Antranig Vartanian

February 3, 2023

Turns out this is what happens when you leave me alone at a supermarket.

Basically I start playing with all the electronics I find.

I found this Barcode scanner with Windows 8 (for some reason) and the browser was open.

I was thinking of idling it at my Armenian blog, but I think this was better!

It’s showing the “Get Blogging!” website 🙂

That’s a all folks…

Antranig Vartanian

December 22, 2022

I’m trying to migrate my life to Obsidian, turns out they have Vim key bindings for the editor. As soon as you enable it, it asks you a question.

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Antranig Vartanian

December 22, 2022

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Could this be a timezone math issue? No wait, I think it’s just bad written software issue!

Personally, I would prefer if it said “Currently doing XYZ” and ideally if it just printed the output of ^T (SIGINFO) somewhere in the window.

Antranig Vartanian

December 17, 2022

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You know software is written really well when it’s able to use all cores as needed, properly.

I keep getting impressed with what ffmpeg can do.

Antranig Vartanian

December 16, 2022

Well, it time to do upgrades on my server. expect this blog will be offline for a while as well.

How long were we up anyway?

root@pingvinashen:~ # uptime 
 9:41PM  up 270 days, 18:36, 4 users, load averages: 0.15, 0.36, 0.38

Not bad, huh?

See you soon!

Antranig Vartanian

November 23, 2022

Wait, what?

I was running a script and I didn’t parse something correctly, it ended up creating a Unix user named ''. You know, an empty string.

Is this supposed to be a bug?

According to pw_checkname in pw_user of pw(8), it’s not rejected.

If you think this is supposed to be a bug, please let me know.

Antranig Vartanian

September 23, 2022

I’m running two VMs on my M1 MacBook Air. An x86_64 FreeBSD and x86_64 LureOS (illuria‘s OS), both are emulated.

and yet, somehow, according to macOS, my browser is Using Significant Energy.

To be honest, I believe macOS, but the real question is, how did we get to a place where a piece of software is consuming more power than a complete Operating System?

Antranig Vartanian

July 20, 2022

The apartment building in front of our house feels like the United Nations. There’s so many flags.

The obvious one is, of course, the flag of Armenia. Then there’s the flag of Nagorno-Karabakh. The new wave of migrants means that there’s also an Ukrainian flag. I’ve seen some other flags too, but not sure which country was it.

Our balcony is small, if it was bigger I’d join them too. Also, we’re on the last floor where everyone would be able to see the flag.

Wave your flags, folks!