2017-10-19T13:14:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
Programma Linux Day 2017
Il Linux Day è la principale manifestazione italiana dedicata alla promozione di GNU/Linux e del Software Libero; quest'anno si terrà il 28 ottobre in numerose città Italiane.
Il GL-Como e il LinuxVar organizzano quest'anno una edizione congiunta, presso il FaberLab di Tradate.
La giornata di quest'anno sarà divisa in due parti: il mattino dedicato specificatamente alle scuole e il pomeriggio destinato a professionisti, studenti e appassionati di informatica; entrambe sono accomunate dal tema nazionale: “privacy e riservatezza individuale”.
Il programma dettagliato e tutte le informazioni pratiche sono disponibili all'indirizzo http://linuxvar.it/content/linux-day-2017
2017-10-16T17:37:30Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicThis includes ID cards, TPM and OpenPGP keys generated on a some card-like devices (e.g. yubikey) (as opposed to those generated on a computer, that are safe).
2017-10-15T17:46:39Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicThe GPS on my firefoxOS phone has been acting up lately: it has never been exceptionally good, but the last couple of times I've tried to use it it gave errors of more than 1km.
Saturday evening we were in a place with internet (and laptops) and had to go to a new-to-us restaurants, so I asked for routing from OSMR, took notes on paper and this is what I gave to my navigator/co-driver:
Unbelievably we managed to get there in time, without missing even one of the turns, even if he wasn't able to decipher my writing on some of the street names.
Italian readers may also appreciate the maturity of some of the labelling, if they are able to decipher the writing.
Also, in case we decide to go back to that restaurant with the LUG, I guess I can just point them to this post and of course they will be able to get there, right? :D
One day I will have a GPS-enabled device that is not designed to steal my data first and be useful to me as an aftertought. And one that works.
2017-10-15T12:55:16Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
Optimal Mouse by JohnSu on DeviantArt
2017-10-07T15:22:08Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
Today a friend of mine (meow if you want to be identified¹) mentioned that it would be nice to have a name like campingpunk for a look with less brass than steampunk and more anodized aluminum and paracord. Also a bit like crazy survivalists with less camo and more colors.
I like the idea.
¹ no, that doesn't uniquely identify them: I tend to have many friends with feline tendencies.
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2017-10-01T12:05:11Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicTonight I dreamt of an old man, dressed in grey with a wide felt hat, who was tending a small vegetable garden like the ones typically kept by retired men.
He was using a tool that changed shape according to what he needed in that moment, but at every change it blinked a bit as if it wanted to return to its native shape of a spear.
Now I'm a bit worried for humanity's sake. :)
P.S. even more worryingly his usual associate wasn't around to be seen.
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2017-09-25T19:22:18Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
2017-09-13T11:15:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
Public Money? Public Code!
31 organisations ask to improve public procurement of software: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170913-01
Sign the Open Letter now: https://publiccode.eu/#action
#publiccode #openletter #freesoftware #opensource #linux
2017-09-12T14:00:09Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicA comparison of the capabilities of some of the most used #XMPP clients
@Gruppo Linux Como
2017-09-06T16:39:35Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
2017-09-01T13:39:49Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicIn one of the comments (near the bottom) on http://tacticalintelligence.net/blog/slatts-rescue-belt.htm there was a suggestion to alternate the direction of the loops to prevent the paracord from twisting badly.
This is the process and the result:
(making a full belt with 20m of paracord took about a day of picking it up, doing a couple of rows while in front of the computer and putting it down again)
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2017-08-26T13:16:47Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicIn the last few days I spent my sewing time on a complex project that — of course — was having issues, so today I decided to take a break and go for instant gratification and a couple of quick project.
A ticket bag with magnets closure, to be worn on the same lanyard as a badge to prevent the issue of people being called "on site meals" .
This involved sewing tiny (~2mm ⌀) magnets on
slipperynesssilicone coated fabric, because instant gratification is one thing, but making it too easy wouldn't be masochistic enough.
A simple drawstring backpack. I'm not completely happy about the ends of the drawstring channels, so when I make another one I may change them a bit.
Both are made in cheap, relatively light (90g/sqm) silnylon, and thus at least water resistant (I didn't seal the seams to make them completely waterproof).
I took pictures and notes, so full instructions will be posted on my website... sometime...
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2017-08-17T14:01:24Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
@firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
Indeed, I'm using Debian on devices with less memory than that and it's still working with jessie and stretch (and thus systemd) with no memory issues.
Of course, not having a desktop environment doesn't necessarily mean that there are no memory-heavy processes running; it would be interesting to know what was running on that system.
I didn't notice any particular lagginess with stretch either, but then I'm not using Gnome, it may be that its last version is slower / heavyer than the previous ones. The rest of Debian is still unaffected, however.