Message Reactions Ranked

How I yearn for the days when everyone used the same way to communicate by text. Email is heavy and ugly now, but SMS wasn’t so bad in its heyday. With that said, one of my favorite features of “modern” messaging is the ability to “react” to messages. This gives a level of nuance to conversations that I think is really valuable. In real-life conversation, it’s understood by most people that you don’t have to keep saying a lot of words to agree with someone when some simple body language will do. Laughter, nodding, smiling, frowning — these all play100

Zoom is Turning Me Green?

A couple months ago on my shiny new computer, I started having an issue — other people were reporting that my video was totally green-washed. This isn’t me (image stolen from u/OhYeahItsJosh) but it shows the issue just fine: What’s wild about this is that on my screen, it looked totally normal. My image preview was untouched. Well, it turns out that shiny new computer was the culprit. My new rig has an Nvidia GTX 3090 graphics card, and it turns out the new RTX 3000 line of cards is guilty of causing this issue when zoom uses them for100

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Spoofing Your TinyPilot Device ID

TinyPilot is an excellent IP KVM built by Michael Lynch for the Raspberry Pi. It emulates a keyboard and mouse as a relay with a browser-based frontend, and collects the output of the video card from the remote machine through an HDMI capture card. However, there are some reasons you might want to adjust it so that it indicates that it is a different kind/vendor of device. In this case, I reached out to Michael who provided me the following information: The values come from the init-usb-gadget script here: [author note: link adjusted] The installer places that file at /opt/tinypilot-privileged/init-usb-gadget and a systemd100