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Flock 2015 pre-post-wrap-up

The oddest thing about events like Flock, for me, is how you can go to them for a week and manage not to see someone else who was there at all – apparently I was more or less in the same hotel as mclasen and kk4ewt for a week without once saying hi. Strange! I’ll […]

Fedlet 2015-08-10 available

So here’s a lil’ pre-Flock present for all you crazy Baytrail-ers – a new Fedlet image. Get your 2015-08-10 while it’s hot, over at the fedlet page. This is pretty much just a rebase of the kernel to 4.2rc6 in an F23 Alpha userland. I built a GTK+ package with a patch from Jan-Michael to […]

Fedora repository for Doom stuff: Odamex, Zandronum, Doomseeker, CnDoom

I had a bit of free time over the last few days, and looked at the current state of the art for Doom on Linux. The awesome Rahul Sundaram has been looking after several Doom-related packages for a while – including the Chocolate Doom package – but there are some things that seem to be […]

Downtime 3

Hey folks – just in case anyone was wondering, all of happyassassin.net was down for the last ~23 hours because of a power outage here. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused (not that I can think of much…:>)

LinuxFest NorthWest 2015, ownCloud 8 for stable Fedora / EPEL

LinuxFest NorthWest 2015 As I have for many of the last few years, I attended LinuxFest NorthWest this year. It’s been fun to watch this conference grow from a couple hundred people to nearly 2,000 while retaining its community-based and casual atmosphere – I’d like to congratulate and thank the organizers and volunteers who work […]

Hardware refresh, March 2015

I don’t know if anyone else gets anything out of these posts, but I find myself referring back to them surprisingly frequently when I try to remember what the hell I have in my boxes, so you’re getting another one. 🙂 I’ve been doing some hardware overhauling here at HA Towers again. The last major […]

LVM: actually kind of awesome

LVM, huh? Always seems like kind of an unnecessary complication. Except, really it’s kind of awesome. I’ve done some hardware refreshing here at HA Towers lately. I replaced the virtual machine host box I built a couple of years back; it was running OK, but I keep wanting to play with new things and its […]

Fedora 22 Alpha, Ipsilon Test Day, openQA progress, and ownCloud status

Fedora 22 Alpha The big news this week is definitely that Fedora 22 Alpha is released! We even managed to ship this one on time, though as it’s an Alpha, it is of course not bug-free. For me the nicest thing about Fedora 22 is all the improvements in GNOME 3.16, which Alpha has a […]

ownCloud 8.0.0 preliminary testing for Fedora 21 / 22

Hey folks! For any ownCloud’ians out there; I worked some more on the OC 8 packages for Fedora today and I think they’re in reasonably testable shape now. I just updated my production deployment and it worked first time. IMPORTANT: back up really, really carefully before testing these out. They should work, but I want […]

Monospace fonts and freetype emboldening: a follow-up

Last week I wrote about some font stuff, mentioning along the way that it was prompted by an issue in freetype. If a font has no native bold version, Freetype can produce one algorithmically when an app asks for bold text. This mechanism makes the glyphs wider. This is a bit of a problem for […]