(The answer to "what is a distro really providing" is probably "work through a Linux From Scratch install, and then you'll see" but I'm hoping to discover the answer to my question in a less … educational … way)
#Linux desktops would be used by businesses a lot more if managing them wouldn't be so cumbersome and/or expensive.
For non-enterprises there are currently two options to manage Linux desktops centrally: fidgeting with #Ansible or buying #Ubuntu Landscape at $150/year. In our non-profit case, $7500 is too expensive.
Unless the #opensource world comes up with either easy to use OR affordable management tools, the year of the Linux desktop will unfortunately remain far away.
1. Collects everything you type into the browser w/the extension
2. Can store that data indefinitely
3. May share it with 3rd parties https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/b0y95z/why_i_removed_grammarly_chrome_extension_and/
🐘+🦀+🕸 php-ext-wasm: Migrating from wasmi to Wasmer, https://medium.com/wasmer/php-ext-wasm-migrating-from-wasmi-to-wasmer-4d1014f41c88.
How `php-ext-wasm` has migrated from `wasmi` to Wasmer and now enjoys a 29x speedup, is faster than PHP itself, and is closer to native speed.
(That's the official blog post).
In /r/emacs... :
PSA: For new users, Emacs 26.1+ has the emacs daemon as a user systemd unit.
For new users, please be aware that Emacs 26.1+ has the emacs daemon as a user systemd unit. This means you can have emacs running as a daemon service in the background when you login and keep it running until you logout. You can use emacsclient and you will notice negligible start up time, s…
Today I had the need for something like Gist, to paste a piece of code that doesn't really fit any of my existing projects, is too small to turn into one, but it's still worth sharing. Slap it up somewhere, and be done with it, basically.
So I created an organization where I'll dump random stuff: https://git.madhouse-project.org/paste
First thing shared, an Emacs package to hide/show copyright headers: https://git.madhouse-project.org/paste/copyright-header-toggle.el
What I hate about april 1st is that it spans more than a day -- australiens try to get me the day before, americans the day after -- it disrupts my work/life-flow and a really funny one is seldom -- I'm getting old, I have seen a prank or two; I'd go so far as to say, that a really good april-fools prank has to be local/personal; maybe I'm just getting grumpy
#Z is a really cool cli application that keeps track of the directories you frequent and lets you jump to them using the name of the target directory or names in the path (in order but not necessarily sequentially) if you have more than one with the same name.
If you're on Arch, it's already in Community so you can install it with pacman -S z 👍
Going for #FOSS absolutely hasn't been cheaper for us than going for Msft's non-profit discount.
We value self-hosting, so we bought (refurbished) servers. We had to hire a befriended engineer to set up the platform , back-up, the provisioning, configuration management and to integrate everything with SSO + 2FA. We also have a small support contract with him because, well, imposter syndrome.
Going #FOSS hasn''t been cheap, but hopefully sharing our knowledge will make it cheaper for others.
Hello, world! Mastodon looks great. Would be even better if code blocks were supported, I think :) #introductions
Testing a new coding font...
(Thanks @tomterl for mentioning Courier Prime Code to someone :))
Which programming language is 'greener':
> If you have some established track record with security auditing then email me email@example.com (my PGP key is on keybase) and I will grant access to the source code.
The fact you've build a native discord/slack replacement is incredibly awesome, and I really hope someone can help with an audit of ripcord!
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.