power management – Hard disk spin-up on demand only under linux

I have a PC where the system (Debian 11) resides on an SSD. As an addition to this I would like to set up two hard drives as a RAID (level 1). Because I would use the RAID only for occasional backups I would like to keep the disks spun down when not requested for the backup.

I would like to use Power-up in standby or something similar to keep the disks from spinning up when the PC is started/waken from hibernation. I have read warnings not to use the feature unless I am sure that it is supported by the OS, HHD and motherboard.
I know that it is supported by the linux kernel and I guess that I can just try the disk. However, I have no idea how to check if the motherboard supports the feature (no info on its website) and it seems to me that I should check it to prevent no being able to wake the disk. How can I safely use this feature or any alternative?

Moreover, I would like to know, how is the setup affected by the fact that there would be software RAID running on the disks.

sharepoint online – Power Automate Flow Works Except When Posting to Calendar

Good evening,

I am using MS Flow to create an approval request when a user submits an item to a SharePoint list. The flow then triggers an approval to be sent to his/her manager. Once the approval is “Approved” it adds a new event to a linked Calendar. The issue is, my StartDate and EndDate are Date & Time format(Date Only), and when I create the new Event through Flow, it posts the Start Date on the day before it actually is supposed to be posted.

Here is my create item in the “if yes” condition:
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And here is the way it posts to the Calendar (Goes on the 16th instead of 17th):
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Here is what the event looks like when I click on it:

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usa – Plugging in a Power Spike/Surge protector to a Voltage Converter

I’ll be moving from India to USA in a month and I am trying to figure out the adapters. Can I connect a Universal Travel adapter( I own this) to a power spike and connect appliances? Is it safe? I don’t intend to connect too many apppliances to it, Laptop, Phone charger, Speakers and a clipper could be considered as a typical payload. I think I’ll have to buy individual adapters for things like hair dryer and that’s fine. I don’t want to buy too many adapters or change my current appliances, which is why I’m asking this.

seo – Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

The number of internal links per page tends not to matter much from a PageRank perspective.

  • Fewer links per page will pass more PageRank per link.
  • Also, pages on your site will receive fewer links from other pages on your site.

There is a fixed amount of PageRank available to your site. You can distribute it to your pages via internal links. The number of links you use per page doesn’t change the amount that is available, not will it change the amount of PageRank that most of your pages end up getting from external links.

If there is some particular page that you want to rank better, it is possible to adjust PageRank going to it from internal links and help it rank better. Removing other links from the pages linking to it would be one way of doing so. However, it is usually easier to create more links to that page from additional pages that hadn’t linked to it before.

It is also tempting to try to remove internal links to pages that don’t matter for SEO. Why would you link and pass PageRank to pages that you don’t want to rank? For example, if you have pages in robots.txt, will it help the rest of your site to remove the links to them? From my experiments, it appears not to. I’ve never been able to increase rankings to my site as a whole by “preserving” PageRank by removing links to pages that Google doesn’t index.

dnd 5e – Problematic player constantly looking to power play

This is called ‘arguing for advantage’, and it’s not really a problem unique to DnD.

‘I should get X because of Y reason’ isn’t usually about the Y reason – the person just wants X. The Y can be anything, and frankly doesn’t matter. When your human perception and judgement (aka basic social interaction skills) tell you that someone is arguing for an advantage rather than for some other reason (because they think Y is more logical, because they think Y is a better story, because they don’t like Z for personal reasons, etc) you should simply say ‘no’.

You may need to say no quite a few times. The arguing for advantage may morph into other means of social pressuring, like vague blame, repetitive asking, calling-in allies, convincing the crowd, so on. It’s entirely possible for this to suck the fun out of the game and make continuing with that player entirely unworkable. However you have a considerable advantage in this situation due to explicitly being the authority, limiting the social pressure it is acceptable to bring against you and giving them an ‘uphill battle’ in attempting to gain the advantage they are seeking.

