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⚓ Post #0: Links 09/12/2022: Kubernetes 1.26 and Linux 6.1 Ready This Weekend

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #1: [Meme] Sirius Corporation: In A League Of Its Own

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

When I joined Sirius ‘Open Source’ it was still funded well enough to offer swag, uniform, and even sponsorship; gone are those days

⚓ Post #2: Lack of Principles and a Lack of Honesty at Sirius ‘Open Source’ (Which Was Gradually Moving Away From Open Source)

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Sirius ‘Open Source’ is still the official name of the company, but the company isn't really ‘Open Source’ anymore; it's not a viable company either, it's run by only a handful of people

⚓ Post #3: The Linux Foundation’s Annual Report Was Made on an Apple Mac and Published in Proprietary Web Site

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Today (or earlier this week) the Linux Foundation boasts about its “community” (Microsoft and other Linux-hostile corporations it fronts for); it probably doesn’t want readers to know that its rejection of both GNU/Linux and “Open Source” is showing (the Foundation is not run by people who support Linux, they’re just exploiting the brand)

⚓ Post #4: IRC Proceedings: Thursday, December 08, 2022

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

IRC logs for Thursday, December 08, 2022

⚓ Post #5: Links 08/12/2022: Deepin 20.8 and CERN, Fermilab Move to AlmaLinux

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #6: [Meme] Sirius Corporation Run by Dummies

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

At Sirius ‘Open Source’, the fish rots from the head down

⚓ Post #7: Code of Conduct-Like Culture at Sirius ‘Open Source’ (Managers Never Held Accountable for Anything, Other Staff Blamed for Management’s Failures)

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Sirius was abandoned a week ago (my wife and I resigned with immediate effect), leaving a skeleton crew that’s about 50% ‘management’ (barely qualified or not qualified at all) and 50% 'low-paid' geeks (what’s left of them); guess who’s blaming who and who always gets punished

⚓ Post #8: Virtually (i.e. Online) and for Only One Hour the EPO’s Staff Representation Was Allowed to Discuss Many Lingering Concerns

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

“Report on the LSCMN meeting with VP4 of 9 November 2022″ (i.e. one month ago) is being circulated this week; “On 9 November 2022,” says the union or the local officials (Staff Union of the EPO, or SUEPO for short, has overlaps), “the Local Staff Committee Munich (LSCMN) met with VP4, Ms Nellie Simon, to discuss a number of prevailing local matters in a virtual meeting which had been scheduled, as had the previous one, for one hour only.” (the usual; they intentionally don’t allocate sufficient time)

⚓ Post #9: [Meme] António Campinos-Controlled (EPO-Commissioned) Surveys Are Just for Show (to Help ‘Validate’ Lies)

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

The real EPO survey is not that one conducted by (and for) António Campinos

⚓ Post #10: European Patent Office (EPO) on the Decline, According to the Fifth Edition of the Technologia Staff Survey

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Today we share some documents that circulated amongst EPO staff yesterday; it's about this year's staff survey that was not conducted by the EPO itself (to serve EPO management and its twisted agenda

⚓ Post #11: Free Software is So Robust That Its Opponents Need to Travel 12 Months Back in Time in Order to Find Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD) Material

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Microsoft- and Linux Foundation-connected sites help smear or stigmatise Free software (citing hostile 'experts'); this week they borrow news from 12 months ago to make a point

⚓ Post #12: IDG Has Resorted to Microsoft Marketing SPAM Instead of Actual Journalism

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Microsoft puff pieces are published as "opinions", disguised as "news" while in fact serving no purpose other than marketing

⚓ Post #13: Open Invention Network (OIN) Protects Amazon and AWS From Activists Like Us Who Want to Abolish Software Patents Through Reforms of the Patent Systems

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

The Open Invention Network (OIN) does not exist to serve the Free software community but to work against it; the latest joining (AWS) proves this

⚓ Post #14: Sirius ‘Open Source’ and the Money Missing From the Pension

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Sirius ‘Open Source’ is unable to cope with basic legal requirements such as sending payslips to staff (this hasn’t been done for months already!) and such issues have gone on for almost 4 years already

⚓ Post #15: IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Posted on Wednesday December 07, 2022

IRC logs for Wednesday, December 07, 2022

⚓ Post #16: Links 07/12/2022: ArcoLinux Beta 23.01 and Cryostat 2.2

Posted on Wednesday December 07, 2022

Links for the day

⚓ Post #17: [Meme] Where Did the Money Go?

Posted on Wednesday December 07, 2022

Sirius ‘Open Source’ became a company that cannot even do accounting right; pertinent technical employees had to do a lot of chasing for years just to get the basics rectified


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⚓ Post #0: KDE Gear 22.12 Improves Dolphin, Gwenview, Kate, Kalendar, KDE Connect, and Many Apps

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

The KDE Project announced today the release of the KDE Gear 22.12 software suite for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and other projects with many improvements for various apps.

⚓ Post #1: A Linux file manager for Emacs fans

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Dired is included with Emacs and is a useful text-based file manager on Linux.

⚓ Post #5: today's leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

what remains...

