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Wed, 10 Aug 2022

Something broke the Clipboard History GNOME Shell Extension in Fedora 36 Silverblue, so I deactivated it and reactivated Clipboard Indicator. Yes, I have both at the ready.

Mon, 08 Aug 2022

I'm still trying to figure out whether or not @nixos is "worth" adopting. Will it add enough to make up for the learning curve?

Looks like I got my social-posting Ruby app working in @nixos

Mon, 01 Aug 2022

Bridgetown: Next-generation progressive site generator powered by Ruby https://www.bridgetownrb.com

My dystopian fiction longs for a better world - Veronica Roth/Literary Hub https://lithub.com/my-dystopian-fiction-longs-for-a-better-world/

Speculative journeys: Sci-fi for people who don't really like sci-fi - Jon Raymond/Literary Hub https://lithub.com/speculative-journeys-sci-fi-for-people-who-dont-really-like-sci-fi/

Sat, 30 Jul 2022

Flatpak apps in heavy rotation:

EasySSH (Do all your ssh sessions in one GUI) Foliate (eBook reader with books from https://standardebooks.org)

Fri, 29 Jul 2022

The Fedora Flatpak of LibreOffice keeps crashing in Silverblue 36. Fix is to replace with the Flathub Flatpak of LO.

Something in the latest @Fedora 36 update took care of the very rough scrolling in Gedit (which I still use instead of the new Gnome Text Editor due to Snippets and External Tools)

Thu, 28 Jul 2022

Updates today in @fedora (and @teamsilverblue) for Podman, NetworkManager and Vim

Mon, 25 Jul 2022

Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover. https://standardebooks.org/

Thu, 14 Jul 2022

Vim 9 is now in Fedora Silverblue (and, I assume, also Fedora Workstation)

Fri, 01 Jul 2022

Look at how @Debian does security announcements. Other distributions: Do it this way. https://lwn.net/Articles/899688/

You can get support for Debian beyond 5 years by paying for Extended LTS by Freexian https://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/

Thanks to the @debian LTS team, all releases get 5 years of support. They are just now ending support for Debian 9 "Stretch" and beginning to support Debian 10 "Buster." https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/

Do you know about Milkman Sound amplifiers? These things look UNREAL. Expensive, but man do they look good. https://milkmansound.com/

Thu, 30 Jun 2022

I had to re-clone the GitHub repo for this project. I don't clone repos often enough to do it right the first time. I considered doing in on CodeBerg instead of GitHub, and maybe I will move it. Using both at once is too brittle.

2021 was the year of the Ruby desktop - Andy Maleh/dev.to https://dev.to/andyobtiva/2021-was-the-year-of-the-ruby-desktop-2j49

Ruby GUI frameworks - The Ruby Toolbox https://www.ruby-toolbox.com/categories/GUI_Frameworks

Wed, 29 Jun 2022

I love how Slackware's security alerts make it onto LWN. I find it hard to use a distribution that LWN isn't following in that manner. https://lwn.net/Articles/899363/

Wed, 22 Jun 2022

Use the power of a JavaScript framework right in your HTML file - Ashish/dev.to https://dev.to/asheeshh/use-the-power-of-a-javascript-framework-right-in-your-html-file-1d88

Tue, 31 May 2022

I don't look at Perl a lot, but I saw these release notes on Perl v5.36.0, and it has me thinking about it. https://metacpan.org/release/RJBS/perl-5.36.0/view/pod/perldelta.pod

Mon, 30 May 2022

Discovering the -c switch for Toolbox is changing the way I do things in Fedora Silverblue

@containertoolbx @teamsilverblue @fedora

It's the time of the week where I say how well @fedora Silverblue 36 is going.

Smooth. Almost another semester of CS in the bag (using the IntelliJ Flatpak), and my daily journalism grind besides that.

Next time I rebase Fedora Silverblue, I'm going to wait until after the release. No beta in production for me. I had no problems with the system, but the upgrade had more glitches than I'm used to. https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-rebase-to-fedora-linux-36-on-silverblue/

Now that I learned how to run commands from Toolbox containers without entering the Toolbox by using -c, I'm going to start scripting with it.

@containertoolbx @fedora @teamsilverblue

Fri, 27 May 2022

I got the Apache @netbeans 13 Flatpak to build and run a C++ program by following instructions to enable the 8.2 Update Center and install the C/C++ module. I also managed to switch to dark mode (Tools->Options->Appearance->Look and Feel). https://netbeans.apache.org/download/nb120/#_cc

Sat, 21 May 2022

I recently removed a couple of blog entries about my disappointment in CentOS Stream 8, but the About page on my CentOS Stream updates blog tells it pretty well.

tl;dr hoping for better things in Stream 9.

https://centos.passthejoe.net/about/

Tue, 17 May 2022

TIL that you can compile C and C++ programs in the Intellij Flatpak — in Fedora Silverblue, or any other OS presumably — by running gcc (for C) or g++ (for C and C++) in the Intellij terminal or Run Anything dialog (which you get by clicking ctrl twice)

We went to the new Whole Foods where you scan your palm and just walk out with your stuff. Kinda creepy. You can still pay w/o that. A formerly packed store and parking lot was pretty empty.

