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Have you ever made a shar? Now you can!

Quota, rpm2tgz, sdparm, sed, shadow, and shar.

Meet Ferrakus, the neutral god of mining, stonecraft, earth, and caverns on this week's Chronicles & Commons RPG podcast.

Remote paid gig available:
If you know Ruby and Javascript (and Linux running on AWS) and can debug an API, I can put you in contact with someone looking to pay a developer to get his site up and running. The job was offered to me, but I'm swamped, so I'm looking for someone to recommend in my stead.

Ping me if interested.

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Introducing Ring-KDE 3.0.0! This GNU client enables industry-standard technologies to work together, and provides audio calls, video conferences, chat, screen sharing, and peer to peer file transfer between you and your friends:

Get stats and strategies for Kala war parties on this week's Chronicles 'n Commons:

On this week's GNU World Order: a quick git tip, and listener feedback.

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You can now challenge someone to game of #chess over toots! 💪

It's actually a standalone server in the #fediverse, implementing #activitypub all by itself. 😃

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

I was building a dragonborn PC the other day and noticed that 5e Draconic races don't have an official history yet. Their history is rich, and gets a small mention in the 5e handbook, but it's not clear how the evil origins of 1e/2e Draconians lead to a playable good race in 5e.

This week's Chronicles & Commons looks at Draconics from DragonLance (TSR2021, my earliest D&D book) to 5e, and then explores @BrentNewhall's excellent Kala race.

This week on GNU World Order:
listener feedback, donations, and commentary about how the modern Internet is funded.

Has anybody in my network used TransferWise to transfer money from the USA to $somewhere_else?

Alternately, what do expats use to get their monies out of the USA? Obviously looking for low xfer rates. (I'm not looking to xfer insane amounts; around $5k)

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Here's the first part of my interview with the team (via

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The Digest, now on Mastodon
This is way overdue: I'm now posting Digest notes to, a BSD-specific Mastodon server. It's bothered me for a while that I'm autoposting Digest headlines to Twitter, which is useful for Twitter users but still supporting a walled garden.  Mastodon is a better implementation of a similar idea, and nicely groups all sorts… ...

Do you want to learn more about Red Hat Linux? There's a new community site to enhance your learnin'.


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@klaatu @annika Similarly if you click only the obvious signs then you’ll normally get through. Presumably the difficult ones are where you’re training the machine and if you don’t click them it’s none the wiser and you haven’t helped it learn.

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Rules that all new apps/games I purchase must follow:

Rule #1: No DRM, or no Dollars
Rule #2: No Tux = no bucks
Rule #3: For the love of god, let me remap my keysbinds. I use Dvorak, not QWERTY

Here's some art I commissioned by the amazing @joaogarciart

Highly recommended @krita artist.

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