Elena ``of Valhalla'' valhalla@identi.ca

  • 2017-08-17T14:01:24Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Bits from Debian - Work on Debian for mobile devices continues
    Work on Debian for mobile devices, i.e. telephones, tablets, and handheld computers, continues. During the recent DebConf17 in Montréal, Canada, more than 50 people had a meeting to reconsider opportunities and challenges for Debian on mobile devices.

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    @valhalla@identi.ca I don't think the real posibilities on mobile world for Debian due its systemd integration. The last version is laggy and heavier than any other previous version I've seen. On gs someone shared an image of debian 9 which used 1,6 giga ram without any desktop environment, it was crazy...

    astheroth at 2017-08-18T03:49:42Z

  • Debian Day in Varese

    2017-08-17T07:37:57Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public


    The decorations *may* have been changed a bit from the way they originally came from the restaurant kitchen... :D

    #debian @Gruppo Linux Como @LIFO
  • 2017-08-16T07:51:33Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Qt 4 removal in Debian testing (Buster)/unstable
    So, if you depend on FLOSS which is still based on Qt 4 be sure to try to port it. If you depend on a proprietary vendor software which uses Qt 4 then you better start telling them it's really time to update it. Really.

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  • 2017-08-15T10:22:06Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    So today is the last (official) day of DebConf17 and it looks like #844431: "packages should build reproducibly" will be merged into debian-policy today! So I'm super excited, super happy, quite tired and a bit sad (DebConf is ending…) right now!

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  • 2017-08-13T07:05:00Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Bits from Debian - Blog from the Debian Project
    Today, Saturday 12 August 2017, the annual Debian Developers and Contributors Conference came to a close. With over 405 people attending from all over the world, and 169 events including 89 talks, 61 discussion sessions or BoFs, 6 workshops and 13 other activities, DebConf17 has been hailed as a success.
    All of the videos except for one have already been published, so if you weren't there nor watching the streamings you can now download and watch them...

    and why not contribute to the subtitling effort (not yet set up, but do come on #debconf-video@OFTC and let the team know that you are interested in contributing).
  • 2017-08-12T07:42:21Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Uh, I've just realized I forgot to post this
    PDP-8/e Replicated — Introduction
    I am creating a replica of the DEC PDP-8/e architecture in an FPGA from schematics of the original hardware. So how did I end up with a project like this?
    The story begins with me wanting to have a computer with one of those front panels that have many, many lights where you can really see, in real time, what the computer is doing while it is executing code. Not because I am nostalgic for a prior experience with any of those — I was born a bit too late for that and my first computer as a kid was a Commodore 64.
    And then there is a follow up post: https://activelow.net/post/pdp8e-replicated-overview/

    @glcomo #retrocomputing

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  • 2017-08-11T20:30:30Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    im-tomu.github.io by im-tomu
    I’m Tomu, a tiny ARM microprocessor which fits in your USB port. I have two buttons and two LEDs! I’m fully open source, have a BOM of ~$10 (in individual quantities) and am constructable by hobbyists! Designed for 2-factor authentication or anything else you can think of.
    @Gruppo Linux Como

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  • 2017-08-04T15:02:42Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    The Pac-Man Rule at Conferences — Eric Holscher - Surfing in Kansas
    I firmly believe that conferences can provide a lot of value for people in an industry. Conferences allow people to create a network, which helps them feel integrated in a community and profession. In order to build a network you need to meet other people at events, and for this to happen attendees need to feel empowered to reach out and connect to...
    (thanks lamby for mentioning this on # debconf)

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    @valhalla@identi.ca conferences are definatly useful but I always feel guilty about the co2 cost of getting there

    Diane Trout at 2017-08-04T22:23:44Z

  • Debian Day in Varese

    2017-08-03T07:54:44Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    I'm stuck home instead of being able to go to DebConf, but that doesn't mean that Debian Day will be left uncelebrated!

    Since many of the locals are away for the holidays, we of @Gruppo Linux Como and @LIFO aren't going to organize a full day of celebrations, but at the very least we are meeting for a dinner in Varese, at some restaurant that will be open on that date.

    Everybody is welcome: to join us please add your name (nickname or identifier of any kind, as long as it fits in the box) on https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/debdayvarese2017/ before thursday, August 10th, so that we can
    get a reservation at the restaurant.
  • Allthetropes: a fork of tvtropes

    2017-08-02T16:04:47Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    NSFW, if by "not safe" you mean "you will waste your day on it and risk losing your job"

    I didn't know that there was a fork of tvtropes, with a Free license (as opposed to the NC one that tvtropes has moved to):


    I'm not sure if I want to keep an eye on it or if I should *stay*away*from*THAT* just like the original one.

