Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

From the CentOS FAQ: CentOS-6 updates until November 30, 2020 I was always suspicious about this claim, but I figured it’s based on RedHat, which is a serious company, and they can’t afford to screw with their customers too much. I don’t know how (if at all) this story is related to RedHat. The problem …

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Disgusting: for L in `cat lang.txt | cut -f 2,3,4,5 -d’ ‘ | sed ‘s/^.//’ | sed ‘s/.$//’ | sort`; do echo -n “$L “; done More disgusting: cat lang.txt | sort | awk ‘{ a=substr($2$3, 2); sub(“)$”, “”, a); print ” \””$1″\”, \””a”\”, \”The <a href=\x27http://littlesvr.ca/ostd/\x27>OSTD</a>\”,” ; }’ It reminds me of when I …

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In a previous post I described my frustration with the fact that it’s so difficult to find documentation about how to connect to a server using HTTPS if the certificate for that server is self-signed (not from a paid-for certificate authority). After a while I found that someone at Google noticed that because of their …

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For many years I’ve been a fan of GTK. I started using linux with GTK1 was dominant, as I became a developer GTK2 took over, with beautiful themes and very usable widgets. I used GTK software, feeling that the philosophy of the people who write GTK apps matches my own: less fluff and more stability. …

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I decided to decorate my office a little, and since I’ve always been a Slackware user I wanted to get a large Slackware sticker to put on my glass. I couldn’t find one, so I made it myself, here’s the result: I had to construct the SVG file myself. I started from the Linux penguin …

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