4 Months with my T480

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It has now been more than 4 months since I got my T480. In that time it’s been my daily driver. As mentioned in the first T480 post, my plan was for it to replace my two laptops, so I could merge their purpose into one. Something it has managed very well. Actually, I took it one step further than initially planned, the T480 has replaced my Ryzen-powered desktop. Said desktop was moved to my living room, and now lives on as a Steam Console.
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Monthly Donation: MATE Desktop

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Resolving to actually donate regularly is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. Until now I’ve dropped a donation to projects once in a while whever I felt like it, but not with any kind of regular schedule or standards. Donating is a common thing for me now. The first considerable donation I gave was probably one to FreeBSD. I forget how much it was, but I’m fairly certain it was somewhere between 20 and 50 USD.
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Moving from Ghost to Hugo

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Ghost has always been an easy way to get a neat looking blog. But it’s about time I left it. While Ghost does indeed have pretty looking themes. It’s simply changed a lot over time. Most notably they don’t even properly document how to set it up without using their ghost installer anymore. Which is just ludricrous. It makes it easy to set up a blog if you have a clean server to run it on.
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My new ThinkPad, the T480

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I finally got my hands on an actual, current-model, high-end ThinkPad. Not a used one from some years ago. But one that’s brand new and was assembled how I configured it on lenovo.com For a while now I’ve been looking for a “perfect” laptop to invest my money into. But for sysadmins, that seems to be increasingly difficult to find if you also want good consumer-related features. But the T480 hit all the right buttons.
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Fork Awesome. Your possible Font Awesome replacement.

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I recently redesigned my website, it’s a fancy looking, but pretty pointless design. I like how it looks, but it performs Ajax requests not because it needs to, but because it was a nice excuse to try and learn some JavaScript (I admit, my JavaScript knowledge is quite lacking) I decided to just put many pointless JavaScript features in there. I removed a bunch, such as pointless loading spinners after the joke got old, but ajax requests remained simply because getting them out of the code would be a hassle, unless I want to use multiple pages instead of some CSS magic.
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ReactOS is coming

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A 20 year old project with the goal to seamlessly replace Windows is finally baring its fangs. Kicking a certain OS out the door and leaving it behind has been the dream for many, including myself. The monolith named Windows has been with us far longer than almost any other piece of software. It even predates core components of many other systems, such as GCC. ReactOS is a bit different from other Operating Systems however.
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Are fighting games hard?

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Recently I’ve been dabbling in fighting games. I say dabbling, but I only started playing them actively a couple months ago. Although I did play games like Persona 4 Arena and Tekken 5 in the past. But during these past months I’ve been playing more. I picked up Street Fighter V again, I bought Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Not to mention some older titles like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
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Moving to Void Linux

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I’ve been a distro hopper for quite some time. I’ve been there, done that on most distros. I started with Ubuntu, then tried Mint, before I ended up staying with Arch for some time. Manjaro also fits somewhere in the middle there. Plus a bunch less important ones. Current images were taken on Windows since I finished up the blog post during idle time at work. Will probably bother replacing them later.
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Setting up a ruTorrent seedbox

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I’m not much for writing guides. But I’ll have to make an exception for this one, the number of people who ask me for help is just too high. I’ll assume you already know what a seedbox is if you’re reading this. Please note that if you don’t need the full power of the Linux command line, you’re probably better off with a shared seedbox plan. These are managed seedboxes that come pre-configured and are ready to download/seed.
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Scaling openings.moe

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This is a blog post that was suggested by a puny little tweet - The infrastructure behind openings.moe. I could make a nerdy post about how it works, discussing configs, cache directives, traffic shaping, web server optimizations and so forth. But that wouldn’t be fun. So I thought I’d rather write about the history of openings.moe’s infrastructure (Brace yourselves, this will be a long read) It’s now been roughly one year since I first made openings.
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