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Yep, the lack of a protocol-level way to indicate “this account has moved” is a serious problem for a decentralized service.
Wrote up the first entry in the “arcane unix stuff” tag on my @gnome blog, a tag I’m surprised I haven’t used before (though I went back and added it to another post in the same vein). This one’s about setting the controlling TTY on a privileged child process so you can send it SIGINT. https://blogs.gnome.org/wjjt/2018/12/07/controlling-terminals/
@fewl The SSL certificate on fewl.net expired on Saturday – has your Let's Encrypt cronjob stopped running, perhaps?
Solving the real problems
Finally wrote up some work from August/September to improve interactive performance of Endless OS while doing Flatpak app updates in the background. TLDR: switched to BFQ, set idle IO priority, and the impact is now negligible. https://blogs.gnome.org/wjjt/2018/11/15/the-devil-makes-work-for-idle-processes/
Made a thing yesterday to visualise possible word chains in @v21 / Sensible Object's Alexa game Word Mine, using Observable. https://beta.observablehq.com/@wjt/my-first-word-mine
@hergertme I smile whenever I run `git commit` in a terminal inside Builder and Vim opens up.
Unlikely bug of the day: GNOME Boxes (installed with Flatpak) doesn't work if your username is longer than 17 characters (or 9 on Endless because we have an extra /sysroot prefix on home directory paths).
L's First Bug Report https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/issues/645
“Looks easy, I'm doing it now”, I wrote 9 days ago. https://blogs.gnome.org/wjjt/2018/10/10/wandering-in-the-symlink-forest-forever/
Twee metal band name: “shrouded in gingham” #gbbo
I blogged about some recent work I did to set up an Endless OS mirror network. We'd love to add mirrors in Southeast Asia, South America or Africa, since our mission is to improve access to technology for people in these areas, so if you know suitable mirror operators I'd appreciate an introduction!
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