After using #Alpinelinux more and more in my docker containers, I decided to take a closer look at the distribution itself.
What I found was a surprisingly well thought out distro with an elegant packaging format. I'm impressed, and even thinking of helping out with package maintenance. Their tooling around package building is impressive, and I've still only scratched the surface.
This morning I absent-mindedly clicked "Block" instead of "Later" on a #Java update prompt, and then spent 20 minutes figuring out why my browser java applets do not want to start.
I'm embarrassed to admit that it took looking at strace output to trace it back to configuration in ~/.java saying to block applets.
Mondays, am I right? *rolls eyes*
#Running not so harmful after all, it seems.
People speaking before thinking, however, that will always remain harmful.
Ooh, this is interesting - a promising way to speed up #COVID19 testing, reusing infrastructure left over from Human Genome Project and machine learning.
Site is currently being "hugged to death", so this description has to suffice in its place:
Today I learned that Firefox crashes on some pages (e.g. youtube playing a video) if there is not enough space in /dev/shm, _and_ the window is of at least a certain size.
Found that out while trying to make it work in a docker container. "--shm-size 2g" helped. So did making the Firefox window only about 200x200 pixels big.
The fire truck arrived a few minutes later, and now the fire is almost gone. Good job!
I also noticed about fifty people hanging around in groups, casually talking, taking pictures or even smoking(!). That's quite a lot, considering it's 2am. That's not how social distancing works, twerps!
Judging by the smell, it seems to be some pile of wood - reminds me of my mountain hiking days. Except for the size, of course, the fire maybe 10m in diameter. and a few meters tall.
Whoa, I got awakened by crackling of a roaring fire just a few dozens of meters outside the window. Quite surreal. Made sure that the emergency services know about it (they already got it reported), and am now watching. It's not a big fire, but looks quite lively, and it's rather close to some parked cars and an apartment building.
Small-time opensource developer, big-time opensource user.
I like to run.
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