Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

Creating and inserting a new drawing via the inbuilt Drawing tool (Insert > Drawing > New) in Google Docs results in images of noticeably lower resolution when compared to adjacent text, both within the app and when a document is downloaded as a PDF:

Screenshot of document as PDF

Link to shared doc as example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15QcIhrXCdR59278oW3Iy7MzH0nfJLSQ7jijcvm-UMTc/edit?usp=sharing

The figure is noticeably ‘blurry’. Is there any procedure or workaround that would allow for the image to be sharper than this?

Is using a sentence as a search filter better to engage the user compared to showing featured items?

In a marketplace, what do you think will be better: Making a sentence that the user completes by picking from several options that lead to results base on his request, or just showing featured items (most sold, most popular, etc.)?

For example a sentence like in this link, where clicking the underlined words opens a drop down selection: http://tympanus.net/Tutorials/NaturalLanguageForm/enter image description here

Why is networksetup so slow compared to manually changing Wi-Fi networks?

if I run networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 myssid

it takes between 10 and 15 seconds.

If I manually click the Wi-Fi icon in the notification bar and select myssid, it’s instant.

Alternatively, I’d love to be able to make an applescript that manually clicks to change Wi-Fi networks, but I can’t find a good example, everyone just says “use networksetup”.

How might this homebrew undead hybrid character type unbalance combat compared to non-undead creatures?

About a week ago in-game (half a year IRL), a series of deadly events occurred resulting in two PCs becoming undead. One used to be a tabaxi, the other a high elf. Both of them are now undead versions of themselves: the tabaxi by making a pact with an neutral evil demi-god of the Death Plane and the other by dying and being resurrected during this pact-making process.

According to What are the mechanical consequences that arise for a PC with the undead creature type?

By RAW, per Quadratic Wizard’s answer:

Undead type has no inherent mechanical effect in D&D 5e

So ever since these events happened, I’ve been finetuning the following homebrew traits.

Characters that became undead

  • Hybrid Nature.[*] You have two creature types: humanoid and undead. You can be affected by a game effect if it works on either of your creature types. For the humanoid traits, use your original race description.

  • Undead Defenses. Vulnerable to radiant damage; Resistant to necrotic damage.

  • Undying Resilience. Cannot be healed by conventional healing (e.g. spells, potions), but can sometimes be healed by cantrips from the necromancy school (such as Chill Touch). Make a Constitution save (with advantage) versus the spellcaster’s Spell Save DC. On a success, you are healed for the amount of damage dealt. On a fail, nothing happens.

  • Desecration. Advantage on ability checks, saves and attack rolls while standing on a desecrated surface.

  • Ill Will. 14th level necromancers can command you at will, while you automatically fail the first three Wisdom saves.

Question

I’m trying to find a balance between benefits and downsides for becoming undead, so that undead humanoids are more powerful in combat than mere mortals, but not so strong (or without significant handicaps) that everyone wants to turn undead. My reasoning for this: with great risks come great rewards, but even greater downfalls. With “mere mortals” I mean (player) characters that are “just” humanoid while of the same level and class. So preferably the undead traits carry a danger to them, to keep the more careful characters (and players) from wanting to delve into such practice. Through interactions with the world setting and narration the dangers of undead seem clear to the players, but I’d like to emphasise this further through combat mechanics (of which some they can still discover).

The party has found out about all undead traits mentioned above, except from the final two (Desecration and Ill Will). I’m wondering whether I should add an additional benefit (such as a raised Constitution, or some other defense), and whether the desecrated grounds feature is too powerful already for a PC to have (as soon as they find out). I’m mostly wondering how the current undead hybrid type will unbalance combat at my table.

