LUREing the AUR | Linux Out Loud 36

This week, Linux Out Loud chats about luring the AUR to other distros.

Welcome to episode 36 of Linux Out Loud. We fired up our mics, connected those headphones as we searched the community for themes to expound upon. We kept the banter friendly, the conversation somewhat on topic, and had fun doing it.

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:06 GTK Theme
00:05:35 Python Cheat Sheets
00:11:02 Computer Down
00:16:41 Lure
00:30:38 Windmill
00:34:22 Open Workout Tracker
00:39:29 Game of the Week
00:44:56 Close

- Lure

- Wger Fitness App

- Game of the Week

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Distrobox could be a really good option, it seems to let you install/run any GUI or terminal app from any distro as if it’s running natively and works with Podman or Docker.


@CubicalNate if the voltage is proportional to propeller speed it means ~12v is probably a peak rating for ideal conditions so you’d want a boost buck converter to pin it to 12v.

If the voltage is always the same it means there’s already a converter in there that needs to be adjusted or replaced.

12v is also super hungry on wire gauge. If it needs to travel it’d be worth boosting it up to 24v+ (like PoE) and dropping it back down at the destination.

I run everything on 24v because it’s the highest you can go while still being compatible with almost anything designed for a cigarette lighter (because of boats and freight trucks) but then i’m just doing several meters, not across a backyard. :slight_smile:

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That is a good point. I have my oscilloscope ready to go today and test it out. I like the idea of boosting it to 24 volts as that would absolutely be better for so many reasons. Thanks for the info.

I have to say, I am now curious, do you have such nonsense going on with generating your own electricity?

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My daily drive is a mountain bike converted to an eBike and i’ve built a few different batteries for it. I do portable solar (think size of a small backpack not incl’ battery) but i’ve never been over 90W. Being able to play with something bigger like a frikkin’ windmill is like a dream for when i’m settled. I just love building and researching ways to run everything on DC.

Being able to go somewhere and say “no thanks, i’ll use my own power thank you.” is a lot of fun :P. Best I can do right now is dump my lipos (within spec) to heat a shower’s worth of hot water in a collapsible bucket and pump that to a shower head with variable speed but recharge takes several sunny days.

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Distrobox and it’s cousin Toolbx are neat. I’m loving my various distributions on my Fedora Kinoite system.

The ability to use cli and gui apps from any distribution without mucking up my canonical system is wild.


@TheWendyPower I’ve got 2 suggestions.

First of all I’d switch yay out for paru because it isn’t just a replacement for yay but pacman as well; more info here Attention Arch Users! Replace 'Yay' With 'Paru'. - YouTube

Secondly maybe you could consider NixPkgs instead of Snap, Flatpak or AppImage. I don’t have experience myself, but you can install it on top of other distributions and can install packages normally used by NixOS. Which also means that it’ll be reproducible when you get it running :thinking: