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Thu, 30 Dec 2021

I think the @RedHat people involved in @CentOS Stream know it's a marathon and not a sprint. Stream needs time to prove its value. For one thing, it's great to have such a detailed peek at future RHEL.

If for some reason you haven't migrated your @CentOS Linux 8 system to CentOS Stream 8, @AlmaLinux, @rocky_linux or other, now is the time.

I try to play the guitar every day https://passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1227_practicing/

Mon, 20 Dec 2021

Debian updates Bullseye/Stable to 11.2. And with a new Firefox ESR, it's patched and ready with a very stable GNOME 3.38. https://www.debian.org/News/2021/20211218

Are you looking for an email provider? I recommend @TutanotaTeam (@Tutanota@mastodon.social)

The problem with podcasts is that I don't commute anymore

I'm not sure how I stumbled upon the @esquire newsletter, but there's some great writing there.

Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Swapping characters, words and lines in Vim - Vim Tips Wiki https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Swapping_characters,_words_and_lines

Wed, 01 Dec 2021

In my DSL rewiring project, I successfully crimped CAT5 wire to RJ11 connectors on both ends. I started to crimp the RG6, but I couldn't get it tight. I think my wire-stripping technique is not quite right. I'll try again tomorrow.

Tue, 30 Nov 2021

My CentOS Stream 8 desktop system is super stable and very low on drama

Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Just wanted to point out that @RedHat did the right thing with @CentOS Stream 8: Today my update automatically installed kernel-4.18.0-348.2.1.el85.x8664.rpm. That's the SAME kernel as the new RHEL 8.5. Hopefully Stream 8 will track the RHEL 8.x kernel from now on. Great move.

Tue, 16 Nov 2021

I could pretty much play any @fender guitar. I bought a flattop 15 years ago. I haven't bought another guitar since I was a teenager.

I just put on a new set of @ernieball Slinky Pure Nickel strings. I don't know if the pure nickel makes a difference, but these are my first .010s in DECADES. I'm not used to the lightness (coming from .011s), but they sound GREAT. https://www.ernieball.com/guitar-strings/electric-guitar-strings/slinky-classic-rock-n-roll-pure-nickel-wrap-electric-guitar-strings

Mon, 15 Nov 2021

Another tilde site that looks really good is the Ubuntu-running tilde.team. I'm thinking of starting up an account over there. https://tilde.team/

Thanks go to the admins/devs at tilde.institute, the public-access OpenBSD system, where a bad rsync command on my part blew out my ssh key. They fixed everything, and I'm back in tilde-land. https://tilde.institute

Setting up https with Let's Encrypt certificates is easy on NearlFreeSpeech.net sites. The NFSN script works just about flawlessly. I had to disable a thorny .htaccess on one site to get the script to work (and I hope it will renew. ... We'll see).

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

How to contribute to CentOS https://wiki.centos.org/Contribute

Thu, 11 Nov 2021

I'm adding automatic Mastodon tooting to my CentOS Stream Updates script. Scripting Mastodon posting on the server is much easier than Twitter.

Wed, 10 Nov 2021

Another successful auto-post!: CentOS Stream 8 Updates: November 10, 2021 :: CentOS Stream of Consciousness http://centos.passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1110_centos_stream_updates/

Mon, 08 Nov 2021

This blog post on CentOS Stream briefly talks about torrents before it runs clear off the rails. http://centos.passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1107_centos_torrents/

Fri, 05 Nov 2021

My script that automatically runs CentOS Stream updates is now working ... I think. It's not ready for me to open-source just yet, but I will work on it. http://centos.passthejoe.net

TIL that Linux is OK with date --iso-8601, but only date -I works in FreeBSD.

CentOS Stream 8 Updates: November 5, 2021: This was supposed to be an automatic post, but I'm still shaking bugs out of the script. It's only a little ironic that my host runs FreeBSD. Maybe more than a little. http://centos.passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1105_centos_stream_updates/

Wed, 03 Nov 2021

I am writing a server-side blog-generating script, and since it's meant for a Linux/Unix server, I'm writing it in Bash, not Ruby.

Mon, 01 Nov 2021

Now that the CentOS Stream updates blog is on its own subdomain, the next steps are to decide if I'll put other CentOS content there (likely) and to automate the package-update posts. http://centos.passthejoe.net

Sun, 31 Oct 2021

The CentOS Stream updates site is now on its own subdirectory. It looks just like my other site b/c I'm lazy that way, but it is its own Hugo-generated blog. http://passthejoe.net/centos/

Sat, 30 Oct 2021

Very enlightening post on Async Ruby https://brunosutic.com/blog/async-ruby

Fri, 29 Oct 2021

The latest CentOS Stream 8 Updates: Oct. 29, 2021 http://passthejoe.net/posts/centos/2021_1029_centos_stream_updates/

A whole lot of @CentOS Stream 8 updates are waiting for you today

Sat, 23 Oct 2021

In an ideal world, my Twitter-style posts appear here. But the interactivity of Twitter means that this site is more "me." In many cases, that's OK.

