European website to buy used and refurbished IT hardware (including refurbished servers, workstations, desktop PCs, laptops and components):

bargainhardware.co.uk/

An entirely self-contained Puppet control repository: custom Puppet code, internal and external Puppet modules, Hiera YAML configuration and all the boilerplate around it.

blog.cubieserver.de/2019/self-

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Remacs has moved to its own GitHub organisation, to reflect the growing community! github.com/remacs

We have a whole bunch of friendly contributors :)

A livereload web server in Python: a very nice tool when you want to fiddle with some HTML/CSS/JS. Just hit 'save' in your favorite editor and it will automatically refresh the website in your browser!

github.com/lepture/python-live

Two interesting lightning talks about e-mail @ FOSDEM19

Autocrypt - Automating E-Mail Encryption:
fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

IMAP, JMAP and the future of open e-mail standards:
fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

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And a lightning talk showcasing console oriented web services:
fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

How to create a GIF from a video with FFmpeg and ImageMagick:
> ffmpg -i input.flv -vf scale=320:-1 -r 10 -f image2pipe -vcodec ppm - | convert -delay 5 -loop 0 - gif:- | convert -layers Optimize - output.gif

superuser.com/questions/556029

If you need to cut the video before that:
> ffmpeg -ss 30 -i input.wmv -c copy -t 10 output.wmv

superuser.com/questions/138331

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It's funny how 'tap to pay by phone' apps show a picture of a credit card.

Is it a temporary skeuomorphism to help users understand, or will it become a generic symbol like the floppy disk 💾?

Computerphile has two excellent videos on the difficulties of modern IM platforms and how the Double Ratchet algorithm (also used in OMEMO) solves these.
youtube.com/watch?v=DXv1boalsD
youtube.com/watch?v=9sO2qdTci-

Excellent article on how to implement a simple system call and how to use the creds structure in the Linux kernel.
Nice, deep information but still gets the point across quickly.

shanetully.com/2014/04/adding-

I really need to keep this in the back of my head:

> Our studies suggest that after people have conversations, they are liked more than they know.
> People systematically underestimated how much their conversation partners liked them and enjoyed their company, an llusion we call the "liking gap".

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/301835

To the computer architecture people who always praise "ARM and its reduced instruction set are so clean", look at the typical bootchain of such a chip:
lineageos.org/engineering/Qual

Your Face is not a Bar Code - comprehensive essay against widespread face-recognition in public areas
polaris.gseis.ucla.edu/pagre/b

Well, at least Alex Honnold's hand get sweaty when he watches himself climb, too! :D

Very good article: nautil.us/issue/61/coordinates

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