L33t hacker desktops, hidden Raspberry Pi’s, holiday gift ideas for Linux nerds and a handy tool for making the web less blinky.
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A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.
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- They had electron everything else, might as well make a desktop environment thing with it too!
- Cool! The interface is a combination of an extremely useful terminal and file manager with htop stats.
- Similar to the Hollywood Hacker terminal interface, but that one is just for show and not functional like eDEX UI (But it does play 007 music in the background!): https://www.ostechnix.com/turn-ubuntu-terminal-hollywood-technical-melodrama-hacker-interface/
- The Appimage take a minute to get going, dosen’t it.
- Designed for touch screen obviously.
- Disk, network, RAM, storage stats at a glance.
- I like how it sticks a pin in the globe while interneting.
- This might be handy to have up when the cable installer visits.
- The Linux Journal presents 12 holiday gifts under $59 for your linux loved ones!
- I have several of these gifts in this room!
- My ZaReason Tux penguin is right here . . . ;-D
- And this adorably soft Tux can be purchased for $19!
- ZaReason makes wonderful Linux computers and laptops, and a Tux penguin backlit keyboard that is now on sale for $25!
- Also, ZaReason donates to LinuxChix LA.
- And many of the unixstickers are on this cabinet.
- unixstickers is offering the Pro Pack of 10 stickers for just $1 (plus free shipping!).
- Elite pack of 20 stickers for $19
- Ultimate pack of 30 stickers for $24
- Linux Computer Case Badge Stickers on all my rigs.
- They can be purchased for just a few dollars on Etsy, Ebay or Amazon.
- My ZaReason Tux penguin is right here . . . ;-D
- The feet on that Tux, wow.
- Cufflinks are always welcome but I’m the only person in North America who wears French cuff dress shirts.
- Pi’s are as good as cash, can always find a use for them.
- Oh hey, I already got myself one of those gifts!
- Slowing down the cycle.
- Considering how much overlap you get from 2 contiguous Fedora versions, it makes sense!
- This way they will have more time for tooling changes, testing and bug fixes that will improve Fedora’s reliability.
- They want to skip a release to retool a gang of things on the backend to make things better?
- OMG IBM!??
- Well, I did suggest maybe introducing an LTS wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
- This seems to be a step in that direction.
- I hope they do it for more than just the F30 release.
- This is amazing considering that Albania was once one of the most isolated countries in the world, up to their revolution from communism in 1991.
- RTheren in chat brought this to our attention.
- The majority of the 1,000 desktops in the Municipality of Tirana have already been migrated to LibreOffice.
- Starting with HR because it was document crazy.
- LibreOffice Writer and Calc manuals have been translated into Albanian.
- All governments should use open source and the only people who are against that sell software that is not.
- Saving a lot of money in Licensing is a pretty damn good idea for a country that’s only recently started to catch up to the outside world.
- You would think something like this already exists.
- Especially in today’s day of inclusive and accessible web design and laws pertaining to that by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- This is a chrome extension that helps people with photosensitive epilepsy browse the web without risking having a seizure from an animated GIF.
- Analyzes GIFs in real time and if they are dangerous, disable them, or slow them down.
- Two level of danger Jifs according to the W3C.
- Seriously, how was this not a thing?
- This effected flatmap-stream and targeted users of a bitcoin wallet developed by Copay.
- It’s been fixed but should assume that private keys on affected wallets may have been compromised, so they should move funds to new wallets (v5.2.0) immediately.
- You can’t rely on random internet developers to vett your code.
- Looks like NPM has become the perfect breeding ground for repo poisoning exploits.
Linux routes (RTheren)
- Admiditally Germany has come up with some ridiculous tech ideas.
- This is not one of them.
- When was the last time you checked your router’s firmware, logs?
- These all seem like minimum effort stuff that would have a significant impact on security.
- Having this set from day 1 would help curb a lot of nasty malware from less tech savvy family members.
Slice of Pi
- We did it Reddit!
- Yeah, former employee had a key and management knew about it.
- When I notice someone screwing with my stuff my first reaction is not to stop them, it’s how to mess with them.
- Wifi story.
- In University I too had a router with a guest wifi which would let you give free access to the interwebs.
- The kicker was you could set up special rules, like replacing all JPGs and PNGs with pictures of cats.
- Unity performance is much better these days, but had a history of, well, Nope!
- I have to have an application menu for all my window managers, whether it is visible on the desktop as a shortcut in a menu bar like MATE, or by right clicking on the desktop, like you can in XFCE, wmaker and fluxbox.
- Minimal and low memory window managers have always been my preferred because that is what I started with on UNIX and Solaris with CDE, twm etc. . .
- The beauty of Linux is that you can use whatever Desktop Manager works for you!
- When Unity was first introduced in Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition, it was the perfect poop storm!