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Sat, 21 Sep 2019

Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1908) on the x86_64 architecture https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023405.html

I try to spend >= $100 for a phone

Why the Apple Store is the worst place to buy your new iPhone 11 - Jason Perlow/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-the-apple-store-is-the-worst-place-to-buy-your-new-iphone-11/

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

I would love to run CentOS/RHEL as a boring, stable alternative to Fedora, but there are nowhere near enough packages, and I want to go outside the repos as little as possible. That is why I run Debian.

Are you waiting for CentOS 8? This page from the project shows how far along they are. tl;dr: No CentOS 8 until 7.7 is finished. https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds - The story of tilde.club by Paul Ford (2014) https://medium.com/message/tilde-club-i-had-a-couple-drinks-and-woke-up-with-1-000-nerds-a8904f0a2ebf

Welcome to ~tilde.club~ https://tilde.club/

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Can a Raspberry Pi 4 really replace your PC? - J.A. Watson/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/can-a-raspberry-pi-4-really-replace-your-pc/

Sun, 15 Sep 2019

Debian 10: Playing catch-up with the rest of the Linux world (that’s a good thing) | Scott Gilbertson/Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/debian-10-playing-catch-up-with-the-rest-of-the-linux-world-thats-a-good-thing/

The myth of the autistic jerk - Brandon Weaver/DEV Community https://dev.to/baweaver/the-myth-of-the-autistic-jerk-3kjl

See a super-close-up image of Mars – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/6453/valles-marineris-hemisphere-enhanced/

MIT 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, fall 2011 - 42 videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61Oq3tWYp6V_F-5jb5L2iHb

11 forgotten books of the 1920s worth reading now - Bob Batchelor/Literary Hub https://lithub.com/10-forgotten-books-of-the-1920s-worth-reading-now/

Sat, 14 Sep 2019

I've been using Syncthing to mirror files in Linux, Windows, MacOS and OpenBSD, and it's working - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0914_syncthing/

The rise of the electric scooter - Jeff Atwood https://blog.codinghorror.com/the-rise-of-the-electric-scooter/

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

Should we take a few long holidays, or lots of short ones? - Tim Harford http://timharford.com/2019/09/should-we-take-a-few-long-holidays-or-lots-of-short-ones/

Wed, 11 Sep 2019

The Fedora Discussion forum is VERY #Silverblue heavy https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/latest

Printing in Debian 10: CUPS isn't in the default desktop if you forget to check the box during installation - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0911_printing_in_debian/

Printing in Debian 10: CUPS isn't in the default desktop installation - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0911_printing_in_debian/

Tue, 10 Sep 2019

The Bird and the Bee on the poetry of Van Halen – Kory Grow/Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/bird-and-the-bee-van-halen-interview-873383/

AP sparks linguistic pandemonium with hyphen guidance update - Merrill Perlman/Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/language_corner/associated-press-hyphen.php

Sun, 08 Sep 2019

OpenBSD is now my workstation - Chris Humphries https://sogubsys.com/openbsd-is-now-my-workstation-operating-system/

I am now running Debian 10 Buster with the Backports kernel

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

Pairing @debian Stable with Flatpaks seems like a very good way to go

I let the @debian installer autopartition the drive, and had I know it would be a problem, I would have made /boot MUCH bigger than 250 MB so I wouldn't have to deal with space issues.

I don't know what happened -- could be a bug fix -- but I am now running the stock @debian kernel with no i2c touchpad issues. I'm not crazy about /boot filling up. I don't remember this happening the last time I ran Stable, and it doesn't happen on encrypted @fedora.

On my @debian 10 system with encrypted LVM, /boot is running out of room. It only has 250 MB, and I had whatever kernels Debian installed and then a Liquorix kernel. I got rid of all the Liquorix kernels and then the older Debian kernels.

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Today's update on my @debian Stable system took care of multiple security issues in @firefox-esr https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4516

Windows 10 issues — unpredictable updates, random slowdows, unresponsive Desktop Search — sent me running to @debian, which has been running like butter

Windows 10 1903: Buggy update slows PCs, breaks Desktop Search, says Microsoft - Liam Tung/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-1903-buggy-update-slows-pcs-breaks-desktop-search-says-microsoft/

Wed, 04 Sep 2019

Debian supports Flatpak, which I'm definitely going to try https://flatpak.org/

Don't Break Debian from the Debian Wiki offers a lot of good advice https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Mon, 02 Sep 2019

Pro tip: There are @debian images to run the distribution live and install it that include non-free firmware. I used a live image both to test and install Debian Buster. https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/

Debian 10 Buster with GNOME 3: I didn't expect it to be this fast, but that could be the SSD talking - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0902_debian_10_first_impressions/

Sat, 31 Aug 2019

From zero to React - Liam Ross https://www.liamross.me/from-zero-to-react/

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Are people really still dependent (or even using) iTunes, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, or whatever it is they call their audio services? I'm thinking not so much, but what do I know?

I have written A LOT of @debian articles over the years. A whole lot. http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/debian/

I wrote an article about using @debian Squeeze with Backports in 2012 http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/debian/2012_0104_debian_backports_kernel

I forgot about @debian Backports. I wrote about it in an old blog post, and it still exists. It might be a better source that Liquorix for newer kernels to use with Debian Stable, though Liquorix is very Debian-centric. https://backports.debian.org/

I wrote an even earlier post on upgrading @debian Squeeze to Wheezy http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/debian/2012_0629_upgrade_squeeze_to_wheezy