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Kindles allow loading epubs nowadays btw. You can even add epubs from one of their websites. I like to sideload mine to get features that kindle epubs have that sideloaded ones don’t, like scrolling the text instead of having to flip pages

Nice link. Would probably be one of my first places I look for any classic literature. Though it seems fairly limited from just the few searches I did

I made a community !pkms@sh.itjust.works for all sorts of things related to PKMS aka personal knowledge management systems. I added some of my favorites resources there.

You may like orgpad: https://sh.itjust.works/post/8295637

Automation for books is kinda weird. It’s not like a TV Series where new episodes come out every week. I wanted to like readarr but I don’t see the utility. Anna’s Archive and IRC are your best options.

Workspaces in flooro are poorly implemented though I would still suggest flooro as well. With the sidebery extension you can get some very good organization done

I highly recommend just downloading any videos you want to watch. Some guy made an extensions for firefox on linux that lets you click a button and it just automatically downloads and opens that video in mpv player. You can also use tube archivist, yt dlp, etc to auto download your subscriptions.

Anyone have anything that works on Apple TV? I have some invidious app or other that basically never works, at all.

Really good app. Hopefully when they introduce their premium pricing it doesn’t start to enshittify. I’m hoping it’s not another case of taking advantage of the open source community

Eh, at least they added support for it. Good for them. Still looking at this app with some skepticism but so far seems to be doing what it sets out to do.

Yeah but that’s true about any linux distro. if you can do it on one, you can most certainly do it on any others

Ahh interesting. So do you have to manually set an upstream dns server?

I think it does caching because grimd does caching. I want a dns filter and dns resolver that’s selfhosted but still performant and low latency. Caching of course is big part of that because if you’re running recursive queries every time, your ping will be like 100-200ms.

Nah, I literally didn’t have any idea. I’m all for wayland adoption. I’m on x11 because my main computer has an nvidia gpu but with wider adoption, I’m sure the fix will come soon.

cool, but I was asking as a question out of technical ignorance, not as a complaint about wayland.

I’m confused, how can an application ship with wayland? What if the DE you’re using is on x11?

he has some very dubious takes - he’s very correct on how shitty it is to be a consumer but he’s completely blind to any systemic analysis of it, willfully I would imagine.

He is spot on with how being a consumer enters you into an adversarial relationship. It’s so incredibly frustrating having to fight for what you already paid for.

I’m basically just wondering if I can replace my blocky+unbound setup with just leng!

Does this just use an upstream dns server or can it do recursive resolution like unbound? Does it cache results?

That could still be trolling. But LinkedIn is so full of utter garbage like this that it’s believable

I’m using it myself for my vps and it’s fine. I don’t think it’s anything spectacular, but my use case is really basic.

Last I saw you have to sign up for their waitlist. Didn’t realize you could install from aur. Do you need an account or does it just work after installing?

Try this site and pin the ones you like to compare really easily. You can also change the code to whatever you like.

I think my main is Hack, though I really like Pragmata and Gintronic. Jetbrains and Firacode are pretty cool, though I much prefer the first three to either, and Jetbrains to firacode.

One thing I really like about Hack and Gintronic is the very laid back parentheses. They don’t try to enclose the characters inside them like some fonts. They’re both very readable, hack is compact, gintronic is more extended but it has this feeling of everything being a logical block. Pragmata I really like but hard to actually compare it because it’s not on the site I shared above. Pragmata is I think as good as hack and gintronic, and it has the added benefit of having ligatures and nerd font glyphs built in! I’d probably prefer hack or gintronic overall if they had these features but they don’t.

This guy really loves fantasy. His enthusiasm is really infectious! Gonna have to pick up a few of these based on his recommendation.

It’s worse. Fig is a freemium product that aims to get you on a subscription model. This all but guarantees enshittification. Also fig is currently Mac only. The UI is also kinda gauche

If someone isn’t overwhelmed or underwhelmed, they’re whelmed by default.

No worries, I hadn’t seen the font resources from the mega thread so hopefully some folks get some use out of it. I’m just looking for a very specific font

Pirates were very design conscious. I mean the skull and crossbones is known across generations and cultures. They would very much support these efforts!

