python 3 / venv

abstract There have been thousands of articles written about Python virtual environments. As of 2020-10-07, a quick search on Google for “python: virtualenv article” returns “about 1,450,000 results”. In the majority of cases I have seen, they are partially filled with impractical advice. They gush about pip, pipx, venv, virtualenvwrapper, pipenv, poetry and others, but …

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The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyreThe falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand;Surely the Second Coming …

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Quotes / random

“The key to understanding complicated things is to know what not to look at, and what not to compute, and what not to think.” Gerald Jay Sussman “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” Rabindranath Tagore “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To …

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HP Z240 SFF / sound

remarks The system uses a Realtek ALC221 chipset, but with some HP-specific changes. To get it to behave properly, the following configuration must be applied. files to add / edit /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf # /etc/modprobe.d/snd_hda_intel.conf options snd_hda_intel beep_mode=0 options snd_hda_intel enable_msi=1 options snd_hda_intel model=alc221-hp-mic options snd_hda_intel patch=snd_hda_intel.fw options snd_hda_intel power_save=0 options snd_hda_intel power_save_controller=N options snd_hda_intel probe_only=0,1 /lib/firmware/snd_hda_intel.fw …

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