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Thu, 30 Apr 2020

If you partitioned your disk and didn't allow enough space for applications to live in your /home directory, you are not going to be happy with Flatpaks https://flatpak.org/

Quite a few @debian security updates in the past couple of days: tiff, nodejs, openjdk-8, linux (the kernel), openldap https://www.debian.org/security/

Wed, 29 Apr 2020

I am prepared to say that my in-place dist-upgrade of a @raspberrypi Zero W was not a success. It keeps losing its WiFi connection, and Wicd is no help. I will re-image with a fresh Raspbian Buster.

The Bandwidth Alliance is a group of forward-thinking cloud and networking companies that are committed to discounting or waiving data transfer (also known as bandwidth) fees for shared customers. https://www.cloudflare.com/bandwidth-alliance/

DigitalOcean announces VPC — Virtual Private Cloud - Rafael Rosa/DigitalOcean https://blog.digitalocean.com/vpc-trust-platform/

The pandemic will change American retail forever - Derek Thompson/The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/how-pandemic-will-change-face-retail/610738/

Tue, 28 Apr 2020

Some overwhelmed parents are giving up on distance learning and abandoning at-home schooling - Caroline Alphonso/The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-growing-cohort-of-overwhelmed-parents-unengaged-children-drop/

Mon, 27 Apr 2020

In a crisis, radio should be bigger than ever — so why isn't it? - Samantha Hissong/Rolling Stone https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/radio-coronavirus-crisis-985533/

Coronavirus: An oral history of the day everything changed - Garrett M. Graff/WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/an-oral-history-of-the-day-everything-changed-coronavirus/

Sat, 25 Apr 2020

Celebrating ‘Hey Jude,’ the Beatles’ most open-hearted masterpiece - Rob Sheffield/Rolling Stone https://getpocket.com/explore/item/hey-jude-at-50-celebrating-the-beatles-most-open-hearted-masterpiece

I was looking around in old directories and found the instructions/workarounds I wrote down for running CentOS 5

Fri, 24 Apr 2020

When I complain about an open-source project on Twitter and am not asking for support on Twitter, don't complain about my asking for support on Twitter and then instruct me to ask for support on your mailing list. Your software isn't ready. Your tone is lousy.

Coming soon: Fedora on Lenovo laptops - Matthew Miller/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/coming-soon-fedora-on-lenovo-laptops/

Kdenlive 20.04 is out. I always say I should try this video editor. https://kdenlive.org/en/2020/04/kdenlive-20-04-is-out/

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Instagram is Facebook. Are you cool with that?

File under 'terrible,' cross-file under 'IDGAF': Instagram no longer allows people without an account to view photos and videos on computers https://manualdousuario.net/instagram-photos-videos-unlogged-on-computers/

Wed, 22 Apr 2020

I am now running two @raspberrypi Zero W boards. The "new" one is using an old SD card and is doing a long Buster upgrade. The "old" one is now doing a dist-upgrade from Stretch to Buster. https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w/

Permanent.org: Secure cloud storage with a one-time payment to 'take control of your digital legacy' https://www.permanent.org/

Rules of thumb for a 1x developer - Mickey Muldoon https://muldoon.cloud/programming/2020/04/17/programming-rules-thumb.html

Tue, 21 Apr 2020

GNU's advanced distro and transactional package manager — GNU Guix https://guix.gnu.org/

GNU Shepherd is an alternative to Systemd https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2020-04/msg00010.html

Looks like this OpenSSL security fix has already moved to #Debian Stable. https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20200421.txt

Just got an openssl update for #Debian Stable

Final bits from the outgoing Debian project leader - Sam Hartman https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2020/04/msg00012.html

Another Git update for #Debian https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4659

Mon, 20 Apr 2020

Apple's new iPhone SE has no credible Android alternative - Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/apples-new-iphone-se-has-no-credible-android-alternative/

Sat, 18 Apr 2020

This worked for me: How to open a terminal from Nautilus - Ryan Lerch/Fedora Magazine (Fedora doesn't ship with the required package. Debian does.) https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-open-a-terminal-nautilus/

Thu, 16 Apr 2020

This article pretty much has me convinced: Reasons to give OpenSUSE a try - NewsLagoon https://newslagoon.com/reasons-to-give-opensuse-a-try/17928/

Workstream is "a super fast, virtual computer you can use for anything" https://workstream.paperspace.com/

