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What is a Linux User?

Posted 06-12-2019 at 06:08 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 06-12-2019 at 06:13 AM by GazL

I just read an article over at entitled
"What is a Linux User?"

The author of that piece celebrates the fact that the majority of "linux users" no longer know, or even need to know, what they're doing.

Yes, it's great that those with little skill can now use free software, but without the ability to compile from source the main advantage of free and open software -- the ability to change it to suit your preferences...
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Posted in Hmmm
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The grass is never greener...

Posted 03-04-2019 at 04:19 PM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

What goes around comes around, and today, for me, what has come around, again, is fvwm. After a progression from xfce, to dwm, to cwm, I'm now back using this venerable old work-horse of a window manager and wondering why in hell I ever left it behind in the first place.

So, tonight, like Prince, I'm gonna party like it's 1999! ; and just like Jethro Tull, I'm happy and I'm smiling... living in the past.

1994 is probably closer to it, but you get the idea....
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Posted in Hmmm
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OpenBSD: Impact of disabled SMT

Posted 07-07-2018 at 01:22 PM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 07-07-2018 at 01:24 PM by GazL

A couple of weeks ago, OpenBSD announced that they would be disabling Simultaneous Multi Threading (SMT) a.k.a HyperThreading on Intel CPUs over security fears related to side-channel attacks on the cache (much like those of recent Specter fame). Well, I've just updated my OpenBSD 6.3 partition to a -current snapshot that includes the new protection(s) and the results are blog-worthy, so here we go...

Firstly, my machine has an i3-5157u, 2 cores x 2 threads, so 4 hyperthreads (logical...
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Posted in Technical
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Where did it go?

Posted 05-27-2018 at 09:31 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)

Registered: 2008-05-09

My 10th Anniversary on LQ came and went, and I didn't even notice. Nor did anyone else.

Hey!.. Where's my cake?
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Posted in Miscellaneous
Views 518 Comments 1 GazL is offline

Don't click random links!

Posted 03-24-2018 at 05:06 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 03-24-2018 at 05:11 AM by GazL

"Don't click random links". It's advice you see posted from time to time, but the entire Web is a collection of random links. You never know what you're going to get with any of it, until you get it!

"Turn off javascript" is advice I understand, "Don't click random links" might as well be "Don't use the web".

Unfortunately, "Turn off Javascript" is rapidly becoming "Can't use the web" thanks to idiot web...
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Posted in Hmmm
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