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  • GNU/Linux

    • Desktop/Laptop

      • Daniel PocockDaniel Pocock: Cardinal George Pell: a brief tribute

        While Cardinal Pell was known for his skepticism about climate change, I will always be grateful for donations of surplus fileservers from the dioecese for me to recycle with Debian GNU/Linux.

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Applications

      • Converseen with Improved WebP Support - Fasterland

        Converseen, the cross-platform image converter, and resizer, has now been updated to version, by adding some improved WebP features, and now it’s also possible to remove EXIF metadata after every conversion or change of format process.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • APIban MySQL client - TelecomsXChange (TCXC) Blog

        APIBAN helps prevent unwanted SIP traffic by identifying addresses of known bad actors before they attack your system. Bad actors are collected through globally deployed honeypots and curated by LOD/APIBAN.

      • KifarunixDeploy Nagios Core as a Docker Container -

        In this tutorial, you will learn how to deploy Nagios Core as a Docker container.

      • ZDNetHow to easily locate your mouse pointer in Ubuntu and other GNOME-based Linux distributions

        If you have trouble locating your mouse pointer in Linux, this little tip will give you some much-needed relief.

      • Network WorldLinux filels: creating, listing, updating, and more | Network World

        Linux provides a number of handy commands for managing file permissions, understanding who has access to the files and checking on file content.

      • Make Use Of4 Ways to Check Whether cron Is Working on Linux

        cron is a job scheduler and process automation utility for Linux. Here's how you can check if cron is working properly on your system.

      • UNIX CopHow to deploy MariaDB and PhpMyAdmin using Docker

        In this short post, you will learn how to deploy MariaDB and PhpMyAdmin using Docker. These are some simple images without so many additives, so you can by yourself edit it and improve it to your liking.

      • Copy, Cut And Paste On The Command Line With Clipboard - Linux Uprising Blog

        Clipboard is a new command line tool to cut, copy and paste text, files and folders. The software works on Linux, Windows, macOS, Android and *BSD.

        This tiny yet powerful command line utility can be useful to both new and power users. Besides allowing you to cut, copy and paste anything from a terminal, it can show the clipboard contents, clear the clipboard, and there's also support for multiple (infinite) clipboards.

      • VideoHow to install WPS Office 2019 on KDE Neon - Invidious

        In this video, we are looking at how to install WPS Office 2019 on KDE Neon.

      • ID RootHow To Install AppImage on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - idroot

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AppImage on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, AppImage is a package format for distributing portable software on Linux. It is a single executable file that contains all the necessary dependencies and libraries required to run the software, making it easy to run on any Linux distribution.

        AppImages are self-contained and do not need to be installed in the traditional sense. Instead, they can be run directly from the file manager or terminal by making the file executable and then run it. This makes it easy to use AppImages on systems where you don’t have administrator privileges or don’t want to modify the system libraries.

        One of the main advantages of using AppImages is that they allow you to run software that might not be available in your distribution package manager. This can be particularly useful for running newer or specialized software on older or niche distributions.

        AppImages are also portable, meaning that you can easily move them between different systems and run them without any additional setup. This makes it easy to use the same software on multiple systems, even if they have different package managers or libraries installed.

        This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the AppImage on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Blender 3.4.1 on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Blender 3.4.1 on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

      • Linux Made SimpleHow to install Ghostery Dawn on a Chromebook

        Today we are looking at how to install Ghostery Dawn on a Chromebook.

      • ZDNetHow to install Kali Linux on Apple Silicon Macs | ZDNET

        I've had messages from a number of people asking me for information on how to install Kali Linux on Macs running the M1 and M2 Apple Silicon chips.

      • UbuntubuzzHow To Write Javanese Script Hanacaraka on Ubuntu Computer

        This tutorial will help you writing one of Indonesian traditional scripts, Javanese, also known as Aksara Jawa (ꦲꦏ꧀ꦱꦫꦗꦮ) or Hanacaraka (ꦲꦤꦕꦫꦏ), on Ubuntu computer. This is the real Javanese language spoken by Javanese people in Java island and not a programming language with similar name. We will show you that you can type Javanese using Firefox browser, Text Editor, LibreOffice, Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus. Now let's exercise.

