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Poll: who needs 32bit packages for latest Plasma 5?

During the past week I have been spending time on getting the latest KDE Frameworks, Plasma and Applications built. The new Applications 16.12 was quite a bit of work due to the splitting of tarballs in many smaller ones. Also, the Slackware 14.2 and -current versions have now diverged sufficiently that the packages I compile […]

Brabantse worstenbroodjes

Time for a new post about baking, a detour from the incessant talk about Slackware Linux and Open Source Software. Today’s topic is “brabantse worstenbroodjes” aka dutch sausage rolls. I wrote about these worstenbroodjes on Google+ (in the Art of Baking community of G+) after I had baked a first batch early last year. Recently I revisited and […]

Transitioning to a new GPG key

  I have generated a new GPG key to replace my old one which was based on a 1024-bit DSA primary key. The new primary key is 4096-bit RSA. I will be transitioning away from my old one. The old key will continue to be valid, but i prefer all future correspondence to use the new key. I […]

I can not believe you Americans fell for him

But I fear the same will happen here in four months. It is a black day.

Priorities

I am being laid off by my employer, IBM. Jobs in the Netherlands move to lower-wage countries like Poland and India, while IBM changes course towards a “cognitive” future in which there is less interest in the traditionally skilled technical IT jobs. Unparalleled (because forced) job cuts in the Netherlands are the result of that change […]