Put Folding@Home on my desktop. It’s using too much power. Can I put it on my Raspberry Pi?…

  1. Put Folding@Home on my desktop.
  2. It’s using too much power.
  3. Can I put it on my #RaspberryPi 3B?
  4. The software is 64-bit. The OS on there right now is 32-bit.
  5. Specs show the 3B has a 64-bit processor.
  6. /proc/cpuinfo shows it has a 32-bit processor.
  7. Specs show it should have BCM2837
  8. /proc/cpuinfo shows it has BCM2835
  9. Magnifying glass shows BCM2837 stamped on the chip.

WTF?

Turns out all Pi chips appear as 2835 in the kernel?!?!?

https://forums.raspberrypi.com/viewtopic.php?t=188544

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Overstuffed websites

I’m not ready to give up on the flexibility of WordPress for my main blog yet, but holy crap are those pages heavy. Even with compression. There’s no reason it should take 450K (before compression) and 20 requests to display a 500-word post.

And I don’t even do ads, popups, social sharing buttons or anything else like that.

By contrast, my Les Mis blog, where I post about once a year, is currently generated by Eleventy using a custom minimal theme that only takes around 10K of HTML, 3K CSS, and a third request for the icon. And another 40K for the header font, which I recently set up locally so it no longer has to call out to Google Fonts.

One domain, just 4 requests, and only 50K for the first hit and 10K for each subsequent page.

Compression cuts down on those 500K WP pages – all the text and code compresses really well so only around 200K bandwidth is needed. But it’s still got multiple JS and CSS requests going on.

I was able to cut it down significantly by switching to a lighter theme and turning on the minimize/combine feature in WP-Optimize so it’s making fewer script calls. But it’s still way bigger than the minimalist setup I have with 11ty

Some of it is images, though. I still have my latest Flickr posts in the sidebar, and I’m using Jetpack’s related posts feature which includes thumbnails. I could cut out a big chunk by removing those, but I kind of still like the idea of having them in there.

I think I need to take a look at how much extra stuff I really want on that site and rip some of it out. Eventually I’d like to replace all the JetPack features because they just seem to keep adding more scripts. Plus I want an entirely local stats package instead of one that’s offloaded to a third party even if they’re less awful than, say, Google or Facebook

Otoh, I want to keep Gravatar on the comments sections (on the older posts where people actually commented) because that’s actually useful to readers as an aid for following a conversation better. But that’s all on top of the base page size

Anyway, I should shut up about this and go to bed

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In reply to FiXato remarking that the Gemini version is likely even smaller:

It is! Not only does it not need the font, but instead of minimal layout and style, there’s *no* layout or style! Or even metadata!

Finally made it out to the botanical gardens up in the hills for a hike.

Finally made it out to the botanical gardens up in the hills for a hike. They’ve actually stayed open this whole time by requiring reservations to limit the number of people on the grounds at a time. (Also face masks, distancing, and closing off benches and some sections.)

Ironically there were more people there than I usually see. The limits must be against an increased demand due to the fact that they were actually open!

#nature #signs #bench #trail #closed #hiking #mask #photo

Closed due to Covid-19.

Bench (and caution tape).

Shady amphitheater.

Discarded mask on the trail.

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covid closures & beaches

The beach is closed now, along with the bike path and the sidewalk I was standing on. ALL of Los Angeles County’s beaches are closed.

Neighboring Ventura County just re-opened some of theirs with distancing rules in place, and while Orange County has resisted closing their beaches, they had so many people show up at the coast this weekend that some cities are thinking about closing them after all. (Well, maybe only on weekends when non-locals might show up. 🙄 )

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Thinking back to the last “normal” weekend in southern California

Thinking back to the last “normal” weekend in southern California before it became clear that covid-19 was spreading locally & closures started.

After a busy Saturday & Sunday morning, I went out for a calming photo walk at the beach.

Not many people were there. I’m not sure if it was just not warm enough yet, or people were starting to keep their distance already, or if they were just all at the other end where there was a kite festival.

