Freenode seizes the largest community channel left! Vivaldi 4.0 avoids the bloat, JingPad launches an IndieGoGo for their Linux powered tablet, and Raspberry Pi’s keep astronauts awake at night.
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04:45 Freenode kills #Linux
05:55 Freenode nukes it all
10:50 Vivaldi 4.0
16:50 JingPad launches IndieGoGo
24:10 7 year old Linux bug patched
27:05 Vtuber Webcam
32:00 Introducing OBS basics
37:55 RasPi in space
39:45 RasPi 400 added to Linux kernel
Colour key: Venn Pedro Jill
Freenode strikes again
- They yoinked the big one.
- Then they accidentally kicked the users.
- OMG! Freenode kicked out one of the most active communities on IRC!
- Is Freenode expecting this bad press to be good for them in the long run or what?
- Wanna bet they no longer have anyone who knows how to control the IRCd they’re currently running.
- All irc developers have basically refused to help andrew.
- All channels and users are completely non-existent. Any existing community which still existed on freenode no longer does.
- Look at this graph.
- Freenode states:
- “It’s a new genesis for a new era. Thank you for using freenode, and Hello World, from the future. freenode is IRC. freenode is FOSS. freenode is freedom.”
- Freenode, then why did you not inform your bread and butter open source communities to what you were planning to do earlier instead of violently kicking them out?
- I trusted Freenode with my name and password for years, and here at our LinuxGameCast IRC.
- Not anymore!
- It’s proper dead now:
- They stuck a fork in it
- Dark theme and it gives you the option to not install the extra nonsense.
- I was worried they were going to try and push that.
- Vivaldi Mail, Vivaldi Feed Reader and Vivaldi Calendar.
- Like all things Vivaldi it looks and functions like a normal browser if you disable the nonsense.
- Vivaldi translate works great, and is their own built-in, privacy-friendly translation feature, powered by Lingvanex and hosted by Vivaldi.
- And away from the hands of Microsoft and Google.
- The independent and privacy conscious Vivaldi is my favorite Chromium based web browser, and I am using it for my show notes right now.
- I was reminded of how to disable translation offers for websites
- That was probably one of the first legitimate use pop-ups I remember, back in the day, and here I am in 2021 still being annoyed by it.
- I don’t like their fear mongering booga booga marketing tactic.
- The FTC issued a request, that’s it.
- The JingPad A1, powered by JingOS Linux, and the world’s first consumer-level linux tablet we have been talking about here on LWDW has launched their IndieGogo campaign.
- And San Francisco based Jingling Tech, not surprisingly, has well surpassed their flexible goal of $20k, at just over $55k with 61 days left.
- Starting at $549 you can get a JingPad + JingPad Pencil.
- The T-shirt at $99 is a bit steep though.
- Wow, it looks beautiful, and I love how it magnetizes to the keyboard cover and folds up so nicely!
- A $20K flex goal usually means the device is ready; and they need to cover some of the distribution and logistics.
- $549 is a big ask for an untested product.
- Also, hi! JingOS team.
- You follow me on Youtube.
- It looks great and I’m looking forward to seeing it in action.
- I can’t justify §500 on a tablet… Or anything IT related for that matter, you can blame NVidia for that.
- I am also curious to see just how much it “calls home”.
7 year old bug patched
- The bug had a Vulcan Pon farr and wanted to mate, but got nuked instead, LOL ;-)
- If you follow any kind of Linux news, or tech pages on social media, you saw everyone screaming about a 7 year old privilege escalation bug in Linux.
- Those outlets only learned of it after it was already patched.
- But it had been a solid week and a half since the last round of FUD, so I guess they were due some more bs-mongering clicks.
- It’s kinda useless without a preset for manbearpig.
- Full body tracking?
- No, it’s just face, hands and head.
- Made with Panda3D
- Also not open sauce!
- It uses the VRM – 3D Avatar File Format for VR, 3D model import.
- Not to be confused with the older VRML 3D web format from back in the day!
- Tools like this have been popping up everywhere ever since VRChat has become wildly popular.
OBS HDMI audio & webcams
- I’m working on an OBS Linux basics series.
- No goofy YTuber nonsense, no rabbling, just facts.
- Starting off with getting audio from USB HDMI capture cards & webcams.
- Sounds like a strange place to start but it’s the question I’ve been asked the most.
- Capturing from a gaming console or dual PC streaming setup?
- Give it a look.
- I want your OBS Linux questions and they may end up in future videos.
- Leave them on the YouTube video.
Slice of Pi
- The Astro Pi has too much rainbow vomit which keeps the astronaut from sleeping, LOL.
- Yeh, now my Raspberry Pi 400 has mainline Linux kernel support with the upcoming Linux kernel release 5.14.
- So now there can be support from all Linux distros if the developers take advantage of it.
- I guess the differences between the 400 and the 4 were significant enough to justify this.
- This is all basically to account for the higher CPU clock, different Wi-Fi chip, no activity LED, and the actual power button.