My Pioneer edition FreedomBox running on in-built battery backup during a minor power outage today.
I have minor power outages of a few minutes a day at my place during the rainy season. When I was running FreedomBox on a bare Raspberry Pi 2 earlier, I had to replace the microSD card once a year due to damage. The Pioneer edition has solved this problem for me.
26 years strong! Happy Anniversary! Happy #DebianDay!
Debian celebrates 26 years! https://bits.debian.org/2019/08/debian-turns-26.html
#whichman is a set of fault tolerant search programs.
whichman contains three file search utilities which can match files by an approximate name. The package's namesake, whichman, searches the #man (#manual) DB for a manual page, #ftff searches the current directory for matching files, and #ftwhich searches the PATH for matching files.
Website 🔗️: http://linuxfocus.org/~guido/#whichman
apt 📦️: whichman
New blog post: APT Patterns
If you have ever used aptitude a bit more extensively on the command-line, you’ll probably have come across its patterns. This week I spent some time implementing (some) patterns for apt, so you do not need aptitude for that, and I want to let you in on the details of this merge request !74.
#nheko #matrix client 0.6.4 is now available in buster backports. It does not have all the features of #riot but it supports end to end encryption (though in alpha) and its lighter. There is also #revolt available in buster which just acts as a wrapper for riot.im web app. So that is two options to use matrix with official repos of Debian.
A (recent?) trend to blame mass shooting on mental illness is disturbing, worrisome and plain wrong.
It's reasonable to say a person engaging in mass shooting(s) is emotionally *disturbed*. That is not the same as mentally ill.
People who have a mental illness are FAR more likely to be a victim of violence then a perpetrator of it.
Sadly, and unsurprisingly, DemocracyNow! is the only or one of the few pointing this out.
For the new release of the #debiensourceslistgenerator I'm looking for someone who would be willing to create a small logo. Colors should be based on the #Debian logo colors. Unfortunately, I can not pay you anything and would be grateful if it were a public service and under the #MIT license, like the rest of the source code.
haveged uses the HAVEGE algorithm to inject randomness into the #Linux random number generator. HAVEGE gathers entropy from slight timing differences from processor branches and calls. Since haveged only requires a processor it is great for headless servers that exhaust their entropy quickly.
Website 🔗️: https://issihosts.com/haveged/
apt 📦️: haveged
New Debian Developers and Maintainers (May and June 2019) https://bits.debian.org/2019/08/new-developers-2019-06.html
The package is in unstable now: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/erlang-metrics
Thanks to erlang-team and Sergei for sponsoring the upload!
My new hobby: Adding public drinking fountains (and toilets, but it's mostly fountains that are missing so far) to #OpenStreetMap. This is so important for people to find, but still so few are marked in #OSM. At least here in Norway. It's a shame, really. And the hotter the climate gets, the more important it will become. @openstreetmap
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