I guess a side effect of open source software is encouraging personal responsibility in times of crisis. Your software will be broken and you alone can fix it by poring over the code. Closed source software encourages people to only rely on others.

OpenVPN, cont'd 

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OpenVPN, cont'd 

OpenVPN may have similar naming to other open source network security software like OpenSSH, and it does use OpenSSL and does run on OpenBSD (upcoming WireGuard is depends on Linux's kernel), but they're not related.

(US) State governments are urgently hiring COBOL programmers due to their unemployment systems breaking with the surge in new jobless claims. Imagine 50 years from now (even 10) trying to salvage a Node.js/npm/babel/webpack/etc build relying on specific versions of various packages.

Linux shenanigans 

Hey cat people, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) can infect cats who can then shed the virus further. Dogs apparently don't carry the virus much. So maybe keep your cats indoors or wearing N95s.

Not an April Fools joke 

Behind The Scenes Of Folding@Home: How Do You Fight a Virus with Distributed Computing?

A great big Thank You to everyone who answered the call to participate in Folding@Home, helping to understand proteins interactions of SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes C… hackaday.com/2020/03/31/behind

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/12

Factoid: More than 1% of suburban Detroiters (Oakland County) speak Neo Aramaic, oldschool Aramaic being the language Jesus is thought to have spoken

Next time you see a new protocol, github repo, manifesto, or kickstarter for a #distributed social network, post this in the comments, and fire up the popcorn maker:
programmingisterrible.com/post

Looking for COVID-safe activities? How about landscaping a Japanese garden in the bed of a mini truck (Americans have probably never seen such small trucks) thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/jap

Could one make Bash: save stdout+stderr to unique temp files on each line of interactive command but still display output in the terminal, w/o manually rewriting each command 🤔

If you still have a job, hold onto it tight. Crowdsourced list of companies that are in a hiring freeze now (growing fast): candor.co/hiring-freezes/

May trigger Apple fanboys 

bash hacks 

fuuuu.... Linux kernel locking up desktop with BUG: unable to handle page fault for address. How to begin debugging this.

How do you all feel about every free OS and Linux distro having their own package management system, and then every language (python, nodejs, golang) also having their own package management?

Backups on Linux? 

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