I'm playing around with a + workstation and I'm having a strange issue that I can't quite put my finger on. When using ssh-agent from within a Tilix terminal, my environment doesn't seem to be inheriting the ssh-agent environment properly.

Important: things seem fine from within qterminal...

Any suggestions where I can poke around to figure this out? I can workaround this with my .profile but I'd like to figure out what's misconfigured if possible.

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Hi Fediverse ๐Ÿ‘‹

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon ๐Ÿค”

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

I don't talk much about politics online these days. Here's my brief argument for why Canadians should consider voting on October 21, 2019.


Also, for what it's worth Ed the Sock is now a political commentator...

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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


I came across this on the Reddit Linux sub today. It's an interesting read if you want to look at how the Kernel boot process works and think about it in a real-world use case (embedded hardware in an automobile).


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Private Internet Access doesn't seem to understand the problem with #gab. I'm gonna #isolategab and get a new VPN provider.

Tonight I decided to fire up my old Mac mini and screw around with it a bit. Unfortunately somehow OS X is is an unbootable state.

Over the past few years my general opinion is that Apple has lost its way as a computer company. But I have to say I'm pretty impressed by Apple's implementation of recovery from the Internet. Even without a functional recovery partition, you can boot from the network and reinstall the OS with only the delay to download the installation image. Very smooth.

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Found this quite interesting.

How to make a wooden bucket: youtu.be/GE7QA1chUzw

FWIW the book is pretty awesome. Anybody who is trying to learn should pick up gopl.io

I just had some sort of geek

I've started learning Go but I'm struggling a bit wrapping my head around a few concepts and just generally getting back into the game. I haven't really done any serious programming in about 5 years, so I'm just generally rusty.

Anyway, I just remembered that my entire prompt to pick up Go was an interview I heard with Brian Kernighan about the Go book he wrote. Ugh! I must be getting old, his book on C was half decent... ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Today Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity... linuxjournal.com/content/linux

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I donate to @EFF for an Internet that respects and empowers users. Join me: eff.org/join

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I am excited about the new Ryzen 3000 series processors. It looks like AMD is finally giving Intel the thrashing they have needed for a while. Intel might have the clock speed, but AMD has cores and IPCs on their side now. It will only get better from here. Yay for competition again!

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This is my first toot! I'm a consultant and developer working with Kubernetes and Golang. I've been a part of the K8S community for a few years and have rrecently started serving on it's release team. I'm interested in learning more about machine learning and chaos engineering.

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@Extarys Don't worry about those random articles. Protonmail is "different" and it breaks users sense of what usability in email is.

They've take a system where you could use any application to (basically) only the web interface.
They've prioritise security rather than complete usuability. They may have suspended peoples accounts because of legal action, but they certainly cant hand over any data because its all seriously encrypted.

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