Toolbx, a developers new best friend! — Christian Fredrik Schaller/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/toolbx-a-developers-new-best-friend/

How to rebase to Fedora Linux 36 on Silverblue — Michal Konečný/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-rebase-to-fedora-linux-36-on-silverblue/

Thu, 12 May 2022

I'm doing all this messing around with CentOS Stream and Fedora Silverblue on the laptop, while the desktop remains on Debian Stable. I don't remember a "bad" Debian release, but Bullseye is a particularly good one. A sweet spot for GNOME (3.38).

I used rpm-ostree to layer vim-enhanced and vim-X11 in Fedora Silverblue. The Vim Flatpak didn't give me console Vim, and Silverblue Vim wasn't picking up my .vimrc.

I have two Toolbox containers for Ruby in Fedora Silverblue, but they share the same files for gems. It has caused some trouble. Better to use Distrobox with a dedicated home, or rbenv/RVM.

Ruby is having issues with OpenSSL 3.0

Sun, 01 May 2022

Ruby developers: On Linux, do you recommend installing all gems with gem install, or using distro packages when available?

The Ruby gems in my app are ... complicated

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

It's been a difficult semester in computer science. My class is Intro to Data Structures. I have found it hard to find the time to study. I would have liked a class with more (helpful) materials. I had to learn Java OO programming to do the class, so it's been quite an ordeal.

Wed, 27 Apr 2022

I have been running OpenBSD in a VM, and yesterday I upgraded from 7.0 to 7.1. Everything works. https://www.openbsd.org/71.html

Mon, 25 Apr 2022

For Fedora Silverblue and Kinote users: Simplifying updates for RPM Fusion packages (and other packages shipping their own RPM repos) - Fedora Discussion https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/simplifying-updates-for-rpm-fusion-packages-and-other-packages-shipping-their-own-rpm-repos/30364

Fri, 22 Apr 2022

I recommend EasySSH as an easy way to manage multiple ssh sessions. And there's a Flatpak. https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.muriloventuroso.easyssh

Thu, 21 Apr 2022

You can learn something new about Vim every day. Today I figured out how to use iab to insert the date via strftime https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Insert_current_date_or_time

Wed, 13 Apr 2022

Gnome Clipboard History extension looks like a worthy successor to Cliboard Indicator for those running Gnome 42 https://github.com/SUPERCILEX/gnome-clipboard-history

WordPress simplifies pricing with $0 (aka free) and $15/month Pro plans https://wordpress.com/pricing/

Fri, 08 Apr 2022

So far, @fedora @teamsilverblue 36 beta has been fairly smooth sailing

Sun, 03 Apr 2022

Comparison of Fedora Flatpaks and Flathub remotes - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/comparison-of-fedora-flatpaks-and-flathub-remotes/

Contribute at the Fedora Kernel 5.17, CoreOS, Cloud, IoT, and Audio test days - Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/contribute-at-the-fedora-kernel-5-17-coreos-cloud-iot-and-audio-test-days/

Tue, 29 Mar 2022

I found this to be very helpful:

14 software architecture design patterns to know | Enable Architect/Red Hat https://www.redhat.com/architect/14-software-architecture-patterns

Thu, 24 Mar 2022

The Google Chrome web browser is now in Flathub. If you want or need exactly what Google is shipping, now you have a Flatpak. https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.google.ChromeDev

Wed, 16 Mar 2022

Princeton Classics graduate reading lists https://classics.princeton.edu/programs/graduate/reading-lists

Sat, 05 Mar 2022

Do all the celebrities really know each other? Sounds creepy. And exhausting.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022

MWC 2022: Lenovo announces ThinkPads, IdeaPads, Chromebooks, ThinkBooks and more | Charles McLellan/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/mobile-world-congress-lenovo-announces-thinkpads-ideapads-chromebooks-thinkbooks-and-more/

Hustle and hype: the truth about the influencer economy - Symeon Brown/The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2022/feb/24/hustle-and-hype-the-truth-about-the-influencer-economy

Sat, 26 Feb 2022

I hooked up a new cable for our Spectrum service that goes under the house instead of around the eaves. I did the phone wire (from the modem) months ago. I still have to go under the house and let some slack out ...

Sun, 20 Feb 2022

Debian has really turned things around with Chromium. The security patches have been timely. For me this turnaround is the Linux distro story of 2022. https://lwn.net/Articles/885277/

Thu, 17 Feb 2022

How I customize Fedora Silverblue and Fedora Kinoite - Muhammed Yasin Özsaraç/Fedora Magazine https://fedoramagazine.org/how-i-customize-fedora-silverblue-and-fedora-kinoite/

Sun, 13 Feb 2022

We live in the most distracted time in human history. Can we reclaim our attention spans? An interview with "Stolen Focus" author Johan Hari - Sean Illing/Vox https://www.vox.com/vox-conversations-podcast/2022/2/8/22910773/vox-conversations-johann-hari-stolen-focus

Wed, 09 Feb 2022

Samsung Galaxy S22: How to preorder and get the best deal | June Wan/ZDNet https://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-galaxy-s22-how-to-buy-prerorder-best-deals/

Tue, 08 Feb 2022

Debian has been very proactive in updating the Chromium web browser. It's a very positive development. — Debian Security Announce via LWN.net https://lwn.net/Articles/884073/