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Cake day: January 31st, 2022


  • That’s an odd argument, since there are many things that are allowed for adults and not for kids, and nobody views this as hypocritical.

    Howso? If I tell my 5 year old “You can’t play with a tablet at the dinner table” while sitting there staring at my phone, they’re rightfully gonna be pissed at the double standard. “Do as I say, not as I do” is a shit parenting tactic.

    Kids have an acute sense of fairness that gets subjugated out of them if you don’t foster it.

    Just because it’s legal for me to drink alcohol doesn’t make it less hypocritical to drink one while lecturing about how bad it is for you.

  • I personally note that if you don’t need incremental point in time backups, but just a current or periodically synchronized redundent copy (most of my stuff), rsync or syncthing are much simpler to setup and use.

    Add btrfs snapshotting to the script and you’ve got borg backup with a lot less hassle.

    My backup script looks like:

    • Create encrypted 7z archive with sensitive stuff, timestamped filename.
    • Rsync that folder, plus any non-sensitive folders, to an always-on low power server
    • On boot, high-power server (with more redundency) rsyncs with smaller server and pushes backups to cloud provider after.
    • Non-linux devices use pcloud backup, and high power server copies back locally from that periodically,

  • First of all, my sons are fortunate to have parents that rarely use their phones.

    This a thousand times. Smartphones are toxic in a way general-purpose computers aren’t, in that they’re attention-grabbing addiction machines. The notification is a curse upon mankind.

    I have peers in their mid thirties whom it would be a miricle if they left their phone in their pocket for more than 30 minutes. My average phone screen time per day is < 1.5 hours…lower on weekends surprisingly. And people can’t comprehend how.

    It’s simply eliminating all non-critical notifications, uninstalling everything that isn’t a strict need. Yes, I probably browse on Firefox more than I want, but at least I’m not doomscrolling through 3-5 infinite social media feeds for hours on end.