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Power Users is a Q&A site for questions about the usage of computer software and hardware. We are still a small site and would like to grow, so please consider joining our community. We are looking forward to your questions and answers; they are the building blocks of a repository of knowledge we are building together.

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Q&A Why does Google Search Console shows data two days prior?

TL;DR TANSTAAFL Google is in business. They give a lot of stuff away for free. But much of that is in order to get things that people pay for, either directly (paid accounts for G Suite or whateve...

posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A How do I cut out a section of audio from a larger one, with VLC?

How do I cut out/trim/split a section of audio (or video) from a larger one, with VLC? I'm not trying to transcode, just extract a piece, ideally from the command-line.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by JesseW‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by JesseW‭

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Q&A How do I cut out a section of audio from a larger one, with VLC?

The answer is pretty straightforward, just a few arguments: nvlc -I dummy input_file.mp3 --start-time 30 --stop-time 35 --sout file/mp3:output_file.mp3 vlc://quit where input_file.mp3 and output_...

posted 2y ago by JesseW‭  ·  edited 2y ago by JesseW‭

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Q&A Maximise instead of full screen window

Are there any free (and preferably open source) methods to make the green window button maximise the window instead of going full screen? (I know BetterTouchTools can do that, but this is no lon...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Simple text editor for Linux with support for coloring individual words

I'm looking for a text processor that can color specific words, just like Microsoft Wordpad can (select a word -> click the color button -> choose a color), but for a GNU/Linux system. I hav...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Quasímodo‭

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Q&A A term that describes frontend redirects

You can certainly send the user to a different page from the front end with a bit of JavaScript: location.href = 'https://example.com/new-page';

posted 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Moved to a new OS version, didn't change project source, and now Datenstrom Yellow project won't build -- how do I debug this?

I've been using Datenstrom Yellow on a Mac running 0S 10.12.6 (Sierra) to build a personal web site (mostly a blog). The self-hosted test site (runs directly from source) and the build (generated s...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How to unhide folder with macOS 11.5

One of the folders in my home folder, Music, appears to be hidden. In the finder it appears slightly greyed out and it won't appear if I try to open files from applications which don't show hidd...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by samcarter‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A Easiest way to set up a mailing list

Sorry, no simple answer here, though I did find one service free for up to 100 users: https://groups.io Any "service", as opposed to software you install on your own system, needs to be paid for, ...

posted 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A How can I separate a home LAN to isolate resources?

I have a home network, including a server (not on public internet) that runs various services. For example, a Nextcloud instance with family photos. Currently, the server is connected to my router...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Understanding OAuth(2) security: what's a realistic threat model?

Threats In my head, there are three main threats, though the OAuth 2 RFC has a whole chapter on the topic. Your questions deal mostly with one of them and slightly with another. Fake login page ...

posted 2mo ago by Michael‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Michael‭

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Q&A How to change "Master Password" of KeePassXC Database?

For Linux/macOS: Database -> Database Security... -> Change Password

posted 4mo ago by propatience‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by samcarter‭

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Q&A How can I do a one-time data import to DokuWiki to create many pages?

I am new to DokuWiki and have done the basic setup for a private wiki. I want to use it as an alternative to a spreadsheet I've been using to track my ratings and other notes for a category of pro...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Best practices for small, internet-critical company's ISP for maximal uptime

[Comcast] said normally small businesses get a plan from a second internet provider, for example AT&T, to reduce the chances of the internet going down. I am wondering if that is actually the...

posted 4mo ago by Canina‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Is there a memory book for humans?

LLMs (AI) have limited context windows which makes it challenging to include all necessary context in the prompt. A common solution is a memory book. The memory book stores arbitrarily large amoun...

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Zer0‭

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Q&A Is there a memory book for humans?

There are many vector search libraries and engines for use in machine learning, apis, databases, and programs. https://github.com/currentslab/awesome-vector-search has a list of some of them. For ...

posted 3mo ago by Zer0‭

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Q&A How do I set UTF8 in a Vim modeline?

Occasionally someone* occasionally modifies one of the files I'm responsible for with an archaic tool that decides to convert the updated file to UTF-16 (probably lossless) or an even more archaic...

0 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by DavidCary‭

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Q&A Low cost programmatic access to US brokers

Are there US stock brokers that allow programmatic access for retail investing? I would like to be able to connect to my broker's API to check my stock portfolio and place trades. I'm not looking ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A What is a good browser suitable for every-day use that respects user privacy and freedom?

qutebrowser Qutebrowser is a small, independent project that is not a fork of any major browser. It is notable in being designed for keyboard-only navigation, inspired by the Vimium extension, whi...

posted 9mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How can I disable channel drag and drop in Discord?

Since there seem to be no userscripts for this, I wrote one myself. It should work with all major userscript managers and browsers. The script prevents the dragstart event and thus drag and drop f...

posted 6mo ago by Zer0‭  ·  edited 6mo ago by Zer0‭

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Q&A Easiest way to set up a mailing list

What is the easiest way to set up a mailing list? The goal is to send an email to one address, and it gets automatically re-sent to everyone who is currently subscribed to that list. Ideally, the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A My hard drive is screeching, now what?

My hard drive is making a screeching/scraping/scratching sound. Is this bad? Will it explode? What I do? How do I figure out which hard drive is doing it, if I have multiple?

2 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Lundin‭

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Q&A How to create a dump of a complete MariaDB how the data is at a single point in time?

I don't have a ready answer to the question in the title, but with regards to The plan was to disable the MariaDB service so that no new writes to the database can be made (that have a risk of n...

posted 7mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Best practices for small, internet-critical company's ISP for maximal uptime

Your only real option here is redundancy. Besides what manassehkatz explained already, you can also open a second office in a different location. It seems unlikely that internet would fail in two ...

posted 4mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A How can I make moving from Chrome to Firefox as simple as possible?

Firefox is apparently able to automatically import all that: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switching-chrome-firefox I personally don't use these auto-imports. I find that browser migration ...

posted 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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