Other possibly relevant details regarding my campaign:

  • Party composition (level 12): minotaur paladin of conquest, animated armor eldritch knight/wizard, undead tabaxi ranger/assassin/warlock, undead high elf mastermind, tiefling warlock.
  • Every PC has Healing Surges.
  • The main story arc heavily features undead creatures: mostly enemies but some (powerful) allies too
  • The BBEG is a devil attempting to become a lich (so will also become undead as a result)
    • From party level 15 onwards, an apocalyptic inter-planar war strikes down on the Material Plane (featuring mortals, angles, demi-gods, devils, necromancers and countless undead). The party is currently preparing for this coming war.
    • Current allies of the party include an important figure within the clergy of Helm (one of the most popular gods in my world, though only this one cleric knows of their undead nature), some secret wizards, and the mentioned demi-god (undead necromancer) of the Death Plane.
    • The organisation that hunts down the party consists of radical extremist paladins of Tempus that bring “redemption” to all magic users – they plan to slay ‘m all. These are adversaries by default, but some individuals could change their minds by the party’s initiative.

[*] based on Unearthed Arcana: Centaurs and Minotaurs

Using powershell, how two screenshots can be compared in buffer?

I found this snippet that is working well in a loop for me to take screenshot per minute. I could hash results and compare the two latest screenshots for changes by following this post: (Get-FileHash $ fileA).hash -ne (Get-FileHash $ fileC).hash inside an If statement.

I was thinking of referring to screenshots in the buffer instead of saving them on H.D.D. I mean I want to keep screenshots in buffer and then compare them while that snippet saves them.

Alpine on virtual box. Dockerd takes lot of memory compared to my local installation [on hold]

I have installed alpine on virtual box with 512 mb of RAM. I installed docker on it also, don’t understand why dockerd process takes much more memory compared to dockerd installed on my local machine.

Here is top of VM:

 2011     1 root     S     177m  18%   0   0% /usr/bin/dockerd -p /run/docker.pid 

Here is my local machine:

29737 root      20   0 1632,7m  29,2m   2,2m S   0,0  0,4   0:13.09 dockerd           

Any help is appreciated! 🙂

What are the pros and cons to port forwarding compared to vpn access

I am looking to host a personal file server running NextCloud on Apache2 and want to weigh up the pros and cons of each method for security. For example,

First method:

Port forwarding gives access to port 80 of Raspberry Pi only and no access to any other part of the pi or local network, unless there is a security breach and command line access is accessible from the Pi.

Second method:

A VPN can also be used to gain access into the system, without allowing port 80 through the router. However, I would need to port forward the router to allow the VPN access. If someone is somehow able to gain access into the VPN without my permission (if someone else shared the info etc.), then that user would have access to my whole network and maybe SSH access.

What are some methods to allow authentication into private servers and what are the pros and cons of them compared to other methods?

Ubuntu 18.04 How big should my root partition be compared to home?

I’m only asking because I hear how each installed softwares especially from the repositories take up smaller spaces in the drive. I also know that they usually get installed in /usr paths or anywhere else inside of root.

I plan to install 30-50gb of root partition and the rest of space in the home partition on my SSD(500gb). I also plan to format and mount 2 drives (4tb HDD and 1tb SSD) to my Ubuntu system as storage. The HDD will be symlinked for home directory.

Overall, how much space should I allocate in root partition compared to home? I was thinking 100gb in case I install a lot of software but some of you might say it’s overkill and that 20-30ish amount should be good enough.

Again I’m asking this because in some installation setups I’ve seen, the entire drive is used up for root partition without the home partition.I’ll admit I don’t find too many questions like this.

Ubuntu 18.04 How big should my root partition be compared to home?

I’m only asking because I hear how each installed softwares especially from the repositories take up smaller spaces in the drive. I also know that they usually get installed in /usr paths or anywhere else inside of root.

I plan to install 30-50gb of root partition and the rest of space in the home partition on my SSD(500gb). I also plan to format and mount 2 drives (4tb HDD and 1tb SSD) to my Ubuntu system as storage. The HDD will be symlinked for home directory.

Overall, how much space should I allocate in root partition compared to home? I was thinking 100gb in case I install a lot of software but some of you might say it’s overkill and that 20-30ish amount should be good enough.

Again I’m asking this because in some installation setups I’ve seen, the entire drive is used up for root partition without the home partition.I’ll admit I don’t find too many questions like this.