Jason Self jxself@identi.ca

Seattle, United States


  • 2019-08-18T14:03:43Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Without any warning you suddenly find yourself the Prime Minister of a foreign country. What do you do?

  • 2019-08-17T15:11:10Z via Pumpa To: Public

    A friend of mine received their POWER9 Blackbird motherboard from Raptor Computing. It took 2 months before they shipped it, despite their website saying it's in "Full Production." I look forward to hearing their stories and experiences about it.

  • 2019-08-16T12:38:36Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    I have to say that setting up a RAM disk (using tmpfs) in order to do all of the kernel compiling completely in RAM on my librebooted Asus KGPE-D16 didn't speed up compiling as much as I had expected it would have. It takes about 15 minutes to build 1 kernel package with make -j32. I was predicting about half that.

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  • 2019-08-15T13:06:35Z via Pumpa To: Public

    As a left-handed person it takes care to write without either smearing on either the paper, my hand, or both. Plus, the world is filled with lots of objects useful only to right-handed people. Like scissors. Lefty scissors are impossible to find when you need them. As a child I had to teach myself to use right-handed scissors rather than struggling with backwards scissors that didn't cut properly. They still feel backwards. Oh, the pains that right-handed people will never know...

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    @jxself@identi.ca I heard a story once about a professor (sociology I think?) That used left-handed vs right-handed to explain privilege.

    David "Judah's Shadow" Blue at 2019-08-17T03:20:07Z

  • 2019-08-14T12:52:35Z via Pumpa To: Public

    I'm not sure anyone's noticed the easter egg hidden in my Linux-libre kernel builds. If they have no one's said anything.

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  • 2019-08-13T13:02:27Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Trisquel's default browser is wonderfully named: Abrowser. If only everything else were so generic: Ashell, Akernel, Adistro, etc.

    Ben Sturmfels likes this.

    What a boring world 😅

    JanKusanagi at 2019-08-13T13:39:22Z

    I have the opposite problem in Guix; there's all these packages with short interesting names like "prank", but it turns out to be for analysing DNA sequences or some such bio-medicine/science use. Gah! No use to me!

    Ben Sturmfels at 2019-08-14T01:26:52Z

  • 2019-08-12T12:56:19Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Since the ARPANET is 50 years old this year I decided to spend some time reading about the design. 256 hosts should be enough for the entire planet, right?

    David "Judah's Shadow" Blue likes this.

    Of course, and even for the entire Alpha Quadrant! 😁

    JanKusanagi at 2019-08-12T14:45:36Z

  • 2019-08-11T13:55:35Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Good morning, people of the internet. The cat alarm clock has woken me up once again. It's like she's saying "Are you awake yet? Haven't you slept enough enough yet? I need attention!"

  • "Please Use The Office Door"

    2019-08-10T14:20:29Z via Pumpa To: Public

    This window is right at street level. I wonder if they have such a problem with people coming in through the window, that they needed to put a sign on it saying to use the door?

  • 2019-08-09T20:33:39Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:

    2019 is the 50th anniversary of the ARPANET.

    The greatest spying network ever invented 😎

    JanKusanagi at 2019-08-09T20:58:56Z

    The ARPANET was never used for tracking, was it?

    Jason Self at 2019-08-10T14:42:08Z

    » Jason Self:

    “The ARPANET was never used for tracking, was it?”

    Maybe not, but it evolved into what it is today, which is mostly for tracking people 😅

    JanKusanagi at 2019-08-10T16:05:45Z

  • 2019-08-08T12:42:18Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    My Linux-libre kernel packages for 32- and 64-bit x86 now support UEFI Secure Boot. More information is available on https://jxself.org/secure-boot.shtml

    Restricted Boot 😎

    JanKusanagi at 2019-08-08T16:17:04Z

    I do mean Secure Boot and not Restricted Boot because in this case the user is the one that is ultimately in control of what keys the computer does or does not trust: https://www.fsf.org/campaigns/secure-boot-vs-restricted-boot/

    Machines that instead implement Restricted Boot can't run Linux-libre because the user won't be able to change the keys.

    Jason Self at 2019-08-10T14:26:56Z

  • 2019-08-07T13:56:29Z via Pumpa To: Public

    While walking to work I saw a pigeon on the sidewalk pecking away at some vomit, eating. Gross.

  • 2019-08-06T12:46:33Z via Pumpa To: Public

    It's so quiet that, sitting here, I can hear the tinnitus.

  • 2019-08-05T13:06:47Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Wow, I used an AI and it came up with this. Seems deep. And dark.

    "The afterlife is a peaceful place for all and can be reached by the living, with effort. It does not feel overwhelming or frightening, as one might expect when one steps into it. Truly, there is a lot to think about, as there are many things that can go wrong that will lead to the inevitable that we never foresee. But all of this is ultimately a part of living life -- and our own deaths should be no different."

    dude!  turn it off before it's too late! ;-)

    Alexandre Oliva at 2019-08-05T23:53:42Z

  • 2019-08-05T00:26:47Z via Pumpa To: Public

    I'm bored.

  • 2019-08-04T14:38:09Z via Pumpa To: Public

    It seemed to take a while to ripen but I ate one of the two avocados that I got at the farmer's market for breakfast. It was tasty.

  • 2019-08-04T03:12:44Z via Pumpa To: Public

    Looking into UEFI Secure Boot support for my Linux-libre APT repository at https://jxself.org/linux-libre/. It seems much easier than last I looked in to it. Then you won't have to disable Secure Boot to use Linux-libre.

  • 2019-08-03T14:24:32Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    I'm told there will be a taco chili for dinner tonight.

    Not if clown Trump can prevent it! 😅

    JanKusanagi at 2019-08-03T15:04:50Z

  • 2019-08-02T12:47:14Z via Pumpa To: Public CC: Followers

    If you don't like bugs in the software you're developing, don't permit them in your license either. Add the 7 magic words to your (A)GPLed software so that license bugs are allowed to be fixed: "or (at your option) any later version..."

  • 2019-08-01T12:49:31Z via Pumpa To: Public

    I've done something to my left hip/leg area. I'm not sure about the what/when/how but it wow does it hurt. I'll try some rest along with hot/cold therapy to see if it helps.