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)
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.
PS: And put your money where your mouth is
I'm playing around with a #Debian + #lxqt workstation and I'm having a strange #openssh 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.
Hi Fediverse 👋
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 🤔
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 🙂
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.
Using SSH certs.
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).
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.
Found this quite interesting.
How to make a wooden bucket: https://youtu.be/GE7QA1chUzw
I just had some sort of geek #showerthought
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... 😜
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... https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye
It's not going to save the world, but it's not a bad start. And it's good PR for a pretty crummy government.
Municipal man of mystery; Toronto, Canada.
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