      • Make Tech EasierHow to Encrypt Files in Linux with Tomb - Make Tech Easier

        Tomb is a simple shell script that allows you to encrypt files in Linux. Unlike full disk encryption, Tomb enables you to only include the files and folders that you want to encrypt. Here we show you how to install and use Tomb on Ubuntu.

      • Own HowToHow to Install easypanel on Ubuntu 22.04

        Easypanel is a server control panel software that you can use to deploy many apps on your website.

        In this tutorial you will learn how to install easypanel on Ubuntu 22.04.

    • Games

      • Godot EngineGodot Engine - Dev snapshot: Godot 4.0 beta 11

        With the end-of-the-year celebrations past us, we are ready to get back to work and continue our regular Godot 4.0 beta releases. Over the course of the last four months the engine has seen many changes, making it more stable and feature complete, and it's getting very close to the state that we would be happy with.

        We took a bit longer to prepare this beta as there were a number of fairly big GDScript refactoring PRs (needed to fix many bugs), which we wanted to merge all at once. As such we expect that this beta 11 might introduce some new GDScript regressions, which we'll aim to fix for beta 12 next week. Be sure to report anything that stops working as expected in your scripts.

      • Make Use Of6 Linux and Open-Source Technologies That Made the Steam Deck Possible

        While Steam's user interface isn't open source, nor are most of the games, the experience wouldn't be possible without an entire stack of free and open-source technology underneath. Valve knows this, and they're paying numerous developers to improve the technologies they depend on.

        So what are the technologies that the Steam Deck utilizes to deliver an experience that has impressed much of the gaming world?

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • GNOME Desktop/GTK

        • 9to5LinuxGNOME 42.8 Enables Atomic Mode-Setting for NVIDIA/GBM, Improves Wayland and AMDGPU Support

          GNOME 42.8 is a pretty small update for those still using the GNOME 42 desktop on their GNU/Linux distribution. However, it brings an updated Mutter window and composite manager that disables client modifiers when the open-source AMDGPU driver is in use and enables atomic mode-setting for the NVIDIA graphics driver with GBM support.

          Previous GNOME 42 releases denied using the atomic mode-setting with the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver because the mode-setting device was initiated before attempting to initialize the renderer because EGLStream-based page flipping is not compatible with atomic mode-setting.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • 9to5LinuxEndless OS 5.0 Beta Is Here with a New Desktop Interface and Wayland Support

      Endless OS 5.0 is finally here in a beta variant that you can download and try on your personal computer if you want to enjoy the new desktop interface built on top of the GNOME 41 desktop environment, the revamped App Center that no longer features hard-coded lists of apps, as well as support for the next-generation Wayland display server protocol.

      Endless OS 5.0 also promises improved multi-GPU support as the system UI and most apps now use the integrated graphics card by default to save battery life on laptops. GPU-demanding apps like video games or 3D graphics software, such as Blender, are automatically started with the discrete graphics card.

    • ZDNetMabox Linux is a throwback to old-school Linux with a new-school look and feel | ZDNET

      I've run the gamut of Linux distributions, from the incredibly simple to the overly complex, from modern interfaces to old-school throwbacks.

      I've used Fvwm95, CDE, KDE, Xfce, AfterStep, Blackbox, Enlightenment, Cinnamon, Mate, GNOME, and nearly every desktop that has ever been available to Linux. I've also used Ubuntu-based, Fedora-based, Arch-based, and just about any distribution based on nearly any other distribution. The combinations have been staggering over the years. Needless to say, I've experienced it all since I started using Linux in 1997.

      Because of using so many Linux distributions over the years, very little surprises me these days. But when I spun up a virtual instance of Mabox Linux, I couldn't help but smile. Why? Because it reminded me of my early days using Linux, only with a bit of a modern, user-centric twist.

      You see, back in the early days, Linux wasn't so user-friendly. Quite the opposite in fact. Linux was hard in its infancy. So, when I see a Linux distribution that reminds me of those days but manages to make it easy on users without years of experience under their belts, it reminds me how far the open-source operating system has come.

