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I'm reading an article in Tedium by @ernie about early computer stores: tedium.co/2017/08/03/early-com

It's making me miss a Radio Shack that was barely around by the time I was born, and to long for a kind of personal computer experience that I've never really been able to have.

It would be surprising if Debian Testing were more stable than Debian Stable, and it is not. My in-place upgrade did not work. I did a reinstall. Things are working very well, but not well enough to do the same on my desktop, which will stick with Buster.

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Debian Security team member worries Chromium has so many issues that it will be too difficult to maintain in Bullseye without more people involved. bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrep

Great LWN article on a Debian mailing list debate over the installer, firmware and free (as in Freedom). Most Debian users — myself included — have run into this problem. I THOUGHT I documented my last fix (but who can remember?). lwn.net/SubscriberLink/843172/

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Oscilloscope Learns How to Speak Japanese, and VGA - Nostalgia aside, there are a few things an analog scope can still do better than a digital, with o... - hackaday.com/2021/01/20/oscill #oscilloscope #japanese #raster #vector #clock #art #vga

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hear me out: WSL is an answer to macOS coders, not migration to Linux

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For folks who want to have a personal "internet archive" or similar this is a great quick intro to archive box

https://nixintel.info/osint-tools/make-your-own-internet-archive-with-archive-box/

i set this up recently and moved thousands of my bookmarks, onenote page captures and more data into it and i am not going back to the old way i used to archive content

the multi-format archive is great and i have ALL the data it pulls on-hand for later. no more broken images, media, shit formatting and similar

i cannot recommend it enough if you want a longer term archive of web pages and the like
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I'm convinced after _some_ amount of research that @alex has created the most important feature of fediverse social media platform software: To be able to easily view the local timelines of other federated servers.

Convert to Pleroma w/ Soapbox FE
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As happy as I am with NFSN as a web host, I was always a little iffy about a host with "free speech" in its name, so this blog post is reassuring blog.nearlyfreespeech.net/2021

"If you’re a racist, we’re not on your side. We are not your allies. We are not sympathizers. The 'Free Speech' in our company name is not a secret dog whistle to you." :blobthumbsup:

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@passthejoe I use Linux Mint, and the Mint team is packaging it themselves. After running Linux over 20 years, I'm tired of experimenting and just want a distro that works without having to fight it.

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@passthejoe Fine with me. I only use Chromium to access my youtube channel and nothing else. All things google are blocked in my other browsers.

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It looks like Google really aims to keep Chromium users on Linux from using the Google API to log in for Google Sync groups.google.com/a/chromium.o

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