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Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Better looking fonts for Fedora - silenc3r/GitHub https://github.com/silenc3r/fedora-better-fonts

You should have a personal web site - Mark Christian https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/04/29/personal-web-sites/

Announcing the release of Fedora 30 - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/announcing-fedora-30/

The new @Fedora Discussion forum is about 99% @teamsilverblue-related. I understand to some extent why Silverblue is interesting, but it's not like "regular" Fedora is horrible and this is some kind of software savior.

Mon, 29 Apr 2019

Red Hat takes over stewardship for the OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 projects from Oracle - Sugandha Lahoti/Packt Hub https://hub.packtpub.com/redhat-takes-over-stewardship-for-the-openjdk-8-and-openjdk-11-projects-from-oracle/

I believe in what @neovim is doing, but I use Gvim at least half the time, and Neovim's GUI story isn't very clear

Sun, 28 Apr 2019

I forgot to mention that I run 64-bit Vim in Windows. And yes, I will die on this hill.

I replaced Vim 8.0 with 8.1 on my Windows 10 PC. That's the kind of renegade I am.

Show HN: 1MB - Free and easy static website hosting - Hacker News https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19772097

1MB is a free and easy static website host https://1mb.site/

Sat, 27 Apr 2019

So we are going to #AvengersEndGame at 8:30 on Sunday. That's a.m., people.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019

I now have a successfully upgraded OpenBSD 6.5 system, but it should have been easier. Selecting upgrade after running install65.fs and miniroot65.fs from a USB drive left me with 6.4. I had to download and copy a 6.5 bsd.rd into my / and use that to boot and install.

After a kernel panic yesterday, today I hooked up the OpenBSD 6.4 drive and my HP Pavilion g6 laptop booted with no trouble. Time for the 6.5 upgrade.

Even though I used it a few days ago, yesterday my OpenBSD 6.4 laptop wouldn't boot. I wanted to upgrade to 6.5, but a kernel panic is getting in the way.

Thu, 25 Apr 2019

I am slowly and deliberately creating a second web site in the Google Cloud. This will be a replacement for my social-updates blog, which currently lives on shared hosting. I will then probably move my main blog to the Google Cloud. So much for being wary of Google, right?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019

Renting instead of owning, and taking it to the extreme - Sam Sanders/NPR https://www.npr.org/2019/04/23/715107132/the-affluent-homeless-a-sleeping-pod-a-hired-desk-and-a-handful-of-clothes

Tweets have a short shelf life

Sat, 20 Apr 2019

Kyle Simpson: I've forgotten more JavaScript than most people ever learn - Amsterdam JSNation https://medium.com/@amsterdamjs/kyle-simpson-ive-forgotten-more-javascript-than-most-people-ever-learn-3bddc6c13e93

The most measured person in tech is running the most chaotic place on the Internet - Daisuke Wakabayashi/The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/business/youtube-ceo-susan-wojcicki.html

This LA band made a music video tribute to the city's not-so-classic car culture - Mike Roe/LAist https://laist.com/2019/04/17/modern_time_machines_malaise_for_days_music_video.php

Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Apple owes everyone an apology, and it should start with me, specifically - Casey Johnston/The Outline https://theoutline.com/post/7315/apple-keyboards-still-suck-insanely-bad

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Taming data with JavaScript – Brian Greig/A List Apart https://alistapart.com/article/taming-data-with-javascript/

Responsible JavaScript: Part I – Jeremy Wagner/A List Apart https://alistapart.com/article/responsible-javascript-part-1/

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

339 bytes of responsive CSS - Gaurav Koley (I love these simple-CSS hacks) https://blog.koley.in/2019/339-bytes-of-responsive-css

The joys of reading a print newspaper - Andrew Ferguson/The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/andrew-ferguson-joys-reading-print-newspaper/586792/

Tue, 09 Apr 2019

58 bytes of css to look great nearly everywhere - jrl.ninja https://jrl.ninja/etc/1/

Congress is about to ban the government from offering free online tax filing. Thank TurboTax. — Justin Elliott/ProPublica https://www.propublica.org/article/congress-is-about-to-ban-the-government-from-offering-free-online-tax-filing-thank-turbotax

Mon, 08 Apr 2019

The great Sriracha battle is coming to America - Sophie Alexander and Randy Thanthong-Knight/Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-06/thaitheparos-sriraja-panich-sriracha-comes-to-the-u-s-market

Flesh made wood: The invention of artificial refrigeration - Rebecca Woods/The Appendix http://theappendix.net/issues/2014/4/flesh-made-wood-the-invention-of-artificial-refrigeration

I lied when i said we did everything we could - Lane Wilson, MD https://opmed.doximity.com/articles/i-lied-when-i-said-we-did-everything-we-could

Linux Mint's sobering update: A rare glimpse into the personal struggles developers face - Jason Evangelho/Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/04/08/linux-mint-sobering-update-developer-struggles-community

Indeed, it seems that Google IS forgetting the old Web | Stop at Zona-M http://stop.zona-m.net/2018/01/indeed-it-seems-that-google-is-forgetting-the-old-web/

