David Bowie talks about the impact of the internet in an interview of the BBC 1999:
Recently a good friend of mine gave me a used Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 which he didn’t need any longer as a gift. According to the data of Intel this model was already introduced in the third quarter of 2013 and is therefore 7 years old as of August 2020.
Calling this “retro” may be a bit exaggerated – but it is a valid question if using such an old processor still makes sens in the year 2020. Current models provide more performance while also often using less power. In addition memory modules with DDR4 provide a higher throughput as well.
On the other hand my old PC is still mostly based on the hardware with a Xeon E3 which I bought already in 2014 and which got equipped with SSDs as mass storage and a new graphics card running a 4K display. Despite its age it is still usable quite well. Moving to the Xeon E5 would be an easy upgrade since I only would have to change the mainboard and the CPU cooler. The existing RAM modules could be used unchanged.
Newer versions of macOS as well as Windows 10 provide the option to use the UI in “dark mode”. In this mode the background of windows will be dark and text will be light.
Websites can support this setting as well by using the CSS media query
prefers-color-scheme: dark and using a different color scheme for the “dark mode”.
Nextcloud Talk is an extension for Nextcloud that enables chats as well as video conferencing. A decent browser and a webcam are sufficient to use that. You can also use an app for Android or iOS.
With a few simultaneous connections this usually works quite well if you pay attention to a few points, such as using a server for STUN/TURN like coturn (I will write a separate article about this).
A while ago I wrote about a plugin for Netdata which I created for my Nextcloud server.
Luca Olivetti was so kind to extend the plugin by additional metrics – thank you!
The source and documentation are still available at Github.
Note: if you use the plugin already please keep in mind that the configuration has changed. You now only have to define the base URL of the server and not the full monitoring API URL any longer.
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“Be a Lady They Said”
Words: Camille Rainville
Narrator: Cynthia Nixon
Director: Paul McLean paul-mclean.com
Music: Louis Souyave @ OPM.london
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Producer: Claire Rothstein claire-rothstein.com