Open Source

Crap that’s happening in the open source world.

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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