Barcelona gets penguins, KDENLive uses all the threads, Solus demands Discord and YouTube does a thing. All this plus your emails.
Matt C (welcome back)
A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.
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Colour key – Venn Jordan
Raptor bus proof
- Is there only the one mirror for the lkml archives?
- That seems… odd.
Solus wants Discord
- Not locking people out of a glorified browser window would be a good thing to have.
- Then again, you could just login to Discord on your browser proper and work around the issue until the repo version updates to match upstream.
Lose one gain another
- It was always the one thing they pointed at was the lack of support and maintenance of Limux.
- Going for Ubuntu and just setting your restrictions/rules seems like a much more sensible alternative.
- And leaves you open to the possibility of giving Canonical money and having them fix your screw ups.
Cut your render times in half (video incoming)
- Careful with how many threads you launch, almost took down Tipsy Danger.
- Not going to see a big performance gain with 4/8 thread systems.
- Coreboot is the open source, but not libre, firmware alternative for laptops and basically anything with an EFI or UEFI type system.
- The latest version comes with support for a lot of new hardware.
- Chief among which is the support for a bunch of Intel chipsets, which opens up coreboot to run on Chromebooks and several other laptops.
- There’s even support for the Stoney Ridge AMD chipset (think Excavator series APUs).
Don’t drink the
- Neat but no thank you.
- GPU support?
- Plugin support?
- Support support?
What is my purpose
- Us dihard Thunderbird users know it’s a dying product.
- Not Thunderbird itself but the whole idea / need for a standalone mail client.
- No amount of UX redesign is going to revive the dwindling need for such a client.
- What it will do is anger and confuse the existing user base that have a legitimate need for the product.
- You could update the spellcheck to include words from the 20th century.
- The UI redesign is probably a good thing if you’re using thunderbird in a corporate environment and you want users to not feel like they’re using software from the 90s.
- It will still be software from the 90s, but it will at least not look it.
Remember that time DS9 lost internet access?
Slice of Pi
- Zero WH available to purchase.
- Zero + header.
- GPIO all the things.
- This is a good idea!
- People who are worried about the footprint can still get the zero W and keep the smaller form factor.
- I say they can get the Zero W, if it’s not completely sold out everywhere.
- Alright this is neat and all but does he explain the WHY anywhere in the blog?
- I mean, if you like challenging yourself not to lose things.
- This was a TIL since the Tubes never said a word to us.