i3 Fix Firefox Alerts

Somewhere around Firefox 120/121 I noticed my Firefox notifications were getting messed up. At first I didn’t see them, then I realized they were transparent and would freeze the part of the screen where the notification would appear until it eventually faded away. But It was hard to know when that was, so I would have to reload i3 constantly when I needed to access that part of the screen since I didn’t have any sort of x button to close out....

<span title='2024-02-26 16:30:36 -0800 PST'>February 26, 2024</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;1 min

Ploopy Adept Initial Review

The other day, I received my Ploopy Adept in the mail, after having waited since mid-December when I placed my preorder. I have been a trackball user for a few years now, mainly having used the Elecom HUGE and the Kensington Orbit Fusion. The Kensington was awesome, but the angle was a bit too steep for my wrists. The Elecom has been my favorite by far, but the stock bearings caused me a lot of grief with the insane amount of stiction....

<span title='2024-02-19 18:16:13 -0800 PST'>February 19, 2024</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;4 min

My Dumb Roasting Script

I roast coffee at home regularly. I haven’t updated my roasting log, I need a more lazy man approach to converting it all nicely. But I still do roast, and I use the neatest, dumb script ever..which I know works on OpenBSD and Linux. And it’s public domain #!/usr/bin/env sh COFFEEDIR="$HOME/Documents/coffeeroasts" echo "Coffee country of origin?"; read origin mkdir -p "$COFFEEDIR/$origin" filecount=$(ls "$COFFEEDIR/$origin" | wc -l | xargs) start_timer() { terms="xterm konsole gnome-terminal xfce4-terminal mate-terminal rxvt urxvt xterm-256color" if [ $(command -v xterm) ]; then xterm -e sh ....

<span title='2024-02-05 19:32:14 -0800 PST'>February 5, 2024</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;5 min

Intro to SSH Certificates

Like many of us, I have been using SSH since the beginning of learning how to learn Linux, or some other UNIX-like OS. My usage has moved from password logins, to SSH keys, and now I have picked up on SSH certificates. This is an introduction to using SSH certificates with OpenSSH. Before I get to my pros/cons, what the heck are SSH certificates? Think of getting an SSL/TLS certificate....

<span title='2024-02-05 19:25:00 -0800 PST'>February 5, 2024</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;11 min

Device Busy

Once a week I pop out the microSD card on my church’s recorder and get the sermon uploaded. I do this on OpenBSD, and also mount/umount the microSD card via the command line. On another note, I use the SSH ControlMaster feature when logging into my servers. Why is this related? You’ll see. The other day I mounted the microSD card doas mount /dev/sd3i /mnt/usb Then cd’d to that directory to copy out the music file....

<span title='2024-02-05 15:08:57 -0800 PST'>February 5, 2024</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;2 min