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This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues (bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use /meta/.
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If you have any grievances you can make a PR.

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/sfw/ lists all the safe-for-work boards, which afaik is all boards except /siberia/


archive.is is down for me with this nginx garbage replacing it in all browsers except Tor. Can someone give me an assist here?

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Made as an extension of the main moderation recruitment thread, this thread is meant specifically for developer recruitment for /leftypol/.

We are asking for tech-orientated volunteers to help with development of the site's code and features, especially if you have experience with web design, common website coding languages, and/or development of mobile apps.

To Apply:

1. Log into your e-mail site of choice, and compose an email directed towards [email protected]
2. Decide on a short code word or phrase to identify yourself with, using it as the first part of your email and posting it on this thread.
3. Answer a short questionnaire, outlined below:

How would you describe your personal political tendency?
How long have you browsed or posted on /leftypol/ or her alt-boards?
Have you any experience working with leftist groups in the past?
How do you want to help the administration of leftypol.org?
How often will you be available to your work described above?
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this is a mod btw


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>why don't you guys just fork the vichan repo and let people contribute code as they wish without having to go through some formal process of being a developer.
leftypol.org has been open source from the start - https://git.leftypol.org/leftypol/leftypol
although it's a bit nastier because it's actually a lainchan fork
openbsd is also wankery btw. no disrespect to BSD

honestly this doesnt even matter: it's a volunteer codebase which has had about 2 extremely casual devs in 2 years. making C a prerequisite is a fast way to kill any chance of more volunteers, not to mention the extra attention needed to avoid security issues.

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I don't see how Unity can commit suicide harder then this. So what is the best alternative? Is an open source clone of Unity on the horizon?
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>Unity "walked" things back
hopefully a decent amount of people move to FOSS engines after this, but I doubt it


>Creativity comes from you and what you can figure out how to do with a tool
In an ideal world, sure. But let's face it, most people find a tool they think they can learn (that's why Love and Unity and RPG Maker market themselves as easy to learn and use) and then think of a game they can make with it. It's always some variation on a 2D side scroller, Zelda/Pokemon style RPG, first-person shooter, some [real life thing] "simulator", and so on. They do this because they're motivated by profit, and it is the easiest way to get something on Steam and rake in some money.


side scrollers are good practice
gamedev is a sort of work so you need practice and that's what people tend to start with
it isn't always profit motivated
also baba is you, a pretty creative sokoban-esque game, was made with multimedia fusion 2, a game engine


Thank you for proving my point. Nobody wants to make a new game, come up with new gameplay. Some want to make sidescroller no. 6373863, or RPG no. 1128376, or Sokoban no. 9273839


That would require more coding skill for newbies. For example I'm sure S&box will create a generation of hobbyist devs that would move onto just devloping right to Source 2 (If Valve ever gets off its ass and release a dev kit for Source 2).

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i don't even know where to post this.

i have ADHD.

i have this thing where there is X-thing that i cannot let my hand touch. if it does than it is "contaminated" (in my head)there for i must wash it or make it clean in my head. other things (household items and door and etc) could be touched by X-thing or my hand when it was "contaminated". and when it does i have to wash that thing or make it clean in my head. because the same rule when i touched x-thing applied.

i have the thing where it makes you forgot what you are doing seconds ago.

i have also "the thing" like above but far worse and akin to having a evil voice in your head gaslighting and lying about you yourself to harm you.

now done with background.
now for the real problem.

