Nel caso qualcuno chiedesse del software ...

per una piccola media impresa... ovviamente opensource:

non che ne abbia una, o che abbia provato il software. Giusto per far sapere che esite.

Inoltre, per gli amanti del terminale: se volete tenere la contabilita' di casa, con un file di testo, segnalo:

Friendica 3.6

Questo sito è stato aggiornato alla release stabile Friendica 3.6, nome in codice "The Tazman Flax-​lily"

Vi rimando all'annuncio ufficiale per i dettagli succosi:
Friendica 3.6 released

LIFO Friendica

Debian Day a Varese

Come ogni anno, il 16 agosto è il Debian Day, il compleanno del Sistema Operativo Universale.

Dato che in questo periodo molti sono in vacanza, non abbiamo organizzato eventi particolari, ma ci troviamo per una cena presso la Vecchia Varese in via Ravasi.

Per informazioni o per unirvi alla prenotazione contattate prima possibile @Elena ``of Valhalla'' o fate un giro su #lifo@FreeNode.

@Gruppo Linux Como

Tre storie uguali...che pizza!
Fabio Friendica
è che sei esagerato

Super impressed by ArgBash, a library for generating code to parse command line arguments in #bash. Well written, easy to use, and generates very correct code that handles nearly any kind of argument your script might need. Came in handy today.

@Gruppo Linux Como

Programming the iCE40HX1K-EVB FPGA with a Bus Pirate

I've posted a new article on my website: my first experiences, and an howto for my specific set of hardware (iCE40HX1K-EVB and a Bus Pirate as an SPI programmer).

@Gruppo Linux Como @LIFO

Gruppo Linux Como created new project 'sito'
Sito del gl-como basato su pelican

Foot fetish #2 (SFW)


and one slightly scaring mechanical contraption to ruffle them!

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Sigh, sometimes that blog doesn't work when under heavy load. Usually when you can see the post in the homepage, or you can just read it as posted here by debacle, with the full text.
I've changed the url a bit, now it should work better

Foot fetish #1 (SFW)


One foot to press them
one foot to guide them
one foot to roll them
and in a tidy hem bind them.

(That's a 24 meter strip of cotton voile, or 48 meters of rolled hem sewed with small stitches (length setting <2 on the machine) that took more than one hour with a hemming foot, I don't want to think how long that would have taken without. Next step: the ruffler)

An insightful commentary on a certain recent CoC controversy.

And then there is that bit at the end :)

"Marzo pazzerello:
c'è la zucca,
metti il cappello"

@Gruppo Linux Como

"Marzo pazzerello:
c'è la zucca,
metti il cappello"

@Gruppo Linux Como

(the site looks semi-dead, but tracing your own picture to make a croquis in your own body shape looks a pretty good idea, and on that page there are instructions on how to take the picture.


Ten Mincho – Great font and ugly Adobe
from the department of licensing terms done... WTF

Ela ecchimeqqa'....dopo un aggiornamento ieri, tutto a posto....
Fabio Friendica

MERGE-it : La Community si incontra.
Inizia: Sabato 24 Marzo 2018 @ 10:00
Finisce: Sabato 24 Marzo 2018 @ 18:00
In Italia esistono tante realtà che si occupano di cultura e libertà digitali, sotto molti aspetti ed in molti modi. Scopo di MERGE-it è riunirle insieme, per conoscersi e farsi conoscere, discutere e dibattere, confrontarsi e misurarsi.

L'evento è aperto a tutti, la partecipazione gratuita, e non è necessario registrarsi.
Posizione: Cittadella Politecnica, Corso Castelfidardo 30/A , Torino, Italy

Report from Debian SnowCamp: day 1

@LIFO @Gruppo Linux Como ci sono ancora posti sia per il camp che per la cena di sabato, aperta alla comunità locale.

liw makes a lot of points that I fully agree on (as people who has heard me ranting on the topic in the past already knows.

Also, get out of my lawn, or something

Debian SnowCamp @ Laveno (VA), Italy

Posting it here is probably preaching to the choir, but...
But even the choir needs new input now and again :) I especially like the way she points out that the responsibility is ours, not the vendors:
We exclude people from the conversation, from the ability to interact with us when we chose proprietary (and closed) services to communicate with each other.
That's very well said!
I've heard people say "If you're not on FB, you don't exist." - it's good to remind them that they are in fact saying "If you don't agree to FB's Terms, you don't exist." Also it's a nice to remind them that some time ago the bar for existence was the ability to think, not the fact of being on FB:)

Buttonhole Anonymous

Hello, I'm Elena, and I prefer to make buttonholes by hand.

It may be because all of my machines only have the classical 4-step buttonhole that requires a bit of manual handling, and I've never tried the automagical 1-step set-the-size-and-the-machine-does-everything, but I consider making machine buttonholes a messy process where you lead fabric under the machine hoping for the best, then precariously cutting in the middle of threads, and finally discover that you've doing it wrong, but at least it's usable.

By hand, instead, you first cut (too little), try the button, snip another bit so that the button actually passes, and then proceed to do neat, carefully controlled stitches. It does take more time, but you can easily do it while e.g. lurking an IRC meeting :)

Am I insane? should I try the automagical machine and that would convert me? Would that require me to surrender to the idea of proprietary software in my sewing machine?
crafts (x)
some might might say it is insane to think any idea is proprietary indeed. Yet, some might say it is not the idea but the interpretation that is unique no matter what.
Uhm, copyright law says that no ideas are proprietary, only their fixed expression.

Besides, I wasn't talking of the idea of one-step-buttonholes being proprietary, just the specific expression (or rather implementation) of it (and all other functionalities) that run on the processor inside all modern electronic sewing machines.

It may be possible to implement a one-step buttonhole that is purely mechanic, but that is going to be quite a complex and expensive bit of mainteinance-requiring engineering, not something that one would usually get in a home sewing machine.

That leaves the electronic ones, where implementing such features is much easier (for values of "easy" that require the right actuators, possibly sensors, and patient work from the programmers to time everything at the right moment, but probably no big ideas), but I've been avoiding them for various reasons including the fact that AFAIK they all run proprietary and not-easily-replaceable code.

ActivityPub is now a W3C Recommendation
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