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  • Bedrock Linux: Strangest Linux Distro Ever?

    What is Bedrock Linux? From their website: Bedrock Linux is a meta Linux distribution which allows users to utilize features from other, typically mutually exclusive distributions. Essentially, users can mix-and-match components as desired. For example, one could have: The bulk of the system from an old/stable distribution such as CentOS or Debian. Access to cutting-edge […]

  • In Defense of Tumblweed: Why @BryanLunduke is wrong

    What is OpenSUSE Tumbleweed? OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is a cutting-edge Linux distribution from the OpenSUSE team. It uses the latest versions of software applications and the Linux kernel for those who want to see what will be coming up in other Linux distributions in 6-months to a year or more from the time that they appear […]

  • LattePanda Gigglescore

    A Gigglescore is a ratio score of price to performance for single-board-computers like the LattePanda or Raspberry Pi. A lower Gigglescore means a better value for the money. A higher one is worse. You can see more here: My LattePanda: sudo ./ 149 Repository ‘openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Non-Oss’ is up to date. Repository ‘openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Oss’ is up to […]

  • Does it Leak? — Tumbleweed Edition

    The following is a spreadsheet that I put together this weekend testing Linux applications and how well the work on Tor. The first column is the name of the application and the second is the Linux distribution. In this case, I am using the latest build of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed with the latest patches applied. The […]

  • Anonymity is Important

    Let’s begin with something useful. In order to use Tor, you ideally need a browser that can access it. The Tor Browser on desktop platforms, formerly known as the Tor Browser Bundle, and the Orfox Browser with the Orbot app on Android are the suggested browsers. Why? Tor takes anonymity seriously. The four log entries […]

  • We Do It For the Children

    I’m staying in a hotel chain in London only to find a firewall that throttles interesting stuff like BBC iPlayer and YouTube. I tried going to my VPN provider. That the website is blocked to protect children and vulnerable people. What?! Meanwhile I have no trouble connecting to #4chan because they only care so much […]

  • My Day with Fedora

    I used Fedora 28 today for work instead of my usual OpenSUSE Leap 15 installation. Here’s how it went. My setup: Intel© Core™ i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 2 16GB Ram 250G SSD Here’s the software that I needed for work today: Synergy LibreOffice > 6.0 Chromium Browser Spotify NFS virt-manager Graphical multi-tab text editor […]

  • I need a new open source project

    A few years ago I wrote this rousing email about the Linux Documentation Project and I made waves in a mailing list that lay mostly dormant for years. After the list was rejuvenated, I set out to learn git, then then to find pieces of Linux documentation all around the web and add it. The idea […]

  • Adventures with Kubeadm on OpenSUSE Kubic

    This video is a little kludgy.  It was literally my first time putting together the cluster and if you notice at the end, it doesn’t actually work. None of the worker nodes are actually usable. Hopefully that will be fixed soon. linux-3q2c:~ # kubectl get nodes NAME STATUS ROLES AGE VERSION linux-3q2c NotReady master 3m […]

  • LattePanda

    I picked up a new toy this week to replace my aging and rarely-used Raspberry Pi 3 (original). It came with Windows 10 already on it and I immediate went to the forums for a howto on installing Linux. There is a guide on how to install Ubuntu 16.04 but it seems to require a lot […]