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A Thank You Letter From Coronavirus to My Enablers in the United States
commondreams.org/views/2020/09 #corona #covid

This is really rude of you Corona chan, our country too deserves a "thank you" from you.

Got my flu shot. Doing my part for herd immunity.

I just realized that my APT repository for Linux-libre is 9 years old this month.

I was reading how an asteroid will come close by the planet on election day. It's so Trump can hitch a ride and go back home?

Ah ha; the moment has arrived. The uncompressed kernel source code for 5.9 has reached 1GB.

Does anyone plan to watch the launch of Perseverance and Ingenuity on Thursday? I understand the launch will be streamed live via NASA TV.

I like my GNU/Linux distros to be boring and uneventful. Specifically: Releases that happen at 2 - 5 year intervals and where package version numbers are frozen in time on release. This lets me work on the things I want to work on and not spending my time on fixing the distro. Can't remember where I heard this one: "The bleeding edge is stained by the blood of the users."

Oh, derp. I'm so stupid. I thought "Oh I should apply package updates and then after doing so I stupidly restarted the computer that was doing kernel stuff. As I saw the SSH connection close in the other window I immediately thought "Wait, what? Oh yeah; I was using that computer." Now to start over...

I am currently building Linux-libre for amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, or1k, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, and riscv64. Should I add anything else? jxself.org/linux-libre/

GNU Linux-libre 5.7 (the freedom-respecting version of Linux) is now available in my APT repository: jxself.org/linux-libre/ Enjoy!

I'd like to thank someone -- who asked to stay anonymous -- with donating 2 build servers for Linux-libre. You know who you are.


It's Monday. Go make a programming language.

An odd sight: A golden number 5 just floated by within view of my window. It was a balloon. Someone must have lost it. Number 5 is alive?

RE: "i.MX8M is the most open and best documented chip we could find"

Even compared to i.MX6 which did not need the proprietary software junk?


The original stated goal crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform/upd was "deliver more performance and usability to you, at a better thermal/power envelope"

Maybe change "most open and best documented" to "i.MX8M is the most performant chip we could find"?

I left my desk behind. I've had it for over 25 years. It's been a nice solid and dependable desk over the years. But it's also big and heavy and so I avoided moving it to the new home by buying a new one. But the new one isn't as big and as nice as my old desk. Now I wonder: Will I miss my old desk? Do I miss it currently?

My roommate called to say he's out of the old apartment now and that I can call the leasing office to let them know. Moving out of the apartment after 22 years feels like the end of an era.

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