November 7, 2022

Facebook's new tool

TIL about Facebook (or Meta)’s new tool allowing people to check if the former has their contact information such as phone number and email address, even if they have never handed them over, and delete the data. Facebook collects data about non-users via a user’s address book when permission is granted. Data collected are: names, phone numbers and email addresses. These information are processed to: check if the numbers or email addresses belong to users. Read more

October 13, 2022


TIL about nb which is a command line and local web note-taking, bookmarking, archiving, knowledge base application. It is written in bash and even has a Go implementation.

August 24, 2022

Web License

TIL CERN developed its own open-source licence and the Web version 3.0 was the first and also last one release by CERN of Open Source software before W3C at MIT took over and then release WWW(HTTPD) version 3.1 under the MIT licence.

August 24, 2022

People Kernel Org

TIL about which is a collection of individual blogs authored by Linux kernel developers. It is powered by WriteFreely and federated via ActivityPub. For now, the service is available to high-profile developers and maintainers of the Linux Kernel.

August 10, 2022

Kernel Newbies

TIL about kernelnewbies. It is a community of aspiring Linux kernel developers who work to improve their Kernels and more experienced developers willing to share their knowledge. You can follow a tutorial for creating your first kernel patch, or read about Linux kernel Hacking. You can further learn about kernel subsystem as well.

August 2, 2022


TIL about Nala, a front-end for libapt-pkg. It is written in Python and uses the python-apt api. Installation Nala is the testing and sid repos for Debian. So a simple apt is sufficed. Installation via Repository echo "deb scar main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/volian-archive-scar-unstable.list wget -qO - | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/volian-archive-scar-unstable.gpg > /dev/null More details here Features Parrallel downloads - downloads 3 packages per unique mirror by defaults Fetch - get the fastest mirror History - print summary of transactions and manipulate history with nala history undo <ID> or nala history redo <ID>

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