Category: free software

Rust vs Go – Open Source is about enabling users – Rust lang will complement C around the GNU Linux Kernel (for better safety) “Amazon, Microsoft, Google” and the White House, want to make Open Source more secure
16.05.2022

Open Source is about enabling users “Amazon, Microsoft, Google” and the White House, want to help make Open Source more secure… https://www.golem.de/news/openssf-150-millionen-us-dollar-sollen-open-source-absichern-2205-165382.html https://www.golem.de/news/openssf-linux-foundation-will-security-praxis-vereinheitlichen-2008-150036.html src of src: “White House OSS Mobilization Plan” 2022: https://openssf.org/blog/2022/05/11/testimony-to-the-us-house-committee-on-science-and-technology/ 2020: “The OpenSSF is a cross-industry collaboration […]

PinePhone Pro can run full blown LibreOffice
16.12.2021

#noice! 😎👍✌️☕ release date? release date: still unkown (run a search) (checkout what pine hardware is in stock and what not) specs? (once it becomes available) will have: 13MP Sony IMX258, https://www.devicespecifications.com/en/editor-review/3cd963/8 (the cam its okay but not great, so […]

What is Right – What is Wrong – with great powers comes great responsibility (aka the “Peter-Parker-principle” (Spiderman 2002)) – Big Tech with better and betters Tools and without better Ethics Morals unkowing what is Right or Wrong
17.07.2021

in short: humans per default, without an education might just be “better” apes. Some parts of mankind behave very primitive and clearly show no signs of higher intelligence or education. The troubles start, when the tools become more and more […]

unit of data storage – byte kilobyte megabyte gigabyte terabyte petabyte exabyte zettabyte yottabyte nonabyte doggabyte kibibyte mebibyte gibibyte tebibyte pebibyte exbibyte zebibyte yobibyte nobibyte dogbibyte
12.01.2021

Byte The term byte was coined by Werner Buchholz in June 1956,[4][13][14][b] during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch[15][16][1][13][14][17][18] computer, http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/text/IBM/Stretch/pdfs/Buchholz_102636426.pdf backup mirror: PLANNING A COMPUTER SYSTEM BROJECT STRETCH Buchholz Campbell_102636426.pdf which had addressing to the bit and […]

1984 mass surveillance: for a better world? – trust – mass surveillance – and why is there so much violence on TV? – the trust problem between gov and citizens needs to be addressed – Trump to end all encryption? – short version summary of 1984
05.04.2020

scroll down and behave! (slaves of digital dictatorships) short version summary of 1984: short version: 1984 needs to be avoided at any cost. because: it is evil. (Google did not drop it’s motto “don’t be evil” for nothing) in essence: […]

GNU Linux – how to – great font preview selection tools – Fedora CentOS RedHat – adding new fonts to the system for LibreOffice to use
15.12.2019

two neat tools to preview fonts hostnamectl; # tested with Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-18-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 su – root apt update apt install font-manager creditz: https://manned.org/font-manager/0194121f   apt install font-manager gnome-font-viewer creditz: https://blogs.gnome.org/jamesh/ Adding new […]

RUST – most loved programming language ever – C++ with safety – new programming language from Mozilla for Mozilla and Safety – now also with step debugging
17.08.2019

is Rust safer than C/C++? “show me the src” https://github.com/rust-lang https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/tree/master/src DebConf 2019: Why would a python programmer learn rust when there are no jobs in it https://ytpak.net/watch?v=IYLf8lUqR40 “This means no matter what language you use, the only safe way […]

ntpd – when fundamentals fail
06.07.2019

servers/clients/computers/programs/services/webservers need accurate time… they usually get it from time servers that have an atomic clock attached to their USB port. (just guessing) ping time.google.com PING time.google.com (216.239.35.4) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from time2.google.com (216.239.35.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=43.5 […]

Recommended tested Hardware – Superb Wifi WLAN Adapter Chipset Atheros AR9285 Mini PCIE for GNU Linux Debian 10 Ubuntu and Trisquel 8.0 test run on Lenovo t440 and LibreBooted Lenovo x60s – disabled by evil “hardware switch” wifi card pin 20 fix
03.07.2019

different sizes… different standards… every year? why? it is hard to find wifi cards that are supported by open source drivers even worse: there seems to be NOT A SINGLE wifi card vendor, that makes the firmware public (why actually?) […]

how to ssh into your android phone
01.07.2019

update: 2020-05 for whatever reason the following SSHDroid app does not work anymore. please checkout the even easier to use (default port: 2222) and setup: SimpleSSHD (Easy to use SSH server) – https://f-droid.org/app/org.galexander.sshd # start the ssh server app # […]