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On brokeness, the live installer and being nice to people

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 enough 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.
 

[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.
 

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/ )
 

Privacy preserving share buttons


share-buttons

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 sharenice (archived on: https://web.archive.org/web/20160306163141/https://sharenice.org/), but apparently it's dead, and a living alternative is quite useful.
 

Travel piecepack v0.1

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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 :)
 

Friendica 3.5.2

e' stata rilasciata la versione 3.5.2 di Friendica

il server social.gl-como.it è stato aggiornato :like

http://friendi.ca/2017/06/06/friendica-3-5-2-released/

Un Fottuto Sito web

Probabilmente tu costruisci siti web e pensi che la tua merda sia speciale. Pensi che la tua home page con lo slider da 13 Mb vincerà il "Premio Banner" dell'anno per poi andarlo ad inserire in alto a destra nel tuo sito. Pensi che il tuo file jQuery da 200 Kg ( si hai capito : c h i l o g r a m m i ) e 83 mila righe, se tutto andrà bene, causerà...
(vedi anche: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppiaggese )
 

Debian Stretch Release Party, Tradate

Debian Stretch Relase Party
Party? 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.

Programma



Comunità Debian



Presentazione della comunità Debian: come e perché entrare a farne parte e contribuire, qualunque siano le proprie competenze.

Install party



Installiamo e aggiorniamo stretch sulle nostre macchine.

Keysigning party



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.

Celebrazioni



Festeggiamo assieme!

Come arrivare



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).
 
Andfrnd Uploader Beta

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Mi dispiace per i vegetariani/vegani...ma quanno ce vo' ce vo'...la scarnazzata domenicale. =

Andfrnd Uploader Beta

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File name: /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera/OpenIMG_20170528_150023.jpg

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Eagle's Path: On time management (2017-05-27)

Last December, the Guardian published a long essay by Oliver Burkeman entitled "Why time management is ruining our lives". Those who follow my book reviews know I read a lot of time management books, so of course I couldn't resist this. And, possibly surprisingly, not to disagree with it. It's an excellent essay, and well worth your time. Burkeman ...
 
https://michael-prokop.at/blog/2017/05/26/the-newinstretch-game-dbgsym-packages-in-debianstretch/ TL;DR: if you need a -dbg package you will need a new archive (stretch-debug) and it will be called -dbgsym. (plus, how to use debug symbols when a programs is not working.)
 

Lady Gaming

by Shaenon
Steampunk! Gaming! (and a trigger warning for women in gaming :( )

See also: http://skin-horse.com/comic/2014-03-23/
 
Seen in the window of a shop in Bézier

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I think that either a word is missing, or there is something seriously wrong in there :)
 
Palms, buildings and cloudy weather with a high chance of rain

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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!
 

Debunk some Debian myths

Debian has many years of history, about 25 years already.With such a long travel over the continous field of developing our UniversalOperating System, some m...
 

mjg59 | Intel AMT on wireless networks

More details about Intel's AMT vulnerablity have been released - it's about the worst case scenario, in that it's a total authentication bypass that appears to exist independent of whether the AMT is being used in Small Business or Enterprise modes
 

Tails - Announcing the Tails Social Contract

We had written and adopted a Code of Conduct since our first public hackfest in Paris in 2014. This code was and is meant as a guide to make our public spaces welcoming and friendly to every sentient being. We have since then worked on a Social Contract which we proudly present today! ...
 

Comunità Debian @ducc-it 2017

Aaaaand 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 :) )

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(photo by erossi)

Yes, there was a hat...

(and there will be a longer post soon-ish. when it's ready.)

@Gruppo Linux Como
 

Comunità Debian @ducc-it 2017

Aaaaand 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 :) )

Immagine/foto
(photo by erossi)

Yes, there was a hat...

(and there will be a longer post soon-ish. when it's ready.)

