SMLR 323:Put a Hat on a Thinkpad

Posted by Tom Lawrence on May 3, 2020 in Show-mp3 |



Show 323

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Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Jay LaCroix

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

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Show Notes


Wireguard-go on FreeBSD https://www.freshports.org/net/wireguard-go


Android App for Proton Goes Open Source



Netherlands commits to Free Software by default




Ubuntu 20.04 Supports Fingerprint Login, Improvements Planned



The Fedora Project and Lenovo are partnering to offer customers the option to buy a ThinkPad laptop with the Fedora Linux distribution pre-installed.




2020 Open Source Conferences That Have Moved Online

If you’re going to stare at a screen, you can binge-watch Netflix – or you could attend one of these online open source conferences, most of which are now free or at a significantly reduced price.




Cloudflare creates a tool to help the public shame their ISPs for not implementing BGP security


Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is responsible for looking at all of the available paths that data could travel and picking the best route. Unfortunately, it isn’t secure by default, and there are constantly major internet routing issues due to hijacking etc. ISPs and other major Internet players (Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, and others) would need to implement a system called RPKI. This tool shows large providers who are and are not implementing this security system. Conveniently there’s a post to twitter button to help shame providers into compliance!



There’s now over 6,000 Linux games on Steam plus thousands more playable with Steam Play Proton




Supreme Court To Consider Limiting America’s ‘Anti-Hacking’ Law






Let’s Encrypt is hiring a Senior Software Engineer




OpenJardin is software for the management of a permaculture oriented garden. This software is written by a French developer. While a lot of the interface has been translated into English, some elements are still in French. You’re therefore at an advantage if you are fluent in French and English, particularly as the project’s manual is strictly a French only affair.



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