making JetBrains IDEs run faster…

disclaimer / warning This post contains advice / instructions on how to change your JetBrains installation. Following them may break your installation, and I do not take any responsibility for your actions in doing so 🙂 directions Install a version 15 JDK such as the Azul Zulu JVM by following the instructions at https://www.azul.com/downloads/?package=jdk Other …

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Debian 10 / hp Z240 SFF / audio setup

This is the minimal-but-complete setup required for Debian 10 onwards. Put the lines below into /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf and reboot. # snd_hda_intel —————————— options snd_hda_intel beep_mode=0 options snd_hda_intel enable=1,0,0 options snd_hda_intel enable_msi=1 options snd_hda_intel model=alc221-hp-mic options snd_hda_intel power_save=0 options snd_hda_intel power_save_controller=N options snd_hda_intel probe_only=0,0,1 /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf You should find that the audio behaves sanely from now on. My …

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As I Walked Out One Evening

As I walked out one evening,   Walking down Bristol Street,The crowds upon the pavement   Were fields of harvest wheat. And down by the brimming river   I heard a lover singUnder an arch of the railway:   ‘Love has no ending. ‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you   Till China and Africa meet,And the river jumps over the mountain   And the salmon sing …

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python 3 / venv

abstract There have been thousands of articles written about Python virtual environments. As of 2020-10-07, a quick search on Google for “python virtualenv article” returns “about 1,450,000 results”. In the majority of cases I have seen, they are partially filled with impractical advice. They gush about pip, pipx, venv, virtualenvwrapper, pipenv, poetry and others, but …

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The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand;Surely the Second Coming …

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