Enable Visual Studio CLI environment in PowerShell

My initial problem: I have an elixir project I’m building primarily on linux, but I want it to work on Windows, too, and I’m using bcrypt, which needs nmake to compile on Windows. One must install Visual Studio (VS), but that’s not enough. Your terminal/PowerShell CLI environment won’t know about VS by default. VS includes

Including EdgeRouter interface throughput in netdata using snmp

Having recently set up netdata at home just to have some stats/performance dashboards for my home servers, I wanted to dig in a little and see if I could collect throughput for my EdgeRouter interfaces. It’s should be possible with the SNMP collector so let’s see!

Customizing GDM3 Themes in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

After upgrading to the latest LTS Ubuntu 20.04, I decided to stop using the old standard lightdm-gtk-greeter and give in to using Gnome’s gdm3. But I don’t like Ubuntu’s default styles — in fact, I use a vanilla gnome-session entirely to avoid the purple flash you get on ubuntu-session. After some research, I found you

Lana Del Arr’s ‘Ultrapirates’ (parody lyrics for songs from Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’

A couple years back I was into the idea of Lana Del Rey’s album “Ultraviolence” as a pirate-themed album. My family joked about a version called “Ultrapirates.”

Naturally I ended up writing some alternate lyrics. There’s only two; I never got around to doing “Buccaneer Baby” (for “Brooklyn Baby”). Anyway, I figured I should put them online for posterity…

If no one will do it, it needn’t be done — on BS jobs and toddler bosses

There’s a new book out by David Graeber, and I haven’t read it yet, but I’m dying to write about a review of it, whose sole criticism is stuck in my craw. I’m talking about Miranda Purves’ Bloomberg review.

I imagine a lot of people identifying with her view, yet I find it deeply flawed and misguided.

libsystemd-daemon-dev error when Compiling Transmission on Ubuntu 16.04+

Due to vulnerabilities in Transmission 2.92 and lower, it’s important to upgrade to 2.93+, except the Ubuntu PPA has not yet been updated. Thus, one compiles!

Except, I found that compiling on Ubuntu 16.04 and above, I then could not start the service with systemd.