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.
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...
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.
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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?
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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.
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
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.
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."
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.
2019-08-01T12:49:31Z 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.