Last weekend the two rack servers of my where finally reinstalled with and now form a small cluster with shared storage from my NAS (via NFS). This means that I can freely move VMs between the two nodes. I'm still amazed how fast booting and working with VMs from NFS shares is.

It was a bit tricky to get Proxmox working with DHCP, because it's not supporting this out of the box. Pro tip: Pin the IPs for the interfaces first. Then you don't have to edit config files later.

This is the prime example for why you need to be able to at least open devices. With devices where everything is glue you can't even remove the dust. And oh boy was that necessary!

There are 80 days left to submit a talk for the @opensuse Summit in , which will take place at the end of - events.opensuse.org/

This was the Chrombook of my mother. An ASUS CB5-311 with an ARM CPU. This thing is pretty fast and can be used for 12 hours straight on one charge. But Google decided to EOL it and not release updates anymore.
I'd like to not throw it away. What options are left? Chromium OS builds seem to be tricky, because of the ARM CPU. Is there a way to install a "normal" Linux? I mean a proper installation not chrooted with crouton.

At its 32nd party conference this weekend, the German conservative party CDU resolved to join @fsfe in demanding that software developed with public money should be publicly available as #FreeSoftware:

"This is why the following will apply to all (public) digitisation projects in Germany in the future: the awarding of contracts and funding will be subject to compliance with the principles of open source and open standards."

fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201911

#publiccode

Do you know NixOps? The thing that lets you spin up NixOS machines from a simple configuration file that defines setup, software and configs. This is pretty much like that, but for GUIX!

guix.gnu.org/blog/2019/managin

That’s what you get when you let a software developer have a soldering iron.🔥

This is the German version of „Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams“. This book was first published 1987 and then got the last update 2013. But it’s funny that the problems are still the same. It’s like people didn’t change that much. 😉

I’ve released an update of teampulls today. Now you can filter by users: teampulls -u user1,user2

pypi.org/project/teampulls/

What is it? teampulls lists all of the @github pull requests for a list of users and repositories. The old ones are printed in red. 😉

Microsoft Japan tested the 4-day work week and got great results. I remember seeing similar results from other companies that tested that or even sticked with this. Could even be better for the environment.
forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko

And here is the solution: twitter.com/foursixnine/status

In case this is still needed: developer.github.com/v4/object isDraft :) a friend of mine asked similar question few days ago :)

Is there no way to see if a pull request is a draft with the GraphQL API? 😉

Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is ‘time consuming, potentially distracting’

theregister.co.uk/2019/10/16/g

Via @danslerush

Yesterday I've been packaging a little app and I have two findings to share:

1. Go Modules makes packaging Go pretty easy – also for older Go versions because of vendoring. Of course vendoring causes other problems, but let's not talk about that now.

2. Working with the @opensuse Build Service (OBS) on 30 is completely seamless. Everything works just out of the box (dnf install osc). You can test-build locally and then commit everything to OBS. Awesome!

build.opensuse.org/package/sho

Right now only @opensuse Tumbleweed has a package out of the box. But you can also install the same Clojure (and Leiningen) on Leap 15.1.
👉 software.opensuse.org//downloa

Everybody dealing with free software should read this. A little history lesson is also included. 😉

subfictional.com/open-source-l

I had to read about the cookie foobar we have because of the . This page seems to be useful: eugdprcompliant.com/cookies-co
So websites that only have "essential" cookies, that are used to have a working webpage only need a warning that cookies are used. That's good! Annoying, but at least you don't have to have full blown cookie mngmnt in this case. Because there are some frameworks out there, that won't let you disable all cookies… and if you need CSRF tokens, aso, you probably can't disable it.

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