i like to do web archive of thread on CBIB's (leftypol and things alike) and also just saving web things in general. no, not in a internet hisorian or lost media or youtuber kind of way, far from it (saving web things in leftypolnco people kind of way). in one of those thread it have a epub file. so i use Calibre to open it. i not only use the "open with calibre opener" option but i also use the "open with calibre" option which creates the problem. using the "open with calibre" option open the main program. not the epub opener, but the main program. because i panick that something will happend with the file threr for making the archive inperfect, i cancel the loading that pop up in the main calibre program. but i took too long for canceling the loading thing because i panicked and overthink and question myself wheter or not i shuld cencel it or not. there for i cancel the download when its in the midle (+10% or something i don't remember).when i open the epub file it is error and i can't open it. yes i already try using the calibre epub opener and program other then calibre, it fail to open to. detour this is how i keep (some) files in my hardrive(:C): have a main loby -> have a sub loby that in this context is for "important things" -> this is where i keep the folder -> for folder(s) -> that eventually lead to the folder that have said problematic archive. now that i already tell how the files organize, return to tour. i eventually had a bright idea to replace the broken epub with a working version. so i copy a working version said broken epub to the sub-loby. then i copy again that epub, this time to replace the broken epub. it worked, i can now open the ePost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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i thinkit has been 7 days plus since the incident. i really want to go back being a librarian retard. but i stoped myself after the incident because i think it is healing me and fixing my head.


>i am a purposeless undead husk if this goes on.

B-but, aren't we all?
Jus take it easy, in your absurd experience- purpose or purposelessness isn't a meaningful prerequisite for an idea to justify itself , to be happy, or to be sad, or so on.

Also, being "contaminated" after touching X and the thing that makes you forget something ate pretty interesting-

What happens to you if you do not fullfill the handwashing process?


>What happens to you if you do not fullfill the handwashing process?

horror. i will touch things the then the next day the will to clean will come back stronger. then i have to wash all the things that get "contaminated". a really really long and tiring process. if not the next day then the next 2 day, if not the next week, and so on and so forth


I think this is OCD not ADHD. As for your tech issue I have no idea, sorry. Hope you feel better soon.


Woufh, I see.

This kind of obsession that took a shape of utter dependence even surpassing and consuming other desires of physical body surely is interesting for me.

I had rarely became obsessive ( but not too intensely ) to a thing and that it's re-thinking & re-memorizing & re-generating ( scenarios etc. ) process for days mostly bring some kind of ache - bitterness 'that you desire it to end' in chest. But gladly those rare experiences of mine were ended in 2-3 days, back to my apathetic, empty state. Soo, I guess I can see how a consuming desire may look like. And I guess for you, it's a mere subjection of your material state and circumstances itself, even if you "discredit,negate" of being something being 'contamined' in your mind, or simply see it as an absurd, abstract attritubion- the material state still brings pain.

So~ I bestow my wishes on your tiring, consuming journey.

In an ancient book of an elder, respectful witch, a thing is written: "In the dimension of time and state, relations and non-relations absorb and ignite each other in a chaotic and unknown way."

Perhaps, different moments popped in your mind would absorb the current relations of your body-machine , and u'll magically no longer have the haunting attritubion of "contamined" !

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i hang around the end page of boards here to do some archiving. My problem is that i have this ocd-adhd (idk what it is) thing that makes it so that it's impossible to archive thing since everytime i open my own file i always worry (and believe) that i deleted something from said file or edit said file or mess it. is there any software that could help ? a software or something that could prevent me from deleting or messing or editing the file ?
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i use windows10 btw


more specific?. im clueless about computer stuff


I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks like this. OP, it is paranoia. On Linux, you can just chmod -R 444 /yourarchivedirectory.


but i dont know how to use linux, what about it ?


You don't want checksums (they can be slow), you want CRC.

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tech operations thread

Includes Sysadmins, Devops, Cloud Engineers, SREs, application support, DBAs, and any other primarily ops roles or ops 'technologies' i.e. docker/podman/kubernetes.
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around 2 years, just an associate's


sign up for one or two of the free cloud accounts. i think they just need a different email.
they give you some initial credit. use it to build virtual networks, routing, monitoring stuff, firewalls, ipsec vpns between accounts, gateways, etc. I think that could help.


If your degree is only two years you may as well study for a few certifications as they will increase you employability. Shit like A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+ etc. If you have to choose one focus on Network+.

