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Thu, 04 Jun 2020

VimWiki https://vimwiki.github.io/vimwikiwiki/

Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Ever since an in-place upgrade to Debian Buster, my Raspberry Pi has been losing its network connection about once a day. I'm too lazy to reinstall the OS, so I set cron to reboot twice a day.

'This is a big hit': Van Nuys cleans up after peaceful protest became a destructive evening by @AriPlachta @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2020/06/02/this-is-a-big-hit-van-nuys-cleans-up-after-peaceful-protest-became-a-destructive-evening/

Mon, 01 Jun 2020

Free online whiteboard for remote collaboration from @MiroHQ https://miro.com/l/remote-collaboration

Sat, 30 May 2020

FlatLaf Dark look and feel in @netbeans is really nice

I'm testing @netbeans and tweeting about it to take my mind off of all that's going on. Not working too well, but there it is.

I am working a split shift so I'll be in the chair later for protest/riot coverage across LA. I try really hard not to get political on Twitter because of what I do. The division, inequality and lack of leadership in this nation have led to this, and I'm sad to see it.

First JavaFX works out of the box in the @apache @netbeans daily build, and now C++ (with a Netbeans 8.2 plugin) also works. Amazing progress. https://netbeans.apache.org/

I just downloaded a daily build of @netbeans, and I am very happy to say that I was able to start, build and run a JavaFX project with no issues. Thank you to all developers working on the IDE.

The @OpenBeans build of @NetBeans includes bundled JavaFX libraries, C/C++ support and online Maven support. Thanks @emilianbold. http://www.openbeans.org/comparison.html

We are very lucky to have @debian. Thank you to all who put it together.

Frameworkless Movement: Developers interested in developing applications without frameworks http://frameworklessmovement.org/

Linux security hardening and other tweaks - @blakkheim https://vez.mrsk.me/linux-hardening.html

Thu, 28 May 2020

There is now an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 for , and Raspbian has been renamed Raspberry Pi OS https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/8gb-raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-at-75/

Wed, 27 May 2020

Why use @BeakerBrowser? - Beaker Docs https://docs.beakerbrowser.com/why-use-beaker

Beaker Browser: A peer-to-peer browser for Web hackers https://beakerbrowser.com/

Rediscovering the small Web - Parimal Satyal/Neustadt.fr https://neustadt.fr/essays/the-small-web/

Tue, 26 May 2020

Free Unix shells at Polarhome http://polarhome.com/

Slack CEO: Microsoft is ‘unhealthily preoccupied with killing us’ - The Verge (Slack says Teams is primarily a video platform. It's really a Slack killer.) https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/26/21270421/slack-ceo-stewart-butterfield-microsoft-teams-competition

Have you ever thought of using IntenseDebate comments on your not-WordPress blog? I'm thinking about it. https://intensedebate.com/home

C++ has become more Pythonic - Jeff Preshing https://preshing.com/20141202/cpp-has-become-more-pythonic/

c++ - Why is "using namespace std;" considered bad practice? - Stack Overflow https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1452721/why-is-using-namespace-std-considered-bad-practice

A new cross-platform open source C++ framework - Jeff Preshing https://preshing.com/20200526/a-new-cross-platform-open-source-cpp-framework/

Mon, 25 May 2020

Work from home is dead, long live work from anywhere – Danny Crichton/TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/18/work-from-home-is-dead-long-live-work-from-anywhere/

Sun, 24 May 2020

Remembering the nearly 100,000 lives lost to coronavirus in America - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/24/us/us-coronavirus-deaths-100000.html

Fri, 22 May 2020

More big moves from Microsoft: Windows Package Manager - Demitrius Nelon/Windows Command Line https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/windows-package-manager-preview/

Microsoft is very much committed to rapid development with its Windows Subsystem for Linux - Craig Loewen/Windows Command Line https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/the-windows-subsystem-for-linux-build-2020-summary/

Microsoft open-sources GW-BASIC | Rich Turner/Windows Command Line https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/microsoft-open-sources-gw-basic/

Wed, 20 May 2020

Fedora Silverblue, an introduction for developers - Nick Hardiman/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/fedora-silverblue-brings-future-tech-to-the-desktop/

