2019 will feature my return to buyfaggotry and anime

…and it will be glorious.

My first figure of the year will be Mimori Hinagiku (MFC) who is an original character in the SkyTube series. She’s currently on her way to me and I can’t wait anymore.

Second figure will be Makise Kuriso from Steins;Gate (MFC).

I also started watching anime regularly again, I’m currently on episode 4 of Goblin Slayer (aniDB) and Shirobako (aniDB), respectivly.

The downside is that I will probably not make it to Cock Con 2020 this year, but we can’t have everything.

This is also my first blog post in 2019, and my server is shitting itself, so maybe something will change here, too.

Debian Bug Report #00001

My habit of using the development repository on a stable debian distribution has caught up with me. I did an ‘apt-get upgrade’ on Debian Stretch (with Buster repostories), and it broke my apt.

Whenever I do any apt command now I get the same error message:
apt-get: relocation error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libapt-private.so.0.0: symbol _ZN3URIcvNSt7__cxx1112basic_stringIcSt11char_traitsIcESaIcEEEB5cxx11Ev version APTPKG_5.0 not defined in file libapt-pkg.so.5.0 with link time reference

After a little searching around the Internet I found this bug report from the 15th of October of this year, on the Debian development mailing list:

The thread only has two replies (by the same author) but it confirmed my suspicion that it wasn’t just my problem. Apparently the newest version of gcc (7 in Andreas, the authors, case, 8 on my machine) breaks the ABI, and this affects virtually every library.

So I can’t update since I have zero clues how to fix this, but now I know where to check for updates. That’s a little bright light. At the end of the tunnel.

‘member? I got an old WordPress blog still

I recently discovered that I still got access to a web hosting account and the wordpress installation on it from my apprenticeship. And, glorious like wordpress is, the blog automatically updated and is running the latest version. I really don’t get how people get their wordpress installations infected. Like, okay, maybe if you use a plugin that doesn’t get updated very often, and so auto-update would break shit, but the solution there is not to not-update, but not to use shitty plugins which aren’t updated regulary. That’s like internet 101.

The url to this mysterious blog is http://netsh108027.web14.net-server.de/, and I can’t get an ssl certificate for it because that would mean buying one because my previous employer refuses to use let’s encrypt. They also still use their own administration interface, which is still a pain to use, but luckily you don’t have to if all you want is posting stupid shit on wordpress.

I also won’t get a real domain because that would mean fucking around in the aforementioned admin interface and adding a domain to it, and maybe my ex-boss would notice I still have this account and close it then.

Or maybe not. It’s not like it costs him big money or like the blog gets views, it doesn’t. It’s a shitty little wordpress blog like this one.

Pro-tip: If you ever want to google for web hosting sites with said company, just do a “site:web(11-15).net-server.de” and enjoy. Web11 is apparently used by some Japanese folk.

Beer review v1

(Not really a review since I have no idea how to vocalize my taste into words. Especially with beer.)

Beer is great.

This is, or at least should be, a standard tagline for any German citizen.

Beer is fun.

At least when I’m drinking alone, in front of my pc, watching YouTube videos while playing dumb (actually, factually dumb) video games like I can’t believe it’s not gambling!.

Beer is poetry.

A good beer fills your mouth and throat like a good poem does.

Beer is dancing.

It makes you want to dance, it makes you dance (alone, in your room, probably weirding out your neighbors with your weird habits), it dances in your tummy.

Beer is art.

Fine brewed beer is a masterful craftmanship.

Beer has the potential to lead you into the light.

Sometimes I want to go drunk-driving at 3am and so far my brain has always overpowered me.

My current beer brands of choice are Flensburger and Tannenz├Ąpfle.

When I’m back home with my mom or dad I prefer Bruch.

Bookmarks and Tree Style Tabs in times of Firefox Quantum

Ever since Firefox Quantum was released my life has been in turmoils. It broke everything. Every little detail of how I used to browse the Internet has been changed irreversably.

See, I am a tab hoarder. I only close tabs if my computer takes too long to start firefox or if I really, really, really don’t need them anymore. But that’s not how you’re supposed to use firefox. Or chrome. Apparently Mozilla doesn’t like people like me because they have stripped away features I loved for years now.

First, they took away tab groups. When that happened I refused to update for 6 weeks (approximately) because I could not stand to lose the feature.

Second, they changed the way tabs worked. They followed chrome’s example (which is the worst way possible) and made it so that tabs shrink down in order to fit on the screen. No longer can you have 487 tabs and scroll through your tab bar in search of that YouTube video you really loved six months ago. With 487 open tabs nowadays you can’t even really close them. They’re simply too small. This was extremely sad since I was very comfortable using firefox with as little addons as possible. Made it run faster. So I had to switch to Tree Style Tabs, which, in hindsight, I should have done ages ago. It is the best. And for a long time they didn’t touch the way addons worked. But Firefox Quantum changed that. Addons now cannot, I repeat, CANNOT change the interface of firefox. Meaning TST now, in a normal installation of FF, sits at the side with the tab bar full of small, unreadable tab shits. Which is not how Tree Style Tabs was intended to be used. And while you can change firefox’s ui by editing / creating your own personal userchrome.css (and even fuck around with Javascript in a different userchrome.js), it is very sad that you have to do that now. Just to get rid of and get back a feature that used to be part of the main package.

The other way Quantum ruined my browsing experience was that now you can’t have bookmarks and TST open at the same time (since both are now part of the same sidebar). Again, I was very desperate and nearly refused to update. I did so anyway, and was very unhappy until very recently when I remembered that toolbars are a thing. Or used to be? I mean, I’m just speaking for myself here, but I hadn’t used my toolbars in years. And now I’m restructuring. In Firefox 56 and 57, when my bookmarks where left to TST, I had all my folders under “Other bookmarks” because that was the most convenient location (since it’s the last “category”). Now, I have to move all my bookmarks to the bookmarks toolbar. Which is a lot of work, tedious, tedious, boring work, but it’s what I do with my time. Usually I manage to sneak some porn-time into it. This also gives me the opportunity to rework how my sorting system for bookmarks is structured. It’s definitely overdue.

So I’m optimistic about the future. I survived the addon holocaust Mozilla through at me and myself and my browsing habits will only get stronger. There’s only one addon that I currently miss, and for which I have not yet found an acceptable alternative.

Tab Counter. It added up all your open tabs and displayed the total count as a beautiful number (which you could stylize yourself) on your toolbar, next to the sandwich menu, or, back in FF56, below Tree Style Tab (which for me made the most sense, since it counts the tabs and the tabs were all above it). Well, it’s not compatible with Quantum, and no reasonable, working alternative has been published so far. It’s been a while since I last checked, admittedly, but I don’t expect too much change on that front. Although I don’t blame anyone. Every addon developer is a glorious, gorgeous bastard, in my opinion, and they deserve a beer. Speaking of Tab Counter, another addon I miss because it was neet-o is about:sessionstore which showed you lovely information about your current and previous browsing session.

Well, next up is a post about porn, more porn, 60FPS porn, porn with barely any view, even more porn, camgirls, onaholes and fleshlights.