On brokeness, the live installer and being nice to people
2017-06-23T07:40:36Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicThis 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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2017-06-18T07:20:07Z via social.gl-como.it To: Publichttp://www.gl-como.it/v2015/debian-stretch-release-party/ )(and if you are in my area and want to celebrate, join us this afternoon in Tradate:
(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: Publichttps://sharenice.org/" target="_blank">sharenice, but apparently it's dead, and a living alternative is quite useful.I used to use
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 :)
2017-06-07T11:46:03Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
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Debian Stretch Release Party, Tradate
2017-06-02T13:06:08Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
Debian Stretch Relase Party
Il rilascio della nuova versione di Debian stable, stretch, è stato annunciato per il prossimo 17 giugno, in tutto il mondo la comunità si sta organizzando per festeggiare e noi non potevamo essere da meno.
L'appuntamento è per domenica 18 giugno 2017 a partire dalle 14:30 presto il Faberlab di via Europa 4/a a Tradate; alla sera ci sposteremo poi a Varese per la cena, probabilmente presso il ristorante la vecchia Varese.
L'ingresso all'evento del pomeriggio è libero; per partecipare alla cena è necessario registrarsi sull'apposito dudle entro lunedì 12 giugno.
Presentazione della comunità Debian: come e perché entrare a farne parte e contribuire, qualunque siano le proprie competenze.
Installiamo e aggiorniamo stretch sulle nostre macchine.
Il keysigning party avverà in modo distribuito: per partecipare portare qualche decina di foglietti con il fingerprint della propria chiave (ad esempio generati da gpg-key2ps ed i propri documenti.
Durante il pomeriggio ci saranno svariate occasioni per conoscersi a vicenda e scambiarsi i fingerprint per la firma.
Il Faberlab è lungo la strada provinciale Varesina, accanto alla rotonda “dell'aereo”, sopra al supermercato Eurospin (mappa )
Arrivando dal'autostrada si consiglia l'uscita Saronno dell'A9 Milano - Como.
In treno è facilmente raggiungibile a piedi dalla stazione Tradate della linea Milano - Varese - Laveno.
Il ristorante della cena sarà in Varese centro, raggiungibile a piedi dalle stazioni (ultimo treno verso milano 23:13 dalla stazione di Varese).
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2017-05-18T17:50:07Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
2017-05-18T17:43:43Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicPalms, buildings and cloudy weather with a high chance of rain
and then, not seen on the picture because privacy, a group of geeks typing on their laptops while sitting in sight of a swimming pool.
Yes, I'm at #Debian SunCamp, and other than some intermittent issues with the "sun" part this is preparing to be a good and hopefully productive time!
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2017-05-10T07:33:52Z via social.gl-como.it To: Public
Comunità Debian @ducc-it 2017
2017-05-07T20:53:43Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicAaaaand back from https://www.ducc.it/ where I've met many members of the Debian and Ubunty communities in Italy, and had a chance to talk about the Debian Community (represented in the slide below :) )
(photo by erossi)
Yes, there was a hat...
(and there will be a longer post soon-ish. when it's ready.)
@Gruppo Linux Como
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2017-04-26T16:28:45Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicI guess that amazon doesn't want to promote low quality typo-ridden stuff to its customers, but not even forwarding those reports sounds quite unexpected.
(or maybe it's written in the app or something: I don't buy from Amazon, so I've never seen it.)
Public Service Announcement on BDSM and other things
2017-04-15T18:13:41Z via social.gl-como.it To: PublicI think this is a good time to remind the Free Software World, especially the part of it based on a certain programming language¹, of the existence of this Debconf Talk (textual, not (too) titillating discussion of NSFW topics).
¹ one that is not my programming language, but even that programming language is ok if used on your own server with a consenting sysadmin.