Fri, 22 Oct 2021

The excellent bootable-USB-creator @fedora Media Writer is available for all Linuxes via Flathub https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.fedoraproject.MediaWriter

Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Karanbir Singh: Stepping down from the CentOS Board https://www.karan.org/posts/stepping-down/

I filed a new bug in Fedora EPEL: 2015259 – Neofetch now requires catimg, which isn't packaged for EPEL

@RedHat @fedora @CentOS @AlmaLinux @rocky_linux https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2015259

This @RedHat documentation is extremely helpful for @CentOS, @rocky_linux and @AlmaLinux users: Installing, managing, and removing user-space components Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html/installing_managing_and_removing_user-space_components/index

Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Fedora Documentation — so good! @fedora https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/docs/

Fri, 15 Oct 2021

gThumb, the best image viewer and editor on any platform, is now available in a Flatpak for Linux users. https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.gThumb

Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Debian and RHEL/CentOS are very different animals. While Debian is behind several MONTHS on Chromium, more due to dysfunction than anything else, Debian Stable is holding back on the new Firefox ESR, which has been in CentOS Stream for at least a week. That part is probably intentional.

Tue, 12 Oct 2021

What AlmaLinux Foundation Membership Means for You - AlmaLinux OS Blog https://almalinux.org/blog/what-almalinux-foundation-membership-means-for-you/

Sat, 09 Oct 2021

CERN looks at @AlmaLinux, @rocky_linux, @CentOS Stream and @RedHat Enterprise Linux and decides to go with Stream 8 https://indico.cern.ch/event/1070475/contributions/4511844/attachments/2309304/3929738/lfc03-20210915-NoNDA.pdf

Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates include a notable upgrade: The Firefox ESR browser goes to 91.2.0.

Thu, 07 Oct 2021

Not a review of CentOS Stream 8 - Steven Rosenberg/passthejoe.net http://passthejoe.net/posts/2021_1006_not_a_centos_stream_review/

Wed, 29 Sep 2021

I installed the @vivaldibrowser on two systems — one @fedora, the other @Windows. I already had it on my @CentOS Stream 8 system. For me, sync is table stakes, and Chromium's removal of that integral feature closed the door on both it and Chrome. https://vivaldi.com

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

There are a whole lot of @CentOS Stream 8 updates waiting for you today or tomorrow

Sat, 25 Sep 2021

Chromium 93 migrated to @debian Testing today. It hit Unstable on Sept. 19. Still waiting for it to appear in Stable. FYI, last Stable update was 90.0.4430.212 on May 21. For those keeping track, Chromium 94 just came out (and is already in the Flatpak). https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/chromium

Fri, 24 Sep 2021

I am starting to look at @ubuntu with new (and very favorable) eyes. The relative stability, lack of drama and overall polish are starting to look very, very good.

Thu, 23 Sep 2021

How to intervene when a manager is gaslighting their employees - Mita Mallick/Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2021/09/how-to-intervene-when-a-manager-is-gaslighting-their-employees

It's Windows 10 test week, and I am here to report that the Edge browser has made many performance improvements. If I were running Windows regularly, I would probably dump Chrome for it.

I upgraded my Windows laptop to Ruby 3.0.2. No drama. It works.

Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Jim Hall's Gibson ES-175 up close - Jazz Guitar Online https://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/guitar-amps-gizmos/62192-jim-halls-gibson-es-175-up-close.html

Tue, 14 Sep 2021

I didn't know that Jekyll was dead, but Bridgetown's Jared White says his project is next step for Ruby static-site generators https://www.bridgetownrb.com/

Wed, 08 Sep 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system:

  • gdm
  • gnome-shell
  • llvm-libs
  • strace

(plus I installed the updated mutter from a downloaded RPM a week or so ago)

All in all, a light updates day (for me anyway)

There are a lot of CentOS Stream 8 updates available today — including the Mutter fix for the recent regression that was crashing GNOME in Wayland.

Mon, 06 Sep 2021

Good-bye AdoptOpenJDK. Hello Adoptium! | AdoptOpenJDK Blog https://blog.adoptopenjdk.net/2021/08/goodbye-adoptopenjdk-hello-adoptium/

GitHub kisses passwords goodbye – Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols/The New Stack https://thenewstack.io/github-kisses-passwords-goodbye/

Fri, 03 Sep 2021

Today's updates on my @CentOS Stream 8 system:

  • device-mapper-persistent-data
  • glusterfs
  • libcap
  • osinfo-db
  • selinux-policy

RHEL surprises me. Somehow, some way, Java 17, Ruby 3.0.2, MySQL 8 and Node 16.7 are now available in @CentOS Stream 8. All but Java are implemented as modules, so you need to tap into it that way. http://mirror.keystealth.org/centos/8-stream/AppStream/x86_64/os/Packages/?C=M;O=D

Mon, 30 Aug 2021

This is how CentOS Stream 8 works for packages that aren't the Linux kernel:

The version of mutter in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 (and CentOS Linux 8.4) is 3.32.2-57.

The now-old version of mutter (which works) in Stream 8 is 3.32.2-58.

The new version of mutter (which crashes GNOME) in Stream 8 is 3.32.2-59.

Sat, 28 Aug 2021

Today's CentOS Stream 8 updates on my system:

  • kernel 4.18.0-338.el8
  • NetworkManager
  • accountsservice
  • bind-utils
  • blivet-data
  • bpftool
  • cockpit
  • curl
  • dnf
  • dracut
  • ethtool
  • exiv2
  • fontconfig
  • fstrm
  • gdm
  • glibc
  • gnome-shell
  • grilo
  • grubby
  • hwdata
  • iproute
  • iptables
  • krb5-libs
  • libX11
  • lua
  • mutter
  • nmap
  • nspr
  • os-prober
  • plymouth
  • rpm
  • selinux-policy
  • systemd
  • vdo
  • yum
Mon, 23 Aug 2021

How do I get notification for new mail in all folders in Evolution? - Ask Ubuntu https://askubuntu.com/a/46583

I don't know if it's @CentOS Stream 8 or @vivaldibrowser, but things are running exceptionally well — and cool — today.