@Gruppo Linux Como
 

Back to the roots: FidoNet | blog.windfluechter.net

Back in the good old days there was no Facebook, Google+, Skype and no XMPP servers for people to communicate with each other. The first "social communities" were Bulletin Board Systems (BBS), if you want to see those as social communities.
@Gruppo Linux Como can we run a BBS node for the LUG? can we? can we? :D
 

Back to the roots: FidoNet | blog.windfluechter.net

Back in the good old days there was no Facebook, Google+, Skype and no XMPP servers for people to communicate with each other. The first "social communities" were Bulletin Board Systems (BBS), if you want to see those as social communities.
@Gruppo Linux Como can we run a BBS node for the LUG? can we? can we? :D
 

Duccit 2017

Se non lo sapevate, sapevatelo:

Edizione 2017 - DUCC-IT

16 talk in due giorni, con relatori dall'Italia e dal mondo. La Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference Italia 2017 (in breve DUCC-IT 2017) è la quinta edizione dell'evento annuale che riunisce le comunità italiane di Debian e Ubuntu ma anche e soprattutto tutte le realtà italiane attive nel Software Libero, allo scopo di scambiare conoscenze, discut...
@Gruppo Linux Como
 

mjg59 | Intel's remote AMT vulnerablity

Intel just announced a vulnerability in their Active Management Technology stack. Here's what we know so far.
A well-written analysis on the vulnerability that is being talked about quite a bit among (core|libre)boot users.
 

Comment 12 to: Typo Hunt: Empire Games - Charlie's Diary

Please do not report errors through the Kindle app.

Firstly, they don't get to the authors. (Or even the publishing folks, in some cases.)

Secondly, Amazon use some whacked algorithm to boot books off sale if too many errors are reported.

So reporting via Kindle won't fix errata, but it may get the book yanked off sale (and fuck my income stream)!
I 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

I 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 N S F W 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.
 

Riprendiamoci linux!

[PATCH] MAINTAINERS: Drain the swamp

Email message (" [PATCH]MAINTAINERS: Drain the swamp") from Donald Drumpf
 

Leadership in Open Projects

This past weekend, I participated in a training for "Skogsmulle" leaders and it gave me a first hand view of why focusing on leadership of free and open projects is exactly the right thing to do. To give you some context before I talk about why this is relevant for
 

21 XMPP use-cases and the best ways to achieve them | Erlang Solution blog

If you're considering XMPP for your project but you are unsure if it can provide the functionality you need, you'll eventually end up here:

http://xmpp.org/extensions/

I'm pretty sure you'll be quite intimidated by such a long list of features and extensions. Fear not, help is here!
 

Edizione 2017 - DUCC-IT

La Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference Italia 2017 (in breve DUCC-IT 2017) è la quinta edizione dell'evento annuale che riunisce le comunità italiane di Debian e Ubuntu ma anche e soprattutto tutte le realtà italiane attive nel Software Libero, allo scopo di scambiare conoscenze, discutere della situazione attuale e conoscere altri sviluppatori e membri della comunità.
@Gruppo Linux Como
 

Edizione 2017 - DUCC-IT

La Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference Italia 2017 (in breve DUCC-IT 2017) è la quinta edizione dell'evento annuale che riunisce le comunità italiane di Debian e Ubuntu ma anche e soprattutto tutte le realtà italiane attive nel Software Libero, allo scopo di scambiare conoscenze, discutere della situazione attuale e conoscere altri sviluppatori e membri della comunità.
@Gruppo Linux Como
 

the morning paper: Thou shalt not depend on me: analysing the use of outdated JavaScript libraries on the web (adriancolyer)

Just based on the paper title alone, if you had to guess what the situation is with outdated JavaScript libraries on the web, you’d probably guess it was pretty bad. It turns out it’s very bad indeed, and we’ve created a huge mess with nowhere near enough attention being paid to the issue.
 

