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  • Making a USB stick bootable

    • Unsolved, presently has a basic workaround for the problem I had, which was booting a linux distribution now inaccessible because it's on a secondary hard drive that wasn't booting properly. There's more to do.
  • Greasemonkey script for URL rewriting was made earlier.

    • My goal was to Wikipedia with Infogalactic. It's not solved the way I want, but it'll do for now.


Computers > Hardware >

Problem: A USB stick cannot boot with any of Porteus, the boot-repair LiveUSB, or SystemRescueCD. It used to be bootable with Porteus, and before that it could boot with other Linux LiveUSB distributions.

Solution: unsolved

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(on Infogalactic)

Yet another "everything" wiki, starting from fork of Wikipedia (Mediawiki)

Just as exists for their biblical worldview, Infogalactic exists to separate itself from Wikipedia's increasingly-disturbing ideologies and general untrustworthiness.

  • 2017-01-21 -- Since President of the United States was not updated, this project is being abandoned.

    • It's obvious this is an under-loved project, and I'm not willing to take it on to keep it updated.
  • 2016-10-24 -- I migrated this website's use of Wikipedia links to Infogalactic links.

    • Yes, it was really that trivial. I planned ahead for this.

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Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)

Brave is a web browser that uses components from Chrome to build a more security-conscious browser which also has an alternate advertising mechanism with revenue sharing.

Like Chrome, it's missing fundamental things.

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  • git > GitHub > GitHub will go down in flames

    • It's sad to see entryism into the programming world, but it's been a long-time coming and enough good people already know about it that I'm more exasperated than panicked. I'll be setting up shop elsewhere, and I won't be surprised at all to see a lot of extremely prominent projects and people pick up roots and walk away with neither noise nor discussion.


  • Porteus continues to be a live project and has been updated a few times recently.