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Tue, 17 May 2022

TIL that you can compile C and C++ programs in the Intellij Flatpak — in Fedora Silverblue, or any other OS presumably — by running gcc (for C) or g++ (for C and C++) in the Intellij terminal or Run Anything dialog (which you get by clicking ctrl twice)

We went to the new Whole Foods where you scan your palm and just walk out with your stuff. Kinda creepy. You can still pay w/o that. A formerly packed store and parking lot was pretty empty.

Toolbx, a developers new best friend! — Christian Fredrik Schaller/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/toolbx-a-developers-new-best-friend/

How to rebase to Fedora Linux 36 on Silverblue — Michal Konečný/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-rebase-to-fedora-linux-36-on-silverblue/

Thu, 12 May 2022

I'm doing all this messing around with CentOS Stream and Fedora Silverblue on the laptop, while the desktop remains on Debian Stable. I don't remember a "bad" Debian release, but Bullseye is a particularly good one. A sweet spot for GNOME (3.38).

I used rpm-ostree to layer vim-enhanced and vim-X11 in Fedora Silverblue. The Vim Flatpak didn't give me console Vim, and Silverblue Vim wasn't picking up my .vimrc.

I have two Toolbox containers for Ruby in Fedora Silverblue, but they share the same files for gems. It has caused some trouble. Better to use Distrobox with a dedicated home, or rbenv/RVM.

Ruby is having issues with OpenSSL 3.0

Sun, 01 May 2022

Ruby developers: On Linux, do you recommend installing all gems with gem install, or using distro packages when available?

The Ruby gems in my app are ... complicated

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

It's been a difficult semester in computer science. My class is Intro to Data Structures. I have found it hard to find the time to study. I would have liked a class with more (helpful) materials. I had to learn Java OO programming to do the class, so it's been quite an ordeal.

Wed, 27 Apr 2022

I have been running OpenBSD in a VM, and yesterday I upgraded from 7.0 to 7.1. Everything works. https://www.openbsd.org/71.html

Mon, 25 Apr 2022

For Fedora Silverblue and Kinote users: Simplifying updates for RPM Fusion packages (and other packages shipping their own RPM repos) - Fedora Discussion https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/simplifying-updates-for-rpm-fusion-packages-and-other-packages-shipping-their-own-rpm-repos/30364

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

I recommend EasySSH as an easy way to manage multiple ssh sessions. And there's a Flatpak. https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.muriloventuroso.easyssh

Thu, 21 Apr 2022

You can learn something new about Vim every day. Today I figured out how to use iab to insert the date via strftime https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Insert_current_date_or_time

Wed, 13 Apr 2022

Gnome Clipboard History extension looks like a worthy successor to Cliboard Indicator for those running Gnome 42 https://github.com/SUPERCILEX/gnome-clipboard-history

WordPress simplifies pricing with $0 (aka free) and $15/month Pro plans https://wordpress.com/pricing/

Fri, 08 Apr 2022

So far, @fedora @teamsilverblue 36 beta has been fairly smooth sailing

Sun, 03 Apr 2022

Comparison of Fedora Flatpaks and Flathub remotes - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/comparison-of-fedora-flatpaks-and-flathub-remotes/

Contribute at the Fedora Kernel 5.17, CoreOS, Cloud, IoT, and Audio test days - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/contribute-at-the-fedora-kernel-5-17-coreos-cloud-iot-and-audio-test-days/

Tue, 29 Mar 2022

I found this to be very helpful:

14 software architecture design patterns to know | Enable Architect/Red Hat https://www.redhat.com/architect/14-software-architecture-patterns

Thu, 24 Mar 2022

The Google Chrome web browser is now in Flathub. If you want or need exactly what Google is shipping, now you have a Flatpak. https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.google.ChromeDev

Wed, 16 Mar 2022

Princeton Classics graduate reading lists https://classics.princeton.edu/programs/graduate/reading-lists

Sat, 05 Mar 2022

Do all the celebrities really know each other? Sounds creepy. And exhausting.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022

MWC 2022: Lenovo announces ThinkPads, IdeaPads, Chromebooks, ThinkBooks and more | Charles McLellan/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/mobile-world-congress-lenovo-announces-thinkpads-ideapads-chromebooks-thinkbooks-and-more/

Hustle and hype: the truth about the influencer economy - Symeon Brown/The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2022/feb/24/hustle-and-hype-the-truth-about-the-influencer-economy

Sat, 26 Feb 2022

I hooked up a new cable for our Spectrum service that goes under the house instead of around the eaves. I did the phone wire (from the modem) months ago. I still have to go under the house and let some slack out ...

