Definitely one of those days where I wonder when it's time to pull the eject lever on my current status quo.

(It bugs me to still have to rely on someone else hosting Element, but the mobile notification story is just horrible for individuals.)

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How much have Google burnt me on chat apps by this point?

Well, I spent my weekend setting up a Matrix instance with TURN so I can still videocall my parents, so.

community.wd.com/t/constant-an

Boy it...sure is...a thing that these drives do now, huh.

That's...that's a great feature there, WD. What the absolute heck. My desktop sounds like a slightly wonky mechanical clock.

(Or indeed like it is suffering horrible head-keeps-parking-and-retrying-from-failed-seek woes. But apparently not.)

(All I need now is a --dry-run. I guess you could first-pass for a bit with an output of /dev/null...)

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I love --data-preview in modern GNU ddrescue.

Anxiety-reducing after checking many, many times and different ways that I had the drives the right way around to see that it is indeed copying data, and not zeroes.

(The kernel had, in fact, swapped the device names after a "you fool, you tried to suspend under Linux"-induced reboot.)

Prince Alexander finds himself stumbling back to familiar civilization. The alluring waft of coffee pulls at his senses.

- My bank's non-app SCA flow requires setup via full auth into their online portal...except it's fscking broken and doesn't work.
- Don't even ask about the app version. They don't even think to link to the actual store entries themselves. Good luck not getting phished given the wild wasteland that is the Android App Store. If you find it, note how every review is how it doesn't work.

My hatred for just *how badly* banks have got 2FA wrong when finally pushed to implement is considerable.

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So on the day my "god I'm burnt out" vacation starts:
- My hard drive starts failing SMART tests (without, again, actually updating the SMART health to be anything but "no problems here chief :^) "
- It turns out WD/Bezoscorp have screwed up the packaging on newer ones so they're arriving with a horrible bad-blocks-on-arrival rate.
- And WD's datasheets don't list if the slightly older matching 4TB model has the same user-addressible byte count for imaging
- Bezoscorp have started enforcing SCA

Well I guess major-publisher regional Steam pricing finally makes sense. :blobcatblep:

brain can’t focus on much else so i keep just going to bed to fast forward to the next day ^^’

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