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When entering any new open source software community, I expect to encounter some bumpy parts getting started. I had problems installing
hledgerthat reflect both some unknown unknowns of mine and some missing details in the documentation. Nevertheless, I managed to install it.
Pop! OS Won't Mount Any External USB Disk
I recently upgraded the kernel and needed to reboot.
Why My Spreadsheet File is So Big
I don’t remember asking to embed fonts in this file, but evidently, I did.
When Your Site Can't Find Its Discourse Comments
It’s November 2022 and I insist on having comments on my professional blogs, even though nobody really cares. In 2021 I began migrating comments away from Disqus (which I dislike for various reasons) towards Discourse. With Discourse, I embed a topic into each blog post, so that each post corresponds to a Discourse topic. Discourse creates a topic for each post and the comment thread of the topic becomes the comment thread of the post. Nice.
Fix the Automatic Time Zone on Pop! OS
First turn on Location Services, then turn on Automatic Time Zone.
Remap Keys on System76 Less Painfully
Use the package
Fixing Your Virtual Camera On Microsoft Teams for Linux
Reduce your resolution to 720p. :P
Exclude Big Files From Your restic Backup
resticfor backups. My backup repository was looking too big and new snapshots were adding much more data than I’d expected. I managed to cobble together a few tools to help figure out which additional directories to exclude.
Get Push Notifications for Rate Alerts at wise.com
Wise (aka Transferwise) offers push notifications for foreign currrency exchange rate alerts, but when I tried to use them, I couldn’t figure it out. This is one of those things that is obvious in retrospect, but easily misunderstood while trying to do it.
Stop Using My Microphone As a Speaker!
When I connect my Røde lapel microphone to my Pop!_OS machine, the OS insists on trying to use the microphone as an output device. Today I learned how to stop it from doing that.