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Archive for September 9th, 2016

May the Fork Be with You: A Short History of Open Source Forks – The New Stack

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/09

Every time there is a fork, and I think forks are actually good things, it means somebody sees a need and a technical reason to do something different from the standard kernel. But most forks are failures. They find that the things they needed were not actually worth doing and as a result, most forks die. — Linus Torvalds.

Many forks at May the Fork Be with You: A Short History of Open Source Forks – The New Stack [WayBack]

Notably missing: OpenSSL forks (especially since OpenSSH is mentioned).

–jeroen

via: Good overview by +Swapnil Bhartiya. I wish I’d written this one. – Joe C. Hecht – Google+ [WayBack]

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+Kristian Köhntopp #awesomeCosplay

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/09

+Kristian Köhntopp #awesomeCosplay

Trip down memory lane:

at the time of the videos release (1984/85), this was completely state of the art – I got my C64 in 1983 and an Amiga in 1986, so this is 8 bit level of tech in home computing time.

The video has been the work of Gavin Blair and Ian Pearson, canadian animators which needed the money and a test run for their animation software. What Gavin and Ian actually wanted to make is Reboot, a pretty groundbreaking early full-render animation series.

http://reboot.wikia.com/wiki/Gavin_Blair
http://reboot.wikia.com/wiki/Ian_Pearson

Fun fact: These people made https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie_in_the_Nutcracker and many other Render-Barbie-Movies.

–jeroen

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Using Reaper to normalize your tracks to the same LUFS …

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/09

Using Reaper To Normalize Your Tracks To The Same LUFS. It’s a SNAP! – Mack Caster

Source: Hello again Dawn. This is for you. :-) Using Reaper To Normalize Your Tracks To…

If you want to know more about LUFS (which is a synonym for LKFS), then read these:

–jeroen

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Posted in Audio, LifeHacker, Normalisation of audio, Power User, Reaper | Leave a Comment »

OpenSuSE Tumbleweed ntp problem after snapshot 20160905 will be fixed in snapshot 20160908

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/09

On some systems, after upgrading OpenSuSE Tumbleweed to 20160905 ntp stops working.

TL;DR

Pending the verification of snapshot 20160908 (not finished yet), if if you have updated to 20160905 or 20160907,, the bogus ntp version is, so you have to downgrade:

zypper in --oldpackage  http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/suse/x86_64/ntp-4.2.8p8-1.3.x86_64.rpm
systemctl restart ntpd.service

Or wait a few hours and install snapshot 20160908.

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Posted in *nix, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | Leave a Comment »

I will never grow up. I will grow, not sure which direction, but not up. – Via: When I was 5 the future was obvious

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/09

I will never grow up. I will grow, not sure which direction, but not up.

That was my response a long while ago to an interesting post by Marjan Venema: When I was 5 the future was obvious. I was going to be a veterinarian and take….

Now I need someone who can make a nice cartoon out of this…

–jeroen

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