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Tue, 07 May 2019

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 has been released https://www.redhat.com/en/enterprise-linux-8

This article on the problems at the Apple Stores is interesting. My recent iMac purchase experience bears this out. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-07/apple-store-locations-reviews-show-customer-service-in-decline

Mon, 06 May 2019

My current existential crisis: Stick with Windows 10, or go back to Linux (and yes, I know nobody wants to hear about it)

The 'future book' is here, but it's not what we expected | Craig Mod/WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/future-book-is-here-but-not-what-we-expected/

Microsoft's new Terminal is open source https://github.com/Microsoft/Terminal

Windows gets a new terminal – Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/06/windows-gets-a-new-terminal/

Microsoft launches Visual Studio Online, an online code editor – Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/06/microsoft-launches-visual-studio-online-an-online-code-editor/

Goodbye AWS: Rolling your own servers with Kubernetes, Part 1 - Ev Kontsevoy/Gravitational https://gravitational.com/blog/aws_vs_colocation/

Sat, 04 May 2019

Why you should start binge-reading right now - Ben Dolnick/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/opinion/sunday/why-you-should-start-binge-reading-right-now.html

Why Go? – Key advantages you may have overlooked - YourBasic Go https://yourbasic.org/golang/advantages-over-java-python/

Local newspapers are failing to make the digital transition larger players did — and are in danger of vanishing - Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/graphics/local-newspapers-stark-divide/

Dooce.com’s Heather Armstrong was the “queen of the mommy bloggers.” Then her life fell apart. - Chavie Lieber/Vox https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/4/25/18512620/dooce-heather-armstrong-depression-valedictorian-of-being-dead

Smartphone shipments: Apple down 30%, Samsung down 8%, But Huawei up 50% - John Koetsier/Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2019/05/01/smartphone-shipments-apple-down-30-samsung-down-8-but-huawei-up-50

Fri, 03 May 2019

While @hostgator might not have everything, and their Ruby is old (in keeping with their CentOS 6 base), it looks like they have ALL the Ruby Gems installed -- like thousands of them

I really like what I see with @ProtonMail

NearlyFreeSpeech.NET has Clojure, Java, Golang, Erlang, Haskell, Node, Perl, Python 2 and 3, R, Ruby, Rust, Scala and even TCL, LISP, Scheme, Guile and Racket. Ruby Gems include Rails, Jekyll and Nokogiri (but no Sinatra). They do have Hugo. https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/

Twitter is boring AF. Sorry, Twitter.

The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program - Jason Del Rey/Vox https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/5/3/18511544/amazon-prime-oral-history-jeff-bezos-one-day-shipping

How a Canadian chain is reinventing book selling - Alexandra Alter/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/books/booksupdate/indigo-books-canadian-chain.html

Thu, 02 May 2019

Building a site with Jekyll on NearlyFreeSpeech.net - Jesse Squires https://www.jessesquires.com/blog/building-a-site-with-jekyll-on-nfsn/

.@carlaschroder's Linux Cookbook is 14 years old, and I am still getting tips from it (I've gotten rid of countless tech books much younger, FYI). I use lots of macros in Vim, but now I'm going to explore abbreviations (ab) and mappings (map), which are in her .vimrc

Wed, 01 May 2019

PWA vs. React Native https://www.kirupa.com/apps/pwa_vs_react_native.htm

Paid email newsletters are proving themselves as a meaningful revenue generator for writers - Alan Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/writers-have-been-trying-to-support-online-themselves-for

All the details on Librem One by Purism - mail, chat, social and VPN that doesn't track you or sell your data https://librem.one/

.@BryanLunduke emphasizes that you pay for Purism's Librem One with money, not with your every last shred of your privacy. It's a different way of imagining our connected world. https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/purism-launches-librem-one-suite-privacy-protecting-no-track-no-ad-apps-and-services

Purism, the company that makes privacy-respecting laptops, is now launching a 'bundle of ethical services': chat, mail, VPN and social media that vow to never track you https://puri.sm/

Faith, friendship and tragedy at Santa Fe High - Skip Hollandsworth/Texas Monthly https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/remembering-sabika-sheikh-pakistani-student-killed-santa-fe-school-shooting/