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Hey folks! 👋

My name is Kevin and I’m new to fosstodon and mastodon in general. I’m pretty big into all things security and open source so this seemed like the place to be.

I've been cleaning up some of my personal docs since I've found myself with lots of time on my hands these days. As part of this exercise, I've converted my notes on creating a private X.509 certificate authority into a GitLab project.

There are plenty of other tutorials out there, but this is the structure that works best for me.

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I'm not sure what's worse:
People writing #!/usr/bin/env python assuming python2 or people writing #!/usr/bin/env python2 in full conciousness

A list of credible resources I've started to collect related to the current outbreak.

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Wok makes me happy, it's the java of the cooking world. You can make anything in it

Stupid Ubuntu question: I was playing around with the release candidate for 19.10, do I need to do anything special to start picking up new updates from the GA release or will they show up in the same repos used for the RC? (I assume the latter, but better safe than sorry.)

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The freedom open-source software gives you may be priceless, but that doesn't mean you can't support developers nor should you take their work for granted.

Support your favorite open-source projects and their developers! Give them a chance to become self-sustainable! Lots of small contributions can make all the difference!

Do it, become part of the greater common good. It's not everyday you get to participate in a revolution! 😄

(No, I won't get tired of repeating this message. It's important)

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All the #Meetup hate is justified..

Yet, I have didn’t see anyone talking about alternatives, whereas @Framasoft is literally building a free and open source alternative as we speak and they deserve every piece of attention and support for it possible.

Go ahead and take a look: #mobilizon

PS: And put your money where your mouth is

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 👋

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔

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 🙂

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.


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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:

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

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