    Troping all the tropes!!

    JanKusanagi at 2017-08-02T20:30:55Z

    Yeah, don't keep an eye on this one. Unless your violent robot assistant enforces a time box.

    Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2017-08-03T00:56:38Z

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  • 2017-07-08T17:27:03Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Pepper and Carrot Board Game
    Pepper and Carrot, are taking part in the Kamona Potion Contest. Which witch will finish their potions the fastest to win the prize?
    The game is also going to be released under the CC-BY license.

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  • 2017-06-28T21:13:46Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    If you use the Debian Live images, consider joining the Debian Live team and help in the development - Identi.ca
    If you use the Debian Live images, consider joining the Debian Live team and help in the development https://lists.debian.org/debian-live/2017/06/msg00064.html
    Help is needed both for development and tests, and most importantly there is a need for sustained commitment to help (even if it's just with testing the release candidates and reporting bugs).

    If there is no interest, live images may just be dropped.
  • 2017-06-28T07:16:34Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Pixel-art asset by DiamondDMGirl
    DiamondDMGirl posted this week on opengameart.org an asset of pixel-art. You'll find full walk-cycle for Pepper, Carrot, Saffron, Coriander and Shichimi. You'll also find a portrait for each characters. The pack is licensed as CC-By 4.0 license
    I do hope that this will help towards TODO-list #2, for *completely* *altruistic* reasons :D

    Also, a reminder that https://opengameart.org is full of cool artwork.

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  • On brokeness, the live installer and being nice to people

    2017-06-23T07:40:36Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    This morning I've read this.

    I understand that somebody on the internet will always be trolling, but I just wanted to point out:

    * that the installer in the old live images has been broken (for international users) for years
    * that nobody cared enought to fix it, not even the people affected by it (the issue was reported as known in various forums, but for a long time nobody even opened an issue to let the *developers* know).

    Compare this with the current situation, with people doing multiple tests as the (quite big number of) images were being built, and a fix released soon after for the issues found.

    I'd say that this situation is great, and that instead of trolling around we should thank the people involved in this release for their great job.

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  • 2017-06-20T07:32:55Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    [Freedombox-discuss] Stable image builds
    Debian 9.0 (Stretch) was recently released, and it includes FreedomBox!
    This marks the first time that FreedomBox is available in a stable
    release of Debian.

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  • 2017-06-18T07:20:07Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Debian -- News -- Debian 9 "Stretch" released
    After 26 months of development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 9 (code name Stretch), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team. Debian 9 is dedicated to t...
    (and if you are in my area and want to celebrate, join us this afternoon in Tradate: http://www.gl-como.it/v2015/debian-stretch-release-party/ )
    (e se siete da queste parti e volete celebrare, unitevi a noi questo pomeriggio a Tradate: http://www.gl-como.it/v2015/debian-stretch-release-party/ )

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  • Privacy preserving share buttons

    2017-06-17T07:51:13Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Share buttons based on those used on fsfe.org. They are completely free of JavaScript and still support dynamic input of Diaspora and GNU Social URLs. They can be extended very easily.
    I used to use https://sharenice.org/" target="_blank">sharenice, but apparently it's dead, and a living alternative is quite useful.

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  • Travel piecepack v0.1

    2017-06-16T18:00:09Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public


    A piecepack set of generic board game pieces is nice to have around in case of a sudden spontaneous need of gaming, but carrying my full set takes some room, and is not going to fit in my daily bag.

    I've been thinking for a while that an half-size set could be useful, and between yesterday and today I've actually managed to do the first version.

    It's (2d) printed on both sides of a single sheet of heavy paper, laminated and then cut, comes with both the basic suites and the playing card expansion and fits in a mint tin divided by origami boxes.

    It's just version 0.1 because there are a few issues: first of all I'm not happy with the manual way I used to draw the page: ideally it would have been programmatically generated from the same svg files as the 3d piecepack (with the ability to generate other expansions), but apparently reading paths from an svg and writing it in another svg is not supported in an easy way by the libraries I could find, and looking for it was starting to take much more time than just doing it by hand.

    I also still have to assemble the dice; in the picture above I'm just using the ones from the 3d-printed set, but they are a bit too big and only four of them fit in the mint tin. I already have the faces printed, so this is going to be fixed in the next few days.

    Source files are available in the same git repository as the 3d-printable piecepack, with the big limitation mentioned above; updates will also be pushed there, just don't hold your breath for it :)

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  • 2017-06-07T11:46:03Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public

    Fabio (fabrixxm@kirgroup.com) 2017-06-06 10:17:26:

    GnuPG - Donate
    GnuPG is a free implementation of OpenPGP
    @Gruppo Linux Como