I did some research yesterday and it looks like silver blue has some rebase command that does something similar. Universal Blue is using that to make it easy to switch between DEs, netting a very similar result!

I actually found this exact gist in my search. Unfortunately this one is just a gist of css, not the font.

Trying to put isp router in bridge mode, very much in over my head
Hi all, I thought it would be as simple as flicking a switch to change from router to bridge mode and plug in my own router, and that couldn't have been further from the truth :( My ISP provides a huawei hg8145v5. I ordered a static IP from them as well. They gave me full access to the router to be able to put it in bridge mode. The router I'd like to handle all actual routing is an asus zenwifi xd8. The setup I'm going for is `ISP ONT/Router > Asus Zenwifi XD6 -> TrendNet 10g unmanaged switch -> NAS, PC, server` So in the isp router, I set it to bridge mode and connected it to the wan port of the asus router, then connected LAN 1 of the asus router to my 10g switch. basically just inserting the asus router in the chain that had been working before. I had no internet at all. Strangely, the asus reports that the internet is connected, but the speed test on the qos section cannot connect whatsoever. I thought it might have something to do with the static IP, so I tried setting the static IP assigned to me to the WAN IP, used the same subnet mask the isp router had assigned, and set the isp router as the gateway. Same exact thing. Basically everything I tried resulted in either a "connected" status yet no internet, or a "disconnected" status. I'd really appreciate some help. I really though I'd just change the isp router to bridge mode and I'd be smooth sailing but I've basically blown up my network. Also for some reason, the windows network tab is not finding my NAS anymore. I can only connect by typing its local ip or mapping a drive, but I used to be able to go to the network in window explorer and my nas would show up there and I could just access everything I wanted that way. anyway, I'd appreciate any help. i've been at this for literally the entire day and am only now reaching out for help. Thanks!

Audioz is widely regarded as the best place for music production software. Why do they delete posts?
For example, the following had been posted and I saved them for later, but now they're gone, and searching for the same doesn't result in them. https://audioz.download/software/242534-download_audio-modeling-swam-solo-strings-bundle-v3725169-win.html https://audioz.download/software/242592-download_audio-modeling-swam-solo-woodwinds-bundle-v3725169-win.html https://audioz.download/software/242540-download_audio-modeling-swam-solo-brass-bundle-v3725169-win.html I can only think of 2 things but would love clarification if any one knows. 1. they found a virus or something malicious in a release, or 2. they got a dmca or copyright takedown Both seem somewhat unlikely R2R has a really good reputation, and there's enough on audioz that if copyright stuff could get anything taken down, the site wouldn't exist at all.

cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/8107936 > I just finished using this guide to get Blocky set up. Part 2 shows how to set up the grafana dashboard. > > I was inspired to set up blocky instead of the other more popular alternatives due to his other video showing that blocky has the best latency of all > > [blocky vs pihole vs adguard](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfBh2VVOVZA)

I just finished using this guide to get Blocky set up. Part 2 shows how to set up the grafana dashboard. I was inspired to set up blocky instead of the other more popular alternatives due to his other video showing that blocky has the best latency of all [blocky vs pihole vs adguard](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfBh2VVOVZA)

