Manage your Mastodon blocked domains using cURL

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I am no Dev and have nearly no clue on how to deal with APIs. But I am a SysAdmin. And where there’s a shell, there’s a way. So those are my notes on how to deal with Mastodon API using shell tools.

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Using the Kensington SlimBlade Pro TrackBall with OpenBSD

       762 words, 4 minutes

I remembered my Dad brought home a Logitech TrackBall years ago and I have not bad memories of it. As part of my recent desktop changes, I decided to try a TrackBall. Internet reviews seem to acknowledge the Kensington SlimBlade Pro TrackBall is one of the best devices out there. So I decided to try it with my OpenBSD laptop.

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Using the Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650 on OpenBSD

       974 words, 5 minutes

With my recent desk changes, I’m not using the ThinkPad keyboard and touchpad anymore. But I really like touchpads in general. So I got myself a refurbished Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad T650. Spoiler Alert: it works pretty well on OpenBSD.

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A Terminal Status Bar updated

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In 2020, I stole @gonzalo’s idea for a status bar using only XTerm and stock OpenBSD tools. I wrote about it there . In 2024, I was notified (Hi Fox) of a flickering issue in the rendering process. So here’s an updated version of the script.

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Migrate a FreeBSD bhyve virtual machine to OmniOS

       483 words, 3 minutes

I have a home lab running FreeBSD bhyve hypervisor and a collo server running OmniOS. From time to time, I migrate some VMs from one to the other. It is very simple when using ZFS and sharing a compatible bhyve implementation.

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