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Fri, 01 Jul 2022

You can get support for Debian beyond 5 years by paying for Extended LTS by Freexian https://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/

Thanks to the @debian LTS team, all releases get 5 years of support. They are just now ending support for Debian 9 "Stretch" and beginning to support Debian 10 "Buster." https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/

Do you know about Milkman Sound amplifiers? These things look UNREAL. Expensive, but man do they look good. https://milkmansound.com/

Thu, 30 Jun 2022

I had to re-clone the GitHub repo for this project. I don't clone repos often enough to do it right the first time. I considered doing in on CodeBerg instead of GitHub, and maybe I will move it. Using both at once is too brittle.

2021 was the year of the Ruby desktop - Andy Maleh/dev.to https://dev.to/andyobtiva/2021-was-the-year-of-the-ruby-desktop-2j49

Ruby GUI frameworks - The Ruby Toolbox https://www.ruby-toolbox.com/categories/GUI_Frameworks

Wed, 29 Jun 2022

I love how Slackware's security alerts make it onto LWN. I find it hard to use a distribution that LWN isn't following in that manner. https://lwn.net/Articles/899363/

Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Use the power of a JavaScript framework right in your HTML file - Ashish/dev.to https://dev.to/asheeshh/use-the-power-of-a-javascript-framework-right-in-your-html-file-1d88

Tue, 31 May 2022

I don't look at Perl a lot, but I saw these release notes on Perl v5.36.0, and it has me thinking about it. https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.36.0/view/pod/perldelta.pod

Mon, 30 May 2022

Discovering the -c switch for Toolbox is changing the way I do things in Fedora Silverblue

@containertoolbx @teamsilverblue @fedora

It's the time of the week where I say how well @fedora Silverblue 36 is going.

Smooth. Almost another semester of CS in the bag (using the IntelliJ Flatpak), and my daily journalism grind besides that.

Next time I rebase Fedora Silverblue, I'm going to wait until after the release. No beta in production for me. I had no problems with the system, but the upgrade had more glitches than I'm used to. https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-rebase-to-fedora-linux-36-on-silverblue/

Now that I learned how to run commands from Toolbox containers without entering the Toolbox by using -c, I'm going to start scripting with it.

@containertoolbx @fedora @teamsilverblue

Fri, 27 May 2022

I got the Apache @netbeans 13 Flatpak to build and run a C++ program by following instructions to enable the 8.2 Update Center and install the C/C++ module. I also managed to switch to dark mode (Tools->Options->Appearance->Look and Feel). https://netbeans.apache.org/download/nb120/#_cc

Sat, 21 May 2022

I recently removed a couple of blog entries about my disappointment in CentOS Stream 8, but the About page on my CentOS Stream updates blog tells it pretty well.

tl;dr hoping for better things in Stream 9.

https://centos.passthejoe.net/about/

Tue, 17 May 2022

TIL that you can compile C and C++ programs in the Intellij Flatpak — in Fedora Silverblue, or any other OS presumably — by running gcc (for C) or g++ (for C and C++) in the Intellij terminal or Run Anything dialog (which you get by clicking ctrl twice)

We went to the new Whole Foods where you scan your palm and just walk out with your stuff. Kinda creepy. You can still pay w/o that. A formerly packed store and parking lot was pretty empty.

Toolbx, a developers new best friend! — Christian Fredrik Schaller/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/toolbx-a-developers-new-best-friend/

How to rebase to Fedora Linux 36 on Silverblue — Michal Konečný/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-rebase-to-fedora-linux-36-on-silverblue/

Thu, 12 May 2022

I'm doing all this messing around with CentOS Stream and Fedora Silverblue on the laptop, while the desktop remains on Debian Stable. I don't remember a "bad" Debian release, but Bullseye is a particularly good one. A sweet spot for GNOME (3.38).

I used rpm-ostree to layer vim-enhanced and vim-X11 in Fedora Silverblue. The Vim Flatpak didn't give me console Vim, and Silverblue Vim wasn't picking up my .vimrc.

I have two Toolbox containers for Ruby in Fedora Silverblue, but they share the same files for gems. It has caused some trouble. Better to use Distrobox with a dedicated home, or rbenv/RVM.

Ruby is having issues with OpenSSL 3.0

Sun, 01 May 2022

Ruby developers: On Linux, do you recommend installing all gems with gem install, or using distro packages when available?

The Ruby gems in my app are ... complicated

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

It's been a difficult semester in computer science. My class is Intro to Data Structures. I have found it hard to find the time to study. I would have liked a class with more (helpful) materials. I had to learn Java OO programming to do the class, so it's been quite an ordeal.

