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Resurrecting the desktop thread. Post desktops, you get bonus points for a more comfy and homelike desktop, and whoever has the most points wins (1)snug smug hugbug(pictured)
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thanks, I'll try to find the directory.

It's bspwm and the bar is lemonbar. Everything is almost stock I just changed the fonts and the terminal colors. I'm working on it but I suck at ricing lol



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My goal is to post my desktop on every image board with a desktop thread.


Did you put mac software onto a tower? I know Apple sells some cards with their PC's, but it's terribly expensive.


>is someone knowledgeable with lemonbar
I use lemonbar along with bspwm. There are plenty of guides how to do it with updating every second or so, but that's a dirty hack. The official bspwm repo has a nice sample configuration (https://github.com/baskerville/bspwm/tree/master/examples/panel) without doing so, and it's pretty neat.

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What are the Comfiest apps you sushi rolls know of? iOS or android. Personally, I'm pretty fond of sudoku apps, a nice challenge but still relaxing.
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tfw you roll, fall, flop out of bed in the morning and stare at your phone for a good half hour as you try to bring yourself to consciousness but all your apps suck

I have RSS feeds I check, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr. Never check IRC because rooms are all generally ded or not active AM my time


Headspace is a p comfy app. It's basically guided meditations. Definitely has that bullshit *perfectly designed UI, A/B testing, attention span sized chunks of content bullshit* thing going on though which always freaks me out.


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Hey sushi's. I stumbled on something I think you'll all really like. It's an app called Viridi. You grow a small succulents garden and have a small snail pet. It's pretty comfy. I know it's available for iOS and on steam and probably for android. Does anyone know anything else like this?


Downloading this now. Seems pretty qt


i made a bot that texts me RSS updates to my flipphone and can relay discord messages

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>what is it?
An operating system that respects your freedom
>why would I use it?
If you are tired of having your OS use you and always wanted to use your computer instead
>What do you mean by freedom?
Write your own programs. use source code from the internet in seconds. update when you want to not when it tells you.
Want to run a website? cool! you can set one up in minutes.
Want to adjust your hardware to your liking? Awesome!
Want to stop or make a new feature to a program you use every day? Go for it!

Its your computer! use it how you want!
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>Could refresh updates list, couldn't refresh applets or synaptic list


Been using Supreme Gentleman's BSD for the past few months, but because fucking everything is written for pleb Ginyu/Leenuks I'm going to go back to it becauase there are some projects I want to run.
I'm really not looking forward to going through all the hassle of installing Gentoo or working around all the innumerable problems that inevitably come with a Linux installation. I gotta prepare myself to my OS breaking randomly and to lousy documentation.
Wish me luck rolls.


>Haven't run into this issue before and searching the help forums yields nothing unfortunately.
Ah yes. I remember those good old days long ago.
It is not all grim sushi, the future will be much better.

Pretty much it's like this.
You found some obscure problem that was perhaps found by others and not recorded on a forum or maybe you did something wrong. As I have found in Linux it is almost always something you did wrong.
You will (hopefully) tinker around with the system for hours/days/weeks untill you find out that one little thing that is so simple you cannot believe you missed it. The best part comes next. After all that tinkering you will have learned so much other stuff about your computer that the next problem will either not happen or be easier to solve, and there will be a next problem.
This is the path of the true sage or Linux guru.

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ping or some other ip address you know well.
If that works, then you just have a problem with the DNS, in most home networks the DNS server adress is the same as that of the router ( in my LAN).
See http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man5/hosts.5.html to learn how to set up your DNS settings.
Sorry that I can't give you specific information, I don't know how network autoconfiguration is handled by systemd.

On the other hand, if you can't get past your router, then the link between your router an the remote service provider is broken. Check your cables and contact your ISP.


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>>74 >>78 >>79 >>80 >>81 >>93 >>99 >>100 >>106 >>233 >>295 >>404 >>406 >>407 >>409 >>415 >>424 >>425 >>431 >>432

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

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Have you ever messed with your school's wifi?
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Well that's disapointing.


>I started giving my friends A's assignment by assignment
>I obviously wasnt a master of covering up my footsteps


I ain't been up to no h4x0r soy, but I have a school computer related story.

I was in unsupervised music lesson on the computers. Obviously no one was working, they're just watching youtube videos (mostly talk show clips for some reason). Suddenly everyone receives an alert from the technician saying 'Do your work'. Idiots are taken aback by the fact they're being monitored. A open work related window, but most just carry on and kept reviving alerts. I suggest everyone opens full screen strobe lights, the whole class apart from me does it. No one gets any more alerts.

Tfw I gave the technician a seizure and am the only one who didn't get punished.


