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Mon, 25 Nov 2019

Big @debian security update today for the #Chromium browser https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4575

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

I have been running Debian Stable on this laptop for more than 3 months, and it has been a lovely experience. The relentless pace of updates in Windows 10 and Fedora drove me to it.

I love how I'm automatically running Debian 10.2, and all I had to do is keep up with regular apt update/upgrades. Check /etc/debian_version to see what you are running.

Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Canadian jazz guitarist Ed Bickert dies at 86 https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/jazzblog/rip-ed-bickert

I am installing my first Flatpak application from Flathub, and it is taking a long time. Maybe the second one goes more quickly. https://flathub.org

The state of Java IDE packaging in Linux is not so good. Netbeans and Eclipse didn't even make it into Debian Buster, and the Netbeans in Sid is version 10 when I want 11. Ubuntu also packages Netbeans 10. I can't figure out anything for Ubuntu 19.10.

Mon, 04 Nov 2019

I still think the M.2 NVMe SSD is the tech MVP of the late 2010s. It's a total game-changer in terms of desktop/laptop performance. I now can't stand using PCs with magnetic hard drives.