If need be, explain that in this game the DM is the final arbiter of all rules interactions and world setting. They should be impartial, like a referee, and consult the table’s preferences to make a good game but when it comes down to it the DM is the one who decides what rules are used, makes up new rules if necessary, arbitrates any disputes, and gets to say what hair colour exactly that npc’s beard is. That’s the basic rule of the game and it is what people agree to implicitly when they sit down to game with people.

You can also do the following things.

Provide examples of what advantages can be successfully argued for.

Or ‘asked’ for. The paladin asks if there is a church in the village? You answer ‘yes’. The fighter wants to know if after seeing an awesome polearm fighter he can go learn from him? Yes. You change the fighter’s Fighting Style to Great Weapon Mastery as well, as he’s now using a halberd rather than the two shortswords he was previously, to reflect the results of his character training with the Yuan-ti Spearmaster for those 3 weeks. The mage wants to use a readied frost spell to turn the falling poison rain into ice, so it bounces off the party’s raised shields rather than dowsing and poisoning them? Yes. By agreeing to more reasonable requests, you show the arguing player that things can be gained by toning down his demands – this often leads to the demands being toned down.

Talk to them out of game.

Explain that DnD is a cooperative game and you don’t want one character to be more mechanically powerful than the others as it makes your job harder. Likewise, that giving one player exceptions to the rules and not others both makes your job harder (have to remember two sets of rules) but is also unfair. Explain that GMing is quite difficult for both mechanical and storytelling reasons, and you’d appreciate their help in keeping it simpler. Accusations and further arguing are rarely helpful – informing them of your point of view in a non-accusatory way and thus creating empathy is likely to be more helpful.

Move the game along.

If a player is arguing with you about getting whatever, you can simply move the game along – turn to another player, and tell them that they ‘find the innkeeper’ or whatever they were doing before the arguing player redirected the conversation onto why they should have X. If the player is ‘interrupting’ to make his arguments, it’s rude – this will lead to less arguing overall, as you can also make the ‘sorry but said he wanted to do X, so i’m talking to him now after talking to you about how you want a Flametongue’ which is reasonable/sounds reasonable.

Ultimately this is a social problem. It is about someone not sticking to the implicit rules of an activity. It needs to be solved through that lens, and the RPG-specific tactics available are limited.

There’s also something else that you’ve hinted at.

You’ve talked about whose ‘fault’ the TPK was, used the term ‘power play’ without qualifier or explanation, and talked about how someone making a choice in-game is a ‘problem player’ behaviour (hiring or firing an NPC guide).

These are all red flags. A GM blaming a TPK on a player or players instead of acknowledging that as the designer of the world they have significant control over whether the party lives or dies, someone who does not qualify what ‘power play’ entails to them but assumes it is universal, and a GM who assumes that in-game actions are universally for out-of-game reasons, are all common red flags for negative GM behaviours and attitudes in TTRPGs. I have and will again avoid a game with a GM who talks about such things, expecting that at the table their game will just not be.. good.

While from your question I lack any detail at all to determine whether these hinted-at problems actually exist, i’d suggest in general that whenever you are trying to determine how to interact with someone in a positive way that you also look at your own behaviour in an objective and logical fashion to find out if your own preconceptions, expectations, or negative beliefs are exacerbating any problems with the situation.

What mailbox features are required to ‘Send an email from a shared mailbox’ in Power Automate?

I am preparing an I.T. request to create a new Shared Mailbox so that we can send automated emails via Power Automate, specifically using the Send an email from a shared mailbox (V2) connector.

I want to make sure that I provide all necessary details in the request about the ‘type’ of shared mailbox that needs to be setup, as well as any necessary configuration details.

The reason I want to provide these details is that our current Shared Mailbox doesn’t provide this functionality, I am not entirely sure why – details are pasted at the bottom of this post for context.

I.T. have already said they cannot enable this functionality on the current Shared Mailbox because it is out of their scope of support, however I have suggested that a new shared mailbox may have this functionality enabled by default, so they are happy to create a new shared mailbox if that is the case.

Research

There is some information here:

Known Issues and Limitations

which says:

To use this integration, you will need access to an O365 mailbox that has the REST API enabled.

