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Alexander Patrakov
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In some Russian news outlets, there is a news about a new Facebook hashtag related to childhood dreams: #вырастуикуплю (I'll grow up and buy ...). I have read this news, and some public posts, and caught myself on the thought that I don't actually remember what I wanted to buy when I was a child. But I do remember what I wanted to become: a writer. What about you - do you remember better what you wanted to buy, or what you wanted to be?

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/вырастуикуплю
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Attempted to reorganize the home network, so that I can use virtual machines with IPv6 both on the desktop and on the laptop. This requires either bridging (not possible on the laptop because it only has WiFi), or routing. Routing requires several /64 subnets. However, trying to get a /48 from Hurricane Electric results in a failure. So, I declare that we have a shortage of IPv6 /48 subnets right now.
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Currently I am flying from Bangkok to Moscow. On an Aeroflot flight. And I decided to use internet in flight. Problem: they block some sites. Including http://planet.debian.org/ . Time to use my VPN, again :(
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Tried to download an evaluation version of Windows Server 2016. Got this. The only other thing that was done with the same account was a purchase of Windows 10 Professional.
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I tried to report a bug in a third-party MediaWiki skin. Described it by words, then decided to attach a screenshot. Did what I usually do - PrintScreen, then opened the result using GIMP so that I can select only the wanted area and remove confidential information (actually, there was none in the area of interest).

One problem: I did it on a HiDPI laptop. The one that requires devPixelsPerPx = 2.5 in Firefox, or 240 DPI in non-HiDPI-aware desktop environments. So, just a screenshot of a small menu ended up 1000+ pixels wide. Not something that people would expect. OK, downscaled by a factor of 2.5x and uploaded.

But this leads to a big design question. I think that GIMP is a specialized tool, and not everyone has it installed by default. Previously, before HiDPI, it was not required to use any tool in order to publish screenshots that people would accept on the web.

So - if you faced a similar problem, what did you do? Published the screenshot as it is, downscaled it with GIMP, downscaled it with some other tool, or temporarily disabled HiDPI? How can this workflow be made more natural?
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