Note to Self: Less Research, Less Rabbit Holes

I should focus more, and not get in to rabbit holes

February 17, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

The Kobo Elipsa 2e, Six Months Later

An update on the Elipsa 2e, six months later and how it has influenced my reading.

February 16, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Emacs Help Stuff

Various things, when rooting around for help in Emacs

February 15, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Use Your Scars

Your life, your experience, your scars make you who you are!

February 14, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

My Raspberry Pi 5 Ran Hot

I got my greedy paws on a Raspberry Pi 5 last month. Probably the Pi after this, will be the one at which I will say these are good enough and stop my “get ’em as soon as they are available” manic buying spree over the past few years. I use it as a music jukebox (with Jellyfin), as a place to host my audiobooks/files, as well as a syncthing node....

February 13, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Poor Ceres Always Gets the Short End of the Stick

Courtesy, NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA, Public Domain, via Wikipedia I just finished Tamsyn Muir’s Nona, last month. And of course, I’m now stuck along with the rest of the world waiting for Alecto to come along.1 In the meanwhile I’m having fun with the rest of the world, dissecting the old books to pieces with various pieces of headcanon and wild theories, one of the popular ones being trying to find analogies between the houses of the books and our solar system...

February 12, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Get Hugo to Show Images in Links When Shared on Social Networks

Whenever I post a link to one of my posts on the fediverse or share it with my friends on Signal, I just get a plain vanilla link box I wanted those rich embeds, other folk seemed to have, on the same mediums, that I would share my links on. Looking around for how to go about doing this, led me to, which taught me the whys and wherefores....

February 11, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

100 Word Writing Habit

I want to write better. And the best way to do that, is to write more. Thinking about which, immediately kills the urge to write, because I take really long to write anything. And the actual writing, is very arduous to me. So what to do? I guess I need to just lower the bar. Do less. More consistently. And then serendipitiously, as they say, when the student is ready, the master appears....

February 11, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Viewing Hugo Server Output Remotely

I’ve been living a little dangerously when posting stuff on the blog. While it’s true that I compose my posts locally on my desktop, with a locally installed Hugo, I always catch a ton of things that I miss, after I publish a post. Nearly every single time. So the process then becomes … Open the post on the server in Emacs (after logging in, via ssh) Make an edit. Build and publish....

February 11, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Switch to Manjaro “Unstable”

I kept wondering why Syncthing releases on one of my Pis would lag behind my other one.1 The big difference between the two is that one runs Raspbian and the other, Manjaro23. This wouldn’t happen earlier when they ran Arch and Manjaro. And today, I head-slappingly remembered, that it did lag and I had to do stuff to get at the latest software stuff. What I had to do, was to switch Manjaro’s software branch to unstable (as opposed to the default stable....

February 6, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza