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Some more the8woodcutter art!

November 05, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Hello there! I was working on trying to put an archlinux with blackarch repos, basically a red team or pentesting OS on encrypted USB, as is the smart way of things, and it failed on me every which way. I had wasted 2 days, of course I was lazy and doing a multitude of stuff online, and I swear the blackarch ISO / installer is cursed ...

Of course that wasn't the only way I attempted (wasting my time lol) to try to make a bootable USB encrypted with blackarch pacakges. In case you didn't know, you can install archlinux to another block device using just a running archlinux by installing pacman -S arch-install-scripts, and later you can use blackarch repository. For stuff like this is why ArchLinux is desirable and very very handy. However what ended up being the result was this pleasant error after my USB completely effen died:


LoL .. This was very unpleasant because some already very very unpleasant stuff happened before I had to shut the OS down, then this to create a firmament that I shall NOT have USB stick OS for plugging network ports with mischief... ... God had a message for me apparently LOL! Also, if that's not pleasant as daisies, I had downloaded the full Kali (22GB worth) and the main installer ISOs and neither of them would work because of another very pleasant error I have when secure boot is forced but impossible or something? As my laptop firmware is semi-soft-bricked I'm pretty sure LOL.. Such is this life of keyboard I found it comical so I decided to sing a song and make some art:


Lastly I thought I would present the internet with a tiny morsel of news: I have gotten back on my feet thanks to an old friend. It was fkn COLD and I was without a place to go. For now I am back on the MISSIONZ
HACK THE PLANET! ... lol jks 😸

Tags: the8woodcutter, graphic-art, artwork, weblog, archlinux, error

Null News

October 15, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Feel free to sign up for an XMPP account somewhere (I do not host XMPP for other users) and then try out my customized Movim instance:

Diary of a Chunk Ep. 1

Yea I don't have much else to say at this time unfortunately..

Tags: news, null, chunk, the8woodcutter

Another GIF I made

September 28, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Guess what!

Did I offend you? 😬

Tags: the8woodcutter, animations, art, graphic-art, gif

Block Party

September 13, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷








Tags: the8woodcutter, chunk, block-party, stereos, graphic-art, art, images

Stash a website idea here

July 28, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Howdy all! If there's somebody reading this I am curious if you ever remember a web application that actually I think was around the exact same time as facebook or was even earlier than facebook's 'kickoff', it was called tagged.com (the TLD i am not for sure, but name yes). It was a neat and unique app that people could make themselves profiles with pics, little bit of meta stats, and then you can be bought and sold and accumulate value in the app the more people kept buying you for more. This was I guess a way to fame if you were like, hot girl nice pics, you might probably get bought then taken from that owner by another higher bidder and the subject, lol I know this might sound bad even, will become more valuable. I can't recall how one made money, I think it might've been by playing stupid games or something? Not doing surveys I don't think, but yea. They also were one of the earlier, in my memory of the internet, apps to have a 'hot or not' selector, that would randomly go through maybe even similar (metadata, big data, I don't think bigdata or machine learning was a thing yet when this was) profiles and you could be like yep, or nope. I really enjoyed the interpersonal interactions of that app and it's no longer around I'm pretty sure. Last I remember it was overrun by bots kind of, and it might've died.

Well what if somebody (ME, Do NoT TAKE MY IDEA!) remade this website and added for example, the overlay interface for conversejs so you could chat in actually legitimate chats while you interact with people and their profiles? I imagine one might want to create a custom xmpp server for this! So I am writing this post to jot it down like notes for myself for soon (tm).

Well and now I sorta feel stupid, and happy, at the same time! Tagged.Com does exist still :D:D I have to check this out, but still going to consider a clone of it, heavily modified. Why? Because web apps! Come back again to my happy blog, while I working on it ever so gently (the CSS) it's becoming a nice place, I hope you enjoy reading it 🐱

Tags: ideas, webapps, webdev, the8woodcutter, social-media, internet2.0, coolstuff

A couple of GIFs I made

July 27, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Here's a couple of 8bit like GIFs I made of myself:



Tags: the8woodcutter, animations, art, graphic-art

Not bad bass using the room acoustics

July 10, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Yea those two pairs, utilized my entire apartment to get as good of bass as they did, they were running my Kenwood stereo power amp from 1989 at a much preferable power/load ratio.

Tags: stereo, the8woodcutter, chunk, jwplayer

Nuance are actually killer speakers

July 10, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Tags: stereo, the8woodcutter, jwplayer

Today's labor of love

July 06, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

So yesterday evening I was getting, once again, upset with my busted nvidia drivers and my libvirt not working. I needed the nvidia drivers because I wanted to test out if my Win11 disk (my slow SSD, bahaha) can run games if my entire one (1) screen is ran by nvidia. However I couldn't fix OpenSUSE-Prime (systemctl status prime-select) and it was dumping cores and stack traces and shiez. Then for no good reason virt-manager refused to load qemu/kvm:// and refused to connect. I like to speak a bunch like I know things, and when I do, I do know those things, but sometimes I can't be full of pride and think I'm very good if any good worth a shit at some stuff and I have / had no effen clue how to debug libvirt errors. Lest I even bothered, I had failed to work on nvidia prior to that.

As it may have been known, at least to some aliens, I have been running OpenSUSE (Open Source Community Based Enterprise Linux (RPM Type distribution of Linux)) and it's been a love hate relationship, mostly of love. I love SELinux and the fact that it's extra contexts sandbox core hardware, kernel and system level accesses and with OpenSUSE TUMBLEWEED (Not supported in Leap) SELinux enforcing targeted policy is an option in the installation. It can also (and I don't know how awesome or even a point this would be) apparmor at the same time. Being an enterprise linux it's got a lot of security, that's basically it. Centos 7 was my first enterprise linuxes and back when it actually came with compliance security schematics for like, government security and you could enable a security policy meant for a hospital or something... I imagine. OpenSUSE has taken me a while to get used to because of the linking of standard things like sudo cp /root/Xorg.conf.neww /etc/X11/xorg.conf or the grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg and typical MANUAL stuff that I'm used to with 📦ArchLinux📦 so it's pissed me off a few times, like when I had to discover that (and don't quote me on this, but it's how it appeared at the time) in order to change your desktop manager or your xsession (desktop environment) you needed to use a "helper" script lol helper, update-alternatives --config default.xsession and it brings up an interactive thing you can choose which DE/DM you want, if you have a few. However this, 'dynamic linking'? IS THIS WHAT THIS IS?!?!?! Is NO WHERE'S NEAR AS BAD AS ON Vultr.com or Ovh.com hosted host hosts. I've tried with all my might to overwrite and chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf yet that stupid cloud-init shit overwrites and links back and forth everything so bad it's maddening.

Suffice to say, I switched to Vultr.com for hosting for now. Not a big difference from linode. Considerably more expensive for less though and their cheapest "bare metal" server is 120USD / month (there was 2 available at the time). I got a $250 credit with vultr.com and I had fallen into some hardship IRL with money and a place to live and stuff costing me all my money, all. I couldn't afford liniode for the time being. Now however, I want to tell you that I am sad about this and I highly maximum rate Linode.com as I've been with them for I dunno how many years. ANYWAYS. SO I reinstalled my OpenSUSE over the night, took me a few hours to backup my shit, then I ended up wanting to try and install a bootloaderless (efi, secureboot, tpm) iteration on a bum partition, that failed, so I started again. THIS TIME, despite how much I HATE using anything other than NetworkManager I remembered to use Wicked network crap and have to relearn it. Suppose no big deal, as long as I don't come to a dead end for a week. The reason for that is because network bridge autoconfiguration for Xen hypervisor and Qemu hypervisor you need wicked or else you'd need to find a proper guide and follow it. Unless you're fkn leet and you run doez sockets anyhow.

I always use xfce4. If I use anything but xfce4 it's RARELY KDE/Plasma5 or it's usually i3wm. Sometimes I use lxqt (on archlinux) and already have i3wm install beforehand and it meshes better as the window manager for lxqt on 📦ArchLinux📦 than others I've tried, and got annoyed.
Lemme show you what I'm most happy with today, that I was spending my other half of my time doing:

So recently for something to do I made a weather.php script, a hitcounter.php script and I had another one I was going to do too, for The8Woodcutter.sh but I didn't like the color composition of the basically, erm, crap. Yea I had crap underneath the THE8WOODCUTTER banner and I ripped dat outta ther and were left with this space. I thought to myself two things: this is the way it was originally, big deal. As well, why not put a WIDGET or some WIDGETSsSSSs there? STUFF THAT I MADE MYSELF? STUFF THAT IS COMPLEX? I mean, no joke ass "plug it in" WP plugins that are a nightmare to tweak their obtuse OOP entangled shit so you get what you want but MAKE WHAT i WANT. I have a few ideas for portable widgets, that would be for #1: portable, #2: generally placeable on any webpage not running fucking erlang or some kookey shit like golang (sorry to those that really dig it) PHP or Python, like Flask, Django, Laravel, basic PHP, hell just an PHP enabled server that will simply just run php, but you gotta convert the files to, jokes, hopefully that doesn't ruin my post :| .... PHP FILES. NOT HARD NEWBS.


My score for this software at time of posting is ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✫ [9.65/10]
(judged lesser because it has ONLY JUST BEGUN!)

Tags: conversejs, xmpp, the8woodcutter, blog, phpstuff, widgets, opensuse, enterprise-linux, linux, opensource

The8Woodcutter Gives Debian 12 (BookWorm) A Test Drive!

June 26, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Hello! So my laptop battery died midway I was typing a message :| That was unhappy but what IS happy! Is DEBIAN 12 BookWorm!!!

I won't lie, I had a bit of beef with Debian 11 and how old and crusty it was getting so this new stuff is amaze. The most aggravating thing about Debian 11 was that apt-key became deprecated and the buggers never bothered to make a work around, a script, nothing, and the actual work around for adding a key and repository was a nightmare for the longest time until eventually all the online tutorials that I frequent for quick handy copying of commands have been updated to reflect the gpg-dearmor | > < cat | sudo tee crap. Now I am not against cli stuff by any means but I found it rather crap to have to try and remember this huge piped command. As well if you set your global umask to 0027 or harsher, yea, there's more you have to do too and it kept stumping me accidentally.

I am really hoping that BookWorm has finally fixed this, and I haven't encountered it yet. One last complaint (or two) is that since I often use LAMP servers and even often use Laravel composer version 1.x.x was a massive pain, then furthermore everything (I'll admit it, quickly) moved along to PHP 8 + whereas Debian 11 was STILL using composer 1.x.x and php7.4. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for Debian 12 because I truly think Debian is likely the very best Linux distribution that exists. Bubuntu no dice.

So I started a Debian 12 VM, mind you a waaaaaay overpowered one with 10 CPU cores and 7GB of RAM lul, my computer be burly, but I have so far seriously enjoyed it. I am using intel gpu drivers atm because OpenSUSE update and I forgot to add a switch so it trashed my nvidia dkms, or whatever, but it's shiny, XFCE4 is JUST as it's expected. BUT BUT BUT THE BEST PART:


Tags: Debian12, the8woodcutter, software-testing, linux, gnu, FOSS, NewStuff

Some sad about the state of this

June 01, 2023 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

I mean the state of this bashblog... I have no idea what causes all these individual errors where on the all_posts.html page the time stamps for each link are the latest time stamp. These are just erratic and even absurd errors that I will most definitely not bother debugging. It makes me a lil sad because this is a kool website, I think, and there's these incosistencies, like also how in the main blog all the posts are out of order by date when they should indeed be ordered by date...

What I am slowly (and I mean slow as I go, which is very slow) working on a python remake of this bashblog script that is a site generator for this site here. Check it out: The8Woodcutter @ GitHub - PyBlog. I can guarantee that such of these little bugs won't occur with my remake, well maybe not "guarantee" but offer a solid assurance at least. I think now that I've put this blog back up and I see such a drawback I might get working on it. If not asap, soon, because IRL I have duties to pursue.

Tags: hostnamectl, home, the8woodcutter, bashblog, pyblog, github, pythons

A cool update to The8Woodcutter.sh - Unicode Character Map

September 16, 2022 — t̷h̷e̷8̷w̷o̷o̷d̷c̷u̷t̷t̷e̷r̷

Hello there web fellow web nerds :) I came across a view not long ago on how most people tend to be about the web. Many many of the folks I encounter off the web are only knowledgeable of internet since "internet 2.0". I really hate, hate, to say this but as far as I know facebook and the birth of more complex server side acting web applications is what sparked web 2.0. Facebook was the hit that everybody came to the web for, aha, and now Mark Zuckerburg is in the top 5 richest ʍѻғѻ§ on the planet. However much and many scumbaggery he commits to being that way is immeasurable I am sure LoL.. There was an internet before those times a little more than a decade ago. It had a widespread couple of phenomenons. First off a WebMaster was somebody that pioneered a webpage or site, at all. There were a great many independant websites on cheap or free hosting with cool things when PHP just came out. There was tickers for how many visitors came to the page, there was strobe animations like the colorful scroll bar animation that faded gradients, the blinking text, the marquees. Stuff that you simply will not if ever see online anymore is creativity in code like that. All this stuff is locked in time behind, ... facebook and proliferated web apps and services. I was in school still and I've modified the status bar contents (that bar when you hover over a link it shows you the destination url, bottom of browser) marquee with custom text. I got a manual book for HTML4 when HTML4 was new :) My friend stole it from his high school.

All these people I'm referring to, that are the vast majority of people my age, had no idea what internet was like when it was honestly really cool and creative. As well it was independant and free as a bird. This is a distinction I learned recently that web 2.0 marks a great evolution of people on the web and some ppl don't have what I aim to do. I aim to make web art. Unicode art and text graffiti as well as CSS styles as I know it :D

So this brings me to what I came here to inform the web about and that is that I have reiterated ͲооҒаst.Ѵїр (the top level XMPP host I host), Ͼнат.ͲооҒаst.Ѵїр (the chat room vhost on XMPP host) which is the eXtensible messaging and presence protocol chat server I've been off and on hosting for the last 3+ years. I welcome you, if it interests you, to join this chatroom: xmpp:unicode-art@chat.toofast.vip?join (this link will open your XMPP client application if you have one configured to do so). I am in an underground like federated chat world, similar to internet relay chat (IRC), where people of like minds chat together and often about cool stuff like this post. So to support this chat, and people that apparently haven't got a idea what unicode art is, I've made a new page on the8woodcutter.sh/charmap. I didn't make this code (as it is seen here today). I must owe credit to Mathew Kurian at https://mathew-kurian.github.io/CharacterMap/ and on github at https://github.com/mathew-kurian/CharacterMap and lastly the_guest in #offtopic@ircnow.org for sending this link originally. I plan to modify it for cool effect that serves the intention I have to make web art as I often have really wicked CSS ideas but not a plate to make it on. Hopefully it helps people get familiar with a character map to check out the cool characters that can be combined that look like english characters but are definitely not ^^

That's the scoop!

Tags: hostnamectl, the8woodcutter, update, unicode-art