Wed, 15 Apr 2020

For about $1,100, Vintage 47 Amps of San Pedro will make you a sweet amp that sounds like an early-1940s Gibson model http://www.vintage47amps.com/VA-185G/

Apple announces new iPhone SE starting at https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/04/iphone-se-a-powerful-new-smartphone-in-a-popular-design/

🌱 My blog is a digital garden, not a blog - Joel Hooks https://joelhooks.com/digital-garden

Debian sends security updates for Thunderbird and Git https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4656 https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4657

Tue, 14 Apr 2020

Try gh, GitHub's new CLI - John Papa https://johnpapa.net/try-githubs-new-cli-gh/

Mon, 13 Apr 2020

WriteFreely is free and open source software for starting a minimalist, federated blog — or an entire community. https://writefreely.org/

This is the Fediverse Network list of Pleroma instances https://fediverse.network/pleroma

An introduction to the Pleroma microblogging server - Lainblog. tl;dr Pleroma has fewer moving parts. https://blog.soykaf.com/post/what-is-pleroma/

Pleroma is a free, federated social network server built on open protocols. It is compatible with GNU Social, Mastodon and other ActivityPub implementations. https://pleroma.social/

This is Git gold: Pushing to multiple remote repositories using Git - Casey Scarborough http://caseyscarborough.com/blog/2013/08/25/pushing-to-multiple-remotes-using-git/

New task for me: Figure out how to post to a Mastodon site from a local app https://joinmastodon.org/

In Windows, the net-ping Ruby gem needs the win32-security gem in order to run. I found this out after a few crashes and a look at the net-ping documentation. https://www.rubydoc.info/gems/net-ping/

Sat, 11 Apr 2020

Opposite of a platform for DPL 2020 - Sam Hartman (current Debian Project Leader on why he is not running for the position this year) https://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2020/03/msg00000.html

This is the debian-user list email that announced the Debian User Forums way back in 2004. https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2004/09/msg00014.html

Debian is testing the use of a Discourse forum. The project's members have stedfastly kept just about all communication to email only. The longtime Debian User Forums (http://forums.debian.net) is independent of the project. https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2020/04/msg00074.html

Fri, 10 Apr 2020

Debian has released security updates in recent days for @firefox and #Chromium https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4655 https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4653 https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4654

A little more Clojure - Uncle Bob/Clean Coder Blog http://blog.cleancoder.com/uncle-bob/2020/04/09/ALittleMoreClojure.html

Mathematics for the adventurous self-learner | Neil Sainsbury https://www.neilwithdata.com/mathematics-self-learner

The software industry's greatest sin: hiring | Neil Sainsbury https://www.neilwithdata.com/developer-hiring

The @GNOME desktop just crashed. Doesn't happen often. Firefox and Chromium saved my tabs, and Vim saved almost all of my changes, but still ...

I am using the Dark Theme Toggle @GNOME Shell Extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1518/dark-theme-toggle/

Updating your @GNOME Shell Extensions in @firefox from the GNOME web site can be dicey in @debian stable. An update broke Tray Icons, so I replaced with TopIconsFix. Don't update extensions that are not broken. https://extensions.gnome.org/

I speak Vim. Sort of. I probably can order in a Vim-speaking restaurant. https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki

To make a long story short, I am trying to manually install a GNOME Shell extension using this LinuxConfig.org tutorial https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-gnome-shell-extensions-from-zip-file-using-command-line-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux

Thu, 09 Apr 2020

FuryBSD is a desktop system powered by FreeBSD https://www.furybsd.org

Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Twitter lets you turn off "personalization and data" settings. Do this to blunt @twitter's ability to "personalize" ads, track you across the web and "share" (aka sell) that data to its "business partners." https://twitter.com/settings/account/personalization

It won't cure coronavirus, but LAUSD sweetens your life with the recipe for its famous coffee cake http://passthejoe.net/post/2020_0408_lausd_coffee_cake_for_coronavirus/

There are just about 2,500 entries in my microblog of short posts. http://updates.passthejoe.net

I installed @racketlang in @debian Buster. sudo apt install racket brings in the whole thing, including the DrRacket IDE. https://racket-lang.org

I added the Dark Theme Toggle GNOME Shell Extension. Happy to say that it works. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1518/dark-theme-toggle/

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

I tried to use emacs today. That is all.