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Is pyUSB the right thing? Can anyone point me at an example of a protocol-level test suite for a USB device?

I sort of assume that the right answer is "Oh, @ktemkin built Xyzlib in an evening. Everyone just uses it. It's amazing. How are you not using it?"

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O365 question from a Linux lady 

Anybody know if it's possible to make O365 quarantine an email if the sender and recipient are the same person?

I have a customer running Exchange on O365 and they're trying to block BCC spam. I took a look at it and don't see anything obvious in "Rules".

Admittedly I'm not an Exchange expert.

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Another project to share:

This is for everyone who prefers the over a GUI. The website lists clients for the CLI.

I personally use mycli since some years. I used before (for people that prefer GUI).

mycli has a nice autocompletion, configuration file and color support. You also can store favourite database queries. It also allows you to open the current query within vim :)

@obra thanks for your help; my model 01 is working again, and I'm more careful with the next switch change

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Now that #Chrysalis has a working - buggy, but working nevertheless - macro editor in a PR, I'll go and take a nice, well deserved nap.

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With the mastodon client web/apps I can see streams from the Local & Federated timelines. Is there a way to set a stream to see only timelines from selected servers/hosts ie, not the entire fed?

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To all FOSS enthusiasts who think it's a great idea to add " integration" to their game: The Spyware Watchdog currently rates its spyware level as "EXTREMELY HIGH":

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algernon's guide to making #macOS on a macbook usable:

Plug in a Model01
Plug in a trackball
Install #Emacs
Press Fn+F
Never leave Emacs.

As long as it can run Emacs in full screen, and I can comfortably ignore everything else, it's usable.


Ordered fifteen key-switches online, now I'm waiting for customs to clear the bag for a couple of days, and then pay at least the price of the switches again in custom and fees.Just a brexit rant 

I hate brexit - so much stuff is harder now than it has to be in dealing with the UK - maybe it's good for someone on some level, but I try to avoid the UK whenever possible


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- The white squares in the gutter are the indicator of the modified lines that are not saved to disk

- The green background shows the added text that is not saved to the disk

- The green line in the gutter shows the changed that are saved to the file but are not committed to the git repo yet.

- The lines with no marking near the line numbers are those that are already committed to the git

Here is the content of the file:

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A question to all fellow users:

I want to make Emacs mark the lines that have been changed (regardless of version control). It would be a bonus to be able to toggle between vc and file diff. Something like what git-gutter.el does, but comparing the current state of the buffer with the file on disk. This is a behavior that Kate and Vscode has and I miss in Emacs.

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This website rigged to self destruct is two years old now. It gets wiped if it doesn't receive a new post for 24 hours.

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me.

You can see some of their work here

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.
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@JoeRess @felimwhiteley Another way to use Twitter through RSS is using Nitter. No accounts required and you can add multiple accounts you want to follow just by adding a comma separated list. Super easy and can be added to pretty much any RSS reader.,felim

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My partner is looking for time-tracking software.

Anyone here using an Android app that automatically tracks time spent at specific locations using GPS data? She has tried "Smarter Time" but she says it's pretty buggy.

She does not want a manual tracking app, because she doesn't want to start and stop the timer. She wants to be able to activate it at will, and leave it on until her workday is over, and then get a report for invoicing.

Boosts welcome to increase the crowdsource sample size.

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I share this magnificent piece of artwork:
A website for an actual business in the UK.
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Yo, I need to if hardware is worth the cost. I ran the numbers today and it would cost the entire amount of my tax refund for a TrueNAS option, while Synology and QNAP are cheaper. Can I install TrueNAS on one of these cheaper alternatives (without too much headache), and what are the downsides?

I'm also welcome to other solutions I may
not be aware of.

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Does anyone know of a dlna audio receiver for linux?
I know I can do this with kodi, but it seems a bit much to install for just that single purpose...

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