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I love exploring free and open source technologies and how to use them to build a dynamic and more inclusive Space Age.

#FOSS #Space #Spacecraft #LMDE #Debian #Linux #Vegan #Books

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dwarmstrong, to Electronics
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My copy of "The New Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen" by @SexyCyborg has arrived with "Shenzhen speed"!

The city is an amazing place, and looking at the book's maps of Hua Qiang District and reading the captions makes me want to return for another look and play with some electronic components!

kzimmermann, (edited ) to random
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The more I read @glynmoody 's Walled Culture book, the more I think how the copyright industry is a bunch of fucking crybabies.

Sharing culture is more than caring; it's duty.

dwarmstrong,
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@glynmoody Your articles and especially "Rebel Code" introduced me to Linux and this whole idea of Libre/Open Source. Thanks for providing the new book as a downloadable DRM-free epub. Looking forward to reading!

dwarmstrong, to random
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"Every ego, so far from being a unity is in the highest degree a manifold world, a constellated heaven, a chaos of forms, of states and stages, of inheritances and potentialities. It appears to be a necessity as imperative as eating and breathing for everyone to be forced to regard this chaos as a unity and to speak of his ego as though it were a one-fold and clearly detached and fixed phenomenon. Even the best of us shares the delusion."
-- Hermann Hesse

https://www.themarginalian.org/2024/02/18/hesse-soul/

Reuven, to python
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Can you believe it? We're 8 weeks into 2024.

If you've promised yourself that this is the year you'll be learning , then I have great news for you: You can!

Check out my free, 15-hour course, "Python for non-programmers," at https://buff.ly/3uuDSWZ. Many thousands of people have taken it, gaining a valuable (and fun!) skill.

You can totally do it. I promise!

dwarmstrong,
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@Reuven Just a heads-up ... the included link points to a mis-spelled URL - https://pythonfornonpogrammers.com/ - with a missing "r".

Thanks for offering this resource! I need to devote some focused time to improving my Python.

dwarmstrong, to fedora
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I'm curious about Linux immutable distros, and have been meaning to give @fedora and its "atomic desktop" a go.

Bonus: there is a version/spin available that uses Sway as the default desktop:

https://fedoraproject.org/atomic-desktops/sway/

dwarmstrong, to music
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I've been on a bit of an Alphaville kick this week ... and just love this remake of a song I probably last heard in the '80s. "Summer in Berlin" is one of their more obscure songs but its now my favourite!

"Open your eyes and let the Sun break in for a while ..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyjEmrUmWsQ

Those synths!

dwarmstrong, to space
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dwarmstrong, to random
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To use the Colemak keymap in the console on Chimera Linux:

For the current session ...

loadkeys colemak/en-latin9

Permanently ... modify /etc/default/keyboard by adding ...

KMAP=colemak/en-latin9

... and enable it in the current session by running setupcon.

dwarmstrong, to random
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Chimera Linux is a distro doing interesting things:

https://fosdem.org/2024/schedule/event/fosdem-2024-2524-2023-in-chimera-linux/

https://fosdem.org/2024/schedule/event/fosdem-2024-2555-building-a-linux-distro-with-llvm/

Interesting enough that I just installed Chimera on my test Thinkpad with a setup that uses LUKS encryption with LVM on top. I'm curious to learn more!

dwarmstrong, to Electronics
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@SexyCyborg Really enjoyed the original edition by Bunnie. Looking forward to receiving my copy of the new edition in the mail:

https://www.crowdsupply.com/machinery-enchantress/the-new-essential-guide-to-electronics-in-shenzhen/updates/thanks-for-your-support

"If everyone is happy with this book, I’d like to try another- more on the manufacturing end, how to bring a product to market at Shenzhen Speed, but only if there’s interest."

Count me as interested!

#Electronics #Shenzhen #Books

dwarmstrong, to space
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"Ingenuity may forever change the way NASA, other space agencies, and eventually private companies explore and settle the Solar System. The program did so by using commercial, off-the-shelf parts... Ingenuity uses a 2015-era smartphone computer chip, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It has a mass of half an ounce ... [and is] 100 times more powerful than everything JPL has sent into deep space, combined" ...

