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Wednesday morning update:

Hexchat, Geany, Galculator, and file-roller have now entered the repository. 

This morning (well, late last night) also brought fixes for the GTK Murrine engine so programs such as Hexchat that rely on it look better.  Fixes to desktop-file-utils and the underlying XDG system have been committed to enable the "Places" menu to work properly.

A small fix has been committed to gtkspell3 to fix the documentation and developer packages for naming sake.

All are encourged to pisi upgrade as soon as possible.  To install the new programs - pisi install hexchat geany file-roller galculator.

Cheers all!
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Surprise car show on the way to having sushi and came across these guys... 
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Nice.
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Now up to almost 600 packages that can be built, and growing every day.  What a challenge, and what fun it is.
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+Stijn Verwaaijen While we tend to adhere to the same basic principles as Slackware, in hindsight to use anyone as a base would have been really interesting.  We would have basically taken their software and reformatted it into PiSi, but some of their software isn't quite up to date with what we have.  So if we would need to update a piece of software, we would have to update the dependency chain, builder, etc...in the end you replace the whole system anyway.  Just easier to start from a raw build.
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Come see what we've been up to at SolusOS!
 
Yeah. You heard it here first :)
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Good work Guys
I'm very inquisitive how it looks and what important is how it runs
but since I  you both knows
I know it  comes only  to good to us
So as the all what come from You
Good Luck for your Testings
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Toss something out not tech related for once!  I love this band with all their brilliance and passion.
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how does you say it in english "it sounds good"
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Got XChat up and running in SolusOS 2 - yay!  Doesn't look half bad either, still some minor tweaks and fixes to make.  cc: +Ikey Doherty 
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Great! I'll focus on something else then :)
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Farewell, friend. 

$ uptime
 13:38:23 up 794 days,  1:32,  1 user,  load average: 0.01, 0.01, 0.00
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+Kim Vande Walle That server was steady as a rock. Sad to see her go.
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This kind of thing needs to be publicized more.  They wonder why we have no trust in the system.

Shut up and take your medicine because we said so.  Disgusting.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130417/16253022748/oh-look-rep-mike-rogers-wife-stands-to-benefit-greatly-cispa-passing.shtml
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Got the worst job description email the other day.

I wanted to share this with people today to illustrate a complete failure in communication and why having HR personnel write technology job descriptions is the absolute wrong thing to do.

The backstory is I was contacted by a staffing agency for a job - no harm.  I'm not really looking for a temp or contract job due to full time employment but I have friends who are fresh out of college and unemployed, so I always tell the agencies to drop me the job description.  More often than not it's a basic helpdesk or other support job which they are capable of, and I pass it along.

This one however, is different.  Keep in mind this is not a spam or random drive-by email looking for a job - there was contact with them before this was sent to me.

If anyone out there can figure out what the person in this position will actually be doing and is expected to deliver, you will win a gold star from me.

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the design and development of IT systems. The incumbent will help design and define functional specifications, produce deliverables related to the project(s) assigned, and will assist in post implementation support and system enhancements. The incumbent possesses experience in minicomputer or client/server environments including the implementation and support of resource planning, sales automation, marketing, financial and distribution systems.

· Work alone or as part of a team to develop, implement, evaluate, procure, and/or support computer systems and information solutions that meet the needs of the customer and add the most value to the company.  This is to be accomplished by utilizing technically sound methods of investigation, analysis, design, planning, and scheduling.

· Establish and maintain a high level of customer interaction in order to identify and recommend computer and business solutions to effectively and efficiently satisfy the data processing and information requirements of the business. 

· Provide reactionary support and/or preventive maintenance on the systems in assigned area(s) of responsibility, with minimal supervision.

· Provide advice and counsel to the users of the systems in assigned area(s) of responsibility, and to other CS-IT personnel.

· Develop a thorough understanding of the business processes in area(s) of assignment; participate in, and learn how to perform, the analysis of the customer's processes to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.

· Identify, establish and support value-added cross-functional data and system linkages.
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I enjoy the use of the non-specific terms such as "Work alone or as part of a team" - last I checked the only 2 options while working were "working alone or not alone."  Same for the "Provide reactionary support and/or preventative maintenance."  GREAT!  The employee should fix vaguely generic "systems" before they break or after they break, but never while in the process of actively breaking and they should never ignore the brokenness.  

Are you kidding me.

Never mind there's no mention of what "systems" someone would be working on - Windows? Unix? Client or Server? Citrix? Exchange? Cisco? VMWare? It's a mystery box!  Same for "producing deliverables" - documentation? Code? Working systems? Rebuilding your entire server infrastructure? The possibilities are endless folks!

Enjoy.
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Did they ever respond back with details?
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Since I'm seeing quite a few desktop posts, figure I'll post one of my favorites that I had last year.  Not my current one, and I miss it.  And yes, that was actually FreeBSD.
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+Matt Davies I recommend physical hardware, and on its own disk since it's very easy to end up killing your disk accidentally in a dual boot setup with partitioning.
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A post I just made on the forums which ended up becoming longer than I anticipated, however I think makes a few good points.  Would love to hear some thoughts.
There are reasons for why I wouldn't pick SuSE: 1) It's an RPM based distro, and since we are using PiSi for SolusOS 2 it wouldn't really serve us very well to rip out the core of a system and replace...
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The only area of value in respin of Suse would be a better Tumbleweed so make it a rolling release.

The only area to respin Fedora would be to offer a more stable rolling release. Fedoras newness sometimes leads to instability and the actual red hat distro to old. Adding a few GUI configuration utilities and tighten up desktop integration and a few GUI tools. Yum is awesome so that's a bargain.
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