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Sun, 31 Mar 2019

I made a web page in Google Cloud http://passthejoe.net

I am having a lot of fun playing with a Debian 9 VM in the Google Cloud

Sat, 30 Mar 2019

I'm at a point of detente with Windows 10. Everything is working well enough.

I installed @golang 1.12 so I can play around with it

The Twitter gem won't install in Ruby 2.6. It will install in Ruby 2.5, so that's what I'm upgrading to.

Fri, 29 Mar 2019

Why GNU grep is fast - Mike Haertel https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2010-August/019310.html

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

Why I miss Rails | David Chanin https://chanind.github.io/rails/2019/03/28/why-i-miss-rails.html

You can now search really old AP Stylebooks and guides online – Kristen Hare/Poynter https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/you-can-now-search-really-old-ap-stylebooks-and-guides-online/

Wed, 27 Mar 2019

Google has already given you a free Debian Linux VM with 5 GB of storage https://console.cloud.google.com/cloudshell

Tue, 26 Mar 2019

Integer is a nice minimal WordPress theme from @ThemePatio. It costs for one year of support https://themepatio.com/themes/integer/

Yes, you should blog - Blair Reeves http://blairreeves.me/2019/01/10/yes-you-should-blog/

Taking control of your internet - Blair Reeves http://blairreeves.me/2019/03/08/taking-control-of-your-internet/

Always Own Your Platform http://alwaysownyourplatform.com/

Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Apple will sell you a refurbished iPhone SE for -299 https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/clearance

Sun, 24 Mar 2019

Announcement and release notes for Bionicpup64 8.0 http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-bionic/bionicpup64/release-bionicpup64-8.0.htm

Bionicpup64 8.0 CE is Puppy Linux that uses Ubuntu 18.04 packages http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=114311

This is Xenialpup 7.5, the version of Puppy Linux I am using. I am running the UEFI version. http://blog.puppylinux.com/xenialpup-released

Sat, 23 Mar 2019

If you want a live Linux with persistence, pickings are slim. I couldn't get a persistent version of Ubuntu running. I don't think Knoppix does persistence. So I turned to a distro I first ran more than 10 years ago: Puppy Linux, which was built for persistence.

I made my first git commit from the Puppy Linux (XenialPup) system that I'm using on my HP Envy 15t laptop. XenialPup is based on Ubuntu 16.04.

For Sale: This massive, obsessive and (probably) obsolete VHS boxing archive - Alex Vadukul/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/nyregion/boxing-vhs-archive.html

Apple's reinvention as a services company starts for real on Monday - Mark Gurman/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-23/apple-s-reinvention-as-a-services-company-starts-for-real-monday

Thu, 21 Mar 2019

A 30-million page library is heading to the moon to help preserve human civilization - Corey S. Powell/NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/30-million-page-library-heading-moon-help-preserve-human-civilization-ncna977786?

There is no reason to cross the U.S. by train. But I did it anyway. - Caity Weaver and Holly Andres/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/03/20/magazine/train-across-america-amtrak.html

A few simple steps to vastly increase your privacy online - Keith Axline/The Tools We Need https://thetoolsweneed.com/a-few-simple-steps-to-vastly-increase-your-privacy-online/

Notes about migrating to Hugo · Fatih Arslan https://arslan.io/2017/11/30/notes-about-migrating-to-hugo/

Wed, 20 Mar 2019

Modern Labor pays you to learn to code https://modernlabor.com/

No Medium — build your own site, please https://nomedium.dev/

Supercharging Vim: Navigate files instantly - Matt Layman https://www.mattlayman.com/blog/2019/supercharging-vim-navigate-files-instantly/

Gmail confidential mode now available to G Suite customers https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/03/keep-data-secure-with-gmail-confidential-mode-beta.html

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

I am using the @LinuxLive USB Creator to make a live @Ubuntu 18.10 stick with persistence http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

Original Apollo moon mission press kits in PDF https://www.apollopresskits.com/apollo-presskit-directory