Are these the only requirements?

Is REST API enabled on new O365 mailboxes by default?

If not, is it a trivial process to enable this and where are the instructions?

Question

What mailbox features are required to ‘send from Shared Mailbox’ in Power Automate?

Context

Our current Shared Mailbox ‘Send an email from a shared mailbox (V2)’ errors

REST API is not yet supported for this mailbox.
This error can occur for sandbox (test) accounts or for accounts that are on a dedicated (on-premise) mail server.

Possible Solutions

Summary: Mailbox needs to be migrated
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/troubleshoot/user-and-shared-mailboxes/rest-api-is-not-yet-supported-for-this-mailbox-error

Summary: Correct license needs to be added
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/REST-API-is-not-yet-supported-for-this-mailbox/td-p/3452

Related reading:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/office365/#issues-with-a-shared-mailbox

power automate – What format does the ‘Base Time’ field in the ‘Convert time zone’ action expect?

As shown in the screenshot below, the following timestamps format worked for me for onvertTimeZone(variables('TimestampYYYYMMdd'), 'Eastern Standard Time', 'UTC')

YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss=> 2021-07-19 08:50:00 - Worked
MM/DD/YYYY hh:mm:ss => 07/19/2021 08:51:00 - Worked
YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.0000000Z => 2021-07-19T08:55:00.0000000Z - Worked

However, DD-MM-YYYY hh:mm:ss throws the error shown below

Unable to process template language expressions in action ‘Compose’ inputs at line ‘1’ and column ‘6070’: ‘In function ‘convertTimeZone’, the value provided for date time string ’19/07/2021 09:51:00′ was not valid. The datetime string must match ISO 8601 format.’

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Simple JSON to CSV in MS Power Automate problem

Good Afternoon,

I am trying convert the following JSON using the URL: https://api0.solar.sheffield.ac.uk/pvlive/v3/pes/0 to CSV vis MS Power Automate.

I use HTTP to get the above URL

And this is then where it goes wrong. I Parse the JSON using the following

    {
"type": "object",
"properties": {
    "data": {
        "type": "array",
        "items": {
            "type": "array"
        }
    },
    "meta": {
        "type": "array",
        "items": {
            "type": "string"
        }
    }
}

}

which then i pass onto a CSV table which needs an array not an object.

Any help most apprecited

Bob

SharePoint based run only permissions not available after adding a Power Automate to a solution

I noticed that when we have a Flow outside the solution it has the SharePoint based run only permissions available.

But once we add it to a solutions, it is no longer available

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Is it possible to retain SharePoint based permissions even after adding the Power Automate to a solutions?

dnd 3.5e – What method can be used to renew a psionic power on a schedule, even if the character sleeping or unconscious?

If a character wants to have a psionic power renew on a once or twice per day schedule (no more than twice per day at max) regardless of external circumstances or personal status conditions up to and including sleeping or unconsciousness, how might one accomplish it?

Auto-hypnosis skill name sounds like it should be able to do something like this, but a reading of the available options does not seem to cover it. Likewise Concentration skill does not cover this concept either.

The method needs to be purely internal, not reliant upon any external item or agent or third party.

An internal item (some item converted to a bone rune, perhaps?) or internal agent (such as a split mind, symbiotic creature, or shared possession of the body or part of the body?) are acceptable. Custom made internal items (so long as they are made in accordance with item creation rules) are acceptable.

The method also needs to be as uninterruptible as possible (null-psi zones or anti-psi resistant or immune would be best).

Multiple methods that combine to achieve the affect are also fine, so long as they meet or come as close as possible to the ideals of internal-only and uninterruptible.

Cost is not an issue, but non-epic is greatly preferred, and answers proposing non-epic items obviously need to remain below the gp cost limit for non-epic items.

The best method would be not only internal and uninterruptible, but also purely mental so that it cannot be lost, stolen, or cut out… if such as thing even exists in D&D.


As an example of a power one might want to pull this sort of effect off with, the Stealsteel power, where one might potentially die once the power turns off. (Power listed at bottom of article.)