IDEs and text editors for writing C++ code on a large scale - Daniel Martin/Inside PSPDFKit https://pspdfkit.com/blog/2020/ide-text-editors-cpp-large-scale/

Microsoft’s new Windows Package Manager is already better than the Windows Store - Tom Warren/The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/20/21264739/microsoft-windows-package-manager-preview-download

The state of the AWK - Ben Hoyt/LWN.net https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/820829/5bf9bf8bb9d6f2bf/

Mon, 18 May 2020

It is POURING rain in the Valley

I spent some time this weekend trying to get a NetBSD desktop going. It's a muuch heavier lift than OpenBSD -- by orders of magnitude.

Sat, 16 May 2020

The Raspberry Pi Foundation now has a very nice program available to put Raspbian and other OSes on SD cards. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

I haven't done a NetBSD install in quite a while. I have the image on a USB, so now's the time.

Changes in the Seventh Edition of 'JavaScript: The Definitive Guide' - David Flanagan https://davidflanagan.com/2020/05/03/changes-in-the-seventh-edition.html

Fri, 15 May 2020

With the OpenBSD 6.6 install I just did, Chromium and Firefox are running well (instead of not at all at times). Geany core dumps on every exit.

A lot has changed in OpenBSD over the past 12 years, except its default Fvwm look is exactly the same.

tl;dr I ran a LOT of OpenBSD 12 years ago.

I had a question about Fvwm configuration in OpenBSD, and Google gave me my own blog post from 12 years ago. http://blogs.dailynews.com/click/2008/04/10/configuring-fvwm-in-openbsd-an/

Wed, 13 May 2020

What is a mask valve, and why are cities banning them? - Mark Wilson/Fast Company https://www.fastcompany.com/90496717/what-is-a-mask-valve-and-why-are-cities-banning-them

Tue, 12 May 2020

Twitter will allow employees to work at home forever - Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexkantrowitz/twitter-will-allow-employees-to-work-at-home-forever

Most detailed ever photograph of Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' goes online - Rijksmuseum https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/most-detailed-ever-photograph-of-the-night-watch-goes-online

I set up Vim to compile and run C++ programs, and we mowed the lawn with a manual push mower #QuarantineLife

Mon, 11 May 2020

I used a modified version of this .vimrc add to compile and run C++ programs from Vim https://goyalankit.com/blog/compile-and-run-cpp-program-from-vim

Cleanup on aisle everywhere: A day in the life of supermarket workers during coronavirus - Brittny Mejia/Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-05-10/coronavirus-supermarket-worker-grocery-store-vons-day-in-the-life

Sun, 10 May 2020

The Debian 10.4 update was bigger than I remember the previous Buster updates being. https://www.debian.org/News/2020/20200509

Sat, 09 May 2020

Sometimes Facebook is a little broken

When all is said and done, I've spent an enyoyable afternoon using Windows 10. Nothing froze.

Running Windows is OK until that time of day when every window freezes for no particular reason

Upgrading my now-dying 2012 laptop to Fedora 32 probably won't happen - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2020_0509_upgrading_to_fedora_32_probably_wont_happen/

Installing OpenBSD on a USB flash drive. Do not recommend. - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2020_0509_openbsd_on_a_usb_flash_drive/

The problem with Conexant's Flow.exe and Firefox has been fixed in Windows - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2020_0509_windows_firefox_conexant_flow_fixed/

My Ode.io site is very fast. The software is good, and so is my host. http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/

I also installed Cisco AnyConnect in Linux. I hope to spend as little time using it as possible.

Fri, 08 May 2020

Mac migration pain (read it for the info on Perl and MySQL in modern MacOS) - Tim Bray https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2020/04/25/Mac-Migration

Thu, 07 May 2020

I needed to set up the Cisco VPN software for work, so I decided to do it in Windows 10. I spent a couple of days in Windows. It was good until it wasn't.

Golang has been through a lot since Go 1.11 in Debian Buster. Instead I installed Go 1.14 from buster-backports. https://packages.debian.org/buster-backports/golang

GitHub Codespaces: Get the full Visual Studio Code experience without leaving GitHub https://github.com/features/codespaces