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More books have entered my library, UNIX section!! (And adding to my TODO lists x)

Breaking! Season 2 of "On The Metal" β€” stories from the software/hardware interface, is out!

Made by the illumos friendly company Oxide.Computer and my present day UNIX hero Bryan Cantrill.

A deep dive in proto-computer history (mechanical difference engine), the mother of all demos (networking, collaborative remote editing, a mouse, etc., in -68) and the guest in his childhood disassembling the OS of his school in the 80's.

Been waiting a year for this. Hear S01 too!
oxide.computer/podcast/on-the-

But in the weeks since, and behind the scenes, Github's legal team have been working with EFF to reinstate youtube-dl, and today, that's just what they did:

github.blog/2020-11-16-standin

In their letter to their users, Github points to a letter from EFF's Mitch Stoltz that explained why the RIAA's legal threat was baseless, saying that this was a key factor in reinstating youtube-dl

github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma

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In case somehow you been under a rock, will be free to register this year. Seriously, just get in. Even if you don't use aws at all, this conference is like a yearly status report of the bleeding edge tech in computing. Absorb what you can, cause it is almost certain you'll be able to use what you learn.

reinvent.awsevents.com/

What a delightful experience to run GhostBSD on a modern lapotop!
Getting spoiled by easy GUI things and esthetics!

Also came up with a name for my local Unix user group only Scandinavians would giggle at:

πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ KUUG πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄

Reread an article I posted a year ago:
A bit outdated, but checks out.

:illumos:
A modern opensource UNIX operating system with the roots in their original place and the head planted on today’s needs.

adminbyaccident.com/politics/a

As I receive questions on this topic from time to time, I posted a page explaining the syntax for the custom search URL.

stoutner.com/privacy-browser/c

Oh wow, works on #OpenBSD, nice code, minimal dependencies:

pie menus for Xorg: https://github.com/phillbush/pmenu

When I jumped on the OpenBSD bandwagon, I had no awareness of the audio capabilities of the base system. Being able to pull all audio input from an external audio interface into an uncompressed .aiff with no jack, or pulseaudio layer, with really low latency, just using simple commandline options is kind of amazing.

I just heard my new favorite palindrome:

"Do geese see God?" :goose_caesar:​

I have a volunteer opportunity!

A friend of a friend is the program manager for www.lincolnfamilies.org
. It's a really good cause: helping underprivileged kids in the Oakland area not fall further behind due to missing school during COVID.

they're looking for someone to do some (pro bono) app development.

(I wish I could do this myself, but app development isn't one of my skills and I'm busy with other volunteering)

Contact me for details if interested.
Boosts appreciated!

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember that an accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, and remember we are not descended from fearful men – not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, or to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.

– Edward R. Murrow

was amazingly effective in making me switch to with their craptcha, yet they fail miserably in preventing my bot from scanning their SERP 24/7 for months.

In case you're interested the key to success was using elinks user agent (seem to prevent them from using some ways of clientside bot detection) and do no more than one request per minute. Not much, but quite enough for monitoring you site positions in search results.

Really want an old plague mask and walk around the neighborhood.

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