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/01/now-that-weve-flown-on-mars-what-comes-next-in-aerial-planetary-exploration/

#Ingenuity #Mars #Space #Spacecraft

dwarmstrong, to python
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Using pyenv makes it easy to install and switch between multiple versions of Python on a Linux system. It also enables a clean separation between the Python installed by the system (required for its maintenance and to satisfy package dependencies), and other Python versions and libraries installed by the user:

https://www.dwarmstrong.org/pyenv/

#Python #Debian #Linux

dwarmstrong, to Futurology
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Touchdown! Maybe upside down? TBD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muK6gFtv7_o

Congratulations JAXA!

#MoonLanding #Moon #Robot #JAXA #Japan

dwarmstrong, to Futurology
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Japan is GO for landing on the Moon this morning!

Live streaming starts at 9AM EST and landing scheduled for 10:20 EST ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udh6kvjZYC8

Mission background ...

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/18/1225328376/japan-moon-landing-robot-transformers-jaxa

"Japan is about to attempt one of the hardest tricks in space exploration: a soft landing on the moon ... and if all goes well, a robot designed by the company that invented Transformers will rove the lunar surface."

#MoonLanding #Moon #JAXA #Robot

dwarmstrong, to random
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What would it be like to evolve from human to machine intelligence, spread through the Universe, and travel to the end of time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UxUS6bPiT8

dwarmstrong, to linux
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Testing ... and testing ... and testing GCC is proving to be the longest-running bit of this "Linux From Scratch" build to date ...

https://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter08/gcc.html

All good fun and learning some new tricks, though! :linux: 🙂

dwarmstrong,
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@thindil Yes ... I imagine Firefox would be a beast of a compile on a 10-year old Thinkpad!

I won't be continuing onward to BLFS, though. I'm doing LFS as a straightforward learning exercise in the basic building blocks of a Linux system and compiling software. And for that purpose its proving to be illuminating.

dwarmstrong, to debian
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On my daily use desktop, I like to keep the system updated manually. However, on servers, especially once you get into several devices, upgrading can quickly get repetitive and timely security updates may be put off.

I use unattended-upgrades to automate the process:
https://www.dwarmstrong.org/unattended-upgrades/

#Debian #Linux

dwarmstrong, to linux
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Linux From Scratch pointed me to this useful beginner's guide to building and installing source code:
https://moi.vonos.net/linux/beginners-installing-from-source/

dwarmstrong, to debian
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With the release of Debian 12, I decided that - instead of my usual setup of Xorg + Openbox - I would explore Wayland and a different desktop environment.

After making the switch to Sway and using it on both Linux and FreeBSD I find myself liking it very much!

Sway quickly gets you 90% towards a usable desktop. Its that 10% where you're crafting your own desktop just the way you like it that takes some experimenting!

This is how I do it:
https://www.dwarmstrong.org/sway/

#Sway #Wayland #Debian #Linux

dwarmstrong,
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@flxzt Happy it proved useful!

dwarmstrong,
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@codemonkeymike I hope it proves useful!

dwarmstrong,
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@codemonkeymike This will give you a minimal, console-only setup which you can build upon and make just the way you like it:
https://www.dwarmstrong.org/minimal-debian/

dwarmstrong,
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@codemonkeymike True ... "3.1 Network" covers a basic setup of /etc/network/interfaces for a network connection.

But after that, nmtui or iwctl is just a ...

apt install network-manager iwd

... away.

Just be sure to comment out any entries in the interfaces file to let NetworkManager take over management of that network interface.

dwarmstrong, to debian
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Debian 12 aka "Bookworm" is the latest stable release of the popular Linux operating system. I use Debian's network installer image to create a minimal, console-only base configuration that can be customized for various tasks, servers, and desktops:
https://www.dwarmstrong.org/minimal-debian/

dwarmstrong,
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@m4callik I hope it proves useful!

dwarmstrong, to FreeBSD
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After performing a few installs of FreeBSD, these are my personal notes of steps taken and choices made. A distilled, short and sweet version of Chapter 2 in the FreeBSD Handbook.

Hardware used is a Thinkpad T480s with 24GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and Intel integrated ethernet/wireless/gpu. Architecture is 'amd64'.

There is always more than one way to do it. This is mine. 🙂

https://www.dwarmstrong.org/freebsd-install/

dwarmstrong,
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@grahamperrin I did a fresh install of FreeBSD today and - as per your advice - bumped up swap to 32G. Because why not? 🙂

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