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For those licking their lips waiting for a #pinebookpro, we've got a lot of news for you today!

- Preorders launch on July 25th
- Built-in privacy switches
- The current OS outlook
- And more!

pine64.org/2019/07/05/july-upd

#pinebook #rockpro64

Inserted a brand new 64GB Sandisk Extreme A2 microsd card, which was readonly from the factory. Couldn't write to it until I ran `hdparm -r 0 /dev/sdd` . Thanks to stackexchange for the fix

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Developer blogs and Google+, at their peak, replaced magazine reading for me, as I was getting a lot of FOSS news first hand, and monthly magazines felt like old news. Now all that seems to have changed, and in the last year or so, I'm now finding that magazines like format are primarily providing that information again. Anyone else noticed this?

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Seeed Studios is selling it a Raspberry Pi Hat with a RISC-V microprocessor. This board is essentially a breakout board for the Sipeed M1 chip.

hackaday.com/2019/05/24/new-pa

#RISC-V

If you suffer from slow `ls` in when listing a lot of files, consider changing the colourisation used by the `ls` command.
A folder with 100,000 files takes 18seconds to list.

BUT after disabling colourisation for setuid/setgid, executable flags, you can reduce this to under 1second :

export LS_COLORS='ex=00:su=00:sg=00:ca=00:'
time ls --color=always
real 0m0.954s

My main challenge with is discoverability. Fortunately allows you to add local timelines of other instances as tabs. Really handy.

Running do-release-upgrade three times in a day to go from 17.10 to 19.04 is a bit of a slog, maybe i should have just done a fresh install instead...

Kids asked if they could play with my old star wars toys on star wars day. 😜

@trunk Please add me to Academia, FLOSS, Free Software, Linux, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Retro Computing, Sysadmins.

Handling handwritten matrices nicely with , and also how to make corrections.

mathpix is a neat tool that converts handwritten equations to LaTeX. It's installable as a snap/deb/etc, ( unfortunately unclear on the licence/opensource status of the app though)

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