Firefox on Linux can now use VAAPI for video acceleration without a bunch of hacks! Now if only fractional scaling works better so it doesn't draw on a bigger viewport then downsample.. (that's how it works right?..)

@insom I could have setup a VM for you and you could have failed over to the Toronto region ๐Ÿ˜‚โ€‹

Also during do-release-upgrade, it installed a number of kernels and caused /boot to run out of space, which caused it to fail? At this point the system is in a super weird state where you can barely run ls. I managed to recover from it but it's suspicious regardless.

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I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME 42.

Pro: Fractional scaling is now better with less artifacts.
Con: Firefox is now a snap ๐Ÿ˜. Screenshot functionality became a lot more inconvenient ๐Ÿคฎโ€‹โ€‹. Mouse now stutters under wayland (alt+tab rapidly and mouse your mouse in a circle to reproduce) ๐Ÿ˜ โ€‹โ€‹๐Ÿ˜ โ€‹.

Yes. The year of Linux on the desktop is coming any minute now.

Is there an application level firewall that can block outgoing connection for Linux without using containers? Last I checked, there wasn't. If not, can I build one using BPF?..

I discovered that when you turn on ZFS compression after the fact, it doesn't actually go and compress the existing files. There's not even a defrag command like btrfs that does it for you. You have to send | recv the file system again...

I've been joking that ZFS is the next-generation file system from the 2000s. I guess it's not really a joke.

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