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:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=911090

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.

Friday the Thirteenth

This is not about the movie series.
This is about ordinary Fridays and why everybody total nutcases some people totally freak out if the 13th of a month falls on a Friday.
Not that I have much to say. I think the whole concept is stupid. But I haven’t blogged in a while and certain people were shouting at me angrily that I should stop being so lazy and write more often again, and this is the first thing that came to my mind.
I mean, I didn’t do anything today.
I slept until noon, then my cousin called me and had me hold some pipes to the wall and through the wall, then I ate breakfast at 1:30pm (or something), then I listened to a podcast and laid down again, and when that finished I played some Terraria until right before now. (If you know me and/or have interest in playing Terraria with me, hit me up via email or IM.)

Food Blogging Again: Flour Dumplings and Fried Potatoes and Applesauce

Ingredients:
– ~250g flour
– 2 eggs
– 150ml (sparkling) water
– a sprinkle of salt
> potatoes
> salt, pepper, sweet paprika
> oil

How-to Cook:
1. Mix the eggs, flour and water until it’s fluid but not too fluid anymore. Like, tough creamy batter. I don’t know how to describe it.
2. Add a little tiny bit of salt.
3. Put water in a pot, heat it up until it’s boiling, add salt to the water (not much) and then a spoonful of batter into the water until no batter is left.
4. Keep it in there for like 10 minutes or something.

I. Wash, peel and cut the potatoes. (3-4 potatoes if you got big ones, 6-7 if you got small ones)
II. Put the potatoes into water to get the starch out. I don’t know how that get’s it out, but apparently that it’s frying capability. Or something.
III. Put oil in a big frying pan and heat it up.
IV. When it’s ready add the potatoes and then wait. Occasionally stir it around so they get fried from all sides. I think I had them in for like 15 minutes.
V. Add a little bit of salt, pepper and sweet paprika once it’s done.

How-to Serve:
Put potatoes on the left side of your plate, flour dumplings on the right side of your plate, and the applesauce between and on the top of the plate (like, if you hold the plate, put it on the side that’s furthest away from you).
Enjoy!

Glorious Neet-Life

Today I went to bed at 5am. I slept for six hours and got up at 11am. Without even feeling the hour we lost because of DST. Then I made myself some toast with peanut butter.

Then nine hours passed while I sat in my underpants in front of my pc doing nothing, absolutely nothing, of worth for myself or anyone else.

And just now I ate another two toasts, with liver sausage, which tasted great. I’m gonna have more of that. I need it because tomorrow will be tough.

First, I gotta be up and about before 11am because that’s when I have a meeting scheduled with people that will look at my car and try to fix it. Then I gotta go to my ex-eye-doctor and ask for all the documents they have on me, so I can show them to my new-eye-doctor. And in the afternoon a company will call me up for a phone interview so I have to be ready for that as well. Plus the company where I did that two-week internship also will probs call tomorrow and tell me if they want me or not. Which I’m not really sure if I would take it because they had issues, but a job’s a job. Or rather, money is money.

We’ll see.

Can’t someone just give me lots of money that I could spent over the next 50 years? I promise I’ll keep up my current lifestyle which will make me die at 30, 35 max, so it’s not really a longterm investment.

I’d do (almost) anything to make that dream come true.

Mapping a webcomic

Outdated (by unknown user)

Up to date (by me, needs still some refinement)[Oh, my image (maybe (?)) contains spoilers if you’re not up-to-date with the comic.]

I like to read webcomics. A lot. One webcomic that I like very much, and that I read every day because its author is crazy and uploads new strips every day, is Dumbing of Age (Link). In today’s strip one character, Faz, mentions that he is plotting a relationship graph featuring all people he has met so far. (Faz is, in-universe and through other work of cartoonist David Willis, very known for his love for graphs.) The comment section then mentioned that they wished to see Faz’ graph, and one user (“A Nonymous”) linked to the outdated version on the Walkypedia. And this led me to thinking that I could do something with my life and improve upon the outdated version.

It should be noted, before I go into detail about how I went forth, that I didn’t so far scroll down and see if another user has already done this for me. I will do that soon, but first I have to get this blogpost out in time.

So I started very simple: I opened up gimp and created a new document in 1920×1080. Then, already, it started getting repetetive. First I used ‘maim’ to copy the webcomics logo into gimp (well, actually, a script that I use for sharing screenshots (using maim to create screenshots) copies the selected area to my clipboard, and then I copy that into gimp), and then I copied all images from Dumbing of Age’s cast page (Link) into gimp and arranged them accordingly. Then, because I was to lazy to figure out how to do proper lines in gimp, I saved my work in gimp, exported the image, started my Windows 7 vm in virtualbox and put the connecting lines in with paint. It does one job, and it does it (…) fine.

Then I saved that, copied it from the vm to my host system and started to write this post, which I will have finished now before Sunday starts so it counts for Saturday.

Thanks for reading.