Always keep this in mind: While the global spreading of the #Wuhan-type #Coronavirus is changing the world as we know it, it is likely to be a short-term disruption. #climatechange however is a far bigger issue, addressing the basic conditions for human life to strive on Earth. So please do not forget about long-term challenges seen the dramatic evolution of current events.
Comic snatched from @melinux.

usually you just add undetected resolutions with xrandr but for whatever reason this time it didn't work. it just showed 4:3 display ratio and some weird resolution.

Then I tried to explain forcing modes with edid but this was just too much for the user.

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One of the downsides of linux is hardware support.

I just tried to give support for getting an old monitor with full hd resolution to work through vga port in ubuntu.

After an hour the result was it's still not working and the user just gave up.

Not encouraging for user trying to migrate from windows. There it is just plug and play.

I have been positively surprised how critical the public seems to be about the and government gathering location data from network companies.

Raising awareness is a slow process but it seems to work. I might be annoying nagger to a lot of people but some have actually tell me that they simple didn't know how deep the data collection is and neither did I a few years ago.

Huh I thought was open source. Well I either use it or get zero credits for the rest of semester. Like I have a choice here.

ok it finally works. wifi via ath5k mPCIe card. backlight keyboard. LiFePO4 battery charging. speakers.

The experimental zfs install in is pretty handy. It takes a snapshot of the system every time you install a program or update. Nice.

Very similar to snapper in which I've loved and also used in my other installations.

Trying streaming solutions for #fossnorth. Currently looking at pushing everything through my machine, so OBS -> YT as a final stage. Now figuring out speaker -> me. I wonder if there is a cross platform multi stream thing available so that I can get separate streams of the speaker and the slides/screen.

All input is welcome. Please share for reach!

after a quick look what's going on with and I decided to keep my working laptop with and .

Does the job for me and is a life saver if something goes wrong. waiting for

Back in LTS. seems to be getting faster and faster.

I think I need to reinstall my ...I accidentally put ~amd64 in my make.conf instead of amd64. At least Inkscape doesn't seem to support extensions anymore and I'm expecting more problems in my way with testing versions of packages. Downgrading is not possible or at least so emerge keeps telling me.

This is the downside of this distro, If you mess it up, you're not going to fix it in one evening.

optimisation taking place slowly. Every time I update the kernel I try to take look at the options and remove stuff I don't need.

I tried to take only what is minimal for the system but I got overwhelmed by the options and never got it even to boot so I'm taking the slower approach.

This morning I went to a popular #coffee chain and ordered a coffee and they asked all the usual questions including my name so they could write it on the cup.

“Matt”, I answered. She replied “And is that with two T’s?”

“No teas. Just the coffee thanks!”, I quipped.

And there was NO REACTION :lol_fb:

So after a brief awkward pause I just said "Yes, two Ts"

:coffee_fb: :coffee_fb: :coffee_fb:

Clearly not a fan of #dadjokes.

Did a fresh install of on my t440p. forgot to include swap what eh seems to be working fine.

This time went with and . Tried but for whatever reason it didn't work and I wasn't in a mood for troubleshooting. Still going to try it later.

I wonder when they'll switch ti 5.4 lts kernel.

#Ubuntu is placing ads in its motd when you ssh in.

The way it fetches this ad is by doing

USER_AGENT="curl/$curl_ver $lsb $platform $cpu $uptime cloud_id/$cloud_id"

curl -A "$USER_AGENT" ...

In other words, Ubuntu is sending Canonical tracking information so it can serve you an ad.

This doesn't exactly run every time you log in (it caches the ad in /var/cache), but still... phoning home for a frickin ad?

My installation has proved it's value after I ditched tv. Now I just compile some heavy packages and watch the screen when I feel bored. Much better than reality tv.

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