Pirating GPL software, forcing Chrome to the dark side, atomic powered nixie clocks, ncurses on methamphetamine, and NTFS lands in kernel 5.15.
08:00 GNU pirates
19:40 NTFS in kernel 5.15
27:55 RSS guard
31:55 Dark mode for Chrome
42:55 Atomic Nixie Pi
- You could even make the argument that by stopping people from freely distributing their ISOs laden with GPL software they are the ones in breach of a distribution license.
- But by far I think the healthiest thing to do is to stay away from distros created to sate the egos of their developers more than provide any meaningful use case to the community.
- Pirating open-source software is a thing, look at Ardour.
- Source is freely available but you need to pay up for officially supported binaries.
- Linux users compile from source or use the one included with their distro.
- Windows users on the other hand…
- I don’t mind paying a small amount of money to use open source software.
- I just would like the option clearly labeled that I can download it for free without having to pay.
- I honestly forgot that Github even had a pull request web interface ;-)
- I am looking forward to using Paragon’s new NTFS driver in Linux, because the old NTFS driver was horribly slow at writing to NTFS and had performance issues.
- The current NTFS-3g driver will cause your entire system to lock up while you’re writing a lot of files, and it will remain unresponsive until it’s done.
- It’s jarring to see an 8 core Ryzen 3700X, having trouble copying about 100GB worth of files from a 2.5” SATA SSD from a broken laptop.
- A better driver for that would be very helpful.
- Paragon has struggled to get to grips with the Linux kernel development process.
- Aside from his advice not to use GitHub’s interfaces for merging, Torvalds also said that – while he’ll let it slide this time – the pull request should have been signed.
- This is not your grandpa’s curses.
- Notcurses is a library which facilitates complex text-based user interfaces on modern terminal emulators.
- It supports vivid colors, multimedia, threads, and Unicode to the maximum degree possible.
- And there are so many things you can do with Notcurses which you cannot do with the classic NCURSES.
- It has lots of visual features including images, fonts, video, high-contrast text, sprites, and transparent regions.
- Oh sweet, and Notcurses even has it’s own version of neofetch called ncneofetch.
- Imagine installing a distro in CLI, and when it gets to hardware detection a neofetch like screen comes up, or a video is played via the built in audio/video player ncplayer.
- I built it and ran the demo, but for some reason it didn’t do the QR code demo despite me having libqrcodegen installed along with the dev files at build time.
- Supports a few of the existing RSS aggregator APIs, or you can just set up your own local list.
- Nice! I like how it supports Tiny Tiny RSS, Nextcloud News and Gmail.
- And it has an AppImage.
- Goth google docs enabled!
- I tried this about a year ago and it was badsville.
- Nowadays 97.3% of sites render without issue.
- chrome://flags > Dark mode
- Fair warning: Some sites are terrabad.
- Now you can force dark mode on all websites using Chrome.
- Type “chrome://flags” in Chrome’s omnibox.
- Search for “Dark Mode” in the search box and “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” comes up!
- Normally I use Firefox to browse in the dark with the Dark Reader add-on, but it sure is nice to have this available in Chrome.
- And without needing to install dark mode extensions.
- Yeah, and now my Google Docs show notes are in dark mode on Chrome.
- Might have to go back to Chrome now.
Slice of Pi
Yet Another Pi68k
- This time it’s not replacing the CPU in its entirety, just providing Serial RS232 communication to the old machine and the 12V it needs to work.
- Basically, the Pi is the frontend telling the old box what to do after translating the user input.
- The PI, the most powerful computer in this particular application, is being used as a dumb terminal/frontend for Education Board.
- New matched and tested tubes can be expensive.
- But if you have been longing for an atomic nixie clock this will get you sorted.