You often hear the term “standing on the shoulders of giants” in programming. But you really grok what that means in free software.
Let me illustrate: the first screenshot is the lines of code that I’ve written for Site.js after almost a year of work on it: a little over 10,000.
The second screenshot is the lines of code in Site.js: a little over 412,000.
Standing on the shoulders of giants means being able to create something by creating 2.48% of it.
PS. Lots of <3 to Node, JS, npm folks.
I wrote a blog post about my @fosdem experience this year.
I wrote it on the train home, but only just got around to putting it online.
Wrote a little blog post while I was playing around on the PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch.
Found a nice crash course in sc, a free command-line spreadsheet calculator that runs on #Linux.
Don't expact a terminal equivalent of #LibreOffice Calc or Excel. But if you want to push some numbers into a text orientated spreadsheet, let it calculate, take the results, reformat them quickly inside the pipe, push them forward to Maxima, find a differential integral solution, pipe this to GNU-plot and add the result to a #LaTeX file, then sc is maybe right for you.🙆
Installing LFS (Linux From Scratch) inside a Debian VM.
If you want to watch how that's going, join me over on Twitch:
just read this article about techniques for being a better OSS project maintainer. i found some effective suggestions in there, definitely recommend reading for folks interested in becoming more involved in F/OSS community projects.
Wir benötigen aktuell für zwei Laptops ein paar Ersatzteile. Wer möchte, kann daher bei #betterplaceorg 'nen Fünfer dafür spenden. 😉 https://www.betterplace.org/de/projects/77098-spendet-fur-ersatzteile-um-gebrauchte-laptops-wieder-flott-zu-machen
Windows 10 VM free to use for 90 days on MacOS or Linux
Regular Release Distributions Are Wrong - Why I No Longer Use #openSUSE Leap
by Richard Brown
"This post seeks to answer why I have fallen out of love with the Regular Release approach to developing & using Operating Systems and provide an introduction to how you too could rely on Rolling Releases (specifically openSUSE Tumbleweed & MicroOS) for everything."
Super Arbeit von #Do-FOSS für Public Money, #PublicCode in #Dortmund https://blog.do-foss.de/beitrag/stadt-dortmund-legt-mit-zwischenbericht-der-ag-freie-software-den-grundstein-fuer-digitale-souveraenitaet/#Video Danke dafür!
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