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ielm – the interactive Emacs Lisp REPL

20 Oct 2020 08:39


It is a wonderful thing to learn more about one’s tools. I recently was trying to debug some Elisp code (specifically, I was writing a custom Org Mode capture function), and the behaviour was sufficiently non-obvious that I said, “I sure wish there was a REPL so I could run some test cases for my …

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GTALUG Q&A Topics for October 2020

14 Oct 2020 13:04


1.1 AGM: Chris’ Financial Report 1.2 AGM Candidates for Board Note: 2 slots for 2 years + 1 slot for 1 year Two incumbents finishing terms: Chris Browne Alex Volkov Also, Stewart Russell has “thrown his hat in the ring” Chris thought that he had email from another would-be candidate, but couldn’t find the email …

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GTALUG September 8, 2020 Meeting Notes

15 Sep 2020 09:32


1 GTALUG Q&A Suggested topics for September 1.1 AGM Preparations Hear ye! Hear ye! This is a Call for Candidates for the GTALUG Board. October 13th is GTALUG’s Annual General Meeting, our tiny piece of “political pageantry.” There are two seats opening, for 2 year terms (2020-2022). Please consider running for the board, and keep …

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Securing Your Online Presence

18 Aug 2020 11:05


Why and Where You Should Plant Your Flag presents a set of places where it would be wise to make sure that you have your ‘online identity’ defined in order to prevent fraud artists from impersonating you. The list is USA-centric, and as a Canadian, my set of things worth “planting” are slightly different, nevertheless …

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GTALUG August 11th Notes

12 Aug 2020 15:38


Table of Contents 1.1. Keybase Alternatives 1.1.1. Element 1.1.2. The moderation problem 1.2. Neat Monitoring observation 1.3. Have you changed your ssh keys lately? 1.4. Have you labelled the disk drives in your desktop? 1.5. Raspberry Pi 4 1.6. IPv6 versus IPv4 1.7. Latest grep reimplementation 1.8. Pinephone now available 1.9. LibreOffice 7.0 released recently …

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GTALUG Q&A July 14th, 2020

15 Jul 2020 09:52


1 Notes from GTALUG Meeting 2020-07-14 1.1 Have you checked NTP recently? (Chris) Upgrading DDWRT on a DIR-632 showed off that ntp config had been broken for years Also router was pointing to DNS on a host that had been gone for years 🙂 I always used to use echo dmpeers | ntpdc to check …

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GTALUG EtherPad for Meeting of June 9, 2020

10 Jun 2020 10:00


1 GTALUG 2020-06-09 For the GTALUG June 9, 2020 meeting Drawn from the GTALUG June 2020 EtherPad Questions and answers and such like 1.1 Hugh on UEFI for ARM Related to Hugh’s Comments about ARM Support https://www.yoctoproject.org/yocto-project-long-term-support-announced/ Not sure about uboot currently as related to upstreaming SOC https://www.bsdcan.org/events/bsdcan_2020/schedule/session/53-making-pi-serverready-time-for-cheap-arm-infrastructure-be-standards-compliant/ Video for the above talk should be …

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GTALUG Etherpad for May 13, 2020

14 May 2020 13:43


1 Notes from GTALUG Meeting 2020-05-13 1.1 Running kvm (kernel virtual machine) on Raspberry Pi Yes, it is possible Raspberry PI 3 and above have HW support in the chip and bootloader Possible to run it with docker KVM can run x86 code or ARM code on any machine The problem with ARM – No …

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nnn – a terminal-based file manager

13 May 2020 11:05


nnn, findable at https://github.com/jarun/nnn, is a terminal-based file manager written in Go, which claims high performance and has a pretty flexible set of functionalities including: Can spawn your favorite $VISUAL $EDITOR to edit files Bookmarks (haven’t used) Fuzzy searching for files Pin frequently used files/directories Mount and manage archives Lots of plugins https://github.com/jarun/nnn/tree/master/plugins to extend …

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My saga with tmux

3 May 2020 13:34


What I do with this I commonly set up tmux sessions when I first log onto a system, and set up some sub-terminals tied to useful tasks such as: Command sessions – I’ll always have some terminals ready to run commands Log tails – if I am debugging something, I will set up a tail …

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