@klaatu
In the shownotes for 13x12, you forgot the / to close a strong tag, which made everything below it bold:

> from the <strong>a<strong> package set

I had to restart Chrome due to a problem with the pointer texture on Chrome OS (the mouse pointer was a black block, and whenever I moved the mouse, the whole screen went black), and when I Ctrl-Shift-Alt-F2'd back into Arch, I noticed Firefox had gotten killed.
Coincidence? I don't think so.
This *could* be so that in situations where Firefox would get killed anyway due to Chrome restarting (i.e. Crostini), it gets TERMed nicely, so you don't lose any tabs, but I'm not so sure about that...

> Three vulnerabilities were discovered in systemd's journald: two memory corruption bugs and an information leak due to an out-of-bounds read.
> [These] could enable a local root shell in a matter of minutes.

phoronix.com/scan.php?page=new

ChromeOS has an interesting way of making videos play on loop - if you ctrl-click on a video, it will tell you "This video will keep playing until the cows come home."
Do Chromebooks have cow sensors now?

I'm having some problems trying to run 22 (0.22.3-1.1 on openSUSE armv7l) - when running enlightenment_start, it crashes with this:

...
ESTART: 0.93087 [0.00001] - E_Shelf Init Done
ESTART: 0.93090 [0.00003] - MAIN LOOP AT LAST
open: Read-only file system
exit_gdb: 0
E - PID=303, valgrind=0

(Sometimes, I also get `free(): invalid pointer` above the open: line)
Any ideas on what I need to do? (And no, I definitely don't have a read-only FS.)

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Oh boy oh boy. Did you know that password protected SSH keys regularly store the password hash as md5sum? (Except for ED25519 keys). Well, I didn't.

If your private key starts with something like

Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED
DEK-Info: AES-128-CBC,CB973D5520E952B8D5A6B86716C6223F

yeah, that's the kind. You can re-key though by running

ssh-keygen -o -p -f .ssh/my_private_key

Source and good further information here: latacora.singles/2018/08/03/th

@klaatu I remember you asking a few months ago if there were any Google Drive clients that supported looking through your "Shared with me" folder.
Maybe a few months late, but I've found rclone (rclone.org/drive/) supports it.

The new-look Google Chrome, coming soon to a computer near you:
I mean, they decided to put the New Tab button on the LEFT, despite opening tabs to the right. 😕
If you want to try this new and "improved" look, go to chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md and set it to Refresh or Touchable Refresh, though I think you'll need to be in beta channel.
Note that I would not actually consider using Google Chrome for anything, I just haven't got round to removing Chrome OS yet.

Also coming: cursor motion blur.

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There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

I've been having problems with Emacs recently. Maybe I should consider restarting it after updating...

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In most places in India mains power is not present 24x7. Even in big cities, there are frequent power cuts. I self-hosted for a long time on solar power. But, I had to move, and now I run on mains power. Now, I suffer significant downtime due to power cuts. I'll have to work out some battery backup system to get my uptime back on track. Power cut issues are why I don't recommend XMPP to anyone, even though I use it. I wish P2P IM systems like Ring would improve. Over-dependence on server availability is an issue. Even in developed countries, will power supply continue to be reliable given our energy and environmental crisis? I think we need a less energy intensive and more delay tolerant Internet. http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2015/10/how-to-build-a-low-tech-internet.html
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For some reason, the Chrome OS file viewer doesn't show opus files as audio, but if I rename them to *any* audio/video type - ogg, mp3, wav, amr, webm, mp4, mkv, mpeg, flac etc. they play fine. Well, now I know how to impress people with hours of uncompressed audio in a small size.
This feature/bug can also be used to play video files in the audio player.
Yes, this works between image formats too.

Interesting how an evil company supports Linux better than one that loves open source.

Newer Chromebooks have support for reflashing the firmware/EC and accessing the serial console externally via USB, as long as the EC is working.
Newer Windoze devices have support for none of that, and anyway you'll be lucky finding anything with open source firmware from the last 5 years, let alone the EC.
chromium.googlesource.com/chro
chromium.org/chromium-os/devel

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"Beware of the temptation to over-automate, that is, to automate things that really require human attention. Technical infrastructure is important, but what makes a free software project work is care — and intelligent expression of that care — by the humans involved. The technical infrastructure is mainly about giving humans easy ways to apply care."

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you know what would be cool?
if #firefox 's #bookmark folders were actual file system folders and not another reimplementation of them that is virtually inaccessible to systems outside the browser

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