XMPP VirtualHosts, SRV records and letsencrypt certificates

When I set up my XMPP server, a friend of mine asked if I was willing to have a virtualhost with his domain on my server, using the same address as the email.

Setting up prosody and the SRV record on the DNS was quite easy, but then we stumbled on the issue of certificates: of course we would like to use letsencrypt, but as far as we know that means that we would have to setup something custom so that the certificate gets renewed on his server and then sent to mine, and that looks more of a hassle than just him setting up his own prosody/ejabberd on his server.

So I was wondering: dear lazyweb, did any of you have the same issue and already came up with a solution that is easy to implement and trivial to maintain that we missed?
 

The Git Parable

Git is a simple, but extremely powerful system. Most people try to teach Git by demonstrating a few dozen commands and then yelling “tadaaaaa.” I believe this method is flawed. [...]

The following parable will take you on a journey through the creation of a Git-like system from the ground up. Understanding the concepts presented here will be the most valuable thing you can do to prepare yourself to harness the full power of Git...
 

1968 Demo Interactive - Doug Engelbart Institute

A cool new way to experience the 1968 "Mother of All Demos" with the late Doug Engelbart and his incredible team. Test drive today.
@Gruppo Linux Como
 

Fair trade ebooks: how authors could double their royalties without costing their publishers a cent

My latest Publishers Weekly column announces the launch-date for my long-planned "Shut Up and Take My Money" ebook platform, which allows traditionally published authors to serve as retailers for their publishers...
This looks like an excellent way for authors to cut the middleman who is working against their interest while keeping the useful one.

Probably works better for established authors, but for everybody else there are also platforms like storybundle to help them become established; also the article mentions a variant managed by the publisher themselves for multiple authors.

It is also quite likely to work more in the interest of customers, see the way the shop sells to everybody and then takes care to find out which publisher should get the money depending on the location, and I didn't see the absence of DRM being mentioned, but really hope that it is the case, because Cory Doctorow.
 

Codes of Conduct

These days, most large FLOSS communities have a "Code of Conduct"; a document that outlines the acceptable (and possibly not acceptable) behaviour that contributors to the community should or should not exhibit. By writing such a document, a community can arm itself more strongly in the fight against trolls, harassment, and other forms of antisocia...
 

AMD Coreboot/Libreboot support - Identi.ca

AMD to consider Coreboot/Libreboot support. Contact AMD!!! Let them know there is demand.

In AMD’s AMA here https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5x4hxu/we_are_amd_creators_of_athlon_radeon_and_other/ , they say they will seriously consider releasing their Platform Security Processor (PSP) source code. This is their equivalent of the Intel Management Engine and would make AMD processors compatible with coreboot/libreboot.
 

xkcd: Listening

Follow the link to read the alt text, of course.
 

Jim Tolpin (@jimtolpin) • Photos et vidéos Instagram



https://www.instagram.com/p/BRPJJuyjnE4/?taken-by=jimtolpin

#woodworking #danger

Instagram post by Jim Tolpin • Mar 5, 2017 at 12:38am UTC

812 Likes, 60 Comments - Jim Tolpin (@jimtolpin) on Instagram: “For those new to my feed...My annual cautionary photo of why table saws deserve utmost caution.…”
 

Blue capelet

A few weeks ago I was passing by the haberdashery stall at the market and saw some nice blue and white 5 cm high lace; I got back a few days later wearing my blue tunic, confirmed that the colors were matching and bought "3 meters, well, if it's not that much more *all* of it".

Then I stumbled on this, and while I didn't exactly read it (more like recognizing a few words and simple phrases here and there) the pictures were clean enough and I had an idea on how to use the leftover fabric from the blue tunic.

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Making most of it, including attaching the lace and assembling the collar with iron-on interfacing took a couple of hours. Then I attached the collar and realized that it wasn't elastic enough and my head didn't enter in the capelet anymore. Unmaking and remaking that part took maybe 3-4 additional hours, in two days :(
 
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