07/21: quilt

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Here is another Hacker Public Radio episode. I’ve asked for the Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 slot. It will be show 2619. Below I’ve posted the show notes.

A Gentle Introduction to Quilt

Or, patch management for software.

Speaker Intro

Hi, I’m bjb. I’m a programmer.

Motivation and topic intro

I needed to learn how to use the software tool “quilt“, so you get to listen to my podcast about an introduction to quilt. One more reference.

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Yesterday I upgraded LineageOS from 14.1 to 15.1, and TWRP from 3.1.1.0 to 3.2.1.0. It was a lot harder than it should have been, because I was missing a few details on how it all works.

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It’s annoying to have to type file:///usr/share/doc/debian-policy/fhs/fhs-2.3.html when you want to see the File Hierarchy Standard … so I made a “desktop icon” pointing to several debian references. After way too much fishing around, I ended up doing the following on my xfce4-based desktop:

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03/16: netdev0x12

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The next netdev conference will be held this July 11 — 13 in Montreal. Check out the official web site http://www.netdevconf.org/0x12/.
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Why do I want to run a second X server on my desktop? So I can log in with another account without logging out of the first.

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UPDATE 20180611: It is called “acmeshell” now.

My ssl certificate expired the other day and I had to replace it.

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Recently I recorded an episode for Hacker Public Radio. It answers some questions that another contributor, knox, had about virtualenvwrapper. My episode will (if all goes well) be published on June 27 as episode 2322.

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I had a very smooth upgrade of a Debian wheezy system to Devuan jessie. This is a small system that doesn’t have a desktop or use any other dbus things — it mostly runs as an unattended server and I only connect to it occasionally.

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Happy birthday Devuan!

Devuan is a systemd-less fork of Debian.

02/12: netdev

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I’m lucky enough to be sitting in the netconf conference, with Pablo Ayuso, Jamal Hadi Salim, David Miller and others. They are discussing current and proposed future work on the networking subsystem of the Linux kernel.

This is the by-invitation-only mini-conference. Many of the attendees here will speak at the open-registration netdev01 conference from Feb 14 — 17 at the same venue (the Westin Hotel, downtown Ottawa). It’s looking like that conference will be really great. It’s not too late to sign up! I’ll definitely be there.