Exploring the Fediverse

November 2, 2020 | Comments

Day 1 What is the Fediverse? The fediverse (federation + universe) is a collection of federated social networks running on free open software. That’s a bunch of jargon. Basically, different sites use the same social network software, and they can talk to each other. It’s an attempt at recreating the decentralized web. Some popular ones are Mastodon and Pleroma. First Dip into the Fediverse While browsing the Interwebs I’ve seen a couple of Mastodon instances here and there but I never really understood what they were.

Ubuntu 18.04 Stuck On "Restart Now"

May 13, 2019 | Comments

I was installing Ubuntu on my gaming laptop as I recently upgraded to a gaming PC. It’s an ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD with a NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card and a Intel i7-7700HQ processor. I was not able to install the NVIDIA drivers on install as I could not be connected to the Internet at the time. When I got to the end of the installation, I was presented with a dialog to “Restart Now.

Category: Technology
Tags: #solution

I Bought a New Laptop

March 17, 2017 | Comments

My SO and I have been playing an MMO called Blade and Soul recently. We were optmistic about it running on my laptop because the requirements didn’t seem too intensive and it even supported Windows 7. It would crash at every single loading screen. Playing on the lowest settings in a 800×600 window lowered the number of crashes greatly but the loading times were still absolutely ridiculous. I even managed to finish crocheting a bag while waiting for the game to load.

Category: Life Technology

Virtual Reality is the Future?

February 16, 2017 | Comments

Last weekend my SO and I found ourselves at the mall. He needed to buy hand cream for his climber hands and I was there along for the ride and to possibly look for Valentine’s Day chocolate (no, I did not find any chocolate). We decided to stop at the Microsoft Store and try the Vive demo. It was super cool. I got the chance to play Job Simulator and a couple of other games.

Category: Technology
Tags: #vr

LFTP Fatal Error: Certificate verification

October 11, 2016 | Comments

The error: ~$ git-ftp pull<br /> ~$ cd: Fatal error: Certificate verification: certificate common name doesn’t match requested host name ‘ftp.mazohyst.org’<br /> ~$ mirror: Fatal error: Certificate verification: certificate common name doesn’t match requested host name ‘ftp.mazohyst.org’ Solution: Edit ~/.lftp/rc so that it contains set ssl:check-hostname no. What this does is pretty self explanatory. If the hostname in the certificate does not match the hostname you’re attempting to connect to, it doesn’t matter because it won’t check for that in the first place.