CGNAT blocking external access to NAS. Looking to address this plus more.
- For my first goal, I want to get around my ISP's CGNAT so I can access my NAS outside my network. Tailscale doesn't work. Attempting to access my NAS always goes through their relays. From what I've gathered, a VPS is a good way to get around this so I got the basic $1/mo Racknerd KVM VPS. I'd like a performant way to manage this with low latency being ideal. That is my primary goal. From what I've researched, wireguard would be the most performant way to make that connection. I'd like to be able to access my NAS's primary IP or even set up reverse proxies so I can access it from outside the network, without sending all my network traffic through the NAS. I was under the impression tailscale did this but for some reason when I have tailscale active on my macbook, speedtests show major lag over 100ms. - I've heard wireguard was the most performant but anything will do with the goal of accessing my NAS. The maximum I need is to be able to stream 4k hdr/dolby atmos content from my NAS. - My second goal is to set up Unbound, Blocky and maybe have a fallback to quad9. I'd also like my devices to be able to use this externally. I set up a basic version of this today using [this guide](https://github.com/rajannpatel/Pi-Hole-on-Google-Compute-Engine-Free-Tier-with-Full-Tunnel-and-Split-Tunnel-Wireguard-VPN-Configs/blob/master/REASONS.md). However upon more investigation, I've learned Blocky causes much less latency than pihole. I went down a rabbit hole, researching nextdns, dnsfilter, etc. I think Blocky and Unbound will be great, but I'm more interested in the goal than the technology used to get there. I'm primarily interested in a low latency content/ad/tracker/malicious blocker that's available on and off my network. - Would it introduce less latency to run this locally off my NAS, and have a separate version set up in the cloud for when I'm away from home? I'll happily do this if there's any tangible benefit. My routing setup is ISP modem/router -> asus zenwifi router-> 10g switch, then my PC and NAS. All connected by cable. - Is there a way to set this up with the primary goal of having external access to my NAS? I feel like there's a way to kill two birds with one stone with this. Like maybe having the DNS resolve my NAS's internal IP to the VPS external IP which will then forward traffic requesting that IP address to the NAS somehow (not sure how exactly to accomplish this, or if it's possible). - I set this up originally on GCP due the guide I followed mentioning performance benefits. I'd be willing to host all this on the VPS if that's possible, but would prioritize high availability, reliability and low latency, which I believe GCP would give me better than my budget VPS. Strangely, the latency when connected to the current setup, GRC DNS benchmark is showing 100+ ms latency, while with it deactivated I get about 50ms average. - My third and kinda stretch goal is to host my website and side projects with the help of the VPS since I'll most likely not be using all the storage, bandwidth or computing power from just my primary and secondary goals. I currently host using github pages and redirect to my domain using cloudflare. I had my projects hosted on heroku. It seems like there's a heroku free tier popping up and then quickly enshittifying every other week so it just seems more reliable to host it myself. - - It goes without saying that I'd like to have this be as secure as possible as I've read lots of self hosting horror stories. My priorities are security, cost, reliability, performance in that order. I think hosting unbound/blocky on the VPS would make for a more elegant and easy to maintain solution, but I'm not 100% sure of the reliability and performance of Racknerd's budget level VPS offerings. - So to retierate, I'd like to access my NAS which is behind a CGNAT externally, set up ad/tracker/malicious content blocking, and host my website/projects, with security, cost,reliability and performance in mind. I think I want to use something like NPM, pfsense, blocky, unbound, authentik, fail2ban, and wireguard. either divided between free tier cloud hosts like GCP and oracle, and my VPS for less critical stuff like NAS access, or just put it all on the VPS if that's easier. I've done an absolute boatload of research to try and educate myself, which I've not included here because this would make this already lengthy post even longer. That said I'm still very noobish with all of this and appreciate any advice!

using pw manager with FF iOS?
Does firefox ios let you use a password manager? I have both bitwarden and proton pass installed and I'm unable to use either of them. I didn't have this issue on chrome or safari

Linux beginner, want to install OS on my NAS
Hi all, I'm currently experimenting with different distros using virtualbox. My set up is Workstation PC - QNAP TB to 10g NIC - 10g switch - Synology 1621+ NAS. The connection between the NAS and the PC is equal to about a gen 3 SSD. I do see one particular place where there may be an issue: the qnap adapter needs drivers of some sort to able to act as a nic. But maybe there's a way to still tell my bios to boot into my nas? or maybe I could make a little partition that only activates the nic and from there boot into the nas? I also can just connect a 2.5g directly between my computer and nas, but that would end up being really slow, slower than many of the single hard drives I have in my nas. What I'd like to do is run my chosen distro(s) from my PC but have them install on the NAS itself. Essentially I'll all the storage for the OS on the NAS, but have access to my workstation's more performant ram, cpu and GPU. Is this possible? Also, I'm looking at nobara, endeavour, mint, mx linux. May look into opensuse and alpine at some point as well. Primary purpose will be for general browsing/research and programming. Some gaming if it's possible. my long term goal is, once gaming is stable enough on linux, switch entirely over to linux and only use windows for games/media creation/music production that can't be done on linux, but daily drive linux.

