple diary to it, doesn't that update process every morning feels like a work or do you enjoy doing that? I think I didn't...

    I loved the idea of bullet journaling and thats why I switched from my simple diary to it, doesn't that update process every morning feels like a work or do you enjoy doing that? I think I didn't actually use it for a long time and kept changing layouts, that made me lose interest in it. r/bulletjournal subreddit has many posts that focus on design/ layouts, for a few days I was doing the same later I visited r/bujo which is better. I might try it again in future.

    it gives me a chance to go really through it often

    yes if I rewrite them I have more chances of doing them & if something is getting migrated daily then I either drop it or do it at that moment.

    Can you share your version of bujo?

    Invidious is a frontend to youtube, it scrapes the website like newpipe (for android on f-droid). try it.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Do you use a todo manager or something like a bullet journal? [My story of trying different planners for 4 months] in ~talk

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    I would do the same, either simple todo.txt or the nextcloud tasks app. I don't use a smartphone and my phone has that old style abc keyboard which would take a lot of time. Moreover I cannot...

    I would do the same, either simple todo.txt or the nextcloud tasks app. I don't use a smartphone and my phone has that old style abc keyboard which would take a lot of time. Moreover I cannot backup those notes from my device and I don't carry my computer with me so small pocket diary is the best option for me.

    Do you ever forget something? If I try to remember a lot I don't concentrate completely on the task I am doing right now and I tend to forget them if I don't write them, I carry post it notes with me for temp list.

    Do you plan your day early morning or tackle those as they come?

  9. Comment on Do you use a todo manager or something like a bullet journal? [My story of trying different planners for 4 months] in ~talk

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    I think that a paper planner is better than digital planner. I would've tried it once but it is an electron app and I have limited bandwidth, if I ever wanted to use a digital planner then I would...

    I think that a paper planner is better than digital planner.

    I would've tried it once but it is an electron app and I have limited bandwidth, if I ever wanted to use a digital planner then I would use Nextcloud Tasks or a simple text editor with todo.txt

    When do you plan your tasks? Is it a fixed time, like in the morning or do you grow the list throughout the day?

    1 vote
  10. [LONG POST - 4 months of trying different planners) I always wanted to use one but I never thought of analog (paper) planners and tried a lot of digital ones - link to a post. About 4 months ago I...

    [LONG POST - 4 months of trying different planners)

    I always wanted to use one but I never thought of analog (paper) planners and tried a lot of digital ones - link to a post.

    About 4 months ago I saw my friend at school using a pocket diary - similar to this image, he was writing down his tasks on it (he didn't use it again). That day I bought a good pocket diary of around 200 pages, till date I've not used more than 10 pages and its still lying around.

    I realised that I was not going to use it because it was very thick and I couldn't carry it in my pocket. I bought this pocket diary. This was thin and simple, perfect for me. I've used it the longest before switching.

    Initially I used to dump all the tasks and cross it after completion, later I introduced a date system and it was one date for one page. I wrote down tasks for the day and crossed after completion if something was incomplete I migrated it to next day. This worked well but I needed a place to dump tasks that I had to do in future so I made a future section from backside and added tasks to it. This was the final tweak and I used it for like a month. I used it for daily tasks, future tasks, some notes and contacts (I used to make contact.txt before this).

    Later IIRC I wanted to change because it was already half full and a mess because I was trying to do a lot with it. Next I mindlessly bought a notebook - something like this but with 5 sections, I didn't know what to do with it. I also don't remember why I bought it so I used it to write down stuff that I learned online and wanted to remember. It replaced my reddit save and I wrote what I wanted to remember, it is still with me and has been changed a lot (usecase).

    I made a calendar on a single page of that notebook and tracked down basic stuff on it, I started using small square sticky notes to write down tasks and that's how I left my pocket diary. Not long after I lost interest in that notebook thing and updating calendar daily was not interesting. I left that and searched a lot online. Again tried a lot of digital options but I know it will never work for me so I left it and didn't use anything for like a day before I stumbled across Strikethru.

    Strikethru is something like Bullet Journal. If you want to look at strikethru then see this video & this for Bullet Journal.

    I took that notebook and turned it into a bullet journal, I used it for ~a week before trying strikethru and then again switching to bullet journal after a week. That was testing period and I chosed bulletjournal (bujo) over strikethru. That book was also thick so not long after I made a new bujo notebook (normal 200 pages). Again it felt like a big task that I had to do daily and I lost interest, I again restarted it with a new design. In this month I switched to different notebooks/design a lot and was never satisfied. I also tried Nextcloud tasks for 3 days before again trying out bujo.

    Last year in december around a week before christmas I wanted to change it all so I went to a store and bought a new grid notebook (we used it for doing math in 1st grade). I used it for 10 days and everything broke during the last week of december, I was not at home and we went on a vacation. I took it with me but didn't update it because it was boring. It has been 5 days I was busy organising everything else again and now I've settled on what I started with (slightly better idea).

    During that time I read a lot on nosurf, pornfree, internet addiction, sleep cycles, polyphasic society, tulpas, made new friends, tried a lot of todo managers, used different journaling apps and this is what I've decided to stay with.

    I went to the store today to buy the same pocket diary that I've used the longest (1 month one). Its cheap, for 15 INR and works well for me. Over there I saw a box that said monthly planner, I took it and it had 13 small pocket diaries (similar to what I've used the longest but more thin) and with that a small case that would hold a notebook. There was one contacts pocket diary (perfect) and 12 pocket diaries one for each month. It was for this year and costed 170 INR, I didn't had money so I asked the storeman (idk what we call them, here we call them uncle) did he have cheaper option. He showed me the same piece that costed 140 INR but was for 2016, he said he would give it to me for 70 INR because he would have to throw it anyways.

