I've now nuked and paved my #RaspberryPi 4B for the 4th time. By now I've learnt from experience that SDs aren't meant to last holding the entire filesystem. After another case of "Segmentation fault" (likely corrupted SD), I've moved the filesystem to a USB. Depending on performance, I may reattempt moving everything to a partition of a 1TB HDD being used primarily for #Plex.
My various setups (primary machine, home #network etc.) seem to challenge me weekly, but the satisfaction of fixing issues and taking back control makes the stress worthwhile. I love #selfhosting, and every day is a school day. I recently repurposed an old 1TB HDD as a #NAS and want to try some kind of #mediaserver, but Netflix has become an expectation in the household. Share your #RaspberryPi / other self-hosting project ideas!
Now running minimal vanilla #Debian on my #RaspberryPi 4B for #Pihole. Unfortunately I tried but failed to boot with root mounted to #HDD. After the third attempt's kernel panic due to "no working init found", I gave up. I now at least have swap disabled on #SD and Pi-hole logs disabled. Any other tips for SD longevity?
📝 New post: 'Let's chat freelearning' -- https://samhowell.uk/blog/lets-chat-freelearning.html
"My vision for #freelearning content was always – and largely still is – about raising awareness of, and educating people about, #privacy, #security, #decentralisation and free open source software (#FOSS)..."
I've now created a public #freelearning #Element room at freelearningfoss:matrix.org -- My intention is to use this room to bring together anyone interested in contributing to #elearning made with #FOSS. I may soon start a range of courses on #Linux subjects. Join the room and share your thoughts!
I'm looking to set my partner up with a #crypto soft wallet for storing primarily #Bitcoin. Personally I use a #Trezor hard wallet, but want to see what the best options are for trusted, secure #FOSS software on a machine running #Ubuntu. Also need app options for #iOS.
Been stuck to my desk this past week but it's been worth it, and I'm edging closer to releasing my Digital Privacy Essentials #elearning course.
I now have a fresh install of #Moodle LMS running on my server, and will be spending the next few days customising the theme and tweaking other settings.
I'll then wrap up the final unit of the course, test and upload, adding various activities and resources in the LMS, before announcing the full release.
#Ubuntu interface renaming anyone? On multiple occasions I've had #VPS #networking issues. For some reason my loopback interface is called "rename1". Support assures me this is normal/default config, but it just doesn't make sense to me. Why not "lo" for loopback, and why did it get renamed in the first place? Soon I'm just going to get rid and start fresh with trusty #Debian.
If you're interested or just want to share some ideas/thoughts, let me know. Maybe we could all put our minds together in a chatroom or similar.
First time testing web #accessibility for #Adapt #elearning courses today. Now I can really appreciate the importance and added value of well-written alt text for images, having #ARIA labels etc. I tested with the #FOSS screen reader software #NVDA.
Do you have any thoughts, tips or resources related to accessibility?
I would love to try flashing a #Thinkpad with #Coreboot/#Libreboot at some point, but after seeing what it involves (flash plugs etc.), I'm not so sure I want to step any closer to the edge of that rabbit hole. I can already see the hours of trial and error and stress, with potentially nothing to show for it. I have a habit of putting too much on my plate...