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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

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 as usual. Thanks! If the next weeks go well, it could get unmasked soon.

Generating a random MAC address

# enum -r -s ':' -f '%02x' 0 .. 6x .. 255
  • 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 app-misc/enum).

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 x11-themes/larry-backgrounds.