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Debian Day in Varese


The decorations *may* have been changed a bit from the way they originally came from the restaurant kitchen... :D

#debian @Gruppo Linux Como @LIFO


Qt 4 removal in Debian testing (Buster)/unstable

So, if you depend on FLOSS which is still based on Qt 4 be sure to try to port it. If you depend on a proprietary vendor software which uses Qt 4 then you better start telling them it's really time to update it. Really.



So today is the last (official) day of DebConf17 and it looks like #844431: "packages should build reproducibly" will be merged into debian-policy today! So I'm super excited, super happy, quite tired and a bit sad (DebConf is ending…) right now!


Bits from Debian - Blog from the Debian Project

Today, Saturday 12 August 2017, the annual Debian Developers and Contributors Conference came to a close. With over 405 people attending from all over the world, and 169 events including 89 talks, 61 discussion sessions or BoFs, 6 workshops and 13 other activities, DebConf17 has been hailed as a success.
All of the videos except for one have already been published, so if you weren't there nor watching the streamings you can now download and watch them...

and why not contribute to the subtitling effort (not yet set up, but do come on #debconf-video@OFTC and let the team know that you are interested in contributing).

Uh, I've just realized I forgot to post this

PDP-8/e Replicated — Introduction

I am creating a replica of the DEC PDP-8/e architecture in an FPGA from schematics of the original hardware. So how did I end up with a project like this?
The story begins with me wanting to have a computer with one of those front panels that have many, many lights where you can really see, in real time, what the computer is doing while it is executing code. Not because I am nostalgic for a prior experience with any of those — I was born a bit too late for that and my first computer as a kid was a Commodore 64.
And then there is a follow up post:

@LIFO @Gruppo Linux Como #retrocomputing
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I’m Tomu, a tiny ARM microprocessor which fits in your USB port. I have two buttons and two LEDs! I’m fully open source, have a BOM of ~$10 (in individual quantities) and am constructable by hobbyists! Designed for 2-factor authentication or anything else you can think of.
@Gruppo Linux Como


The Pac-Man Rule at Conferences — Eric Holscher - Surfing in Kansas

I firmly believe that conferences can provide a lot of value for people in an industry. Conferences allow people to create a network, which helps them feel integrated in a community and profession. In order to build a network you need to meet other people at events, and for this to happen attendees need to feel empowered to reach out and connect to...
(thanks lamby for mentioning this on # debconf)


Debian Day in Varese

I'm stuck home instead of being able to go to DebConf, but that doesn't mean that Debian Day will be left uncelebrated!

Since many of the locals are away for the holidays, we of @Gruppo Linux Como and @LIFO aren't going to organize a full day of celebrations, but at the very least we are meeting for a dinner in Varese, at some restaurant that will be open on that date.

Everybody is welcome: to join us please add your name (nickname or identifier of any kind, as long as it fits in the box) on before thursday, August 10th, so that we can
get a reservation at the restaurant.


Allthetropes: a fork of tvtropes


If you use the Debian Live images, consider joining the Debian Live team and help in the development -

If you use the Debian Live images, consider joining the Debian Live team and help in the development
Help is needed both for development and tests, and most importantly there is a need for sustained commitment to help (even if it's just with testing the release candidates and reporting bugs).

If there is no interest, live images may just be dropped.


Pixel-art asset by DiamondDMGirl

DiamondDMGirl posted this week on an asset of pixel-art. You'll find full walk-cycle for Pepper, Carrot, Saffron, Coriander and Shichimi. You'll also find a portrait for each characters. The pack is licensed as CC-By 4.0 license
I do hope that this will help towards TODO-list #2, for *completely* *altruistic* reasons :D

Also, a reminder that is full of cool artwork.


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.
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Tobias 2 mesi fa
They did a wonderful job <3 Updating my Debian installation from 8 to 9 went without any problems.


[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: )
(e se siete da queste parti e volete celebrare, unitevi a noi questo pomeriggio a Tradate: )


Privacy preserving share buttons


Share buttons based on those used on 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:, but apparently it's dead, and a living alternative is quite useful.
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Travel piecepack v0.1


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 :)
crafts blog


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: )
Fabio 2 mesi fa
:like per il Doppiaggese