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Land Workers Alliance 2020 Calendar

Support the #UK #ViaCampesina affiliated union by buying one of these beautiful calendars. Each month
depicts a group working to build not only a better agricultural or land-rights system, but also a fairer society.
Migrant worker solidarity of Italy’s USB union
French agricultural syndicalist resistance to free trade
The Women’s village of Jinwar #Rojava Northern Syria

There are some things in life that never achieve perfection. No matter how good they get, there is always something missing, or something not quite right. Even though I know this to be the case, my search is eternal. There is the hope I might find perfection.

A prime example is file managers.

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Reading up on printer toner. "What the hell does triboelectric mean?"

Looks it up.

Absolutely amazing accompanying photo.

Last thought on these political campaign busses (for now). It must be really dark inside, as there no windows down the sides, and a bit boring with no view.

I'm hoping the other side of the bus says "Independence Now", but that is a forlorn hope.

Didn't think I'd be posting another political bus, quite so soon [sigh].

All aboard the SNP "Stop Brexit" bus.

Paging @vfrmedia
Your "favourite" TV presenter photographed in the Highlands.

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Why are we "patching" software? Because punch cards, if you discover an error last minute before walking over to the baskets of punch cards waiting to be processed, can be corrected with a pocket knife and a patch of adhesive tape.…

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For those of you that use VPN: "CVE-2019-14899 - Inferring and hijacking VPN-tunneled TCP connections." sounds like a load of fun:

<Here is a list of the operating systems we have tested which are
vulnerable to this attack:

Ubuntu 19.10 (systemd)
Fedora (systemd)
Debian 10.2 (systemd)
Arch 2019.05 (systemd)
Manjaro 18.1.1 (systemd)

Devuan (sysV init)
MX Linux 19 (Mepis+antiX)
Void Linux (runit)

Slackware 14.2 (rc.d)
Deepin (rc.d)
FreeBSD (rc.d)
OpenBSD (rc.d)

This list isn’t exhaustive>

Things are going from bad to worse for the LibDems.

The LibDem candidate for Ross, Skye & Lochaber (my constituency BTW) from 2017, Jean Davis, has announced she will be voting for the SNP candidate at , Ian Blackford.


It appears the DUP have done a complete volte-face, and are now saying staying in the EU would be better than Boris Johnson's Withdrawal Agreement. After all those votes where they supported the Tories on Brexit.


One other thing for clarification. You can choose whether to store your data files as plain text or encrypted. If you choose the former you have an easy to read plain text data. If you choose the latter, your contents are encrypted. jrnl will handle the encryption/decryption for you. You can also manually decrypt your data, should you need to do so, as long as you retain your keys.

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At the hotel after my tech check at the NextM Poland venue for tomorrow and may I just say it’s a right circus in there ;)

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Two malicious Python 🐍 libraries caught stealing SSH and GPG keys:

From the article:

The first is "python3-dateutil," which imitated the popular "dateutil" library. The second is "jeIlyfish" (the first L is an I), which mimicked the "jellyfish" library.

Both have since been removed.

The latest version on both PyPi and GitHub is 2.1.1. However, as I'm using Python 3.5 on my laptop, the latest version available to me (I think) is 2.0.1

I've been a long-time, and happy, jrnl user. However, recently I've been finding it was getting slower and slower.

jrnl is a commandline journal application, that supports encryption. It also has lots of nice features, and best of all, your notes are stored in plain text.

I upgraded to the latest version (2.01 via pip) and also switched from Py2 to Py3. Running jrnl after this did an auto update of the format, now it is super fast.

I've just listened to a few episodes (75 - 77) of the TuxJam podcast. In these episodes they discussed , the , and conferences. The shows have a relaxed, informal style, and the discussions are engaging.

Each show also has 4-5 music tracks. This is part of their "thing". For me, podcasts are about talk, when I want music, I don't want talking.

Highly recommended. I've added TuxJam to my RSS reader already.

Hat tip @clacke

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"Sunshine is a welcome thing. It brings a lot of brightness." - Jimmie Davis

If you haven't been to Arunachal Pradesh, then you must put it in your list. The untouched forests there are a completely higher level of beauty. Just remember to bring back every bit of non-biodegradable thing that you take with you.

This is a Chestnut-crowned Warbler - I just love how thoughtfully his colour scheme has been designed.

#photo #photography #wildlife #nikon #birdphotography

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