Almost finished this on time…
16th Noodling of things
There are certain numbers, due to my nerdiness, that have importance to me. 16 is one of them. Some people get excited about reaching 10 or 20 or 100, I get excited about base 2 numbers. 8, 16, 32, 64 will be huge! I’ll have to plan something special for number 64.
openSUSE Virtual Installation Party
I decided to have a properly socially distanced virtual installation party with openSUSE Leap 15.2. It was a nice small group of people. I enjoyed this kind of question answer forum. I had a few people on in the BDLL Discord server for live chat and people on YouTube sending messages
Updating openSUSE Documentation on the Wiki
This was sort of an impromptu activity. I wanted to update the documentation that I maintain for openSUSE and decided to do it while on a live stream and make it a chat with virtual friends.
Now on LBRY
Mostly for the reason of having a backup and other options for people to access the content I create
Concern about information being lost in the block-chain. Several videos I have tried to watch stopped playing with errors.
New Podcast to fill in the gap. Linux User Space Podcast with Rocco, Joe Lamothe, Dan Simmons and Leo Chavez
Thoughts on Apple moving to its own silicon
- Big news, already covered Leap 15.2 is out. I will refer back to the previous stuff
- Tumbleweed gets LibreOffice 7
- Tumbleweed Review
- 20200625 Moderate 88
- mutt and ssh tunnel connects fail (2 refs)
- Plasma 5.19.2
- 20200626 Stable 95
- DHCP client, relay, server – package changed so that insserv is not required anymore
- 20200627 Stable 98
- ALSA > 188.8.131.52
- YaST2 and several modules Received updates
- 20200628 Pending Stable 99
- Mesa (20.1.1 -> 20.1.2)
- 20200630 Pending Stable 96
- audacity (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)
- flatpak (1.6.3 -> 1.6.4)
- 20200701 Pending Stable 98
- LibVNCServer (0.9.12 -> 0.9.13)
- YaST received updates along with other modules
- 20200625 Moderate 88
Computer History Retrospective
Computer Chronicles – Storage Devices (1983)
This is a great retrospective on how far we have come with mass storage devices.
Last part of a computer that was still mechanical
At this time there was rapid development happening on magnetic storage mediums. In a short period of time, the technology packed only a few thousand bits per square inch and quickly moved to 8 million bits per square inch and beyond.
Guest, Alan Shugart from Seagate technology shared that the introduction to the 8″ floppy proved the tech and the 5¼” floppy helped in the explosion of the home computer. Intel’s bubble memory device, a solid state device would not ever replace the floppy. Shugart said nothing will replace the floppy and that he didn’t see the 3.5″ replacing the 5¼” floppy because the world’s programs are all written on 5¼” floppies and he can’t see it ever being trans-coded onto another medium.
It is never good to live in fear. The world is indeed a dangerous place, filled with so many things that remind us of our mortality. regardless, you just cannot live in fear. Live every day with hope and optimism. Regardless of the crazy and awful things happening around us, we are still living the best time of human history.