This is an abridged list of the non-work things I accomplished this week.
- Did some research on image formats and AI-driven compression optimization.
- Got reacquainted with the Novation Circuit Tracks, which I fiddled with for a bit in an attempt to start having fun with music again.
- As a direct result, decided to succumb to gear acquisition syndrome and get something cheap to use as a dedicated DAW workstation.
Early day, brief outing.
- Realized (belatedly) that Go multicast just doesn’t work on Windows at all like I need it to. Scrapped parts of my ambilight code and wrote another plain
- Played around with
WASMto see how far I could go with a little test project.
No fun whatsoever was had in this day.
Another day with late night calls.
- Did some fiddling with
borg–upgraded the NVIDIA drivers and migrated another container over.
- Tweaked sizing for my Takahē instance from
Standard_B1ms, since CPU load is insignificant and I’ve set “lazy mode” on it and most co-located services, so it’s all running off cache and only spawning workers as needed.
Woke up at 5AM. Took the time to reorganize a few things.
- Made a first pass at setting up a dedicated DAW box using a Celeron N5105 and… Windows. Not entirely happy with the results performance-wise, especially given the OS overhead, so I installed Fedora on a secondary SSD and… it was overwhelmingly faster, even before
realtime-setupand other tweaks.
- Discovered Barrier still doesn’t work well with Wayland, which is a blocking issue for my current multi-desktop setup. Current workaround is to remember to log in to a standard X session in Fedora, which is sub-optimal.
Moderate fun was had.
- Personal inbox zero.
- Spent a fair bit of time fiddling with Bitwig and various
VSTs. No actual music was made, but it was fun.
- Figured out how to run Spitfire Audio’s
VSTinstaller under WINE (it needs the
dxvkpackage, which you can get via
- Hacked a workaround for stale connections in my home Snapdrop instance.
- Read The Economist.
- Spent a while unglamorously picking fluff from vacuum cleaner rollers with tweezers, which I sort of regret not having left until a work day since it was so cathartic.
- Did some electrical work to wire a set of chargers under a secondary desk, including an Anker 737 120W brick that can fast charge two modern iPads or one laptop.
m8crunning on our Anbernic RG351MP, which means I now have a new music travel toy.
- Printed some 3D models for kids’ school projects and taught sanding techniques.
- Zoned out on Bad Gear videos.
- Realized that a Fedora update broke
PAMinside one of my
LXCcontainers, and the only fix that restored the ability for a test user to
sshin (or for
suinto it) was commenting out
sed -i -r 's/^(session\s+required\s+pam_limits.so)/#\1/' /etc/pam.d/*
- Cleaned up and posted these notes (twice, because I forgot a couple of things).