workspaces like vivaldi?
Hey everyone. I'm just migrating to floorp (first time maining firefox in 15 years) and I'm wondering if there's any good workspaces extensions. I think I've tried them all, but i've found nothing that let's me handle workspaces across multiple windows the way vivaldi does. Basically what I want is workspaces the way vivaldi handles them. You can create a workspace and add tabs to it. you can select to open a workspace in a new window so when you close the window that workspace is saved and you can reopen it whenever you want. What I've found with the workspace extensions I've tried so far is that when you open a new window, none of your workspaces are saved, so it's like a blank workspace. Floorp has workspaces but it only works for one window at a time. Does anyone have suggestions how I could replicate vivaldi's workspaces functionaltiy without going back to that browser?

Piggybacking off the selfhosting email post earlier, does anyone have experience self hosting anon addy?
I'd really like to use the service and in fact I wish I'd been using it forever. But I want to do it right and self host it. It's just, maybe the most complicated thing I've ever seen. Does it require self hosting your own email server as well? If you already own a domain, does that make the process easier? is Anon Addy the only service like this? Also I'd love to integrate with bitwarden, so when I create a new account for some website, I can automatically create a new email address. (idk if there's any reason to do this, just think it could be cool) To piggyback further, I've been wondering if having my own domain would help me get around my double nat issue not allowing me to make reverse proxies. Thanks in advance to the community! Edit: I think I have a solution! Bitwarden actually [has these integrations](https://bitwarden.com/help/generator/#tab-forward-email-3Uj911RtQsJD9OAhUuoKrz) already and it's relatively new. duckduck go just doesn't work. I tried forwardemail and that site is filled with dark patterns so you think the free account is worth a damn until you're already invested time into setting it up. At the last minute it tells you you can't use it with bitwarden on the free account. The others are at least up front about their pricing. forwardemail.net doesn't even have a pricing page. Sending emails from the masked addresses is also paywalled. pretty much all functionality on forwardemail.net is paywalled, but they hide it from you the best they can, so fuck that company. I spoke too soon. There's no option that isn't paid. So I guess back to self hosting anonaddy Edit: I finally got duckduckgo email working with bitwarden integration. It now generates a random email for me automatically! **Edit edit: Found a good solution:** There are two solid solutions I think for this problem: Bitwarden + SimpleLogin integration. Ends up being about $40/year. The SimpleLogin integration is more limited as it just generates a generic hash. Pass gives you more flexibility - it adds the domain followed by a hash. It's cheaper by a few bucks if you pay per year. or Proton Pass ($48/year, or $36/year if paying for 2 years, or if you have proton unlimited ($8/mo), it's included What' nice is that the email address alias generator is built in and has a lot more options. It's cheaper if you pay for 2 years or already have proton unlimited. Both have stellar track records.

cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/5850736 > This is the resource I've been looking for. I'm working my way through the book but it gets in the weeds *really* early. It's all fun and games and then chapter 4 just hits like a brick wall. Amos does a tremendous job explaining the *why* behind things, in a more wheels to the pavement way.

This is the resource I've been looking for. I'm working my way through the book but it gets in the weeds *really* early. It's all fun and games and then chapter 4 just hits like a brick wall. Amos does a tremendous job explaining the *why* behind things, in a more wheels to the pavement way.

[Piped](https://piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=EVMMoDWN79E) Great watch but to summarize: * Bun beats Node/Yarn for package installation * Somewhat better API/DX in some ways. * Loses poorly in testing performance * Tons of incompatibility issues/performance issues in other areas. General summary: Just don't use Bun yet, seems like it needs some more time in the oven.

