April 2022 in links

Some links of stuff I appreciated this month.You can also take the time machine to March 2022 or February 2022. TLS The New Illustrated TLS Connection explains visually the different exchanges to initiate a TLS 1.3 connection. CLI If you wish to use Vim as an IDE, the distribution SpaceVim aggregates layers of plugin and […]

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March 2022 in links

Some links of stuff I appreciated this month.You can also take the time machine to February 2022. CLI Browsing the Terminator terminal emulator plugins capabilities, I’ve prepared a resolve-hash command to find the URL matching a Git SHA-1 hash. Let’s go back to 1997: Brian W. Kernighan publishes an article how to use advanced commands […]

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February 2022 in links

The secret life of strings An interesting discussion about bytes, code points and grapheme on the PHP internals mailing list explains why the notion of string length isn’t relevant. Per this discussion, the grapheme extension functions will now be supported for UTF-8 encoding by OmniTools. Console love Among the trending projects on GitHub in January […]

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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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GSoC 2018 at Wikimedia

This year, 65 students have sent a final proposal. Thanks to Rosalie Perside and Balaji for their proposal to build a Twitter bot receiving emojis and replying with a Wikimedia Commons photography.

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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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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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Let’s encrypt lifts quota by domain for renewal

There is currently a limitation of how many certificates you can register per week: a quota of 5 per domain per week. The same limitation applied for renewal, which would have forced to maintain a schedule. This is not the case anymore: if a certificate has already been generated for a specific  FQDN, you can renew […]

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Chromebook: run a SSH server on Chrome OS

In this post, we’ll cover how to run a SSH server directly on Chrome OS (ie not into a Crouton chroot). One of the first things I do on any machine (FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X or Windows) is to install, run and configure the SSH server. It’s always convenient to be able to scp from […]

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