This Old Laptop

This laptop is a Teclast F5. It has a 11.6″ touchpad display, a Celeron N4100 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a soldered-on 128GB SSD (not NVME). I’ve owner since at least 2018. It is not my daily driver. For that, I have a new ASUS with an i9 CPU, 32G RAM, and 2TB of disk space. I also have tons of issues with it because it video and other drivers not working 100% on Linux (and sometimes not on Windows either).
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Working with Torsocks

Torsocks acts as a network wrapper around linux applications. This allows them to work on the Tor network where that might not normally be possible. If the application that you are working with already has functionality that allows it to take advantage of a SOCKS5 proxy, then you can use Tor’s built in proxy to do that. However if the application doesn’t have that functionality, you can try to use Torsocks instead.
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For those who don’t know, email is not owned by any one company. There are no copyrights or patents associates with email in itself. It is an open standard that changes over time through RFC’s. With that said, people and companies are free to write whatever software they want using that standard whether it is open or closed source, but it doesn’t change the standard itself. My suggestion: Make metadata-minimized email the new standard.
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Use Tor Without Tor Browser

This post originally came from a reply that I made to a question that was asked on the r/tor subreddit. So, you want to run the tor service on in Linux but not just with the Tor Browser. Let’s assume that you’re running a Debian-based Linux distro. sudo apt update && sudo apt install tor torsocks sudo systemctl enable –now tor This will install the tor service and run it as a server as the “tor” user.
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The Computer Chronicles

Yesterday I was watching old episodes of the Computer Chronicles and those early episodes had a lot more levity during the roundtable discussions and it was a lot more business focused compared to the later seasons that were almost completely focused to personal computing.

My guess is that sometime during the late 80’s the found of that viewers didn't really care some much about what was happening in the board rooms and labs of the high-tech industry and cared more about what they could actually buy and use on their own.

I also watched the Gary Killdall special of the Computer Chronicles. That was really very well done and he seemed like a genuinely awesome person. RIP Gary.

Seamonkey + Pandoc + Hugo = Win!

As one of my favorite philosophers like to say, let’s begin by defining our terms? What is Seamonkey? From Wikipedia: SeaMonkey is a free and open-source Internet suite. It is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code,[6] which itself grew out of Netscape Communicator and formed the base of Netscape 6 and Netscape 7. SeaMonkey was created in 2005 after the Mozilla Foundation decided to focus on the standalone projects Firefox and Thunderbird.
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My Love and Hate Relationship with Hugo

I decided to change this website yet again to a simple Hugo generated site for a few reasons. It is more secure. There’s no login and password like with Wordpress that can be hacked. The only way into the site is with my SSH key. It is simple. I hate cookies warnings and I hate it when web developers include cookies when they are not needed. Consider this to me by privacy statement.
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