Wed, 27 Apr 2022

I have been running OpenBSD in a VM, and yesterday I upgraded from 7.0 to 7.1. Everything works. https://www.openbsd.org/71.html

Mon, 25 Apr 2022

For Fedora Silverblue and Kinote users: Simplifying updates for RPM Fusion packages (and other packages shipping their own RPM repos) - Fedora Discussion https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/simplifying-updates-for-rpm-fusion-packages-and-other-packages-shipping-their-own-rpm-repos/30364

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

I recommend EasySSH as an easy way to manage multiple ssh sessions. And there's a Flatpak. https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.muriloventuroso.easyssh

Thu, 21 Apr 2022

You can learn something new about Vim every day. Today I figured out how to use iab to insert the date via strftime https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Insert_current_date_or_time

Wed, 13 Apr 2022

Gnome Clipboard History extension looks like a worthy successor to Cliboard Indicator for those running Gnome 42 https://github.com/SUPERCILEX/gnome-clipboard-history

WordPress simplifies pricing with $0 (aka free) and $15/month Pro plans https://wordpress.com/pricing/

Fri, 08 Apr 2022

So far, @fedora @teamsilverblue 36 beta has been fairly smooth sailing

Sun, 03 Apr 2022

Comparison of Fedora Flatpaks and Flathub remotes - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/comparison-of-fedora-flatpaks-and-flathub-remotes/

Contribute at the Fedora Kernel 5.17, CoreOS, Cloud, IoT, and Audio test days - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/contribute-at-the-fedora-kernel-5-17-coreos-cloud-iot-and-audio-test-days/

Tue, 29 Mar 2022

I found this to be very helpful:

14 software architecture design patterns to know | Enable Architect/Red Hat https://www.redhat.com/architect/14-software-architecture-patterns

Thu, 24 Mar 2022

The Google Chrome web browser is now in Flathub. If you want or need exactly what Google is shipping, now you have a Flatpak. https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.google.ChromeDev

Wed, 16 Mar 2022

Princeton Classics graduate reading lists https://classics.princeton.edu/programs/graduate/reading-lists

Sat, 05 Mar 2022

Do all the celebrities really know each other? Sounds creepy. And exhausting.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022

MWC 2022: Lenovo announces ThinkPads, IdeaPads, Chromebooks, ThinkBooks and more | Charles McLellan/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/mobile-world-congress-lenovo-announces-thinkpads-ideapads-chromebooks-thinkbooks-and-more/

Hustle and hype: the truth about the influencer economy - Symeon Brown/The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2022/feb/24/hustle-and-hype-the-truth-about-the-influencer-economy

Sat, 26 Feb 2022

I hooked up a new cable for our Spectrum service that goes under the house instead of around the eaves. I did the phone wire (from the modem) months ago. I still have to go under the house and let some slack out ...

Sun, 20 Feb 2022

Debian has really turned things around with Chromium. The security patches have been timely. For me this turnaround is the Linux distro story of 2022. https://lwn.net/Articles/885277/

Thu, 17 Feb 2022

How I customize Fedora Silverblue and Fedora Kinoite - Muhammed Yasin Özsaraç/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/how-i-customize-fedora-silverblue-and-fedora-kinoite/

Sun, 13 Feb 2022

We live in the most distracted time in human history. Can we reclaim our attention spans? An interview with "Stolen Focus" author Johan Hari - Sean Illing/Vox https://www.vox.com/vox-conversations-podcast/2022/2/8/22910773/vox-conversations-johann-hari-stolen-focus

Wed, 09 Feb 2022

Samsung Galaxy S22: How to preorder and get the best deal | June Wan/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-galaxy-s22-how-to-buy-prerorder-best-deals/

Tue, 08 Feb 2022

Debian has been very proactive in updating the Chromium web browser. It's a very positive development. — Debian Security Announce via LWN.net https://lwn.net/Articles/884073/

Mon, 07 Feb 2022

Tribute to William "Bill" G Leavitt — Alisdair Macrae Birch https://www.alisdair.com/educator/williamgleavitt.html

My Mentor, William G. Leavitt | Karl Aranjo http://www.karlaranjo.com/my-mentor-william-g-leavitt/

Thu, 03 Feb 2022

One of CentOS Stream's secret weapons is @containertoolbx, which I'm using to set up development environments without mucking up the entire system.

On @fedora @teamsilverblue, I'd like @GNOME Software to ask me if I'd like to update WITHOUT rebooting right away and have the updated system active on the next boot.

TBH, I'm very much OK with Flatpaks automatically updating on @fedora @teamsilverblue -- just like I am on @debian.

Wed, 02 Feb 2022

Is there a Reload All Tabs Functionality/Shortcut for Vivaldi? (Answer: yes!) https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/9433/is-there-a-reload-all-tabs-functionality-shortcut-for-vivaldi/13?_=1643819833763&lang=en-US

Now that htop is in EPEL 9, I'm a whole lot more comfortable with @CentOS Stream 9 on the desktop. https://mirror.arizona.edu/fedora-epel/9/Everything/x86_64/Packages/h/

Wed, 26 Jan 2022

Configure Fedora to practice and compose music - Yann Collette/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/configure-fedora-to-practise-and-compose-music/

Tue, 25 Jan 2022

A @fedora @teamsilverblue observation: It's easier to run rpm-ostree upgrade from the terminal and then shut down for the night than to do the updates from GNOME Software, reboot and then have to shut down after that.

Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Part of GNOME Shell's 'secret sauce' is mousing to the hot corner to bring up the apps dock on the left. GNOME 40+ moved the dock on the bottom, which is awkward for hot-corner users. The Vertical Overview GNOME Shell Extension fixes that. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/4144/vertical-overview/

Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Ruby on Rails is the one-person framework - DHH https://world.hey.com/dhh/the-one-person-framework-711e6318

Mon, 10 Jan 2022

It's been nearly a week and I haven't broken @fedora @teamsilverblue on my laptop. Is there a badge for that?

Tue, 04 Jan 2022

I set up a Ruby development environment in a @fedora Toolbox. This is a great way to work in Linux. I added > 100 packages to the toolbox, and I can dump it and start over without affecting the main system.