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Alan Pope
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Community Manager at Canonical, working on Ubuntu
Community Manager at Canonical, working on Ubuntu

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A tutorial on how to create snap packages for the lolcat CLI utility.

This tutorial covers four different implementations of lolcat (in C, Go, Rust, and Python).

If you just want to try out the package without reading the post,

snap install lolcat-c

Then, test with cat /etc/passwd | lolcat-c :-)

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I love Computer Show. They even do HP adverts well.

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It’s Season Ten Episode Zero of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain. [powerpress] In your face, we’re back for season 10! In this pre-season teaser: We discuss what we’ve been up to…

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Shotcut is now available as a Snap for Linux

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It's Monday! We're planning the next season of Ubuntu Podcast over on Telegram. Suggestions for topics welcome! http://ubuntupodcast.org/telegram
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My fabulous daughter made a super cute cake today. 
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30 years ago, I was good at this game. Now, not so much. I blame the controller, bluetooth, or MAME, or anything but my failing abilities :)
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The "Smart Pen". Someday all devices will be this smart! https://youtu.be/nY7i7kj2jO4

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Side advantage of snaps. It's super easy to see exactly what each application on-disk footprint is. "lsblk -x size | grep snap" 
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