Today’s date: Oct 19th
Submission deadline: Nov 1st
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Preventing the macOS Catalina upgrade advertisement from appearing in the Software Update preference pane on macOS Mojave

TL;DR: softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"

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The difference is that with admins, you can usually check version control to see what they did.

I dream of a version controlled world. I might need help.

Some of us know what it's like when end-users say "I didn’t do anything".

Now I've got an admin WHO IS SAYING EXACTLY THE SAME! 🤣

"An Annotated Summary of the Catalina Crap I’ve Noticed So Far"

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Open hardware, open source 48-ports serial port hub:

That project is amazing :)

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I'm finding that designing web applications for longevity is an entirely different story than developing something like a mobile app or site for a young startup.

When your application is expected to exist for the next 10 years or so, the javascript framework-of-the-week doesn't feel like such a great choice! Sites with simple HTML and CSS may seem boring, but I can foresee them being maintainable and usable in a decade or more.

Anyone have thoughts on designing applications for the long haul?

Unix people with blogging software that uses “smart” quotes on code snippets will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

TimeNL is a Dutch internet time service, based on NTP (and PTP by arrangement)

"The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help."

dnsmeter is a tool for testing performance of a nameserver and the infrastructure around it. It generates DNS queries and sends them via UDP to a target nameserver and counts the answers.

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@jpmens The reasons for that are not that Mozilla wants to push OpenPGP but more that it wants to drop the old Addons API (as in firefox) and replace it with web extensions. But since this will break addons like Enigmail entirely they decided to integrate it.


Almost 20 years after enigmail saw the light of day, and about 3 days before people stop using PGP, Mozilla announces OpenPGP to be integrated into Thunderbird.

mfsBSD and mfslinux are scripts that generate bootable images (and/or ISO file), that create a working minimal installation of FreeBSD (mfsBSD) or Linux (mfslinux) (/via @DLangille)

“This is why I say some of this stuff is entirely too complicated. We've brought this upon ourselves: building breathtakingly high stacks of ridiculous systems where few (if any) people can keep the whole thing in their head.”

I am building Samba from source. I think the last time I did that was when I provided a patch for them to be able to launch a program on mounting a share. Twenty five years ago?

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