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Reddit: THIS was the answer I was looking for!

43 min 9 sec ago

I attended Southeast Linuxfest last year and heard this guy give a presentation. Completely forgot about it until last week when the whole CoC stuff came up in the Kernel.

I started goggling around and stumble onto this guide on exactly how to deal with these kinds of political attacks. I look to dig into the history of the author and lo and behold its the same guy that spoke at Southeast Linuxfest.

Figured this would be interesting and useful for those that are against the CoC.

http://paul-m-jones.com/archives/6926

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LXer: How To Install and Use Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04

1 hour 29 min ago
Docker Compose is a tool that allows you to define and manage multi-container Docker applications. It uses a YAML file to configure the application's services, networks and volumes.

Reddit: Linux Certs

3 hours 41 min ago

I know, certs mean nothing. That being said, do the Linux Foundation certs hold any value? Even as a conversation starter trying to find a job? It looks like the CENT OS distro, as part of the LFCS track, would be a good way to warm up towards pursuing Red Hat. I have Red Hat on a VM, but I've had people say that only when you have quite a bit of experience with Linux should you even consider pursuing the RHCSA exam. Any thoughts?

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Reddit: The story of the Linux polo shirt

3 hours 51 min ago

Back in the late 90s, I was a huge Linux fanboy and I worked for a consulting company. We had just gone business casual, so I was always on the quest for polo shirts that were branded to wear to work.

Well, my company issued us one polo shirt with the company logo. I was wearing it when I walked into a small cafe to buy myself a Coke, and woman walked up and said she's heard of my company and knew we were going to IPO, and she was pushing me for information about the IPO.

Back in the late 90s, a LOT of companies had business plans that involved getting a small amount of startup capital and them immediately announcing an IPO. If it was a tech stock. back then, it was guaranteed to at least quadruple in value in the first hour of trading. So, everyone had "IPO fever."

Well, I REALLY wanted a Linux polo shirt, and I could not find one anywhere. So, I bought some inkjet printer heat transfer paper and proceeded to make a Linux polo shirt. It was just a small picture of Tux with the words Linux in red underneath.

Next day I walk into the same shop and the SAME WOMAN accosts me again about the Linux IPO, and what exchange Linux stock was going to be sold at, where Linux's corporate headquarters was located. I assumed the woman was talking about Red Hat, and when I told her about Red Hat, she looked at me dumbfounded and said "Not Red Hat. I know all about Red Hat. I want to know about Linux."

There was no convincing this woman that Linux was not a company. there was not going to be an IPO, and there was no corporate headquarters. She actually got pissy and said "Is that what they're telling you to tell people on the street?! I will not be squeezed out of this one."

I just bought my soda and walked out shaking my head.

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Reddit: Having issues with my GUI

4 hours 11 min ago

Hey all. Not sure if anyone can help me but my Linux computer for whatever reason switched to terminal mode from GUI. I am not sure what the issue is and have not found any resolution to this with google. This would not be too great of an issue but when in terminal mode it seems like the text “starts” off of the screen (first 10 or so characters cut off). I tried resizing my monitor but to no avail. If someone can help me I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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LXer: How To Change Linux Hostname In Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali, CentOS, RedHat?

4 hours 21 min ago
Hostname is used to name the systems. Normally the computer networks work with IP addresses in order to identify and communicate. But hostname provides human friendly way to name, identify, communicate with other systems.

Reddit: ...I just fucked up

4 hours 37 min ago

I was writing a Python script, and making it save user preferences in ~/.config, but I accidentally set it to create a folder named ~ instead of using the user folder. So I ran rm -r ~....you can guess how that went. It only ran for 3 seconds before I hit control-C but now I have no idea what files I lost.

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Reddit: Sorry SharkLinux fans. Can I just... Point something out.

4 hours 48 min ago

Description from DistroWatch

SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop. The distribution automatically upgrades packages on the system to apply security patches. The distribution also enables sudo access by default without requiring a password for user convenience. SharkLinux features the Ubuntu Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel by default.

I'm a little confused. Could anyone explain why you would enable unrestricted access to sudo rather than making everyone a superuser by default. The security practice seems... flawed.

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TuxMachines: Microsoft Flaws and Windows Back Doors (Coordinated with NSA) Show Their Cost/Toll

5 hours 31 min ago

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Reddit: onair - shairport-sync metadata display and control (xmobar integration tips)

5 hours 52 min ago

Hi /r/linux,

I've recently switched from OS X to Linux (again) and have been greatly enjoying the computing experience of my own grooming. One of the challenges has been my dependence on Apple Music. Fortunately there's an amazing project called shairport-sync that provides an OSS Airport server, allowing me to playback music from my iPhone to my desktop.

This is great, but I found myself constantly grabbing my phone to see what track is now playing or to control playback. Shairport has the ability output playback metadata and there are multiple projects that display this data but I'm using Xmonad and Xmobar and I really wanted to see my track information in my toolbar. I also couldn't find any tools to control playback remotely.

With that in mind I wrote a quick tool called onair that does what I need:

https://github.com/toby/onair

If you run onair with no commands, it starts in server mode and will watch the shairport-sync metadata file and log played tracks to standard out.

You can also run it with a playback command (skip, back, pause) and it will control playback of the connected music source. You need to have an onair server running to use this.

Xmobar integration

It was super easy to get this integrated with xmobar. In my .xinitrc file I have the following:

onair -s > /tmp/onair.log &

The -s flag tells onair to output a newline when the music stops.

Then in my .xmobarrc I have the following Command:

Run Com "tail" [ "-n", "1", "/tmp/onair.log" ] "onair" 50

Which tails the last line of my log file every 5 seconds and updates my toolbar. Using the newline when the music stops means xmobar clears out the track info.

Screenshot

Missing features
  • Doesn't listen on UDP for metadata streams (shariport-sync supports this)
  • No album art
  • Only track playback storage is logging to standard out
  • Just released so probably all kinds of broken stuff

Anyway, this was a fun project and I may eventually extend onair to support other players and storage mechanisms for track playback info (I used to work at Last.fm and a bunch of other places doing this type of stuff). I'd love to hear if anyone has feedback or this is useful.

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