Today I learned about this very handy GNU Bash feature:

cat < /dev/tcp/

How do you check if a remote port is reachable when you do not have any of nc, telnet, wget, curl, and the such? This is how you do it!

Debian Package of the Day #59 is bastet, an ncurses-based tetris clone that tries its best to give you the worst possible blocks.

Debian Package of the Day #58 is iperf, a tool that tests the transfer speeds between a server and a client.

Debian Package of the Day #57 is virt-what, a tool that can detect whether it's running under a virtual instance, and what type of virtual instance.

Debian Package of the Day #56 is steghide, a tool that can embed hidden data into another file.

Debian Package of the Day #54 is automysqlbackup, a package that sets up cron jobs for automated mysql dumps.

My goal for :pixelfed: is to establish a non-profit org that I can transfer the assets/code/instances to.

A proper governance model could take over responsibility for maintaining the project while allowing me to focus on coding.

Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.

There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

Today I uploaded ( to unstable. Please test and let me know how it goes or file a bug.

What I love about this is seeing so many people here learning Debian packaging. Glad that people are also spending the time helping others, it's so much easier learning from a person than navigating the docs by yourself!

In DebConf19 (Brazil) Meeting. Good start I'm already looking forward to in Curitiba.

Question to Minister Tang: What do you wish from Debian? Answer: "I want Debian to live long and prosper"

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