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Sat, 28 Sep 2019

Creating a Linux desktop application with Ruby using GTK+ - Lazarus Lazaridis (Now that I'm no longer daily-driving Windows, I just might try this) https://iridakos.com/tutorials/2018/01/25/creating-a-gtk-todo-application-with-ruby.html

JavaScript vs Pharo - Richard Kenneth Eng https://itnext.io/javascript-vs-pharo-d4fbf15578ee

Wed, 25 Sep 2019

Red Hat's CentOS 8 arrives: Here's what you get with it - Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/red-hats-centos-8-arrives-heres-what-you-get-with-it/

What is CentOS Stream? https://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOSStream

File under 'that was quick': CentOS 8 released only a week after CentOS 7. CentOS Stream rolling release also announced. https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023449.html

Tue, 24 Sep 2019

Post-apocalyptic Glendale — yes, Glendale — in Netflix's 'Daybreak' - Glendale News-Press https://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/story/2019-09-24/netflix-daybreak-glendale-greg-kasyan

Will Trump be impeached? Let’s look at this wiggling dial - The Outline https://theoutline.com/post/1781/will-trump-be-impeached-lets-look-at-this-wiggling-dial

Fix 'Username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported' in Debian - Linux Uprising Blog (I had this problem on my new Debian Buster system) https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/09/fix-username-is-not-in-sudoers-file.html

You could learn a language by watching Netflix: They have programming in so many languages, and if there are subtitles available in your language, you can't help but pick up a lot of phrases.

Apple’s new Mac Pro to be made in Texas - Apple https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/09/apples-new-mac-pro-to-be-made-in-texas/

I made a website that will go away in 30 days https://sdnotes.com/passthejoe

Easily make a website that goes away in 30 days https://sdnotes.com/faq

Medievalists.net is a great web site about the Middle Ages. Very engaging. http://www.medievalists.net/

Fedora Workstation 31 – Whats new — Christian F.K. Schaller https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2019/09/23/fedora-workstation-31-whats-new/

Is the era of the + graphing calculator coming to an end? - Zachary Crockett/The Hustle — check this out, @bloomtasticmath https://thehustle.co/graphing-calculators-expensive/

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1908) on the x86_64 architecture https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-September/023405.html

I try to spend >= for a phone

Why the Apple Store is the worst place to buy your new iPhone 11 - Jason Perlow/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-the-apple-store-is-the-worst-place-to-buy-your-new-iphone-11/

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

I would love to run CentOS/RHEL as a boring, stable alternative to Fedora, but there are nowhere near enough packages, and I want to go outside the repos as little as possible. That is why I run Debian.

Are you waiting for CentOS 8? This page from the project shows how far along they are. tl;dr: No CentOS 8 until 7.7 is finished. https://wiki.centos.org/About/Building_8

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds - The story of tilde.club by Paul Ford (2014) https://medium.com/message/tilde-club-i-had-a-couple-drinks-and-woke-up-with-1-000-nerds-a8904f0a2ebf

Welcome to ~tilde.club~ https://tilde.club/

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Can a Raspberry Pi 4 really replace your PC? - J.A. Watson/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/can-a-raspberry-pi-4-really-replace-your-pc/

Sun, 15 Sep 2019

Debian 10: Playing catch-up with the rest of the Linux world (that’s a good thing) | Scott Gilbertson/Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/debian-10-playing-catch-up-with-the-rest-of-the-linux-world-thats-a-good-thing/

The myth of the autistic jerk - Brandon Weaver/DEV Community https://dev.to/baweaver/the-myth-of-the-autistic-jerk-3kjl

See a super-close-up image of Mars – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/6453/valles-marineris-hemisphere-enhanced/

MIT 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, fall 2011 - 42 videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61Oq3tWYp6V_F-5jb5L2iHb

11 forgotten books of the 1920s worth reading now - Bob Batchelor/Literary Hub https://lithub.com/10-forgotten-books-of-the-1920s-worth-reading-now/

Sat, 14 Sep 2019

I've been using Syncthing to mirror files in Linux, Windows, MacOS and OpenBSD, and it's working - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0914_syncthing/

The rise of the electric scooter - Jeff Atwood https://blog.codinghorror.com/the-rise-of-the-electric-scooter/

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

Should we take a few long holidays, or lots of short ones? - Tim Harford http://timharford.com/2019/09/should-we-take-a-few-long-holidays-or-lots-of-short-ones/

Wed, 11 Sep 2019

The Fedora Discussion forum is VERY #Silverblue heavy https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/latest

Printing in Debian 10: CUPS isn't in the default desktop if you forget to check the box during installation - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0911_printing_in_debian/

Printing in Debian 10: CUPS isn't in the default desktop installation - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0911_printing_in_debian/

Tue, 10 Sep 2019

The Bird and the Bee on the poetry of Van Halen – Kory Grow/Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/bird-and-the-bee-van-halen-interview-873383/

AP sparks linguistic pandemonium with hyphen guidance update - Merrill Perlman/Columbia Journalism Review https://www.cjr.org/language_corner/associated-press-hyphen.php

Sun, 08 Sep 2019

I am now running Debian 10 Buster with the Backports kernel

OpenBSD is now my workstation - Chris Humphries https://sogubsys.com/openbsd-is-now-my-workstation-operating-system/

Sat, 07 Sep 2019

Pairing @debian Stable with Flatpaks seems like a very good way to go

I let the @debian installer autopartition the drive, and had I know it would be a problem, I would have made /boot MUCH bigger than 250 MB so I wouldn't have to deal with space issues.

I don't know what happened -- could be a bug fix -- but I am now running the stock @debian kernel with no i2c touchpad issues. I'm not crazy about /boot filling up. I don't remember this happening the last time I ran Stable, and it doesn't happen on encrypted @fedora.

On my @debian 10 system with encrypted LVM, /boot is running out of room. It only has 250 MB, and I had whatever kernels Debian installed and then a Liquorix kernel. I got rid of all the Liquorix kernels and then the older Debian kernels.

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

Today's update on my @debian Stable system took care of multiple security issues in @firefox-esr https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4516

Windows 10 issues — unpredictable updates, random slowdows, unresponsive Desktop Search — sent me running to @debian, which has been running like butter

Windows 10 1903: Buggy update slows PCs, breaks Desktop Search, says Microsoft - Liam Tung/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-1903-buggy-update-slows-pcs-breaks-desktop-search-says-microsoft/

Wed, 04 Sep 2019

Debian supports Flatpak, which I'm definitely going to try https://flatpak.org/

Don't Break Debian from the Debian Wiki offers a lot of good advice https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Mon, 02 Sep 2019

Pro tip: There are @debian images to run the distribution live and install it that include non-free firmware. I used a live image both to test and install Debian Buster. https://cdimage.debian.org/images/unofficial/non-free/images-including-firmware/

Debian 10 Buster with GNOME 3: I didn't expect it to be this fast, but that could be the SSD talking - Steven Rosenberg http://passthejoe.net/post/2019_0902_debian_10_first_impressions/