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Scratchpad for August 9 2020

Installing FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi shows you some basics of how to do this. Nothing particularly special but good to have it in one place.

An introduction to ZFS is always welcome. This is a nice, simple explainer of what ZFS is and how it works.

The battle for the first Dune game was a difficult one for sure. Lots of interesting stuff here. The first Dune game throws me back to when I was a kid. One night in particular, the night before my family and I went on a vacation in Austria and had to get up early. I couldn’t sleep and decided to check out that game I had lying around but never got to playing. That game was Dune. I played for hours on end and just absorbed the story. The whole vacation, I couldn’t wait to get back and finish the game.

The UX of LEGO interface Panels: A fantastic introduction to the concepts of user interface and user experience design.

Sen. Sanders proposes a one-time tax that would cost Bezos $42.8 billion, Musk $27.5 billion. Of course this is not going to happen. It is so fundamentally counter to the current system that you cannot simply flick a switch and redistribute wealth. It would be temporary relief at best. It’s also a simplistic answer to a major and complex issue of wealth inequality in late-stage capitalism. That being said, if the current trend continues, eventually there will be a redistribution of wealth. We have the choice if this change is going to happen peacefully — or by knife and gun.

PHP - The Wrong Way: Despite being about PHP, its main observations apply to most modern software development practices.

Poverty is now a fashion trend. So called “alternative lifestyles” are more often borne out of necessity, not freedom to choose. Poverty is repackaged and marketed as freedom. In a way, it’s voluntary doublespeak as a reaction to circumstance.

Proxyman is a really good man-in-the-middle web debugging proxy and a fully native macOS implementation at that. Very smooth experience with network integration as well.

SSH Tunnel - Local, Remote and Dynamic Port Forwarding: Useful compilation of examples with comprehensive explanations.

Peter’s Linux and Vim Notes offer lots and lots to unpack.

Termshark is a terminal UI for tshark. This is for you if you like Wireshark but like the terminal even more.

Finding file duplicates with fdupes on FreeBSD is very useful. Here are some quick examples of an undervalued tool. Also available for macOS and can easily replace all the de-duplication software with fancy UIs.

Jason Barbier’s post of a FreeBSD laptop build leaves something to be desired with regard to writing style but the overview of settings and commands is helpful. Also a reminder that this stuff should actually be automated by the OS installer.

W3C gives up on Progressive Web App privacy. Privacy is hard.

Popper’s paradox of tolerance: “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.”

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