Months ago RISC-V Foundation moved from the U.S. to Switzerland, due primarily to the concerns posed by Chinese partners. Now that I learned Chinese government used Linux kernel to develop a closed source for-profit OS. It's fascinating to see FLOSS got involved in politics&power play.

Italian power plug/socket is such a mess. Why can't they just accept CEE 7/16 (Europlugs) standard

Learning to read, and possibly write, Traditional Chinese. Another rabbit hole I'm throwing myself in...

Trying to replicate school thesis word template using LaTeX. Took me a while to get it right, but the outcome is totally worth it!

As a newbie to the tiling window manager world, I skipped the most popular and well documented choice, i3wm (X11), and went straight to the dessert land sway (Wayland). This is when Gnome-shell services really come in handy, so that I don't have to deal with wifi, screen brightness and multimedia key... all that sort of headaches.

I just saw someone's LinkedIn profile photo has mosaic on the face. As far as I can tell, LinkedIn does not support displaying different profile photo to friends/strangers. That means his boss sees him buried under mosaic, too. Ouch.

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The FidoNet chapter from BBS: The Documentary (2004) is I think required viewing for fediverse admins.

Bulletin board services (BBSes) were pre-web online communities with forums, mail, games, etc. FidoNet was/is basically a volunteer-run federation layer that let BBSes communicate with each other.

The video talks about FidoNet's growing pains, especially around governance & a mismatch between what users wanted and what the sysops felt was required to maintain the net.

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if your Linux "cat" command gets stuck and you need to cancel it, you must run "killall -9 cat" because the process has 9 lives

Life is hard and we need to start using more emojis :linuxpizza1:

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The next FOSDEM will take place on 1-2 February 2020 at our usual venue, Universitรฉ Libre de Bruxelles (thanks ULB!).

See for venue location and other useful information. The site will be updated further in the coming months.

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In an interview in Mint, @Mastodon founder @Gargron Rochko explains how his platform is coping with the sudden rise in Indian users, and why Indian law enforcement can do little to censor free speech on the platform.

All power to #Mastodon ๐Ÿ‘

... some background here: I'm not a developer of any sort, but like to tinker with Linux desktop and server. The tasks I do with text editors is to write markdown and LaTeX, ssh into my server and quickly edit some files. Some terminal apps support Vim keybinding with a bit tweaking, which is a big converting factor for me.

After a long and hard brainstorm๐Ÿ˜‚ I decided to walk away from Emacs and give Vim a try. Org-mode is good but Joplin already makes me happy. Vim is more lightweight and terminal friendly, both of which are important if I use tiling window manager.

Spent the whole day learning and configuring Pi-hole in Docker, couldnโ€™t get it work; tried normal installation and it took off in less than 10 minutes.

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Okay, so this coolguy posts the source code for the Apollo 11 Guidance Computer on GitHub:

This dumb bitch opens an Issue suggesting in the most irritating possible way that they give it a Code of Conduct:

Everyone's like "um, this code is literally fifty years old. What the hell?"

Apparently she just spams the Contributor Covenant to any GitHub project she sees and complains on Twitter whenever anyone says no XD

Bought this laptop stand from Amazon. However my 15 inch Dell laptop keeps tilting due to large inclination angle. I solved it by utilizing the 2-in-1 nature and an external keyboard. Ha!

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