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One of the benefits of an Open Source OS that isn't talked about much is being able to use new compiler security features across the entire OS.

lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubun

This isn't something that makes keynote presentations, but does make users more secure.

Everyone talks about the problems with Climate Change, but never solutions. Here is one. — savagechickens.com/2019/06/pol

Ordered a new office chair so my current one has responded by having the gas canister leak, slowly, as I sit and work.

The new one can't get here fast enough.

Wow. I'm surprised by this. And while it has big implications for independent photographers it seems like it would be a bigger deal for textbook publishers and the software industry.

If state institutions can't be sued for copyright infringement they could copy textbooks and software at will. Not even GPL'd software would be safe. There is a ton of commercial usage that is built on the back of copyright.

dpreview.com/news/3294740087/t

If you want to see all the crazy in the anti-abortion discussion, it is all on display in this article.

My favorite crazy is that the council was concerned about a statement for an article given in '91 by someone who died in '11.

tracking.feedpress.it/link/167

To recap "Black Identity Extremism" was never really a thing, just a political ploy to use the media to fuel conservative outrage.

That's not respect for our nation's law enforcement, it is using them as political pawns.

npr.org/2019/06/07/730346019/5

"The longer one spends with the report, the more disturbing a document it is ... the most important question is whether this conduct should be acceptable."

Which gets to the heart of the matter. If the Senate won't hold a trial, by default it is normalized. — nytimes.com/2019/06/07/opinion

Sent out attendee, sponsor and speaker surveys for Texas Linux Fest. Check your e-mail if you're in one of those lists. We really do want your feedback, I will read it, it helps to ensure the conference is going in the right direction.

My alma mater is setting up "lifetime email accounts" for alumni. Which seems nice, and makes sense for them trying to get their message out with a connection directly to alumni.

I'm surprised that email accounts haven't become more of a thing with most people having a mail client that will combine multiple accounts (their phone).

Imagine if your doctor gave you an account where you could send/receive messages. If they never left the server and used secure protocols to connect it'd work.

Searching for the correct spelling of "counseling later" I found "Counseling Later Elementary".

mattawanschools.org/counseling

At least they're clear on where you're headed.

My son just came to me saying he couldn't use Linux for the online course he's taking this summer because the image editor was only available for Windows and Mac.

Turns out the teacher only had links to the Windows and Mac downloads of GIMP.

Read for how Dallas actually made money taking down the statue, but stay to the end for the caller to the paper asking questions. — dallasobserver.com/news/dallas

Thanks to the folks at Linux Academy we got a recording of the Texas Linux Fest 19 Keynote about the state of Linux today. Great talk by Thomas Cameron.

youtube.com/watch?v=OHsnu7Je6M

The Linux Unplugged folks did a nice write-up about their trip to Texas Linux Fest: linuxunplugged.com/articles/te

Ted Gould boosted

Schwab uses Symantec's VIP Access for its two factor authentication. I was able to use this Python script to setup a key and convert it to TOTP with my standard authenticator.

github.com/dlenski/python-vipa

We use Gitlab CI for our tests, and we just switched from go-junit-report (what Gitlab recommends for Go):

github.com/jstemmer/go-junit-r

To gotestsum:

github.com/gotestyourself/gote

It is *so* much better. Recommend going this way to get your test runs integrated into Gitlab and looking snazy!

Frustrated at this Firefox bug where it doesn't provide a tags API for Bookmark Sync.

bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.

The end result is that I can't sync my @nextcloud bookmarks with Floccus to have nice bookmarks everywhere.

github.com/marcelklehr/floccus

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