Sun, 20 Feb 2022

Debian has really turned things around with Chromium. The security patches have been timely. For me this turnaround is the Linux distro story of 2022. https://lwn.net/Articles/885277/

Thu, 17 Feb 2022

How I customize Fedora Silverblue and Fedora Kinoite - Muhammed Yasin Özsaraç/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/how-i-customize-fedora-silverblue-and-fedora-kinoite/

Sun, 13 Feb 2022

We live in the most distracted time in human history. Can we reclaim our attention spans? An interview with "Stolen Focus" author Johan Hari - Sean Illing/Vox https://www.vox.com/vox-conversations-podcast/2022/2/8/22910773/vox-conversations-johann-hari-stolen-focus

Wed, 09 Feb 2022

Samsung Galaxy S22: How to preorder and get the best deal | June Wan/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-galaxy-s22-how-to-buy-prerorder-best-deals/

Tue, 08 Feb 2022

Debian has been very proactive in updating the Chromium web browser. It's a very positive development. — Debian Security Announce via LWN.net https://lwn.net/Articles/884073/

Mon, 07 Feb 2022

Tribute to William "Bill" G Leavitt — Alisdair Macrae Birch https://www.alisdair.com/educator/williamgleavitt.html

My Mentor, William G. Leavitt | Karl Aranjo http://www.karlaranjo.com/my-mentor-william-g-leavitt/

Thu, 03 Feb 2022

One of CentOS Stream's secret weapons is @containertoolbx, which I'm using to set up development environments without mucking up the entire system.

On @fedora @teamsilverblue, I'd like @GNOME Software to ask me if I'd like to update WITHOUT rebooting right away and have the updated system active on the next boot.

TBH, I'm very much OK with Flatpaks automatically updating on @fedora @teamsilverblue -- just like I am on @debian.

Wed, 02 Feb 2022

Is there a Reload All Tabs Functionality/Shortcut for Vivaldi? (Answer: yes!) https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/9433/is-there-a-reload-all-tabs-functionality-shortcut-for-vivaldi/13?_=1643819833763&lang=en-US

Now that htop is in EPEL 9, I'm a whole lot more comfortable with @CentOS Stream 9 on the desktop. https://mirror.arizona.edu/fedora-epel/9/Everything/x86_64/Packages/h/

Wed, 26 Jan 2022

Configure Fedora to practice and compose music - Yann Collette/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/configure-fedora-to-practise-and-compose-music/

Tue, 25 Jan 2022

A @fedora @teamsilverblue observation: It's easier to run rpm-ostree upgrade from the terminal and then shut down for the night than to do the updates from GNOME Software, reboot and then have to shut down after that.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Part of GNOME Shell's 'secret sauce' is mousing to the hot corner to bring up the apps dock on the left. GNOME 40+ moved the dock on the bottom, which is awkward for hot-corner users. The Vertical Overview GNOME Shell Extension fixes that. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/4144/vertical-overview/

Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Ruby on Rails is the one-person framework - DHH https://world.hey.com/dhh/the-one-person-framework-711e6318

Mon, 10 Jan 2022

It's been nearly a week and I haven't broken @fedora @teamsilverblue on my laptop. Is there a badge for that?

Tue, 04 Jan 2022

I set up a Ruby development environment in a @fedora Toolbox. This is a great way to work in Linux. I added > 100 packages to the toolbox, and I can dump it and start over without affecting the main system.

Thu, 30 Dec 2021

I think the @RedHat people involved in @CentOS Stream know it's a marathon and not a sprint. Stream needs time to prove its value. For one thing, it's great to have such a detailed peek at future RHEL.

If for some reason you haven't migrated your @CentOS Linux 8 system to CentOS Stream 8, @AlmaLinux, @rocky_linux or other, now is the time.

I try to play the guitar every day https://passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1227_practicing/

Mon, 20 Dec 2021

Debian updates Bullseye/Stable to 11.2. And with a new Firefox ESR, it's patched and ready with a very stable GNOME 3.38. https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20211218

Are you looking for an email provider? I recommend @TutanotaTeam (@Tutanota@mastodon.social)

The problem with podcasts is that I don't commute anymore

I'm not sure how I stumbled upon the @esquire newsletter, but there's some great writing there.

Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Swapping characters, words and lines in Vim - Vim Tips Wiki https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Swapping_characters,_words_and_lines

Wed, 01 Dec 2021

In my DSL rewiring project, I successfully crimped CAT5 wire to RJ11 connectors on both ends. I started to crimp the RG6, but I couldn't get it tight. I think my wire-stripping technique is not quite right. I'll try again tomorrow.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021

My CentOS Stream 8 desktop system is super stable and very low on drama

Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Just wanted to point out that @RedHat did the right thing with @CentOS Stream 8: Today my update automatically installed kernel-4.18.0-348.2.1.el85.x8664.rpm. That's the SAME kernel as the new RHEL 8.5. Hopefully Stream 8 will track the RHEL 8.x kernel from now on. Great move.

Tue, 16 Nov 2021

I could pretty much play any @fender guitar. I bought a flattop 15 years ago. I haven't bought another guitar since I was a teenager.

I just put on a new set of @ernieball Slinky Pure Nickel strings. I don't know if the pure nickel makes a difference, but these are my first .010s in DECADES. I'm not used to the lightness (coming from .011s), but they sound GREAT. https://www.ernieball.com/guitar-strings/electric-guitar-strings/slinky-classic-rock-n-roll-pure-nickel-wrap-electric-guitar-strings

Mon, 15 Nov 2021

Another tilde site that looks really good is the Ubuntu-running tilde.team. I'm thinking of starting up an account over there. https://tilde.team/

Thanks go to the admins/devs at tilde.institute, the public-access OpenBSD system, where a bad rsync command on my part blew out my ssh key. They fixed everything, and I'm back in tilde-land. https://tilde.institute