connection/certificate errors from DSM. Package center, QC, and much more unavailable. (Synology ds1621+)
## Update (FIXED) a dev from synology fixed it by running 'update-ca-certificates.sh' from the /etc/ssl/certs folder as root. Not sure if he somehow moved that file into my nas manually if that's included functionality. either way it was a really simple fix that only took them like 3 weeks to address. ---- Original post ----- A couple days ago I randomly received this notification email: "System is busy and unable to deliver the diagnostic data. Please try again later." there's no info in the body. When I received the email I checked my DSM dashboard and it was unreachable, but my docker ccontainers were still running and I was able to SSH to the machine. I tried to reset it and it didn't reset for around 20 minutes (i think maybe something to do with virtual machine manager because after logging back in and restarting, this was holding up the restart process). I restarted by holding it down until it powered down and started up again It has been exhibiting odd behavior: I cannot access the package manager, Security advisor, quickconnect, support center, push service under notifications, sign in on the notification > email page on control panel, it does nothing, synology account section of the control panel, active insight, DSM update, all are giving me errors that imply some broken connection, certificate, or networking issue. I tried to update a docker container and I can't access the registry. It's giving me an error: "Error response from daemon: Get "https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/": x509: certificate signed by unknown authority" Trying to access synology photos from my phone also gives an invalid certificate error I have made no changes to my router or system or anything. I can ping all the services here from SSH: https://kb.synology.com/en-global/DSM/tutorial/What_websites_does_Synology_NAS_connect_to_when_running_services_or_updating_software I'm worried that I somehow got attacked. I've been trying to figure out how to connect to this thing with my double nat situation which has made it impossible to access from outside without tailscale. I just don't understand what's happening. My worst fear is that maybe someone hacked in and modified my dsm install to mess with it or something. IDK. I reached out to synology support a couple days ago but they responded with the most generic tech support questions: > > you attempted to access DSM using various devices or web browsers? Are there any indications of hardware-related issues? > > Are there any third-party applications or packages installed on your Synology device that might be affecting its performance? > > Can you access the Synology device's interface directly, or is the problem limited to accessing DSM? > > Have you encountered any recent power outages or disruptions that might have influenced the current situation? > > I saw on [this thread](https://www.synoforum.com/threads/ds-220-connection-failed-please-check-your-internet-connection.10327/page-2#posts) some people having errors that sound very similar but they all got them resolved around the same time

Am I hosed? docker share deleted - snapshot says it made one last night, but the share is gone. On synology dsm 7.2
is there a way to recover snapshots to a share that has been completely deleted? I tried moving my docker install over to my new ssd volume and used scp to move the @docker folder to the new volume so I wouldn't lose all my containers. I started getting permissions errors, but it seemed I had fixed them by starting the containers with pgid/puid as root, then changing back to the dockerlimited user and starting the containers again. seemed to work fine but then watchtower updated an image and it totally fried that container, with some btrfs can't remove subvolume issue. i couldn't delete, reset or start the container so it was like frozen. i tried to create a brand new container of the same image using portainer and it failed with another ocr init not found error. so i tried a nuclear option of chmod 777 of the entire @docker folder and i still wasn't able to create a container with portainer. it was giving the same error. so I figured the permissions and everything were so screwed up, the only thing to do is start from fresh. I used a docker-autocompose script to make compose files of all my containers and saved them in my docker shared folder. Then i uninstalled container manager and checked the box to delete images, containers and shares. this deleted my docker share and the docker share i created as a backup. I think everything must still be there because even there's no share folders attributed to that volume, storage manager says theres still data on the drive. when i view usage details I see that snapshot is taking what i would expect to the correct amount for a full backup of the share folder i'd had but i can't tell for sure. Still I'm fairly positive the snapshot is my of my docker share. snapshot logs have this line from 5am today: 'Took a shared folder snapshot [GMT-05-2023.07.24-05.00.01] from share [docker] by [scheduler].' How can I recover the share from the snapshot when the share doesn't exist anymore? If I create a new shared folder with the same name, would I be able to use the snapshot then? I'm honestly afraid to touch anything now because it seems at every step I just keep shooting myself in the foot and making things worse. Idk what to do.

cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/1386745 > Anytype has finally followed through on their promise and open sourced their repositories. Self hosting is now possible though there is no docker container available. > > This is a major step forward for all PKMS and I wholeheartedly congratulate them. > > btw Anytype is free, even their included sync service, which is the best of any offline-first style PKMS I have experienced. Anytype is top 3 PKMS for me, followed by Logseq and SiYuan. They're in good company and now it's only going to improve! > > > Resources: > > [Self hosting documentation](https://tech.anytype.io/how-to/self-hosting) > > [Contributor discussions](https://github.com/orgs/anyproto/discussions)

cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/1386745 > Anytype has finally followed through on their promise and open sourced their repositories. Self hosting is now possible though there is no docker container available. > > This is a major step forward for all PKMS and I wholeheartedly congratulate them. > > btw Anytype is free, even their included sync service, which is the best of any offline-first style PKMS I have experienced. Anytype is top 3 PKMS for me, followed by Logseq and SiYuan. They're in good company and now it's only going to improve! > > > Resources: > > [Self hosting documentation](https://tech.anytype.io/how-to/self-hosting) > > [Contributor discussions](https://github.com/orgs/anyproto/discussions)