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I didn't have wifi in my school when I was a kid but I did mess up with the computers at the library.
I was 15 and I'd skip classes at the school library making dumb games with Game Maker. It was really fun and all that. I had a friend with me doing the same thing.
Once we came up with a hoax: we made an executable that'd go fullscreen, filled it with windows icons, particularly the animation from which [pic #1] is a frame, I'm sure you've all seen it. It also had a progress bar and a bunch of random file paths (C:\Users\blah\blah) in rapid succession printed above it. And a big message "Fatal error: virus detected. Deleting all system files" or something.
To make it even more convincing, we took a screencap of Internet Explorer and had it display briefly before the "virus" screen. The screencap had the start page everybody (including the PCs at the library) used at that time, an news site (msn news), and that day it displayed a huge picture of mexican singer Pedro Infante [pic 2 is the same pic we had]. We therefore called our ruse "The Pedro Infante". We then set the icon for the .exe to be that of IE, we replaced the IE link in the desktop with our executable, and there you had it: Any unsuspecting soul who'd want to use "The Internet" would click the IE icon, have a screencap of IE (with Pedro Infante laughing), and suddenly a message saying that a virus was found and the system was being wiped, with very convincing windows icons.
We also disabled all keys, so the only way to close it was Alt-F4 (doesn't take a genius to try that), but the program had a trigger on exit to launch itself 20 more times. Being Game Maker (DirectX) this would freeze the system.
Next day we went to the library to find that one computer was "out of service" then it was two computers. The library only had 4 computers and soon they were all closed, we asked why and they said "They all have a virus". We were like "no they don't" "yes they do" they replied. So our little prank came back to bite us.
Even worse, we used the computer lab to make our shitty games now, but I accidentally left mine open once (a pedo Barney (the dinosaur) game) and we got caught because of that and almost got expelled. Luckily we were in finals so the principal took mercy on us.
Pedro Infante is one of my fondest computer memories.


i saw the defcon talk about this still a cool trick though

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Let's talk coding and software, sushis, because I don't do enough of it and I really should. Let's hear about projects you're working on, stuff your coding, learning. Trade secrets, info, tips, whatever. Programming isn't something that should be done alone in a corner.

I guess if we need a thread starter, I want to brush up on my coding skills. I want to find something to play around with, something not as mainstream as the stuff like Java and C, but will still be useful in a professional setting, something I can make usable stuff out of.
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Im >>287 and this is my first big project. The best way to practice is to make little tools that you need all the time (or just want ala youtubedl) and just do what ever comes to mind. Helping in projects is always a great way to get good as well. reading other peoples code is not always easy and it takes practice as well.


>make little tools that you need all the time
And that's part of what I mean. Most of the time, I can never really think of anything that I need done by a program.

Actually, there probably is something I could do. It's a little more involved, but definitely not outside of my skill range. The issue is that it would require me to obtain a database of a mass amount of stats (or just copy everything by hand, which would take eons and leaves way to much room for error). It wouldn't actually get me to do anything for a while, though.

I'm trying to get used to Godot, but these scenes and nodes are just plain weird.


>The issue is that it would require me to obtain a database of a mass amount of stats (or just copy everything by hand
See, that's your first tool to write. Instead of copying by hand, let a program handle the task.


Well, the thing with programming is that languages are usually fit for a particular domain of application. I don't think there is such thing as a 'general purpose programming language'. C is great for working with raw data or interfacing with the kernel and most libraries, yet it's really hard to do some high-level stuff.
Perl is great for mass data processing, R is great for statistical analysis, and lisp is great for manipulation of program logic. I found ruby to be great for structured programming.
So first you got to find the best language for your particular purpose, or if you're in love with a language, the particular domain of that language.
Usually you build up your knowledge gradually: what is some basic stuff I can do with this? then do it.


Has anyone here ever used ConnectWise Automate/LabTech before? I'm looking to impress a company I had an interview with this morning, but having trouble trying to decide what direction I want to go in for a project.

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Recently, I've been drawing some system icons.
Should I finish the set?
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I think it would look better to have the icons on the folders look as if they're on the folder itself rather than facing the camera. More like the audio card icon.


Wanted to say that, but never got around to it. Also, would prefer if all devices had the same cord, either long or short. Mouse looks a bit like it doesn't fit with the rest. Other than that, really nice icons!


I simply ran out of pixels with the icons on the folders. It's hard to do like that, with minimal anti-aliasing.

That said, no progress has been made on this…
Come winter break I should have some time.


That's fine. Just don't procrastinate.
Make one at a time and post them on here as you finish each one.


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You might wanna check this out for inspiration and general icon awesomeness: https://androidarts.com/Amiga/SBC.htm
The entire site is full of pure awesomeness.

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Official comfy computing thread, post comfy computer pictures. I'll start with what I have. Retro and non-retro alike are welcome!
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I don't know about that desktop, Raiden is a schway game anyhow! Just hanging out for Raiden V to be released outside US and Japan.


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Makes you wonder why they took so long to create a 1:1 monitor for the desktop.


fuck, do want


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its a conspiracy, it must have be related to pricing, most likely the jews wanted to spend less resources making larger monitors to sell to normie filth for higher prices(UNCOMFY (WARN))

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Battlestation thread!
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>car fluids
muh nigguh

I have to change my brake fluid but am too scared of complications and rust making everything fall apart in my hands. Also I have no one to do it with, and the one-man method seems risky, brake system might suck some air in.

sage for OT


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Where the comfy magic happens.


fuck this is like my dream setup sushi roll. what games you play with those controllers?