⚓ Post #7: Vivaldi Browser Now Boasts Mastodon Integration (UDPATED)

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Mastodon is now baked into the latest builds of the Vivaldi web browser

⚓ Post #8: today's leftovers

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

A mixture of news

⚓ Post #9: Linux Devices and Open Hardware

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Lots of items today

⚓ Post #10: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Coding-related posts

⚓ Post #11: Tea Raises $8.9M to Introduce a New Protocol Helping Open-Source Developers Get Paid

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Tea is an open-source unified package manager used by many developers worldwide

⚓ Post #12: Android Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

How to Block Websites on Android

⚓ Post #13: Graphics: V3D and Wayland

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Graphics in KDE and Linux in general

⚓ Post #14: New Kubernetes 1.26 release boosts security, storage, teases dynamic resource allocation

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

In the cloud-native space, where applications are purpose built and delivered to run in the cloud, one technology in particular rises above all others — Kubernetes

⚓ Post #15: Videos and Shows: Pepper&Carrot Motion Comic, ChatGPT, and Linux in the Ham Shack

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

New multimedia (Krita, Linux, and more)

⚓ Post #16: Linux kernel 6.1: Rusty release could be a game-changer

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

With 6.1, however, there is something fundamentally different. For the first time in Linux's history, in addition to C, you'll be able to use another language, Rust, for kernel development.

⚓ Post #17: Proprietary Failures

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

mostly Windows

⚓ Post #18: Security Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

4 stories here

⚓ Post #19: Best GUI Tools for MySQL on Linux

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Some are proprietary though

⚓ Post #20: PostgreSQL: Pgfe v2.1.0 Released

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Version 2.1.0 of a cross-platform, feature rich PostgreSQL C++ driver released.

⚓ Post #21: today's howtos

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

5 more howtos for this morning

⚓ Post #22: Red Hat Leftovers

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

IBM fluff mostly

⚓ Post #23: Software: Kabmat, SSH Front Ends, and Blender/Ubuntu Requirements

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Articles about Free software

⚓ Post #24: Keyboard Fetishes and System76

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

Lots on keyboards today

⚓ Post #25: 5 Linux Distros for Steam Gaming

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

There are hundreds of Linux distros published on the internet, all of which are different and made for their own purposes

⚓ Post #26: Games: Proton Experimental, RTX, and New Steam Games with Native GNU/Linux Clients

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

3 stories

⚓ Post #27: Asahi Linux Released First Version of Apple GPU Driver (Alpha)

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

The Asahi Linux team released the first Apple GPU driver, and you can install it on your Apple M1 and M2 devices.

⚓ Post #28: today's howtos

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

half a dozen more

⚓ Post #29: VirtualBox User ID and Password for Unattended Installation

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Here's the VirtualBox default user id and password, and how to enable and disable unattended installation.

⚓ Post #30: Fedora Community Blog: F37 elections voting now open

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Many links

⚓ Post #31: 8 Best Free and Open Source Sticky Note Applications

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

It has often been said that information confers power, and that the most important currency in our culture today is information

⚓ Post #32: Security Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

4 more stories

⚓ Post #33: today's howtos

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

5 more for early morning

⚓ Post #34: Fedora and Red Hat

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Some IBM stuff

⚓ Post #35: Chrome Dev 110 and Chrome Beta 109

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Development releases

⚓ Post #36: Gemini Articles of Interest

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Gemini protocol posts and pages from the past few days

⚓ Post #37: Programming Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Python and more

⚓ Post #38: Shows: InfinitelyGalactic, BSD Now, and Linux Action

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

3 new ones

⚓ Post #39: CERN, Fermilab select AlmaLinux as standard for big science

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

IBM's loss

⚓ Post #40: Servers: Docker, Istio, Oracle, and Clown Computing Hype

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Back-end technologies

⚓ Post #41: Devices With Linux and Open Platforms

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Many picks here

⚓ Post #42: Manage your file system from the Linux terminal

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

I tend to enjoy lightweight applications

⚓ Post #43: Windows and Proprietary Software

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

5 more links for the day

⚓ Post #44: Security Leftovers

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Several stories for the day

⚓ Post #45: Kumandar Linux: Lightweight Debian - Xfce Spin with Windows 7 Look

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

A new Linux distribution Kumandar Linux is under development (Alpha stage), and it makes switching to Linux easier with a default Windows 7 look.

⚓ Post #46: Deepin 20.8 is officially released!

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

New release from China

⚓ Post #47: Check Out This Awesome Adwaita Theme for Steam Linux Client

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Are you an avid gamer who loves the look of GNOME’s Adwaita theme?

⚓ Post #48: IDAD is coming soon: Stand with us in support of the freedom to share on December 16

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

New from FSF

⚓ Post #49: today's howtos

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

long batch of howtos


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Latest Updates

⚓ Post #2: FTC Files an Antitrust Lawsuit Against Microsoft (UPDATED)

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

again and again

⚓ Post #3: Apple GPU drivers now in Asahi Linux (UPDATED)

Posted on Friday December 09, 2022

We’re excited to announce our first Apple GPU driver release

⚓ Post #4: PHP 8.2.0 Released! (UPDATED)

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.2.0. This release marks the latest minor release of the PHP language.

⚓ Post #6: Xfce 4.18 Looks Exciting – Check Out Its Best New Features (UPDATED)

Posted on Thursday December 08, 2022

Xfce 4.18 features a raft of enhancements to this lightweight desktop environment. In this post I run through the best new features and changes.

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