Open thread - what are you up to, tech-wise?

Here’s a place to discuss any tech projects, diversions, blockages, learnings, failings that are keeping you occupied at present. Whether educational, useful, dangerous, or otherwise.

I’ll kick off… I’m trying to recover data from a lightly broken laptop hard drive. So I’ve been booting from a System Rescue distribution on a USB stick, using ddrescue to read as much of the disk as I can, then debugfs to copy what I can onto an external drive. By complete coincidence, I’m also thinking about backups.