so @bitcoinmerges was down for more than two months and no one noticed ? 😅
after upgrading Ubuntu to 19.10, grub no longer boots automatically
it boots into a > prompt and i have to type "normal" to continue the boot process (which otherwise proceeds normally, after that)
does anyone have an idea what could be the problem ?
(i've tried "sudo update-grub", which runs successfully but doesn't change anything)
riscv.rocks (fedora #riscv repo) started updating packages again
“ Don't kill yourself, please
If you’re suffering from depression and are looking for a sign to not go through with ending your life, this is it. This is the sign. We care
Christmas can be a hard time for people
If you see this on your [timeline], ret[oot] it. You could save a life.”
dear TV manufacturers, please provide a hardware switch labeled "force all the digital image enhancements off" which turns the display into a monitor
Really excited that Mozilla has selected Matrix, @RiotChat@twitter.com and @ModularIM@twitter.com as the successor to IRC for all their community chat needs! The future will be open - both open source, open open standard and open web :D https://matrix.org/blog/2019/12/19/welcoming-mozilla-to-matrix/
c-lightning continues its legacy of hilarious release names with 0.8.0: https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning/releases/tag/v0.8.0
A notable new feature is the ability to receive multi-path payments. Meaning we're well on the way of being able to use our nodes' combined channel capacity for payments, instead of having to fit them in a single channel or route. 2020 looks ever more promising for #LightningNetwork!
Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.
Developer Community: wut?
Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?
Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉
Trump: Thou shall not use US services.
Developers: Where's my code? 😭
@jon @waxwing @emil In case you want more info, here's an article I wrote about it a decade ago (not much has changed): https://www.linux.com/news/workrave-fights-repetitive-strain-injuries/
For laptop keyboards, I find that I'm ok if I use a full-sized keyboard (e.g. laptops with 14-inch or larger screens) and I'm careful about my hand position. That said, I have a split keyboard for desktop use that allows me to get ideal positioning.
I've never tried foot peddles for shifting keys; that's interesting.
treasuring the rare opportunity to make something simpler instead of even more complicated
(locale-specific filesystem handling is such a pain on UNIX platforms)
"An obvious solution suggests itself: ignore the locale encoding and use UTF-8."—https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0540/#locale-encoding-and-utf-8
in related news, do read about the app notarization dance !
another indication that maintaining (and distributing) FOSS for MacOS is increasingly hard, even more so for kernel modules:
bitcoin dev, FOSS sw/hw, rustlang, computer graphics
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