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Links 27/03/2023: Twitter Source Code Published (But Not Intentionally)



  • GNU/Linux

    • 9to5Linux9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: March 26th, 2023

      This week we got a lot of cool stuff, starting with the release of the GNOME 44 desktop environment and continuing with a new Linux laptop from Kubuntu Focus, a new major NVIDIA graphics driver release, and new security updates for Ubuntu users.

      Several new distro releases were also out this week including Tails 5.11, Trisquel GNU/Linux 11.0 LTS, and OpenMandriva Lx 23.03. Check out the hottest news of this week and access all the distro and package downloads in 9to5Linux’s Linux weekly roundup for March 26th, 2023, below.

  • Instructionals/Technical

    • Connor TumblesonHomelab Software Recap

      Roughly a year ago I redid my entire home network and could then officially call it a homelab. Unfortunately the insane delays in acquiring Raspberry Pi's has put quite the delay in finishing this setup. So while I continue to sit and wait on available pieces - I want to recap all the software I've come to love and run on this network.

    • Adriaan RoselliCSS-only Widgets Are Inaccessible

      Interactive widgets powered with only CSS are relatively common as people are playing with all the ways CSS can respond to, or create, interactions. CodePen contests are a great venue to see these experiments (which hopefully are never moved to a live human-facing project).

      The problem with many of these examples is they need to convey their state (such as expanded or not), properties (think of relationships), or values, and (sometimes) dynamic names. While CSS is ideal to show these visually, they need to be passed to accessibility APIs so they can be conveyed to users of assistive technologies.

    • IdiomdrottningEmphasis vs Italics

      Emphasis is what you use italics for most of the time. When you need cite, you can type <cite> and when you need a more generic italic, for example for foreign language words or Linnaean names, you can type <i>. But on user-writable forums that disable fallthrough HTML, i is the better default. It’s never “wrong”, per se (em is just more specific) and it matches how many people sometimes use * and _ on these forums, when they think “I want to make this look cursive” rather than “I need to semantically emphasize this”.

    • LinuxTechiHow to Install Kubernetes (K8s) Metrics Server Step by Step
  • Games

    • The EconomistAs video games grow, they are eating the media

      New business models are another source of growth. Gaming’s latest boom was propelled by free-to-play games, which suck users in before monetising them with ads and in-game purchases. A new phase of expansion is coming from game-library subscriptions, which already show signs of increasing consumption and accelerating discovery, much as the cable bundle did in television. These new distribution mechanisms and business models promise more choice for consumers—which is why regulators should allow Microsoft’s $69bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a big gamemaker whose titles Microsoft would make available for streaming and subscription.

      All this holds lessons for other industries—chiefly that, if you are in media, you need to be in gaming. Apple and Netflix are scrambling to complement their streaming offerings with games. Others are already there. In August Sony Pictures will release “Gran Turismo”, a film based on a Sony game which features songs by artists from Sony Music. Media firms that ignore gaming risk being like those that decided in the 1950s to sit out the tv craze.

  • Desktop Environments/WMs


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