Mon, 18 Mar 2019

Some humans can sense Earth’s magnetic field, experiment suggests - George Dvorsky/Gizmodo https://gizmodo.com/fascinating-experiment-suggests-some-humans-can-sense-e-1833377029

Open source doesn’t make money because it isn’t designed to make money - Ian Bicking http://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2019/03/open-source-doesnt-make-money-by-design.html

Inside Garageband, the little app ruling the sound of modern music – Amy X. Wang/Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/apple-garageband-modern-music-784257/

As costs skyrocket, more U.S. cities stop recycling - Michael Corkery/New York Times https://share.qz.com/news/2338977/body/

Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 - Cory Doctorow/Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2019/03/17/facebook-is-next.html

Fri, 15 Mar 2019

OSDisc.com is still there to provide Linux and BSD CDs, DVDs and USB flash drives of most operating systems https://www.osdisc.com

Install GNOME 3.32 on Fedora 29 using Paul Carroty's Copr repository https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/paulcarroty/Gnome_3.32/

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

I spent the morning using the Microsoft Edge browser, knowing full well that MS is going to kill it in favor of a Chromium-based offering. You could do worse that Edge, for sure. It's a smooth program on Windows 10.

How the Discord chat platform went mainstream - Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/how-discord-went-mainstream-influencers/584671/

Pi in the sky: Calculating a record-breaking 31.4 trillion digits of Archimedes’ constant on Google Cloud | Google Cloud Blog https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/calculating-31-4-trillion-digits-of-archimedes-constant-on-google-cloud

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Your first progressive web app - Pete LePage/Google Developers https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/codelabs/your-first-pwapp/

Desktop progressive web apps with Google Chrome are now supported on all desktop platforms - Google Developers https://developers.google.com/web/progressive-web-apps/desktop

Tue, 12 Mar 2019

Leaderless Debian - Jonathan Corbet/LWN.net https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/782786/1b0334c3a2a9d8b1/

Firefox Send provides free file transfers while keeping your personal information private - The Mozilla Blog https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/12/introducing-firefox-send-providing-free-file-transfers-while-keeping-your-personal-information-private/

Mon, 11 Mar 2019

Free @dropbox accounts now have a three-device limit https://www.dropbox.com/help/account/computer-limit

A (partial) defense of Debian - John Goerzen http://changelog.complete.org/archives/9971-a-partial-defense-of-debian

Fedora Discussion is a new forum for ... Fedora discussion - Ryan Lerch/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/discuss-everything-fedora/

One thing I picked up from PureOS: Tilix, a GUI terminal with easy split screens. I just added it to Fedora with dnf install tilix.

DaVinci Resolve 15 offers cross-platform video editing for Windows, Mac OS and Linux https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

Reaper digital audio workstation software isn't free but does run on Windows, Mac OS and "experimentally" on Linux https://www.reaper.fm/

Sun, 10 Mar 2019

Daylight saving is here. Suppose we made this time change our last? - Kirk Johnson/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/us/daylight-savings-time.html

Why the eight-hour workday doesn't work — Travis Bradberry/Quartz at Work https://qz.com/work/1561830/why-the-eight-hour-workday-doesnt-work/

The comment moderator is the most important job in the world right now - Ryan Broderick/BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/the-comment-moderator-is-the-most-important-job-in-the

Sat, 09 Mar 2019

The top 100 novels of all time found in libraries around the world - OCLC https://www.oclc.org/en/worldcat/library100.html

Cheaper domain registration with Cloudflare (thanks for the tip @wesbos) https://www.cloudflare.com/products/registrar/

I know where the hosts file is in Linux, now I know where it is in Windows https://windowsable.com/hosts-file-in-windows-10-locate-edit-and-manage/

I needed a cross-platform text editor that allowed for full editing of search/replace macros. By cross-platform, I mean Windows/Linux at a minimum. Now I'm very comfortable editing all kinds of writing in Vim.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019

The Proof CMS is produced by @marquee https://www.marquee.studio/secret-sauce

This is @mmcphate's California Sun newsletter, which is getting better and better https://www.californiasun.co