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Another Debian birthday, another Debian birthday cake. Happy 25th birthday, Debian.

undecorated, molded chocolate cake (Debian logo imprinted into cake) same cake with icing sugar sifted over the top, to make the chocolate cake look white Chocolate zucchini cake, decorated with Debian swirl

It is still the chocolate-zucchini cake, but with cherry pie filling this time.

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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 20180909: Try to conform to Let’s Encrypt™ trademark policy. Let’s Encrypt is a trademark of the Internet Security Research Group. All rights reserved.

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.