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

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

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Remacs has moved to its own GitHub organisation, to reflect the growing community!

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!

Two interesting lightning talks about e-mail @ FOSDEM19

Autocrypt - Automating E-Mail Encryption:

IMAP, JMAP and the future of open e-mail standards:

And a lightning talk showcasing console oriented web services:

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

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

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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.

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.

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".

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:

Your Face is not a Bar Code - comprehensive essay against widespread face-recognition in public areas

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

Very good article:

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