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Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Karanbir Singh: Stepping down from the CentOS Board https://www.karan.org/posts/stepping-down/

I filed a new bug in Fedora EPEL: 2015259 – Neofetch now requires catimg, which isn't packaged for EPEL

@RedHat @fedora @CentOS @AlmaLinux @rocky_linux https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2015259

This @RedHat documentation is extremely helpful for @CentOS, @rocky_linux and @AlmaLinux users: Installing, managing, and removing user-space components Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html/installing_managing_and_removing_user-space_components/index

Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Fedora Documentation — so good! @fedora https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/docs/

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

gThumb, the best image viewer and editor on any platform, is now available in a Flatpak for Linux users. https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.gThumb

Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Debian and RHEL/CentOS are very different animals. While Debian is behind several MONTHS on Chromium, more due to dysfunction than anything else, Debian Stable is holding back on the new Firefox ESR, which has been in CentOS Stream for at least a week. That part is probably intentional.

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

What AlmaLinux Foundation Membership Means for You - AlmaLinux OS Blog https://almalinux.org/blog/what-almalinux-foundation-membership-means-for-you/

Sat, 09 Oct 2021

CERN looks at @AlmaLinux, @rocky_linux, @CentOS Stream and @RedHat Enterprise Linux and decides to go with Stream 8 https://indico.cern.ch/event/1070475/contributions/4511844/attachments/2309304/3929738/lfc03-20210915-NoNDA.pdf

Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates include a notable upgrade: The Firefox ESR browser goes to 91.2.0.

Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Not a review of CentOS Stream 8 - Steven Rosenberg/passthejoe.net http://passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1006_not_a_centos_stream_review/

Wed, 29 Sep 2021

I installed the @vivaldibrowser on two systems — one @fedora, the other @Windows. I already had it on my @CentOS Stream 8 system. For me, sync is table stakes, and Chromium's removal of that integral feature closed the door on both it and Chrome. https://vivaldi.com

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

There are a whole lot of @CentOS Stream 8 updates waiting for you today or tomorrow

Sat, 25 Sep 2021

Chromium 93 migrated to @debian Testing today. It hit Unstable on Sept. 19. Still waiting for it to appear in Stable. FYI, last Stable update was 90.0.4430.212 on May 21. For those keeping track, Chromium 94 just came out (and is already in the Flatpak). https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/chromium

Fri, 24 Sep 2021

I am starting to look at @ubuntu with new (and very favorable) eyes. The relative stability, lack of drama and overall polish are starting to look very, very good.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021

How to intervene when a manager is gaslighting their employees - Mita Mallick/Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2021/09/how-to-intervene-when-a-manager-is-gaslighting-their-employees

It's Windows 10 test week, and I am here to report that the Edge browser has made many performance improvements. If I were running Windows regularly, I would probably dump Chrome for it.

I upgraded my Windows laptop to Ruby 3.0.2. No drama. It works.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Jim Hall's Gibson ES-175 up close - Jazz Guitar Online https://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/guitar-amps-gizmos/62192-jim-halls-gibson-es-175-up-close.html

Tue, 14 Sep 2021

I didn't know that Jekyll was dead, but Bridgetown's Jared White says his project is next step for Ruby static-site generators https://www.bridgetownrb.com/

Wed, 08 Sep 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system:

  • gdm
  • gnome-shell
  • llvm-libs
  • strace

(plus I installed the updated mutter from a downloaded RPM a week or so ago)

All in all, a light updates day (for me anyway)

There are a lot of CentOS Stream 8 updates available today — including the Mutter fix for the recent regression that was crashing GNOME in Wayland.

