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CC


I moved CC into a container, and finally took down the ancient Vaio server that was supporting the old setup. Quite a run for a Pentium 4 from 2002!

LOL, Damn


So, MS has their own version of R (a stats language). They tried making a deb, and in their postinst, delete /bin/sh and relink it. OK. I was a n00b once, and even I didn't think it was a good idea to DELETE someone's shell inside of an installation script. Talk about brave/stupid. Maybe that's […]

Sick of This


Go away, Microsoft. Now I've moved my old Github apps over to CC's Git page, so they'll be safe, but much harder to find. I am really getting sick of people and companies destroying the things I care about for their own benefit, and acting like they're doing me a favor.

Snaprant


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 […]

Boo


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

Dammit, Firefox


Two steps forward, three steps back. They made such a great improvement on performance, and then they have to totally ruin things by selling out to Mr. Robot? It's a browser, not a frikkin' advertisement engine!

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 […]