Fwd: The Male Privilege Checklist
I remember when I first came across that list: "Shit, it's that bad? Ouch". It certainly changed my view. I just stumbled over the list again and remembered I wanted to blog about it. I bet as a male you'll probably find some points you didn't think of: The Male Privilege Checklist
Fwd: Sarah Kaminsky: My father the forger
Fwd: Git User's Survey 2011
"[I]t will help the Git community a lot to understand your needs, what you like about Git, and of course what you don't like about it."
(quoted from here)
(German) Fwd: Wie unsicher sind deutsche Mobilfunknetze?
Fwd: Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue
Fwd: Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?
GIMP 2.7.3 in Gentoo?
I heard about GIMP 2.7.3 (released 2011-08-22) and its long-awaited single window mode from LWN recently. It read "[v]ersion 2.7 [..] wont hit most distro repositories for a while" quoting Linux Journal. That got me interested. Most distros? Not Gentoo: I updated the ebuild to 2.7.3 today. Once you unmask it, you can emerge it. Please report problems with it on bugs.gentoo.org as usual. Thanks! If the next weeks go well, it could get unmasked soon.
(German) SSL Zertifikat "DigiNotar" löschen?
Generating a random MAC address
# enum -r -s ':' -f '%02x' 0 .. 6x .. 255 f3:1c:51:29:9a:ed
0 .. 6x .. 255— produce values between 0 and 255 (inclusively), 6 of them
-r— produce random values
-s ':'— insert a colon between values (instead of a newline)
-f '%02x'— formats values as two-digit hex values
enum is available in at least Debian, Fedora and Gentoo (package
Larry the cow wallpaper
It was back in April when I first stumbled upon this Larry-based Gentoo wallpaper on deviantART. I liked it. As the entry was missing
- mention of a license,
- resolutions other than 1024×768, and
- vector sources
I contacted the author Dávid Kótai about it. As a result, he started updating the font and made versions for the most common display aspect ratios: 4:3, 5:4, 8:5 (or 16:10) and 16:9. He finished that work a few days ago so I can now present it to you.
You can find PNG renderings and SVG sources (both licensed CC-BY-SA/2.5) in the wallpaper section of the Gentoo Linux website.
EDIT: Alternatively, emerge package