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Chomper – An Internet Blocker for Linux

Chomper – An Internet Blocker for Linux:

Chomper is an internet blocker for helping prevent procrastination/mindless web surfing. It’s in the same vein as Cold Turkey or SelfControl. However, neither of these programs support Linux, and the only similar program hasn’t been developed in over 7 years. So, I developed Chomper.

Chomper has a simple command-line interface through which you can implement blacklists and whitelists at the URL level (e.g. you can block amazon.com/gp/video/*, but not amazon.com). You can see a demo of its use in a gif at the Github repo. I’ve been using it successfully for the last week, and I finished polishing it off so that it’s fit for general use. It’s GPL-licensed. Please try it out, and let me know how you like it!

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Someone should make a site for linux noobs lik…

Someone should make a site for linux noobs like myself to angrily vent:

I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like Linux is some sort of metaphor for the real world. It does everything you wanted, that windows never could, but you have to work HARD to figure out how to get it. Windows is more like having rich parents who spoil you, but are very strict. Everything works right out of the box, but it’s somewhat limited what you can do.

With linux, and my experience so far, it feels like I need to get a PhD in Bash to fix issues that should be self explanatory in Windows. Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt I’m the only one who feels like this.

It would be nice if they made a site where I could just rant without having to worry about my tone, or any sort of rules, but since it’s Reddit, I’m trying not to act as angry as I actually am.

Is this a dumb idea? Does it already exist?

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Deja Dup is not as trustworthy as it seems

Deja Dup is not as trustworthy as it seems:

I have 2 drives, one 2tb hdd and one 240gb ssd. I went to backup the SSD before I installed a new OS on it, waited for it to complete, and then installed the new OS. After entering Deja Dup on the new OS, I went to restore the backup… But it was missing. I told deja Dup to backup on the 2tb drive, but it ignored my instructions and instead backed up to the home folder, which is now, might I remind you, formatted.

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Not sure if this belongs here but a member of …

Not sure if this belongs here but a member of the Streamlabs OBS team asked me about demand for Linux support, thought this would be a good place (not my submission on the site but didn’t want to make a duplicate):

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Is this new Linux Journal article right: does …

Is this new Linux Journal article right: does IT abstraction make proper administration harder?:

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When was the last time you actually had to boo…

When was the last time you actually had to boot an older kernel, from within the same version?:

On Debian and Ubuntu at least, they save every kernel revision that ever gets installed, for even minor revisions (like 4.9.12 4.9.13, etc). This uses lots of space, and needs to be cleaned manually still, especially if you have a separate /boot…
When was the last time one of you actually had to use an older kernel version after a minor update? I always felt like they should only preserve major releases, like the latest 4.9, the latest 4.10, but maybe I am wrong…

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Trying out DietPi on single-board computers

Trying out DietPi on single-board computers:

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What distro do you think could have the bigges…

What distro do you think could have the biggest impact on the Linux desktop in the future?:

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Should I relent, and let my son have Windows?

Should I relent, and let my son have Windows?:

We are a Linux house because of my long held views on it being better than Windows in so many ways. I try to pass on my floss beliefs to my children, so they also use Linux on their laptops. We have no Windows devices on the network.

But…my son watches the YouTubers playing games only available on Windows. He has Steam for Linux, but the games he wants aren’t available.

I get it, but I’ve learned to accept this and if devs don’t support my choice of os then they don’t get my money.

But he doesn’t see it that way and just wants the games. I see it as a massive potential compromise on the network, and a pain for me to maintain securely. Not to mention it being negative in the freedom dimension. Right?

So, as per the title, should I let him have Windows? And what is the safest way to isolate his machine from the network?

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This is why using command line is actually eas…

This is why using command line is actually easy:

You just type some simple names of premade programs. The programs do all the hard work.

That is what you can say to anyone who is worried that the command line is hard to use.

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