LXD, I love you

By mcphail

Don’t ask me what lxd does. Or what lxc does. Or how lxd relates to lxc. I just know that lxd (or lxc – this confuses the hell out of me) is an awesome piece of software. Having snagged a new vanity domain in the .uk release, I decided to bite the bullet and join…

Hosting your own cloud, 2019 edition

By iftttbot

It’s been a long time since I first wrote about self hosting “cloud” services to avoid reliance on third party companies that harvest your data. Things have moved on a lot since then, so I thought it was about time to write about my current set-up. from https://barrenfrozenwasteland.com/2019/07/hosting-your-own-cloud-2019

Debian 10 buster released

By iftttbot

After 25 months of development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 10 (code name buster), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team. from https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190706

The ESP32-S2, Is It Almost Ready?

By iftttbot

Announced back in May by Espressif, it appears that beta silicon for the upcoming ESP32-S2 is now shipping to some community members, and one recipient, Seon Rozenblum from the Unexpected Maker, has put together an amazing first look review of the new silicon. from https://blog.hackster.io/the-esp32-s2-is-it-almost-ready-aa62f2d6b916

Faster snap development – additional tips and tricks

By iftttbot

Recently, we published several blog posts, aimed at helping developers enjoy a smoother, faster, more streamlined experience creating snaps. We discussed the tools and tricks you can employ in snapcraft to accelerate the speed at which you iterate on your builds. from https://snapcraft.io/blog/faster-snap-development-additional-tips-and-tricks

What’s The Deal With Square Traces On PCBs

By iftttbot

When designing a printed circuit board, there are certain rules. You should place decoupling capacitors near the power pins to each chip. Your ground planes should be one gigantic fill of copper; two ground planes connected by a single trace is better known as an antenna. from https://hackaday.com/2019/06/26/whats-the-deal-with-square-traces-on-pcbs/

Reinventing Firefox for Android: a Preview

By mcphail

At Firefox, we’re passionate about providing solutions for people who care about safety, privacy and independence. For several months, we’ve been working on a new strategy for our Android products to serve you even better. from https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2019/06/27/reinventing-firefox-for-android-a-preview

Google to reimplement curl in libcrurl

By mcphail

Not the entire thing, just “a subset”. It’s not stated very clearly exactly what that subset is but the easy interface is mentioned in the Chrome bug about this project. from https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2019/06/19/google-to-reimplement-curl-in-libcrurl/ Embrace, extend…