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Hello! I'm Hamzah. I'm a /#devops engineer in my day job. I live in .
I consider myself a hardcore geek, but these days most of my time is taken up by my three kids and wife.

I'm very interested in automation, and have a small addiction to , and .

Just watched a Thai movie called Bad Genius. It was very good. I liked it.

Even ignoring Thunderbolt, even with USB devices that are directly connected it has problems. Eg the cheap end Logitech keyboard/mouse they haven given me at work randomly stop working and I have to remove the Logitech unifying receiver and plug it back in to make it responsive again. Driving me crazy :@

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I hate this HP EliteBook 840 G7 they've given me as my work laptop.
It doesn't work very well with the Thunderbolt dock I have at home. Admittedly, the dock I have is a Dell TB16, which is known to be a bit crap. That said, it's worked fine with every other laptop I have connected to it (Dell, and a Thinkpad).

My wife whenever the weather has become warmer, and I decide to make cold brew ๐Ÿ˜“

It's my coffee! Don't touch :(

I really need to replace this server, or at least move it into a different case. At the moment it lives under my desk, but it means I can't tuck my chair in properly, and have to sit in a weird position.
I built it years ago, when I had a rack to put it in.
Ideally I want to replace it with something much more modern, and consolidated some of my other home servers, as most of my home servers are quite ancient and not very energy efficient.

What's the easiest way to use my Gitlab instance, to build an external Github repository?
For example, there are a few projects that I would like to build the included Dockerfile, as they don't publish the images themselves, but I want to track the upstream "release" tags.
I can't think what the best way to do that would be.

Rain is very welcome after the last few days of hot weather.

I love the hot weather we've been having, but sometimes you need a small break from it too.

"SCSI/SAS and NVMe drives do not provide ATA/SATA-like SMART Attributes."

Well that sucks. I have some old SAS disks I was wiping, and wanted to see the health of the disks to see if they were worth keeping or not, but there is no SMART self test logs.

Alright, Kubernetes by Example is pretty awesome.

Kudos to the KBE Team!

#Kubernetes #k8s

I need a smaller soldering iron. I hate having to pull out my soldering station each time I just want to do something quick. One of those gas powered ones seem nice.

Boost if you support Palestine :)
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If a hard drive is showing errors with badblocks, but SMART is showing everything is fine.... what would cause that? I can't tell if the disk is bad, or if perhaps the backplane/cables/HBA is bad

Doh. I was trying to flash a RAID controller to IT mode, and I appear to have done something to my crappy home server. The on-board HBA won't detect any disks anymore :S

Does anyone know of any "countdown" apps or extensions? I want it to show in the notification bar of Gnome, not a notification when the timer is up.

The AC isn't working in the office, so it's extremely hot ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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I had to come in to the office to pickup my replacement laptop. Last week, they gave me the wrong laptop. It was supposed to have 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, but it only has 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD, and it isn't upgrade-able, so they have to swap the laptop.

I don't care about the SSD so much, but with only 8GB RAM I can't run any VMs on my laptop.

Hmm looks like is having issues. I can't get to ๐Ÿ˜“

Working with my local government to try to change the school curriculum to include the plight of the Palestinian people as part of the anti-racism curriculum
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