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41st Week of 2021

Activism

Feminism

Privileges

  • New: Feminist analysis of privileges and rights.

    Privileges are a group of special structural benefits, social advantages, that a group holds over another. So they are elements that should be removed from our lives.

    Some of the topics included are:

Life Management

Book Management

  • New: Introduce the book management concept.

    Book management is the set of systems and processes to get and categorize books so it's easy to browse and discover new content. It involves the next actions:

    • Automatically index and download metadata of new books.
    • Notify the user when a new book is added.
    • Monitor the books of an author, and get them once they are released.
    • Send books to the e-reader.
    • A nice interface to browse the existent library, with the possibility of filtering by author, genre, years, tags or series.
    • An interface to preview or read the items.
    • An interface to rate and review library items.
    • An interface to discover new content based on the ratings and item metadata.

    I haven't yet found a single piece of software that fulfills all these needs, in the article I tell you about Readarr, Calibre-web, [calibre]((https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/), Polar bookself, GCStar, and how they interact with each other.

Coding

Python

Flask Restplus

  • New: Introduce the Flask-RESTPlus library.

    Flask-RESTPlus is an extension for Flask that adds support for quickly building REST APIs, but I'd use FastAPI instead.

Python Snippets

  • Correction: Install default directories and files for a command line program.

    I've been trying for a long time to configure setup.py to run the required steps to configure the required directories and files when doing pip install without success.

    Finally, I decided that the program itself should create the data once the FileNotFoundError exception is found. That way, you don't penalize the load time because if the file or directory exists, that code is not run.

Promql

DevOps

Infrastructure as Code

Terraform

Continuous Integration

Flakehell

Operative Systems

Linux

Dynamic DNS

  • New: Introduce the Dynamic DNS concept.

    Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is a method of automatically updating a name server in the Domain Name Server (DNS), often in real time, with the active DDNS configuration of its configured hostnames, addresses or other information.

Hard drive health

  • New: Taking care of your hard drives.

    Hard drives die, so we must be ready for that to happen. There are several solutions, such as using RAID to minimize the impact of a disk loss, but even then, we should monitor the bad sectors to see when are our disks dying.

    In the article we talk about S.M.A.R.T and how to solve some hard drive problems.

Kitty

  • New: Scrollback when ssh into a machine doesn't work.

    This happens because the kitty terminfo files are not available on the server. You can ssh in using the following command which will automatically copy the terminfo files to the server:

    kitty +kitten ssh myserver