I’ve just published a new Ansible module called perlmod_install_info whose purpose is to help you install Perl modules on systems in the most portable way possible. Specifically, this module knows how to search for Perl modules in dnf, yum, and apt repositories as well as in cpanm. It prefers the OS repositories over CPAN because… Read More »
My hot take: Debian is a good desktop operating system for highly technical people who know how to troubleshoot and fix computer problems, but it may not be the best choice for less technical people looking for a desktop operating system to use instead of Windows or macOS.
Someone told Google that my “LInkedIn Jobs Filterer” Chrome extension violates LinkedIn’s trademark. It doesn’t. What can I do about it, when I can’t afford to pay lawyers to defend a free, open-source extension?
Even if you jump through all of PayPal’s hoops and give them all the information they ask for when creating an account, they may still decide to arbitrarily lock you out of your account and never restore your access.
If you read Carolyn Hax through the comics aggregator (and you really should, she’s amazing!), you may have noticed that there was no live chat listed on July 28, or on July 29 if you read the one-day-delayed version of her feed (which you probably should, because it’s faster and more reliable). This is because… Read More »
At a reader’s request, I’ve added The Argyle Sweater from GoComics to the comics aggregator. I’d never heard of this comic before receiving this request, and when I went to look at it I laughed out loud at all of its five most recent comics, so I’ve also added it to my own daily comics… Read More »
It’s a bad idea to entirely rely on the company hosting your password manager to back up your data.
When you force people to use hard-to-remember passwords, you’re actually forcing them to use bad passwords.
Garmin data exports measure activity energy in joules but label it as calories. 1 calorie == 4.184 joules.
Prereqs for this hack being useful to you: (1) you use GNU Emacs; (2) you keep a single Emacs running in your session and use emacsclient to open files for editing in it; (3) you have Linux computers that use systemd on which you keep multiple concurrent login sessions open; and (4) you want emacsclient… Read More »