2021-09-20T13:39:17Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Continuing lxo's idea of a fortnight-ish freedom fest: There are many people who have no idea what "software freedom" means. If you know of such a person, explain it to them.
2021-09-19T14:57:29Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Continuing lxo's idea of a fortnight-ish freedom fest I wanted to say that I love software freedom because it gives me power over my computer and how it works; I don't need permission or approval from anyone else.
2021-09-18T14:07:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I'm going out for some fresh air.
2021-09-17T11:31:17Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Working in the kitchen today, making tasty things.
2021-09-15T15:13:48Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I've noticed it's getting colder at night so I got the big heavy blanket out of the closet. This seems to be the cat's favorite, as he spends time laying, purring, and kneading on it.
2021-09-14T14:18:46Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Invoking Make in the process of compiling Make feels very recursive.
2021-09-13T13:52:08Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:"Oh, you like to play with that straw? OK." Sometimes it doesn't take much to keep your cat entertained.
2021-09-12T15:22:02Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Sadly my IRC logs from back then have been lost due to an accidental deletion, but my memory is that my Linux-libre APT repository got started 10 years ago today when one of the sysadmins at the FSF was wishing for pre-compiled Linux-libre kernels available for easy installation. It may have been Bernie?
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2021-09-12T15:17:20Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Exactly ten years ago today on September 12 2011 Alexandre Oliva (the maintainer of Linux-libre) posted the announcement that my APT repository for Linux-libre was available, saying "Jason Self's Freesh apt repository carries binary .debs for 32- and 64-bit x86 systems, and support for more architectures is planned. Thanks!" It was named Freesh as the intention is to always serve up freshly-baked kernels that respect your freedom. It has since expanded to twelve supported CPU architectures.
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2021-09-10T13:59:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Reading a thing about automated grocery stores in rural Sweden. There's no cashier and you need an app on a phone, all of which is probably proprietary, in order to able to buy groceries. Sounds awful.
2021-09-09T13:34:32Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:It appears that this will be a sad day in history.
2021-09-08T15:05:14Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:The cat is sitting at the window, intently watching a fly that keeps bumping in to the closed window trying to get out. Every now and again he meows in the direction of the fly and, when the fly comes close enough, he tries to catch it. Not successful yet.
2021-09-07T13:35:20Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Given that some GNU/Linux distros have dropped/are dropping 32-bit support citing a lack of popularity I've received some questions about the future of my 32-bit x86 kernel builds so I thought I'd answer by putting out something public: https://jxself.org/32-bit.shtml
2021-09-06T15:01:41Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Each week I usually build 101 kernel packages to go into my APT repository for Linux-libre (see https://jxself.org/linux-libre). This comes from building all supported kernel versions across all supported architectures. This number doesn't include the packages built for testing before the actual releases happen. I have setup 2 more machines to help with kernel compiling, for a total of 4, and can now do the equivalent of make -j128 across the 4 machines.
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2021-09-05T14:33:14Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:I enjoyed reading this article about the CLU ("clue") programming language.
It seems there's so much fun that could be had with such a name. Get a CLU! :)
2021-09-04T15:17:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:The latest round of kernel updates from GNU Linux-libre (5.14.1-gnu, 5.13.14-gnu1, 5.10.62-gnu1, 5.4.144-gnu1, 4.19.206-gnu1, 4.14.246-gnu1, 4.9.282-gnu1, 4.4.283-gnu1) are now available in my APT repository for 10 different architectures - Enjoy. https://jxself.org/linux-libre
2021-09-03T13:58:30Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Hey, I'm writing this from the future. :)