Anyone have a wireless networking card or computer with wireless
networking they would be willing to donate to the cub scouts?
For last years pinewood derby we used DerbyNet (
https://jeffpiazza.github.io/derbynet/). It was great. We want to step
it up a bit this year. I'd like to have a computer running the software
and tablets connecting wirelessly to register cars. This way we can
take pictures of every car as they are registered.
I have some old computers which could be used but none have wireless
Thank you again for letting me present on Silverblue, Toolbox, and
Flatpak for December's WLUG meeting! I've uploaded a PDF copy of the
slideshow material to my Google Drive for anyone who couldn't make it
to the meeting and/or wants to look at some of the references inside:
Admittedly the material itself can be difficult to understand as it was
made more to complement an oral presentation format, but I could
continue improving on the material to make it more complete if there's
enough interest, plus much development has been going on around
containers that it makes sense to update it anyway.
I hope everyone is having an excellent time enjoying the holidays!
I picked up a copy of some x-rays and MRIs. They're on a CD, encrypted,
with Windows viewer software. Has anyone figured out how to view these in
Linux? I have the password to decrypt, I just don't know what software to
use (without resorting to Windows).
I think it may actually be a DICOM file format.
Here's a link to the viewer software:
We've got a meeting this Thursday on December 19th 2019!
Location: WPI Campus Center Mid-Century room (our usual haunt)
Date & Time: December 19th, 2019
Our speaker this month is Joshua Stone. He's going to giving a talk about a
couple of cool technologies in Fedora! Josh provided me some details about
these innovations so I've mashed them up and included them below.
*Silverblue* s a Fedora variant designed around immutability where a new
system image is committed as the new /sysroot without affecting the state
of the running system. This is reminiscent of Android A/B updates, although
the update backend -- ostree -- has elements of a version control system
*Toolbox* is also interesting as it lets you switch into an unprivileged
development environment that can be built up and torn down without
affecting the host as tools are installed inside a container.
*Flatpak* uses the same file storage backend as Silverblue to manage apps
runtimes. This app distribution technology allows you to decouple apps and
operating systems as everything is built and run inside a sandbox, making
upgrades easier. Compare needing only one version of an app to package as a
flatpak, versus packaging for different versions.
As usual, snacks and refreshments will be provided and afterwards we'll
head off for dinner to continue the conversation.
I am leery of the allegiances of any politician who refers to their
constituents as "consumers".
I blew away my Linux Mint installation today and installed Manjaro. All my
media for my Plex server was on a separate drive that was mounted at
/Media. Now it's at /run/media/richspk/Media/, and Plex can't see anything
below richspk. My /etc/fstab is much more spartan than I'd expected. sda
is a Windows install, sdb is media, and sdc is the Manjaro install. Should
I add /Media (sdb) to /etc/fstab, or should I mount it some other way?
This is what /etc/fstab looks like right now:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
UUID=26dedffb-3099-4a86-b565-c2e8adec81b2 / ext4
defaults,noatime,discard 0 1
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs
defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
And current block devices:
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT UUID
loop0 7:0 0 89.1M 1 loop /var/lib/snapd/snap/core/8039
sda 8:0 0 465.8G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 500M 0 part
├─sda2 8:2 0 464.5G 0 part
└─sda3 8:3 0 846M 0 part
sdb 8:16 0 2.7T 0 disk /run/media/richspk/Media
sdc 8:32 0 931.5G 0 disk
└─sdc1 8:33 0 931.5G 0 part /