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So I wrote a book: presenting Practical Docker With Python
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
With a copy of the cover! So yeah that actually happened! I’ve always wanted to publish a book and thanks to Apress publishing - that is a reality now. The book is titled “Practical Docker With Python: Build, Release and Distribute your Python App with Docker” and is targeted at people who are new to Docker and want to containerize their application (with an example Python chat bot).

Wakoopa officially shutdown – grab your data now
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
About 2 weeks ago, Wakoopa announced that they will be shutting down their social network soon & focusing on “Corporate Research”. Unfortunately that day is here. Just received an email stating that as of today, you can grab an export of your data. This is what they have to say about the export The export is a CSV file containing the following columns: application name, subcategory, category, the number of seconds you've used the application in the hour, the hour you've used the application in, the date of the usage, the operating system and your user id.

Chrome’s active extension icons in Omnibox annoyance
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I’m a huge fan of Chrome & pretty much loved whatever changes Chrome team have done to the browser since it’s inception. This change, however, is probably the first annoying thing that I’ve run into. Few days ago, after the latest dev channel update, all the extension icons on went missing. I initially thought all my extensions got wiped out. However, after heading over to chrome://extensions I realized that the update had a new “Show button” feature next to the extensions list and they had been set to hide all :|

Linus on openSUSE’s security settings
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I first spent weeks arguing on a bugzilla that the security policy of requiring the root password for changing the timezone and adding a new wireless network was moronic and wrong. I think the wireless network thing finally did get fixed, but the timezone never did - it still asks for the admin password. So here’s a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace “my kids” with “sales people on the road” if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to be able to print out a paper, or to change the date-and-time settings, please just kill yourself now.

Ubuntu Unity Development Does a IAmA on Reddit.
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Q: What does Linux need to be if its going to be a real contender to Windows? What are you guys doing about that? A: It needs support from the major players. Personally I think we need to lure: Steam Adobe (all their stuff) Autodesk (all their stuff we don’t have) We also are going to need to increase the buy in from hardware vendors. Nvidia/AMD/Intel all need to care about 2x what they do right now about.

Ubuntu Bug #625193 “We can’t fix it because your description didn’t include enough information”
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture speaks for itself. Yes, its fugly. What the heck are those 3 bloody orbs ? “Vish” says “the description didn’t include enough information”. Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately, we cant fix it because your description didnt include enough information. Uh-huh. Riiight. Maybe he didn’t look at the image.

Transcript of discussion between Matt Mullenweg and Chris Pearson – Summarizing #thesiswp
· ☕ 7 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Couple of days ago, there was a huge debate (argument ?) between Matt Mullenweg - developer of WordPress and Chris Pearson - developer of Thesis premium theme over twitter which then extended to Mixergy. Crux of the argument is the disagreement amognst the two over the licensing terms. Matt believes that Thesis should adopt GPL which as Wikipedia states: The GPL is an example of a powerful copyleft license that requires derived works to be available under the same copyleft.

4096-Byte Sector Hard Drives & Linux
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Recently, I bought a pair of those new Western Digital Caviar Green drives. These new drives represent a transitional point from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors. A number of articles have been published recently about this, explaining the benefits and some of the challenges that we’ll be facing during this transition. Reportedly, Linux should unaffected by some of the pitfalls of this transition, but my own experimentation has shown that Linux is just as vulnerable to the potential performance impact as Windows XP.

openSUSE’s software manager lists Mono apps under Proprietary Applications Pattern
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
I’ve been using openSUSE for quite some time now, but this is definitely the first time that I’ve noticed this ( though probably because I tend to use zypper or the 1-click install rather than entering YaST). Edit: Output of zypper lr -u https://pastebin.com/awfeBeLP Output of zypper se -s -i -t pattern https://pastebin.com/DJc8HsLG Output of zypper sl -d https://pastebin.com/LxLREddG Edit 2: Andreas Jaegar comments on the above: Found it: The pattern is part of Mono Community pattern.