Thank you sushi roll! These days it's usually War Thunder, Elite Dangerous, and Star Citizen. Occasionally though I'll jump back into IL-2 Sturmovik when I feel like being a cyka blyat.

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Sushi rolls, do any of you have any IRC channels you still enjoy lurking/participating in? I ask for I have none left; I used to idle in Quake and other video game scrim IRC channels but those have such moved to Discord for the most part. I am curious enough that I might venture forth and ask other not-as-comfy places, as well.
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I doubt there's any programming discussion in #lainchan. I don't go there anymore because every time I get in it's just videagaem talk.



I didn't expect to see this many of us on sushichan of all places.
I suppose that's just the hand at work.


read again, I said #lainchan
I used to visit #lainchan a year ago and there was little programming discussion, and as I said, I bet there is even less these days


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OP here. Been in #sushigirl and lurking #lainchan, and #lainchan is sort of programming? People are talking about C as I type this, but it fluctuates between unbearable garbage that I wanted to get away from and conversation I wish I was programming-savvy to be a part of. It's definitely an odd channel that doesn't really have a solid cultural place but is definitely between 4chan and 8gag, but it's not terrible.

The sushis in #sushigirl kind of make me feel old even though I believe there isn't too much of an age difference (only a few years), some school talk mostly, but it's usually pleasant when it isn't dead.

Jeez. I can see why you don't actively look; I don't think I've been in that many chatrooms at once ever in my life.

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How much does the average sushi roll's computer cost?
How many of you own fancy GPUs/processors, and how many of you prefer simpler/cheaper hardware?
Does anyone own more than 2 or 3 computers? If so, why?
As always, keep it comfy~
Thanks for your input!
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I have about 10 or 11 computers at the moment, since I pretty much
take whatever I can get my hands on (major poorfag). My "best" machine
would have to be a dell optiplex 980, refurb. with a core i5 650, 8gb
of ddr3 ram, and (finally came today, still setting up drivers and shit)
an AMD rx 460 2gb. This is the first graphics card I have ever owned and
I cannot wait to try out my new system…


My old machine was an i5/760 build that i built on a budget but the one Im currently using is a bit newer.
Skylake i5, zotac 1070, i love it.
I do own more than one computer but I really only use one at the moment.


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>How much does the average sushi roll's computer cost?

Im a collector of extra hardware and worked with a POS system company so I was able to grab some old stuff to play with, I built my desktop for $250 with an A6 barebones form TD when they still sold them. I threw in a few spare TB drives that I had from before I moved and 128 SSD.

>How many of you own fancy GPUs/processors, and how many of you prefer simpler/cheaper hardware?

When FO4 came out I got a R7 360 and it was ok for that but is more than I need for anything else. So I would say a total of $500 including the 21:9. It does everything I need and them some. I really only play Civ and KSP but it works on max for both of those and on the rare whim that I play The Long Dark, I just need to turn the textures down due to the screen resolution. Most of my work is with Ruby on Rails now so I spend a lot of time in a text editor and hardly touch the GPU

>Does anyone own more than 2 or 3 computers? If so, why?

At one point this year I had 6 machines running. I have my desktop, I got a HP Dv4 while working at staples that some one was recycling for $5. Threw a 64GB SSD in it and have wanted nothing more as far as a laptop goes, I have had to replace the fan and extended battery but that cost me all of $12 to replace.
I have an Aspire One that I travel with when I dont think ill need a pc and have a 32GB SSD in it. Its slow but once the OS loads its not bad. battery only last about 2 hours through :(.
I had a Dell Powerserver(x2 pentium 4 setup) I got from work for free and played with it for a while but the power consumption was awful. I gave it away to a friend who broke his laptop.
I have an Rpi2 I was using as a webserver and Im now using it to build my own POS system with daisy chained 2200mA batteries so it stays on for 6+ hours on $10 worth of batteries.
I also Have a few old phones that I tried to play with the boot loaders and turn into a laptop to have in my car for fun an profit.

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I have an X220 as well that I use as a DD. I upgraded to a 500GB Samsung SSD, and an IPS screen, and I love it. I think it has cost me about $300 out of pocket and does all the development and media work that I need it to do.

If you haven't already, I would suggest getting a dock if you use yours at the desk a lot. I have mine plugged in a lot when I am home, and I found a cheap dock on ebay, and it makes cable management super easy, and I can unplug it and move it around without worrying about having to plug everything back in.

I also have a pretty beefy home server, a HP Proliant DL380 G6, with two 6 core Xeons, 64GB RAM, and a 16TB DAS device. I use this for most of my intensive tasks, so I guess I can't claim my laptop does everything, but the laptop+server setup works really well for me.


I have a gaming PC that cost over $2000 including the 4k monitor I bought for it at the time. I run Windows 8 and Debian on it. I also have a thinkpad t410s with just Debian. I wouldn't recommend having all this stuff. Games these days are not worth playing that much for me and the constant switch between 3 different OS installation is mental clutter I don't need.

I would feel much comfier with an emptier desk and one laptop with a hi-res 16:10 screen. I'm waiting on this new Macbook pro retina. I hope it's not terrible.

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