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Fri, 30 Aug 2019

I wrote about upgrading from @debian Squeeze to Wheezy in 2012 http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/debian/2012_1130_debian_wheezy_improvements

I wrote about Debian 9 Stretch and my feelings about @debian back in 2017 http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/debian/2017_0618_debian_9_stretch_is_the_new_stable

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

Yep, I blogged about the #Liquorix kernel for @Debian in 2011 http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/linux/debian/2011_0223_debian_squeeze_and_the_liquorix_kernels_i_update_with_aptitude

The #Liquorix kernel has solved my touchpad-logging-flood issue in @debian Buster. I'm sure I blogged about the last time Liquorix saved my bacon, and that time was probably in 2010. http://liquorix.net

I was a huge user of Debian Etch (2007-08), Lenny (2009-10) and Squeeze (2011), with some time out for Fedora 13-15 (2010-11) before I returned to Debian Squeeze (2011-12), then Fedora 18-30 (2013-2019). Now I'm back on Debian Buster (and it's still 2019).

Another thing @debian has in its repo: JavaFX/OpenJFX for Java 11 https://packages.debian.org/buster/openjfx

One of the reasons I wanted to run @debian is that it has EVERYTHING in its repos. And it does. I just found Leiningen. While I love @fedora, Debian's huge repo allows me to manage nearly everything via apt. https://packages.debian.org/buster/leiningen

I'll say it again: swapping an M.2 NVMe SSD for a spinning hard drive is a total game-changer

Is Perl 6 being renamed? (plus thoughts on the Perl 5/Perl 6 divide) - Ovid http://blogs.perl.org/users/ovid/2019/08/is-perl-6-being-renamed.html

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

Why Clojure? - Uncle Bob http://blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/2019/08/22/WhyClojure.html

Tue, 27 Aug 2019

If you must run Windows 10 - TinyApps.org https://tinyapps.org/blog/201811300700_windows_10_ltsc.html

A Book from Alan Turing … and a mysterious piece of paper — Stephen Wolfram https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2019/08/a-book-from-alan-turing-and-a-mysterious-piece-of-paper/

I'm enjoying the slow pace of updates on @debian 10 Buster. I had one new package yesterday and none today. Right now I don't need anything to be new, so Debian Stable is a good place to park.

If you are using a dark theme in Linux (like Adwaita Dark in GNOME) with Firefox and are having problems with black-on-black or white-on-white form fields, this 2-year-old fix still works https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1283086#c7

The evolution of dial telephones http://www.arctos.com/dial/

Xfce 4.14 tour – Xfce https://www.xfce.org/about/tour

Why I love my paper dictionary - Austin Kleon https://austinkleon.com/2017/08/17/why-i-love-my-paper-dictionary/

Mon, 26 Aug 2019

So far, Debian GNOME on an M.2 SSD is killing Windows 10 on a spinning hard drive. It's not like it's a fair fight, but the performance gain is real and really huge. I didn't realize how much of a bottleneck a magnetic hard drive can be.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019

Debian has more rough edges than Fedora, and I'm still trying to get .exe files to run in GNOME without drama, but I wanted to have more apps packaged and a much quieter update cycle.

Everything is faster with a cheap M.2 SSD. I was able to get one super cheap, although it's almost too small at 250GB, and Debian Buster is FLYING on it.

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

The dev.to website is built with Ruby on Rails on the back end, JavaScript on the front end https://dev.to/devteam/dev-went-open-source-one-year-ago-today-and-we-have-so-much-more-planned-530f

Wed, 07 Aug 2019

This is the most minimal blog I've ever seen. And I like it. https://txt.black/~jack/

Java for everything (2014) https://www.teamten.com/lawrence/writings/java-for-everything.html

NY Times public editor: The readers versus the masthead - Gabriel Snyder/Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/public_editor/nyt-headline-trump-mass-shootings.php

Will tumult in the Racketlang world send people running to Common Lisp? https://lisp-lang.org/

The vegetarians who turned into butchers - Melissa Clark/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/dining/butchers-meat-vegetarian-vegan.html

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

I just figured out multiple desktops on the Mac. I also figured out how to make Finder objects bigger. The only problem is that when I upload an image in the browser, the icons are still too small.

Mon, 05 Aug 2019

Google Cloud nuked the web server on my VM - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0805_google_cloud_nuked_my_server/

Sat, 03 Aug 2019

Check out my new @GoHugoIO site using the Pixyll theme by @azmelanar http://passthejoe.net/

Fri, 02 Aug 2019

How phones made the world your office, like it or not - Jeff Giles/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/business/how-phones-made-the-world-your-office-like-it-or-not.html

Secret of a New York farm stand's success: An eye for the next big thing - Priya Krishna/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/dining/norwich-meadows-farm-vegetables.html

Wed, 31 Jul 2019

If you need Java, I suggest getting it from AdoptOpenJDK. For Windows, they offer JDK versions 8, 11 and 12, all with MSI installers. Plus, you don't need to sign up with Oracle. https://adoptopenjdk.net/

NW.js: A new way of writing native applications using web technologies HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL https://nwjs.io/

Google unlocks 33% of publisher paywalls on July 30. This is what happens next. - Monojoy Bhattacharjee/What’s New in Publishing https://whatsnewinpublishing.com/google-unlocks-33-of-publisher-paywalls-on-july-30-this-is-what-happens-next/

Tue, 30 Jul 2019

Humans will never colonize Mars - George Dvorsky/Gizmodo https://gizmodo.com/humans-will-never-colonize-mars-1836316222

Mon, 29 Jul 2019

How America's plastic recycling is broken - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/us-plastic-recycling-landfills

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

Young Instagram users give up privacy in search of metrics - Sarah Frier/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-26/young-instagram-users-give-up-privacy-in-search-of-more-metrics

Fri, 26 Jul 2019

I don't begrudge @disqus making money, but the ads that run with comments are click-bait eyesores. Pros who want what Disqus provides should pay for the service and nuke the ads. 1/

SFTPgo: A full-featured and highly configurable SFTP server written in Golang https://github.com/drakkan/sftpgo

Why the dockless scooter industry is going after a repossessor and a bike shop owner - Amy Martyn/The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/24/20696405/dockless-scooters-share-repo-men-repossessor-lawsuit-tow-yard-lime-bird-lyft-uber-razor