Adobe suite for Mac?
I'm pulling my hair out trying to get lightroom to work on mac. It's fucking impossible, idk wtf to do. Someone please help. I don't know how but I got premiere pro working, but lightroom just doesn't want to fucking work.

Getting Lightroom working on Mac?
I have premier, after effects, etc running just fine. Lightroom is giving me a ton of trouble, and on most of the megathread sites, the version is a year or more old. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

audioz.download down? Any news?
Just checked audioz.download and it's not responding. oh god please. LIVE DAMN YOU LIVE. Anyone know what's going on here?

Some musings on defederation, free speech, censorship, astroturfing, and community
Hi. I'm dedicated to lemmy, the fediverse and a decentralized social media as a public good. We're experiencing some growing pains. We will overcome these. I want to share some of my thoughts regarding these pains and hopefully provide some food for though as to solutions, and the solutions' weaknesses. * Defederating is a last resort as we often say. The ability for individual to block instances could be a start to use defederation more moderately. * We can even curate defederation lists somewhat how ublock has blocklists. "I really don't want to deal with any fascists bootlickers, so I follow the antifa defederation list" or "I disagree with many folks who defend China's actions but maybe I can do some good by engaging in good faith, so I won't defederate these instances, but that doesn't mean I won't block the most egregious users from those instances" That said, there is a good reason to defederate for example when astroturfing is taking place. that said, when astrotrufing is taking place, there should be something of a funnel effect - outside instance showing a growing trend on certain topics, upvoting certain things en masse? Start to shadowban - not exacctly shadowban but really slow down the functioning of the site for them. Scenario: the agora starts a vote to defederate crushing-heads, a fascist lemmy instance. We begin to see a huge influx of user activity from that instance. Instead of altogether banning their participation, causing them to make sock puppet accounts on this instance, put in a queuing system so interactions with the site from that instance get processed more slowly, somewhat like slow mode on discord. one thing about fully defederating an instance is that it invites them to create accounts on the instance which has defederated them out of spite. "Oh you don't want to hear our FREE SPEECH? well we're going to join your instance and FREE SPEECH ALL OVER YOUR ASSES" Another thought I've had about the future of lemmy is just how easy it would be for state apparatus dividing, discrediting and sowing disunity. It's been done and they're not going to stop trying to inflitrate and muddy the discourse. This is why so many leftist instances seem very quick with the ban hammer. I mean, it explains why so many leftist countries maintain an authoritarian propaganda and censorship machine. It's highly doubtful that'd be necessary if there wasn't massive propaganda efforts from the outside. It makes me wonder how Lemmy can work to avoid letting agitators muddy the discourse while still allowing free and open contributions from well intentioned people.

Plex, the free streaming app, laid off approximately 20% of its staff, TechCrunch has learned, which will affect all departments, including the Personal Media teams. “This is by far the hardest decision we’ve had to make at Plex,” CEO Keith Valory said in a statement. “These are all wonderful people, great colleagues, and good friends. But we believe it is the right thing for the long-term health and stability of Plex.” The streaming app gives users a single destination to upload and organize content (video, audio and photos) from their own server while also allowing them to stream it via mobile app, smart TV or desktop. In recent years, however, Plex has invested in free, ad-supported streaming (FAST) and live TV offerings. The FAST market has become saturated as many companies have entered the space. Plus, the overall advertising industry has taken a hit, making it harder for companies to earn enough revenue. Valory noted in his statement that the company was significantly impacted by the slowdown. “While we adjusted our business plan last year after the shift in equity markets to get us back on a path to profitability without having to cut personnel expenses, the downturn in the ad market in Q2 put significantly more pressure on our business and ultimately it became clear that we would need to take additional measures in order to maintain a confident path to profitability within the next 18 months,” he said. He added that the company is still expected to see 30% growth this year. According to a Slack message from Valory, obtained by The Verge, which first reported the layoffs, Valory noted that 37 employees would be impacted. Additionally, it seems that Plex may have had another round of layoffs earlier this year. Five months ago, a former account executive posted on LinkedIn that they were “affected by company layoffs.” As of January, the company had 175 employees, and its revenue was in the double-digit millions. Updated 6/29/23 at 12:10 p.m. ET with a statement from CEO.

