Firefox is removing support for FTP! Microsoft buys NPM, homemade rotary cell phones, and Linus shares his tips for working at home. Then we chat with Michal Hrusecky from Turris.
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04:35 Firefox removes FTP
07:15 Firefox media controls
10:16 Open-source ventilators
13:31 Rotary cellphone
17:11 Debian Dog
19:31 Microsoft buys NPM
22:16 Torvalds work from home advice.
27:26 Interfacing Linux: Digi 003R
30:31 Interview: Michal Hrusecky Project Leader at Turris
35:41 Shameless self promotion
37:42 Pine Pi
Colour key – Jordan Jordan Jordan
- Just like Chrome.
- Nobody ever uses FTP, until you do.
- Still have wget.
- The Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) with per file encryption is superior to HTTPS in some ways, but never quite took off.
- I keep Filezilla on my laptop for just this purpose. Just to be sure…
- CHrome already had introduced external media control support, so it makes sense.
- It took a while too and several broken extensions later.
- This is a nice feature to have, and I have been using the volume up and down from my keyboard in Chrome, which is very convenient.
- Any anesthesia machine made in the last 30 years is able to deliver oxygen (O2) and inhalation anesthetics to a patient.
- Open Source Ventilators is a team of volunteers working very hard and quickly to develop a low-cost and open-source ventilator to help save lives and aid the recovery of COVID19 patients.
- In one week they built a prototype that will be validated as a solution to the global ventilator shortage by Irish authorities as early as next week.
- They are looking for contributors in all disciplines and skill sets and you can register on their website.
- Do you want to out hipster even the most hipstery hipster?
- Turbo dialup hipster!
- Imagine using this in public! :-D
- There is definitely a market for this, especially for our seniors who just need a phone to make calls.
- And people who have a hard time using touch devices, who have low vision, and need a phone that is more tactile.
- DebianDog is a very small and lightweight Debian live distribution shaped to look and act like Puppy Linux.
- This is a great fork of PuppyLinux, but one that uses apt-get instead of its own package manager.
- And one that doesn’t use the root account with full privileges by default.
- I had used MintPup a few years ago, and am enjoying playing with the DebianDog derivatives, including the free of systemd BusterDog.
- I have to give this one a try on one of the older laptops.
- Microsoft is gobbling up all the things.
- Microsoft intends to integrate GitHub and npm so that developers will be able to trace a change from a GitHub pull request to an npm package version that fixes it.
- Right after this advertisement.
- It is sad to see that we will not have one of the major package managers standalone anymore, but will this be good for NPMs growth?
- Procrastination takes many forms.
- Cleaning is the most beneficial.
- And I enjoy playing and petting my kitties when on break.
- I also do stretches and sometimes go for a walk and exercise.
- I like the idea of tracking time, and also will write notes.
Open source router interview
- SCaLE 18x interview with Michal Hrusecky Project Leader at Turris.
Slice of Pi