However I must warn you that its often the case that employers want a four year degree, if theres some sort of program that you can use to convert your associates to a bachelors at a local 4 year college try looking into that (if it exists).


>any recommendations for networking related things
You want to read Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (or Computer Networks by Andrew Tanenbaum). Try to get CCNA cert if you want sysadmin/network admin type of work. For DevOps, you want to learn how to use Docker and basic usage of Ubuntu and Alpine Linux (these 2 distros are often used for Docker). Learning GNU/Linux skills is important if you want to work in anything that's related to computer networking or DevOps. I recommend that you install GNU/Linux (dual-boot Xubuntu or something) if you don't use it already, and read this free book https://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php


>Computer Networking: a Top Down Approach (or Computer Networks by Andrew Tanenbaum)
those are more of a theoretical approach to networking you would have in a CS degree, not a practical guide for network engineers. Its fine to read those but something like Net+/CCNA or other cert.
>For DevOps, you want to learn how to use Docker and basic usage of Ubuntu and Alpine Linux
Devops/SRE certs are mostly about AWS Architect, Kubernetes, and maybe some IAC tool like terraform. Most places are replacing docker with podman. If you learn linux for employability id recommend RHEL or equivalent distro since that covers podman and also most big businesses use it including AWS/oracle/etc. which are just RHEL clones anyway. Ubuntu is mainly for desktops and hobbyists.

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All of my software exists to destroy capital.

Quite literally. That is the true purpose of free software to me.

To eliminate capitalist control over my computing.

And for that matter corporate control of the same.

Thus saith the Preacher:

> If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. With proprietary software, there is always some entity, the “owner” of the program, that controls the program and through it, exercises power over its users. A nonfree program is a yoke, an instrument of unjust power.

> Richard M. Stallman

It also literally destroys capital; consider the case of Blender. Whole proprietary software industries have died in its wake, replaced by a world where 3D artists collaboratively contribute to Blender, either with code, or with money to pay for code.

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No such thing as free computing until hardware becomes 'free' and only way I see that happening is through communism.


>Objects model processes and modern day I/O better than text streams do
this is what modern java, the OOP-obsessed language looks like nowadays

collection.stream().map(i -> foo(i)).filter(o -> o.isBar()).collect(Collectors.toList())

it's all streams everywhere now. objects are old news.


>socialism is when consumption choice


what a fucking idiot

yes its dumb rhetoric. no i still dont want to use proprietary shit


>no i still dont want to use proprietary shit
If you want to live/work irl you will be forced to

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Post shell scripts and other small utility programs.

>Why should you write shell programs?

They allow you to do menial tasks in a matter of seconds or add quick fixes to special purpose text data formats (subtitle timing).
Most of my scripts handle filenames, to help with sorting my data collection. I already do most file operations in a terminal, so these were easy to automate.

I just wrote a downloader for a set of wordpress-based manga viewers dependent on readm.org, specifically daomanga.com:
wget -O- $1 | fgrep '"images":' test.html | cut -d ']' -f 1 | cut -d '[' -f 3|tr , '
' | tr -d '\' | xargs wget

The first wget is needed to cope with redirections. Notice the lack of sed or any regular expressions.

My notes are written in a dialect of org markup. This script processes it into troff with ms macros. Normally it only generates line breaks, headings and the titlepage while leaving anything else intact, particularly eqn characters.
When it finds a semicolon, it applies some formatting to the rest of the line. I never use it though.
#!/usr/bin/awk -f


/^$/ {
    print ".sp"; do getline; while($0 == "");

/^*/ {
    i=index($0, " ");
    if(i != 0) {
	print ".NH " i-1; print substr($0, i+1); print ".LP";

/^#\+/ {
    i=index($0, " ");
    switch(substr($0, 3, i - 3)) {
    case "TITLE:":
	print ".TL"; print substr($0, i);
    case "AUTHOR:":
	print ".AU"; print substr($0, i); print ".AB no";
	print ".AE"; print ".LP";