Sun, 07 Apr 2019

How do you choose a cloud-computing platform? It's like the wild West out there. http://passthejoe.net/cgi-bin/ode.cgi/cloud/2019_0407_choosing_a_cloud

I'm experimenting with the free tier on @googlecloud. Here's a post from a blog I set up. http://passthejoe.net/cgi-bin/ode.cgi/google_cloud/2019_0407_google_cloud

Fri, 05 Apr 2019

Why ‘worthless’ humanities degrees may set you up for life - Amanda Ruggeri/BBC Capital http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190401-why-worthless-humanities-degrees-may-set-you-up-for-life

Honestly, what drove me to Vim for news writing/editing was the inability of Notepad++ to allow the editing of macros. Also, macros are mysterious and brittle in Geany. Plus I wanted to use the same editor in Windows, Linux and BSD.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019

Why there’s so little left of the early internet - Stephen Dowling/BBC http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190401-why-theres-so-little-left-of-the-early-internet

Rep. @KatieHill4CA has her first 2020 opponent, Republican @suzettemartinez Valladares - @KevinModesti @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/rep-katie-hill-has-her-first-2020-opponent-republican-suzette-valladares/

For families who want a greener San Fernando Valley, check out the Paper Earth Fair this Sunday in Tarzana @AriPlachta @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/for-families-who-want-a-greener-sf-valley-check-out-the-paper-earth-fair-this-sunday/

Did you vote provisionally in November 2018 in California? Your ballot was probably counted @JeffHorseman @ladailynews @pressenterprise https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/vote-provisionally-in-november-2018-your-ballot-was-probably-counted/

LA honors Jane Goodall as she turns 85 @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/la-honors-jane-goodall-as-she-turns-85/

Exotic animals seized from hip-hop producer Mally Mall’s home in Encino @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/exotic-animals-seized-from-hip-hop-producer-mally-malls-home-in-encino/

Man convicted of second-degree murder in 2017 crash that killed a woman in North Hills @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/04/man-convicted-of-second-degree-murder-in-2017-crash-that-killed-a-woman-in-north-hills/

Metro introduces another piece in the puzzle that will help get passengers to LAX without a car – @stevscaz @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/metro-introduces-another-piece-in-the-puzzle-that-will-help-get-passengers-to-lax-without-a-car/

LA committee backs million in state funds for Sylmar Armory homeless shelter @reporterliz @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/la-committee-backs-3-million-in-state-funds-for-sylmar-armory-homeless-shelter/

Police chase of reportedly stolen truck in Van Nuys ends with 4 hurt; one person in critical condition https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/3-seriously-injured-in-violent-wreck-in-lake-balboa-following-police-chase-of-stolen-vehicle/

Suspect in Nipsey Hussle murder being held on million bail, but no charges yet – @jcain @ladailynews https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/03/suspect-in-nipsey-hussle-murder-being-held-on-7-million-bail-but-no-charges-yet/

The future of undersea Internet cables – Sarvesh Mathi/The Journal Blog https://blog.usejournal.com/the-future-of-undersea-internet-cables-f3e5f77de019

When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too - Dave Lee/BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47810367

Wed, 03 Apr 2019

Privacy is just the first step, the goal is data ownership - Keith Axline https://thetoolsweneed.com/privacy-is-just-the-first-step-the-goal-is-data-ownership/

The Back Page: Dinner Out with...Tommy Tedesco, Jimmy Bruno, John Pisano, Frank Zappa and Joe Pass - Jazz Guitar Today https://jazzguitartoday.com/2019/04/the-back-page-dinner-out-with-tommy-tedesco-jimmy-bruno-john-pisano-frank-zappa-joe-pass/

I created the 'hello-world' project in @GatsbyJS. There are 28,790 files in that directory. I'm a @nodejs newbie, but any way you slice it, that is a whole lot of files.

I’ll never be a regular at Koreatown’s OB Bear, but I’m glad to be a guest - Frank Shyong/Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ob-bear-koreatown-dodgers-20180401-htmlstory.html

Tue, 02 Apr 2019

I finally got my Git-Gatsby.js situation figured out. I needed to install Git on Windows so it worked not just in Git Bash but also in CMD and PowerShell.

To run @gatsbyjs in Windows, you need to be in the Git Bash shell, not CMD or PowerShell -- "How to get started" tutorial doesn't mention this

It's not a good look for Node that when you install the LTS on Windows that you end up with the wrong (and incompatible) version of NPM and have to use this fix to make it right: https://www.npmjs.com/package/npm-windows-upgrade

I feel the pull of @GatsbyJS https://www.gatsbyjs.org/

At the Google Plus home page, you can find this comforting sentence: "Other Google products (such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive, YouTube) were not shut down as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown and you can continue using those products." Gee, thanks Goog! https://plus.google.com/

Keeping up with the Kardashian cash flow - Amy Chozick/The New York Times (in case you want to read a really long NYT take on America's other first family) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/style/kardashians-interview.html

Mon, 01 Apr 2019

The @BostonGlobe has a 0 story paywall. That is all.