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Raptor bus proof
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/14/linux_kernel_mailing_list_archives_will_return_soon/

  • Is there only the one mirror for the lkml archives?
  • That seems… odd.

 

Solus wants Discord
https://feedback.discordapp.com/forums/326712-discord-dream-land/suggestions/32596645-allow-linux-distributions-to-control-update-flow

  • 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
https://itsfoss.com/barcelona-open-source/

  • 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)
https://github.com/unfa/kdenlive-multirender
https://linuxgamecast.com/2018/01/kdenlive-reduce-render-time/

  • 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.

 

Core boots
https://coreboot.org/releases/coreboot-4.7-relnotes.txt

  • 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
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/7ql4kl/the_screenshots_of_photoshop_cc_2018_64bit_on/

  • Neat but no thank you.
  • GPU support?
  • Plugin support?
  • Support support?

 

What is my purpose
https://www.monterail.com/blog/thunderbird-new-interface-redesign-survey

  • 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?
https://github.com/OpenGenus/quark


Slice of Pi

Head Pi
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/zero-wh/

  • 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.

 

Ding
http://blog.yarm.is/kindleberry-pi-zero-w.html

  • 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.

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