4k remux hevc vs 4k x265. a side by side comparison
All, I've been deliberating over this ever since I got usenet and got access to easy downloads of 70-80gb 4k remuxes. At first I believed I was getting fake uploads or something, but it seems to be a pattern. The remuxes have extreme noise that's really distracting and actually discards some of the depth information of the scene. on the other hand, the smaller 265/264 files appear to be smoothing out the noise, but also some texture detail. You can see from the comparison above. Note that the noisy version is hdr10 and the non noisy version doesn't have hdr. My question is, is that grain supposed to be so prominent? or is the scene releasing these remuxes pulling some shortcuts just to release a remux? Is this noisy version how it's *supposed* to look? or did they fuck up the encoding? Don't flame me for not knowing. I'm hoping this can be a touchpoint for constructive conversation, and to help other confused mateys on the journey to visual bliss. Thank you **edit**:: [This](https://www.avforums.com/reviews/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-blu-ray-review.4613/) resource helped me understand. Long story short, this *is* the intent of the director - potentially enhance the period piece aesthetics. I suppose if it looks as crisp and sharp as a movie filmed on the state of the art digital camera, some of the cold war aesthetic would be lost. I get it and I will watch it and enjoy the graininess as the director intended 😂 A couple things that confused me: 1. I know sometimes scene groups take shortcuts and this can really affect quality. For example transcoding x264 to x265. Yes, some groups do this and it's of no use to anyone. My concern was that I may be downloading one of these releases. 2. There are movies from 40-50 years ago with very little to no film grain noticeable. Many remuxes don't have that grain. I'm not big in the filmmaker scene, so I guess it was somewhat a surprise to learn that some filmmakers actually want that grain in there.. Thank you all for your input and I hope this thread can be of use to folks that have this same question. Cheers mateys, happy sharing :)

How to set up OpenBooks on Synology NAS?
hey all, I'm trying to get openbooks set up and I'm having a nightmare of a time. it's saying page note found when I navigate to the port I set up for it. Here's my dockercompose. Logs says it's listening on port 80. I'm confused version: "3.3" services: openbooks: container_name: OpenBooks image: evanbuss/openbooks:latest restart: unless-stopped ports: - "8005:80" volumes: - "/volume1/data/media/books/openbooks:/books" - "/volume1/docker/openbooks:/openbooks" command: --persist --name mokncanatella --searchbot search --server irc.irchighway.net:6697 --tls true --useragent "OpenBooks v4.5.0" environment: - BASE_PATH=/openbooks/

