Well this is fun. I'm at work over three hours late and running while cleaning up after a security breach.

Thankfully nothing serious happened beyond the attacker trying to exploit a vulnerability in JIRA, and got no where.

Did you know, you can narrow down the suggestions from the firefox address bar using the following characters :

^ to search for matches in your browsing history.
* to search for matches in your bookmarks.
+ to search for matches in pages you’ve tagged.
% to search for matches in your currently open tabs.
# to search for matches in page titles.
$ to search for matches in web addresses (URLs).
? to search for matches in suggestions.

So today I learned that Gitea (@giteaio@twitter.com) has a first-party public instance for those who don't want to self host! If you're looking for an alternative to @GitHub@twitter.com maybe check it out!


Whoa, Ubuntu 18.04 is getting 10 years of LTS support.

That's a shots fired to Red Hat.

I'm surprised more people don't use JavaFX for desktop GUI applications. It's cross-platform, very flexible and it's a mature (or at least maturing) library. Plus you get all of the niceties that come with Java projects like build tools, large ecosystem of libraries.

I know that Java has the common conception of being "slow", but it really hasn't been bad in recent JDK releases.

This sounds interesting. I've heard some "complaints" about the more traditional look Mint has though I've never felt that way about it myself. I wonder if this kind of option will change people's mind about the DE or will they still be "turned off" because it's too derivative?

"Linux Mint 19.1 Will Feature a 'Modern' Desktop Layout - OMG! Ubuntu!"



I really wish the corporate world would use more FOSS software. All this proprietary bullshit is giving me a headache.

Nothing was more soothing to my ears than hearing a user (at work) say "Before we panic, let's see if we can fix the issue ourselves first"

Last night I decided to give OpenSUSE Leap another shot on my laptop and it's been a very good experience so far! Aside from the initial install (which seemed to take FOREVER while downloading packages), everything installed very smoothly from the official repos or through Flatpak. The Gnome 3 desktop doesn't work for me and just kicks me back to the login screen, but that's not important.

It went quickly enough that I actually got Leap installed on two of my machines 😃

Solid work SUSE!

Remember that Chrome-logs-you-into-the-browser thing on a Google Service login thing?

With Chrome 70 Google removed the internal flag to disable that and implemented an opt-out button that _literally_ doesn’t work.

Well shit, it looks like someone may have walked off with one of the new NUCs at work. This has been a "fun" morning to say the least...

It's not like there was a few thousand dollars worth of switches sitting next to it, or some laptops and monitors. Interesting take

All new! Podcast episode TWENTY! With a special surprise.

First release since July and the topic is the internship that started...in July!

Let me know what you think, please! And consider boosting if you like the episode :)


Well that was fun, I had to update the CentOS image provided by my Cobbler server for the installer to run on some new NUCs (for work). I was really close to falling back to using a standard USB installer, but thankfully importing the latest ISO image into Cobbler and linking to the profile fixed our issues

Now I can build these bad boys with automation!

Me: *Rummaging through the kitchen*

SO: What are you looking for?

Me: You said you bought food yesterday. I am looking for it.

SO: It's mostly in the fridge.

Me: *Opens fridge*

Me: Oh. You bought food source code. I am not in the mood for compiling this morning.

Guys, guys! and girls, and NBs, and everything else under the sun! Check this out :3 Want to introduce someone to Linux? Have them visit librehunt.org! @aviwad made this so go give him kudos!

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