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One of the things I hate the most about snaps is the so-called "security" system that makes them impossible to extend or fix if something's missing from the snap. Example: GRadio, an otherwise-excellent internet radio player, does not have the MPEG2 AAC codec required to decode my local radio station Q102's stream. If it were […]


Meltdown, Spectre. UGH. The only silver lining is that now I have a valid reason to stop livepatching pre-2018 kernels.

Sorry, not interested

"a look at how Ubuntu can power financial institutions" How about we take a look at how financial institutions go against everything the word "Ubuntu" means? How about we look at the way these places maximize harm on their own customers for their own profit? How about we look at how they screwed over everyone […]

Artful Aardvark comes out THURSDAY. UPDATE.

It has been a long time since I was this happy about an OS update. :) Freedom looks great on it, and damn the kernel is NICE. I'm running it on my GPD WIN and stuff works. Not everything, mind, the screen dimmer isn't quite there yet but everything else is quite sweet. I'll have […]

Make that 2 systems

So, I got two systems that even together were less than one system from Lenovo or Alienware. First is Beast, it's an ASUS gaming laptop. GTX980/4G with 3.3THz i7, 32 GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB of 7200 rpm hard drive. It's 17.3" screen, and 10 pounds, so it is a monster. Ubuntu runs […]


If you don't grok the acronym, don't worry about it. OK, so I was reading about this Parrot AR Drone I have, how to mod and work with the software on it, and it turns out the sucker can run an Ubuntu chroot, all you have to do is give it some USB storage and […]