Updated on 13/05/19 to reflect new closing date, and again to link to the results post. I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The… Read More »A Survey of the Fediverse
Introduction For the past two weeks, I’ve been using an EeePC 1000H, a netbook with a 10″ screen, an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB internal hard drive. Released in 2008, it was designed with portability as its primary goal, with performance taking a back seat.… Read More »Using an EeePC in 2019
Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, have implemented a number of security checks in their browser related to extensions. One such check is a digital certificate that all add-ons must be signed with. This certificate is like a HTTPS certificate – the thing that gives you a green padlock in your browser’s URL bar.
You’ve probably seen a HTTPS error before. This happens when a site’s certificate is invalid for one reason or another. One such reason is that the certificate has expired.Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: Why did everyone’s Firefox add-ons get disabled around May 4th?
Searx is a free and open source metasearch engine. It can be self-hosted (like I do!) or accessed at searx.me. Metasearch engine? A metasearch engine is a search engines that uses other search engines to get its results. For example, when you search metasearch engine A for “cat”, it would… Read More »Configuring Searx
Update: A lot of people have left me comments telling me that OCRbot really has helped them, and that they wouldn’t have posted or boosted certain content without it. I didn’t realise that when I wrote this, and I’m really happy to hear that OCRbot does actually have a purpose.… Read More »The failure of OCRbot
I’ve noticed that Discord for Linux takes a very, very long time to start up – sometimes in the order of hours. During this time, my laptop gets very hot. I eventually decided to look into this and found that several instances of
xdg-mime were taking up 100% CPU. Killing them caused Discord to open instantly.
Apparently this issue is present with Spotify too. This fix will work for both of them.Read More »Discord and Spotify for Linux and xdg-mime
When I download an album from Bandcamp, I go for the OGG format, because it has better sound at lower bitrates than MP3, and because it’s a free format, unlike AAC. However, there’s a slight problem: Bandcamp doesn’t embed album art in their OGG files. The fools.Read More »My Bandcamp album organisation script
Content warning: These images mention suicide and depression. About this project I’ve been making some little “art” pieces about depression in the information age. The idea is that a lot of the systems we use feel overly friendly and cheerful as if they were conversing with us, such as Facebook… Read More »Depression in the Information Age – Part One
I’ve imported (okay, copy and pasted) all my old Lynne Teaches Tech posts. That means this blog is ready to be used for new Lynne Teaches Tech posts, as well as other exciting content!!