      Such is the case with Mabox Linux.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Content Management Systems (CMS)

      • WordPressWordPress is Turning 20: Let's Celebrate! - WordPress News

        2023 marks the 20th year of WordPress. Where would we all be without WordPress? Just think of that! While many technologies, software stacks, and fashion trends have come and gone throughout the past two decades, WordPress has thrived. This is due to the fantastic work and contributions of the WordPress community, comprised of thousands of contributors; and millions of users who have embraced the four freedoms of WordPress and the mission to democratize publishing.

    • Funding

      • Julia EvansSome business graphs for 2022

        Hello! I like looking at other independent authors’ business graphs, so I thought I’d share some percentages and graphs of my own this year. Hopefully some of this is useful to other writers who run internet businesses.

        All of the graphs are about Wizard Zines’ business selling zines – I don’t do sponsorships or consulting or commissions or anything.

    • Programming/Development

  • Leftovers

    • HackadayIoT Archaeology Leads To API Resurrection

      What happens when someone’s personal project is turned into a startup which becomes something of a publicity darling, then collapses with very little product shipped and takes all its customers’ money with it?

    • HackadayHuman-Powered Strandbeest

      Once you’ve seen a strandbeest, it’s hard to forget the mesmerizing movement of its mechanical limbs. [Adam Savage] built a pedal-powered strandbeest in (more than) one day in full view of the public at the San Francisco Exploratorium.

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • Amateur Radio Log 2023-01-10 Mid-day (Fairbanks, AK, US)

        During the lunch break (12:00 AKST) I was able to spend some time at the beginning of Yak road on Chena Ridge doing mobile radio. Radio was an ICOM IC-746PRO with a 3-foot 20-meter mag-mount antenna attached to the top of my SUV. I had tuned the antenna for 14.250 Mhz.

    • Technical

      • Wholesomedonut's Gemlog: - RISC-V and Toki Pona

        I'm taking a course on RISC-V.

        It's the LFD-110X course as offered by the Linux Foundation, and hosted by edX.

        You can get in on it too for free by taking the Audit track of the course. You don't get a certification (though you do have an option to upgrade to getting one later and paying for the exam like everyone who did it originally); and you still get access to all the non-graded course content.

      • 4:3 isn't bad

        I've used 4:3 for about one week. It isn't bad at all, I can see why many people enjoy this aspect ratio, in the future if I get a monitor I'll probably try to get a 4:3 one. It's comfortable, and cozy.

        Although, on my laptop it looks good, on my desktop monitor it looks blurry because of the sheer size of the screen itself, which is not that pleasant. I still find I enjoy it like that, although 16:9 is better in some tasks, or just in having crisp text in my case.

      • New Year, New Blog

        I started blogging around this time two years ago and one of the things I've found is that having just a little pressure to have something interesting to share can be a good motivator in getting things done. With my final semester of school just now starting and wanting to finish strong, one of the things I've been thinking about stepping up is my blogging efforts. This is just an experiment and I'll start to back off if it gets to be too much, but I'm hopeful that setting goals to share more will be a good motivator.

      • Winamp 2023

        I was browsing the snap store and came across Foobar2000, a music player that quite closely resembles the old, original Winamp. Being an old nerd, I was curious and decided to install the snap; however, the installer is currently stuck at around 24%, which I attribute to the installation of Wine. Regardless of that, I was reminded that every (six months, year, two years?) I inevitably look to the website. For YEARS they promised goodness and great things to come, that the company was working hard on bringing it I stuck with it and went back to the website every now and then. I didn't sign up for the mailing list simply because I just didn't want to get more spam.

      • Science

        • Embracing Degrowth

          I'm utterly exhausted - I haven't been sleeping well, work has been kicking my butt, and I've been preparing to go to a con in a few days, but I wanted to write this as a precis of a more detailed post to come.

          I've historically viewed capitalism, while flawed, as a basically reformable system. That has increasingly become impossible for me. In particular, the excesses of consumer culture, both inside my industry and outside of it, are horrifying. The incentive structure of capitalism rewards mass ecological destruction, labor exploitation, and waste on an astounding scale. These factors are intimately linked with racism, sexism, and other forms of structural oppression. I have increasingly realized that while those problems are easiest for me to see in my own industry, they are ubiquitous to the capitalist system.

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

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