Guide: The idiot proof guide to downloading ebooks off IRC. With Pictures and everything!
I'm putting this together because I posted a while ago about using IRC to acquire ebooks on Reddit, and there was a metric shit ton of interest from others in learning how to do it. Much of this info is available on the net, but it can be difficult to track down if you don't know exactly what to look for. Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for how you choose to use this knowledge. This method can and should only be used to download legally available ebooks, as an alternative source in case other services go down for whatever reason. You use this guide *at your own discretion*. Now then, to the good stuff. **Q&A** > Question: Why should you use IRC to acquire ebooks, there are so many different ways to get them! Answer: IRC is the best method to find ebooks. The quality is almost always high, the selection is extensive, and finding and downloading the books is quick and easy. Put simply, unless you happen to have access to a private site exclusively made for ebooks, you probably won't find a better source. > Question: What do I need to make this happen? Answer: A IRC client (I'll be using mIRC for the purposes of this guide, it's the simplest to use and the most widely distributed as well. Besides that, the ability to copy and paste, and a bit of common sense. **Setup** 1. Now then, to begin, download a IRC client. I personally suggest [mIRC](http://www.mirc.com/). 2. Once you do that, install it and open the client up. You should be greeted with a page like [This](http://i.imgur.com/TgSNg47.jpg). 3. The first thing you want to do is write in a name that's unique enough to have not already been taken. For the purposes of this guide, I just choose something random. 4. Once that's done, you want to navigate down to "Ignore" section in the DCC options, and turn the box option to "disabled". This is to ensure that incoming files are not ignored, which is important if you actually want to receive your ebooks. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/sW0wptQ.jpg) 5. Next thing you want to do is scroll back up to the "Servers" tab and pick out a server. For ebooks, I know of two servers that host channels dedicated to ebook downloads. One is "Undernet", the other is "IRChighway". While both have their uses, IRChighway is the one you want to use 90% of the time. The selection is generally more robust, the channels are more stable, and the downloads are faster. You generally only want to use Undernet if you can't find the ebook you're looking for on IRChighway. Sometimes you can get lucky and one will have a book if the other does not. In any case, select you server by finding it in the drop down menu and double clicking it. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/82Cf1r7.jpg) **Actually finding and downloading your ebooks** 6. Once you've done that, it'll take you back to the menu that I originally showed you. This time, click the connect button, and it'll connect you to the server and open a window offering you a chance to join a channel. Now, there are several channels you can join depending the server you're on. On Undernet, you can either go with "Bookz" or "ebooks", while on IRChighway, you can join "ebooks". Type in your channel and hit join. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/LKy6ZJE.jpg) 7. Once you've done that, you'll be presented with a channel window filled with a whole bunch of people typing in seemingly meaningless strings of text, none of them talking to one another. This can be intimidating, but **don't worry**, it's not hard to figure out! It's at this point that you need to know the commands to properly utilize the channels bots. 8. When you join one of the channels I listed, there will be channel bots you'll use to interact with the bots that you will be downloading from. To access the commands for these bots, use the "@" symbol followed by the command you need. To search for an ebook, Use > @Search <book name or author name> This will have the channel bot automatically search through it's index and return you a listing of the books available from the download bots in the channel. [It will look like this](http://i.imgur.com/hGvcGTg.jpg). As you can see, I searched for Romeo & Juliet, and the bot went through its index and returned a list of potential downloads. Click the accept button to have it download. 9. Once you've done that, go into the upper portion of mIRC, click tools, and go to the "received files" drop down. Click it. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/tWAMUPU.jpg) 10. This will open up your mIRC downloads folder, which should contain a .zip file of the list of download options that the bot sent you. Extract it and open it up in notepad. There will be a variety of download links available in many different formats. Find whichever book you're looking for, in whichever format you prefer (I like HTML because they're generally the best formatted and the format is universal for mobile devices) and copy the text string up til the the end of the file. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/sg1vYBd.png) 11. Once you've done that, go back to the mIRC channel window and simply paste the text string into the channel. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/6Q0TwXE.jpg) 12. Click enter, and wait for the bot to respond, and then click accept when a file transfer window comes up. I've highlighted my download query, and the bots response with relevant information for you. It should be pretty self explanatory. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/xz0HFXx.jpg) 13. And you're done! The file will be downloaded to your mIRC downloads folder in a zip or rar archive. Simply extract it and read it! Note 1: You can also use the command > @find <book or author name> To search for your ebook if the channel bot is down or not responding quickly to the @search command. However I do not suggest this, as it gives you a clusterfuck of responses in your IRC client as personal messages. It can work, but only as a last resort. [Example](http://i.imgur.com/tQoL53F.jpg) Note 2: I've used the public domain "Romeo And Juliet" for the purposes of this guide. This book is in the *public domain*, and thus is not subject to any copyright. Once again, I encourage you to *only* download public domain books, but cannot control (and am not responsible) for what you wish to download. Note 3: Edit. Damnit, Reddit fucked the formatting and keeps renumbering my list. Whatever, not a big deal I guess. It doesn't change the content of the guide at all. Just go down the list, everything is in the proper order anyway. So, that's how you download ebooks off of IRC. Not so hard, is it? I hope you find this helpful, I promised this to more than a few people months ago, and I finally got around to it.