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Think globally, microblog locally
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