Mon, 06 Sep 2021

Good-bye AdoptOpenJDK. Hello Adoptium! | AdoptOpenJDK Blog https://blog.adoptopenjdk.net/2021/08/goodbye-adoptopenjdk-hello-adoptium/

GitHub kisses passwords goodbye – Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols/The New Stack https://thenewstack.io/github-kisses-passwords-goodbye/

Fri, 03 Sep 2021

Today's updates on my @CentOS Stream 8 system:

  • device-mapper-persistent-data
  • glusterfs
  • libcap
  • osinfo-db
  • selinux-policy

RHEL surprises me. Somehow, some way, Java 17, Ruby 3.0.2, MySQL 8 and Node 16.7 are now available in @CentOS Stream 8. All but Java are implemented as modules, so you need to tap into it that way. http://mirror.keystealth.org/centos/8-stream/AppStream/x86_64/os/Packages/?C=M;O=D

Mon, 30 Aug 2021

This is how CentOS Stream 8 works for packages that aren't the Linux kernel:

The version of mutter in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 (and CentOS Linux 8.4) is 3.32.2-57.

The now-old version of mutter (which works) in Stream 8 is 3.32.2-58.

The new version of mutter (which crashes GNOME) in Stream 8 is 3.32.2-59.

Sat, 28 Aug 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system:

  • kernel 4.18.0-338.el8
  • NetworkManager
  • accountsservice
  • bind-utils
  • blivet-data
  • bpftool
  • cockpit
  • curl
  • dnf
  • dracut
  • ethtool
  • exiv2
  • fontconfig
  • fstrm
  • gdm
  • glibc
  • gnome-shell
  • grilo
  • grubby
  • hwdata
  • iproute
  • iptables
  • krb5-libs
  • libX11
  • lua
  • mutter
  • nmap
  • nspr
  • os-prober
  • plymouth
  • rpm
  • selinux-policy
  • systemd
  • vdo
  • yum
Mon, 23 Aug 2021

How do I get notification for new mail in all folders in Evolution? - Ask Ubuntu https://askubuntu.com/a/46583

I don't know if it's @CentOS Stream 8 or @vivaldibrowser, but things are running exceptionally well — and cool — today.

Sun, 22 Aug 2021

I kid, but @CentOS Stream 8 is SOLID AS A MF ROCK

Sat, 21 Aug 2021

Gthumb is my go-to photo-editing (yes, I said EDITING) app. I use it ALL THE TIME. It's available on most Linux systems. Thanks to @carlwgeorge for creating the EPEL package. https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gthumb

I don't think using Vim is like playing a musical instrument, but it is like operating a complex machine, or maybe playing an instrument at a lower level.

Fri, 20 Aug 2021

Tonight's CentOS Stream 8 updates for my system

  • kernel 4.18.0-331.el8
  • ModemManager
  • NetworkManager
  • bpftool
  • curl
  • device-mapper
  • kmod-kvdo
  • lvm2
  • selinux-policy
  • shadow-utils
  • sos
Wed, 18 Aug 2021

I just saw Fedora Hyperkitty — where the project archives its mailing lists — for the first time. It's a VERY impressive interface. https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/

Mon, 16 Aug 2021

.@AlmaLinux offers live media for GNOME, Xfce and KDE. It's a stunning (and needed) achievement for RHEL-based distros. https://www.reddit.com/r/AlmaLinux/comments/p3um25/almalinux_8_live_media_beta_now_with_kde_and_xfce/

So far, @debian Bullseye is strong on my mid-2011 iMac. In-place upgrade went off without a hitch.

And I thought CentOS 8 Stream confusion wasn't discussed on the CentOS Forum https://forums.centos.org/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=77952

In some ways, @CentOS Stream 8 is ahead of RHEL when it comes to security updates. Notable in this bunch from 8/12/21 are exiv2 and firefox-esr, which were just announced today -- 8/16 -- for RHEL. http://updates.passthejoe.net/2021_0812_061005_today_s_centos_stream_8_updates_on_my_system

Sun, 15 Aug 2021

Tweeting with blogPoster from Debian 11 running Ruby 2.7.4

I am upgrading the 2011 iMac 27-inch from @debian Buster to Bullseye. So far, so good.