/;/ {
    i=(i=index($0, ";") + index(substr($0, i), " "));
    split(substr($0, i-1), s, " "); # r=0, ul=1, bl=2
    printf("%s", substr($0, 0, i-2)); d=0;
    for(i in s) {
	f=""; g=""; w=s[i];
	switch(substr(w, 0, 1)) {
	case "*":
	    if(a[d] == 2) {
		if(--d == 0) f="\\fR";
		else if(a[d] == 1) f="\\fI";
	    else {
		f="\\fB"; a[+
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I regularly write bash at work. It's fine. You can significantly increase your confidence by actually learning the language.


How do you test your scripts? What do you write bash for?


It's internal tooling to setup, manage and interact with various emulators. It's not tested.


nta but I have actually written small integration tests for some of the automation scripts i made that are auto-run on every new commit i make to the scripts.

they aren't really organized and i haven't made a proper test framework out of it or anything, but they basically set up a mock environment for dummy projects with a local git remote and ssh, run the automation, check expected responses with curl and filesystem tools etc then tear the test env down.


You can learn Bash at https://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
You can learn Sed and AWK at https://www.grymoire.com/Unix/index.html

The bad thing about PowerShell is that it has so long start up time (at least on M$ Windows), so it's not pleasant to use it as a login shell. It's also verbose language. Is there a good resource for learning PowerShell? I already know the very basics. The reason why I'm interested in PS is that it's something new instead of another version/extension of sh. I'm also interested in elvish, scsh (Scheme Shell) and other similar projects for this same reason.
* https://elv.sh
* https://github.com/scheme/scsh
* https://cliki.net/CLISP-Shell (bonus - Clisp as shell)
* https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Shell#Alternative_shells (more?)

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ARM seems to be the future of consumer computers of all kinds (PC, laptop, consoles, phones,…) What are your thoughts about it? Would it be possible to make an ARM computer as upgradable as a "normal" x86 computer?


RISC-V is the future of computing.



RISC-V is what richard stallman would use(he said it himself in one of his talks) if there was a notebook with RISC-V because it doesn't have a backdoor like Intel ME/AMD PSP.

but for now I'm using backdoorless CPUs until RISC-V is more accessible.


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Porting all the x86 software will require a lot of effort for it to happen on all platform. PCs will be the most resistant to this IMO.

>Would it be possible to make an ARM computer as upgradable as a "normal" x86 computer?

why not? Most arm PCs are SoC right now as I understand it


Not for a while though. In the long term probably, just because ARM is yet another middleman leech for those who do the design and manufacturing. RiscV already popular in all kinds of auxiliary and embedded chips. Burgers will try to cut their non client states (China) off from ARM and that will push RiscV towards becoming the new standard.


Virtual Machines with CPU emulation has matured to the point you don't get much a performance hit when not talking about stuff like games (due to latency added with translation layers). Thus for productivity right now one could run most software on Arm or Risc-V. This was actually IBM's plan for the PPC platform in the early 90s but back then IBM was incapable of a unified grand strategy where only their departments working on PPC envisioned running Dos&Windows software on VMs on PPC machines running AIX (Unix).

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I am thinking of doing a video project based around news and history from a leftist slant in the format of 'shorts', as seen on tiktok and on youtube. Can anyone recommend what the best direction is in regards to the best Text-to-Voice softwares and projects out there in terms of narration?


Doesn't tiktok have its own built in TTS function?


Have a look at the FestVox project (http://festvox.org/) or the carnival gui (https://carnival.sourceforge.net/).


Thank you anon. I'll try these out and see if they are good enough for a product. :)
I have no idea and don't really care. It would not be very useful if so.


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As far as TTS goes, elevenlabs is the platinum standard. Fantastic, ultra realistic (99% of the time anyway) voices. Has free and paid versions.

Capcut is free, has a web version, and automatically makes text to captions

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