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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

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.

Reading a book from 2008 about a family of languages that existed for (back then) fifty years and it couldn’t be more relevant to me.

👾👾👾I'm looking for a talented and pasionnate PHP developer, who:
- likes to hack and improve things
- likes to work in distributed, multi-cultural teams
- is confortable with remote work
For those interested please send me an email to: gael@e.email, with a resume...
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🤖🤖🤖/e/ is looking for a talented and pasionnate Java/Kotlin hacker to work on a complex API reverse engineering mission.

Should:
- like to understand, improve and fix things
- be confortable with remote position

For those interested please send me an email to: gael@e.email, with a resume...
📩

And it looks like @salesforce can indeed keep their white vest.

reason.com/2019/09/24/judge-po

I don't think that you are responsible for everything your users do with your software. But there is no way they didn't know… and they decided for the money and agains the victims!

fosstodon.org/@brejoc/10286659

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