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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • It's FOSS7 Deadly Sins of Distrohopping

        Distro hopping is the habit of regularly trying new Linux distributions to explore for fun or to find the perfect distro for you.

        After all, there are hundreds of Linux distributions and new ones are released regularly. Your FOMO (fear of missing out) kicks in and you go on to try the latest buzz of the Linux town.

        No matter why you do it, whether you hate it or like it, people make a few mistakes, which makes the experience of distro hopping hellish.

        What can those be? Let me take you through it...

      • System76May Flowers Spring COSMIC Showers

        COSMIC Panels are desktop features similar to the top bar and dock in Pop!_OS except with much more versatility. The panels contain "applets", or small embedded applications. You can think of "applets" as GNOME extensions to customize an experience, except they're separate individual applications running in their own process. In COSMIC, applets replace GNOME extensions. COSMIC currently includes essential default applets for things like notifications, workspaces, applications, battery, wifi, bluetooth, and media controls. In the future, applets can be added for a clipboard, notes, weather, custom menus or whatever feature you might imagine.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Dan LangilleMonitor your backups

        It’s good to do automated backups. When you do that, add monitoring to make sure the backups are occurring successfully. In my case, I backup using Bacula. Each job creates a new .bsr file. I copy these files to another location each day. Then I monitor the dates on those files and they should all be less then a day or so old.

      • ChrisEvent Sourcing and Microservices – Unix Style

        The title is a bit tongue in cheek. The subtitle would be something like How looking at ideas behind architectural patterns can yield good solutions even when common implementations would be overly complex.

      • HowTo GeekHow to Use GRUB Rescue to Fix Linux

        If your Linux computer can’t boot into its operating system, you’re likely to find yourself staring at a prompt in the GRUB shell. Follow these steps to repair your broken boot processes.

      • LinuxiacHow to Install Docker on Raspberry Pi: A Step-by-Step Guide

        Ready to use Docker on your Raspberry Pi? Check out our easy-to-follow guide for a seamless installation and begin containerizing today.

      • UNIX CopHow To Install Node.js on Fedora 38

        This real-time runtime environment includes everything you need to run a program written in JavaScript.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Software on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

        Icinga2 is a free, open-source network monitoring software that can check the availability of resources from the network and notifies users of outages. In the following tutorial, you will learn to install Icinga2 on a Ubuntu 22.04 server and how to connect it to a client node.

      • HowTo ForgeHow to Install Java OpenJDK/OracleJDK on AlmaLinux 9

        Java is a class-based and object-oriented programming language created by Sun Microsystem in 1995. In this guide, I will show you how to Install Java OpenJDK or/and Java Oracle JDK on the AlmaLinux 9 server.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Ionic Framework on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

        The Ionic Framework is an open-source UI toolkit for building performant, high-quality mobile applications using web technologies — HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It primarily focuses on frontend user experience, offering a rich array of pre-designed components, gestures, and tools for developing fast, easy-to-use applications.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install KeePassXC on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

        KeePassXC, short for KeePass Cross-Platform Community Edition, is an open-source password manager that provides a secure and intuitive environment for managing sensitive information. It is a derivative of the renowned KeePass password safe, designed to accommodate cross-platform usability, including on systems such as Ubuntu.

      • Linux CapableThe Practical Uses of Docker Containers

        Docker containers have revolutionized the world of software development.

      • Linux CapableDocker Container List Command: Practical Examples

        In the evolving software development landscape, Docker has emerged as an invaluable tool, enabling developers to streamline application deployment, scaling, and management. Docker commands, in particular, serve as the critical interface, facilitating direct interaction with Docker’s robust capabilities.

      • Linux CapableDocker Run Command: A Comprehensive Guide

        In the world of software development and system administration, Docker has emerged as a groundbreaking technology that simplifies software delivery by packaging applications into standardized units known as containers. This comprehensive guide aims to provide an intricate understanding of the Docker Run command, a crucial command for managing these Docker containers.>

      • 3 Ways to install Insomnia Ubuntu 22.04 or 20.04 LTS Linux

        Learn the commands to install Insomnia in Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy or Ubuntu 20.04 Focal using the command terminal for testing HTTP and REST APIs.

      • Ubuntu HandbookFix External Disk ‘Read-only’ Issue in Ubuntu 22.04 dual-boot with Windows

        I have an external disk mounted in my Ubuntu 22.04 with read and write permission. It however ran into issue recently.

    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Silicon AngleThe future of open source in the age of AI: Analysts break down Open Source Summit insights [Ed: LF panels; proprietary software users and pushers commenting on "Open Source"; LF then pays the publisher for these puff pieces]

      Open-source computing is facing an inflection point when it comes to enterprise use cases. The recent surge in artificial intelligence presents a challenge to open source and could potentially topple generations of open-source work. “No one wants to bet against€ open source,” said industry analyst John Furrier (pictured, left).

    • Medevel12 Open Source free Forum Solutions For Communities and Customer Engagements

      Forums are excellent online discussion platforms where users can share their insights, concepts, and viewpoints on a variety of topics. They are commonly used for community building, customer support, and knowledge sharing.

  • Leftovers

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • Duck Pond + Rhubarb Saga Continues 2023-05-11 (Fairbanks, AK, USA)

        I caught this nice scenery while out for my lunch-break walk, near the Tanana River.

      • The logic of accumulation

        The other day I did a podcast episode on elephants in my games. Or on the ideas I have for elephants even though I don’t use them in my games. I was thinking of war elephants and then I remembered the ivory, and how elephants are being exterminated for their ivory, and I started wondering about my intentions.

      • In the eyes of modernization theorists...

        In the eyes of modernization theorists, the past tends to harden into the form of an 'almost automatic reaction,' a one-off break will not suffice: what is needed is a continual breaking from it. In such acts of break or rupture, cultural goods must be permanently filtered out of the present, discarded, and declared irrelevant. This repeated dropping of ballast takes place through a performative "relegation to the past" of that which, up to that point, had continued to exert a claim on the present and so was still considered relevant. A particularly striking rhetorical strategy used to produce such hiatus-experiences within the continuum of time is the repeated declaration of the "death" of every possible cultural institution or value.

      • Mountains

        So this was supposed to be a monte carlo Sierpinski triangle generator, but I got distracted somewhere along the way, and the code instead generates somewhat randomly placed mountains. The angle is off from what a Sierpinski triangle needs, and there's some caveman overlap prevention. Probably tolerable if you need "some mountains" for an role playing game map, or something like that?

    • Politics

      • The Art that Broke the Mold

        I ended up really liking both seasons of Anita’s feminist video game show that she did with McIntosh. I was watching the episodes as they were released and they helped me get back into gaming with her encouragement to both enjoy and criticize media, which helped me to enjoy the good parts of these these disturbing games.

        I was surprised that I liked them as much since I had thought (I wasn’t a crowdfunding backer); her first show (about tropes generally, not just games) was basic and overly 101 and “doesn’t everyone know this?” (Gamergate showed how very, very wrong I was about that, and now I think that show was good since those “101” basic points was not was universally agreed-upon and known as I believed.)

* Gemini (Primer) links can be opened using Gemini software. It's like the World Wide Web but a lot lighter.

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