Sat, 14 Aug 2021

The official @Debian 11 Bullseye release announcement https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20210814

There's something very exciting about a new @debian release, even though I tested it months ago. The two-ish-year cadence seems to really work. https://micronews.debian.org/2021/1628980288.html

Thu, 12 Aug 2021

I got a bunch of very timely updates today in @CentOS Stream 8, including Firefox, so that's a plus. The murkiness of kernel updates is annoying, but I have to trust the @RedHat/CentOS developers to keep these systems secure.

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system

  • NetworkManager
  • anaconda
  • blivet-data
  • cockpit
  • device-mapper
  • dnf
  • dnsmasq
  • dracut
  • dyninst
  • exiv2
  • firefox
  • firewalld
  • gdb
  • gnome-session
  • gnome-shell
  • iproute
  • iscsi-initiator-utils
  • A lot of iwl firmware
  • kexec-tools
  • lvm2
  • lz4
  • mcelog
  • mdadm
  • mobile-broadband-provider-info
  • openldap
  • poppler
  • rsyslog
  • sssd
  • subscription-manager
  • systemtap
  • tpm2-tools
  • yum
Sun, 08 Aug 2021

I did some significant work on the blogPoster microblog/Twitter/Mastodon posting app today. And all of that work is now in the Main branch. https://github.com/passthejoe/blogPoster

Atwater Village amp repairer and maker Colleen Fazio https://www.fazioelectric.com/about

Testing new code for Mastodon posting with the http Ruby gem

How L.A.'s indie bookstores survived the COVID pandemic - Dorany Pineda/Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-06-16/indie-bookstores-in-la-say-theyre-out-of-the-red

How A Good Used Book's L.A. pop-ups survived COVID-19 - Max Bell/Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-08-05/how-l-a-s-most-innovative-pop-up-bookstore-barely-survived-the-pandemic

The firefox-esr package is in MUCH better shape than chromium on Debian systems. It is up to date. https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/firefox-esr

There hasn't been a new Chromium package in any Debian version (stable, testing or unstable) since May 21. Not great. It's a security mess. https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/chromium

Thu, 05 Aug 2021

I will be returning Mastodon support to blogPoster. I will not be using the mastodon-api Ruby gem. Instead I will do the posting to Mastodon via the http gem. https://github.com/passthejoe/blogPoster/

git rm - How can I delete a file from a Git repository? - Stack Overflow https://stackoverflow.com/a/2047477

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system

  • alsa-sof-firmware
  • flatpak
  • kmod-kvdo
  • nfs-utils
  • nvme-cli
  • policycoreutils
  • selinux-policy
Wed, 04 Aug 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system

  • alsa-sof-firmware
  • flatpak
  • kmod-kvdo
  • nfs-utils
  • nvme-cli
  • policycoreutils
  • selinux-policy
Mon, 02 Aug 2021

Universities often omit any mention of the private companies that help run their online degrees, but these companies typically take a 60 percent cut of tuition, sometimes more. - HuffPost https://www.huffpost.com/highline/article/capitalist-takeover-college/

Thu, 29 Jul 2021

I tried Fedora's Toolbox utility today in CentOS Stream 8. I wasn't impressed, and it also isn't what I'm looking for. Maybe GNOME Boxes will be better.

While Revue is owned by Twitter, there's no integration of comments (even a Twitter feed) in their newsletters. Substack has comments baked in, and I've seen writers use them to solicit discussion.

The mastodon-api Ruby gem has had trouble for some time. It hasn't worked since Ruby 2.7.1 — at least a year. https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon-api/issues/49

I'm now developing blogPoster in Ruby 3.0.2 via rbenv. I upgraded the Twitter gem from 6.2.0 to 7.0.0, which means no Mastodon support. If the mastodon-api gem is ever updated, or I find another solution, I'll bring it back. https://github.com/passthejoe/blogPoster