Monthly Archives: April 2019

Linux on the Desktop

By | April 10, 2019

Recently, Linus Torvalds made some comments on why Linux has not found the level of success on the desktop as it’s rivals Microsoft Window and Apple. Much of his reasoning comes down to fragmentation, to many desktops competing with each other giving to many options for its users. Apparently, this competition and diversity has been… Read More »

Local Chat 1.3.2 Released

By | April 9, 2019

This release now uses pkg-config to configure the ncurses library. This ensures that wide character support is used across all platforms if it is available. The home page for the project can be found here.

Passwordless SSH Login using Keys

By | April 7, 2019

There are many advantages to being able to access a remote system through ssh without requiring a password. Automating updates and backups with scripts is one example. Even the need to login into a system frequently is another example. Here, I’ll show you how to setup an RSA public/private key pair to authenticate the connection.… Read More »

Local Chat 1.3.1 Released

By | April 3, 2019

This is just a bug fix release. The systemd service script has been fixed for the chat unix socket permissions. It used to only allow root to access the socket, now anyone in the users group can access the socket and use lchat. FreeBSD doesn’t seem to have wide character support by default in their… Read More »