March 2018 in links

Some links of stuff I appreciated this month. Links to French content are in a separate post. Illustration: The western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge at night. This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for 26 March 2018. Science 17 March 1958, a small satellite, the size of a grapefruit is launched. It’s still […]

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Upgrade beyond Docker 1.12 on CentOS 7

If you’ve a CentOS 7 server, you probably picked at first Docker from a specialized CBS from Project Atomic, “virt7”, or from EPEL. It’s been a while Docker 1.13 has been released. Yet, there isn’t any upgrade beyond 1.12 (but fixes backported to this 1.12 branch). You need to get rid of the old packages, […]

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Find TCL headers and libraries in Debian and FreeBSD

Problem. You want to compile a software against TCL. You run ./configure, but it can’t find it. You so need to locate where are the headers and the libraries. Solution. Start with the TCL version. On Debian: headers are in a subdirectory in /usr/include, named tcl followed by the version libraries are sorted by architecture, […]

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FOSDEM PGP Key signing party FAQ

FOSDEM organizes each year one of the largest  keysigning event for PGP keys. When we come back from a key signing party, what to do? Here a FAQ with some useful notes about how I sign the keys. Sign other keys Bad practice: don’t upload keys you’ve just signed to the PGP server At the […]

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Trending colors for 2017

Trending colors in 2017 are nostalgic, cold, bold and audacious as the same time. They colonize the dark and valorize the night. Browse the trending colors for 2017 content The following sources offer interesting hues and intent stories: Colormix 2017 Color Forecast, Sherwin-Williams (a painting manufacturer) These are the colors everyone will be talking about […]

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One year of contributions to Wikimedia — 2016

Some statistics I’ve computed about my production contributions to Wikimedia: 342 actions logged on the server admin log 573 commits to Wikimedia repos, of which: 248 commits to operations/mediawiki-config  5  new wikis created (hello tcy.wikipedia.org) Thanks to all the people whom I’ve met or I’ve been engaged with during this year for these contributions.

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A Laravel command to run a SQL console à la Phabricator

Phabricator offers a bin/storage shell command. It allows to run the mysql client with the options from the application configuration. That’s useful in a modern distributed environment, when it’s not always straightforward to know what server contains what databases and what credentials to use. In a Docker container, for example, that could be a linked […]

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MediaWiki now accepts out of the box RDFa and Microdata semantic markup

Since MediaWiki 1.16, the software has supported — as an option — RDFa and Microdata HTML semantic attributes. This commit, integrated to the next release on MediaWiki, 1.27, will embrace more the semantic Web making these attributes always available. If you wish to use it today, this is already available in our Git repository. This also simplify […]

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