#photo #beach #SocialDistancing #california

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covid-adjacent/fitness trackers

Was thinking about how my step count is waaaaay down just from staying home, but I’m still wearing the tracker for heart rate. Wondered what else it might be able to infer & went looking…

Turns out some newer fitness trackers can measure oxygen saturation.
How your Apple, WearOS, and Fitbit smartwatch can help track your coronavirus symptoms

Imagine hooking that up to an alert for someone who’s been treating at home to catch worsening symptoms early

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Covid19/events

Back in my college theater days, I remember one of the teachers remarking that what sets theater apart from other types of events is the audience. A sporting event with no one watching still counts for the rankings and records. A play without an audience might as well be a dress rehearsal.

Well, sporting events are being scheduled without fans…and my old college just announced that this quarter’s performances will be done without audiences.

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Though I guess they do still count for class credit

A bright sundog next to a glass-sided building

A bright #sundog next to a glass-sided building. The sun is off to the left out of frame. The sundog had a bit more color and more of the spectrum in it as seen through my polarized sunglasses, so I kind of wish I'd taken a shot through one of the lenses, but at least you can see how bright it was. I haven't adjusted the color on this image at all - except for cropping, it's straight out of my phone. #sky #halo

A bright #sundog next to a glass-sided building. The sun is off to the left out of frame. The sundog had a bit more color and more of the spectrum in it as seen through my polarized sunglasses, so I kind of wish I'd taken a shot through one of the lenses, but at least you can see how bright it was.

I haven't adjusted the color on this image at all – except for cropping, it's straight out of my phone.

#sky #halo

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Facebook still insists it’s TOTALLY OK for them to help politicians lie to you for $$$. Not just misleading ads, or controversial opinions, or varying interpretations, but outright lies. Totally fine with it!

Facebook still insists it’s TOTALLY OK for them to help politicians lie to you for $$$.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/dec/02/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-policy-fake-ads

Not just misleading ads, or controversial opinions, or varying interpretations, but outright lies. Totally fine with it!

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Facebook says they don’t want to be in the business of fact-checking, but they have policies against false COMMERCIAL advertising. Truth in advertising is critical because commerce requires trust and informed choices.

SO. DOES. DEMOCRACY.

It’s even MORE important in politics.

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I need to start collecting screenshots of ghost Pokestops. Not ghost-type nests, but the stops …

I need to start collecting screenshots of ghost Pokestops. Not ghost-type nests, but the stops that highlight something that isn’t there anymore.

In my area there are several murals that have been painted over, fountains that have been converted to planters, a park pond that’s become a splash pad, a sculpture in a store that’s been bulldozed…

It’s like a digital afterlife for landmarks.

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Off-duty cop fires 10 shots at an unarmed intellectually disabled man & his family from 20 feet away…

Off-duty cop fires 10 shots at an unarmed intellectually disabled man & his family from 20 feet away, killing him & critically wounding his parents, b/c he pushed him in a Costco food line 3.8 seconds earlier.

No charges filed, b/c he had “no choice.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-27/costco-shooting-lapd-officer-was-20-feet-away-when-he-opened-fire-police-say

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10 shots at 3 unarmed people.
20 feet away.
In a crowd.
3.8 seconds after being knocked to the ground by a man who was *already 20 feet away* by the time he fired.

And yet he had “no choice but to use deadly force”

You’re seriously telling me there were no other choices?

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It’s still not clear what started it. But the dead man had schizophrenia and was adjusting to a change in his medication, and his parents were trying to de-escalate the situation when they were shot.

Which the cop could’ve tried if he hadn’t started shooting immediately.

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So, does denying California the ability to set its own environmental standards fall under “states’ rights” or federalism?

So, does denying California the ability to set its own environmental standards fall under “states’ rights” or federalism? And is it pro-business to tell automakers that they’re not allowed to make deals with the state?
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/18/761815991/white-house-to-revoke-waiver-allowing-california-to-set-its-own-emissions-standa

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Your daily reminder that the GOP only cares about states rights when the states are trying to interfere with people’s civil rights, and only cares about federalism when, well, more or less the same, and is only pro-business when they like the business.

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And of course they’re only pro-family when the families look like theirs, and they’re only pro-freedom of religion when it’s their own religion, and so on down the line.

They talk a lot about conservative principles, but judging by actions, they’re just rationalizations.

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