    I thought that was a great deal and bought it. So now I have 12 mini diaries for each month and one contacts diary that has my big list of 10 friends contacts. After trying a lot of different options I came back to what I used for the first time. Its simple and stupid & fits in my pocket.

    It has one page for one day and I just have to cross 2016 and the day (mon, tue, etc.) thing and update it with 2019 days. In the middle it has a big two page calendar for current month, page before it has previous months small one page date list to write down events and on page after it has next months small one page date list. The last page is for notes and the cover has 2017 calender that I won't use and ignore.

    Theres little patch work todo but for that price I think I bought a good set and if I actually use this for full year then I would buy a new one next one (for 2020 & not 2017 :|)

    I've spent around 300 INR for all these (~ 4.5 USD)

    Tl;dr -> Used a lot of systems and in the end switched to what I used for the first time which is simple and fits in my pocket.

    # What do you use for managing your tasks? Do you use it daily?

    17 votes
  11. Comment on Start with a website, not a mobile app in ~comp

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    I used to get them even when I was not using it, I think that was a background process and most browsers would keep it running if notifications are enabled.

    The browser still needs to be open

    I used to get them even when I was not using it, I think that was a background process and most browsers would keep it running if notifications are enabled.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Start with a website, not a mobile app in ~comp

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    IIRC browsers sometimes ask me if I want to receive notification from some 'xyz website' & if you chose yes then you'll receive a notification everytime the website owner sends one.

    IIRC browsers sometimes ask me if I want to receive notification from some 'xyz website' & if you chose yes then you'll receive a notification everytime the website owner sends one.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Effective alarm clock for Android that doesn't spy on you or need 25 permissions? in ~tech

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    You're right it is not a feature currently. There is an open issue, I think there is a domain blacklist functionality which I confused with app blacklist. I've replaced it with NetGuard, the...

    You're right it is not a feature currently. There is an open issue, I think there is a domain blacklist functionality which I confused with app blacklist.

    I've replaced it with NetGuard, the f-droid version has no paywall but some features require pro which can be downloaded from GPlay.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Effective alarm clock for Android that doesn't spy on you or need 25 permissions? in ~tech

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    Do you live alone? If not then you can ask someone in your house to change the passcode for your device and add like 100 alarms in a row, now either dismiss it everytime or ask that person for the...

    Do you live alone? If not then you can ask someone in your house to change the passcode for your device and add like 100 alarms in a row, now either dismiss it everytime or ask that person for the passcode. This might be bad for them if they wakeup after you.

    Less crazier method (blocks internet access & you can't use another VPN)

    • Download Blokada NetGuard (from f-droid.org or play store)

    • Download any alarm clock app that forces you to wake up (alarmy works good, I've used it before)

    • Turn on Blokada NetGuard and make it always on VPN (available on newer android versions)

    • Blacklist that alarm app, that will block its internet access if that is bothering you

    Ofc you cannot use other VPN app while this is turned on.

    I think this is a better answer

    Update: Replaced Blokada with NetGuard

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Share Your Mastodon IDs! in ~talk

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    I don't post anything, just retoots. (might change) @avizini on social.weho.st

    I don't post anything, just retoots. (might change)

    @avizini on social.weho.st

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Let's talk Puppy Linux in ~comp

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    I install everything onto my pendrive so I was looking for a light OS because of limited write cycles of pendrives. Later I learned that it wouldn't matter, someone online did the math. I've used...

    I install everything onto my pendrive so I was looking for a light OS because of limited write cycles of pendrives. Later I learned that it wouldn't matter, someone online did the math.

    I've used puppy during that time and it didn't leave a good impression. In live Oses I like KNOPPIX, it is awesome because it has everything that anyone would ever need and it's easy to setup and understand. After installing puppy I faced a lot of problems, I had to lookup how to get my ethernet working & some other minor issues. I was distro hopping during that time so used it for like 30 mins before installing another OS.

    I think Puppy would be good for machines that are old, IIRC it was made for that purpose.

    Currently I am using Antergos with i3wm and this is good for me, uses around 200MB of memory when idle.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Does anyone tip outside of the US? in ~life

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    In India we don't tip anyone (majority).

    In India we don't tip anyone (majority).

  18. Comment on Let's talk browsers in ~comp

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    I am currently using links for normal browsing and surf (by suckless) when I have to login to some site or need JS. This way it just works and is also very light. Edit: I no longer use links/surf...

    I am currently using links for normal browsing and surf (by suckless) when I have to login to some site or need JS.

    This way it just works and is also very light.

    Edit: I no longer use links/surf and I am back to Firefox. It is easier to manage everything with one browser, before my websites were all scrambled. Some were open in surf, some in links, in some workspace there is rtv running, in other mpv is playing video! Now I can do all in one browser and I feel like this is how it should be for me, I am however using uMatrix & uBlockOrigin.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Do you love Riddles? in ~talk

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    Yeah, I read that. notpron.com is similar, I am not looking for riddles like these. I didn't even clear level one of 404is404 :/ Do you know of such similar series or channels which posts short...

    Yeah, I read that. notpron.com is similar, I am not looking for riddles like these.

    I didn't even clear level one of 404is404 :/ Do you know of such similar series or channels which posts short riddles? Playlist like this one. I actually don't know how to describe it :|

  20. Today I solved a riddle first time and I feel so happy about it. I solved the bonus riddle in this video by Ted Ed, Can you solve the rebel supplies riddle? - Alex Gendler. Do you have links to...

    Today I solved a riddle first time and I feel so happy about it. I solved the bonus riddle in this video by Ted Ed, Can you solve the rebel supplies riddle? - Alex Gendler.

    Do you have links to other sites that have similar riddles? Ted-Ed suggests Brilliant but that requires a membership which I don't have money for.

    14 votes