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Gunnar Wolf - Nice grey life

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Raspberry Pi 4, now running your favorite distribution!
Great news, great news! New images available!Grab them while they are hot! With lots of help (say, all of the heavy lifting) from the Debian Raspberry Pi Maintainer Team, we have finally managed to provide support for auto-building and serving bootable minimal Debian images for the Raspberry Pi 4 family of single-board, cheap, small, hacker-friendly computers! The Raspberry Pi 4 was released close to a year ago, and is a very major bump in the Raspberry lineup; it took us this long because we needed to wait until all of the relevant bits entered Debian (mostly the kernel bits). The...

On masters and slaves, whitelists and blacklists...
LWN published today yet another great piece of writing, Loaded terms in free software. I am sorry, the content will not be immediately available to anybody following at home, as LWN is based on a subscription model — But a week from now, the article will be open for anybody to read. Or you can ask me (you most likely can find my contact addresses, as they are basically everywhere) for a subscriber link, I will happily provide it. In consonance with the current mood that started with the killing of George Floyd and sparked worldwide revolts against police brutality,...

Tor from Telmex. When I say "achievement unlocked", I mean it!
The blockade has ended! For some introduction.. Back in 2016, Telmex –Mexico’s foremost communications provider and, through the brands grouped under the América Móvil brand, one of Latin America’s most important ISPs– set up rules to block connecitons to (at least) seven of Tor’s directory authorities (DirAuths). We believe they might have blocked all of them, in an attempt to block connections from Tor from anywhere in their networks, but Tor is much more resourceful than that 😉 so, the measure was not too effective. Only… Some blocking did hurt Telmex’s users: The ability to play an active role in...

Heads up → Online MiniDebConf is Online
I know most Debian people know about this already – But in case you don’t follow the usual Debian communications channels, this might interest you! Given most of the world is still under COVID-19 restrictions, and that we want to work on Debian, given there is no certainty as to what the future holds in store for us… Our DPL –fearless as they always are– had the bold initiative to make this weekend into the first-ever miniDebConf Online (MDCO)! So, we are already halfway through DebCamp (which means, you can come and hang out with us in the debian.social DebCamp...

Certified printer fumes
After losing a fair bit of hair due to quality and reliability issues with our home laser multifunctional (Brother DCP1600-series, which we bought after checking it was meant to work on Linux… And it does, but with a very buggy, proprietary driver — Besides being the printer itself of quite low quality), we decided it was time to survey the market again, and get a color inkjet printer. I was not very much an enthusiast of the idea, until I found all of the major manufacturers now offer refillable ink tanks instead of the darn expensive cartridges of past decades....

Fresh, daily built Debian images for your Raspberries (finally!)
So, after I took over –or at least, said to take over– maintainership of the Raspberry Pi build images originally produced by Michael Stapelberg in mid-2018, I pushed very few updates. Yes, there was some good and visible work, migrated the image-spec repository from GitHub to Salsa, ironed out several outstanding issues, and –most important for me– managed to get an image built and running for all Raspberry models below the Raspberry Pi 4 Today, I am happy to announce a very good step in the right direction, so I am now… Announcing raspi.debian.net! I have registered and set up...

For real...
Our good friend, Octavio Méndez «Octagesimal», passed away due to complications derived from COVID-2019. Long-time free software supporter, very well known for his craft –and for his teaching– with Blender. Great systems administrator. 45 year old, father of two small girls, husband of our dear friend Claudia. We are all broken. We will miss you. For real, those that can still do it: Stay safe. Stay home.

Made in what?
Say… What? Just bought a 5-pack of 64GB USB keys. Am about to test them to ensure their actual capacity. … And the label is… Actually true! For basically anything we are likely to encounter, specially in electronics. But still, it demands a photo before opening. How come I’ve never come across anything like this before? :-] update Of course, just opening the package yielded this much more traditional (and much more permanent) piece of information:

Made with Creative Commons at FIL Minería
Book presentation! Again, this message is mostly for people that can be at Mexico City on a relatively short notice. Do you want to get the latest scoop on our translation of Made with Creative Commons? Are you interested in being at a most interesting session presented by the two officials of Creative Commons Mexico chapter, Irene Soria (@arenita) and Iván Martínez (@protoplasmakid) and myself? Then… Come to the always great 41 Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería! We will have the presentation next Monday (2020.02.24), 12:00, in Auditorio Sotero Prieto (Palacio de Minería). How to get there?...

Migrated to Jekyll
I first started this blog back in October 2004. Back then, I used a now-defunct blog engine written by some friends of mine — JAWS, or Just Another Weblog System. My blog remained with JAWS for four years, but by February 2008, I decided to switch over to Drupal 5; I needed to properly evaluate it in order to use it at work, so I migrated my blog to use Drupal instead. And behold! You can still look at my half-decent and quite long (and specific to my site) JAWS to Drupal 5 migration script! The upgrade to Drupal 6...


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