I just had a thought about IoT for the future...
In a typical house for one of us, I suspect that our current
modems supply up to 25 or 30 connections when we have company, given
cellphones, desktops, laptops, pads, and whatever else our company may
be carrying, and that is not even a very large family. Gamers might be
My home is small for the US, but even in it, if I went total
IoT on the things I use, I could consume nearly 60 devices if it were
In the companies I worked for they had air-gapped the internal
systems networks from the outside networks and guest networks. But
that implies some investment in servers and modems, and is not likely
to happen in peoples homes, unless the setup, costs and maintenance are
low. Also I looked at moving my home to a cellphone solution, and
their modems generally seem to support only 10 devices. Some cable
modems have similar restrictions. Thus to accomplish this would require
two or more modems, some control software, some additional cabling, and
more network knowledge than I have right now. The hardware investment
along would likely be about $300 to do it with commercial stuff.
Could a group be formed to somehow create some kind of server node, say
with Raspberry PI or similar hardware to support a dual network,
internal and external users and local control as a third branch that
might address these issues? If it could support fibre, and ADSL, I
think it could be a really useful product in the relatively near
I am not a networking guy, although I have had some background in that
area, so my contribution is probably limited to this note. But it is
certainly something to think about.
# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2015-09-28
# Time: 15:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-meeting on irc.freenode.net
It's QA meeting time again! I only really have one specific topic that
came up on the list this week, but if anyone has anything else, please
do reply to this mail or bring it up in Open Floor. There should be
blocker review at 16:00 UTC as usual.
== Proposed Agenda Topics ==
1. Previous meeting follow-up
2. Fedora 23 status
3. Upgrade package handling
4. Open floor
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Sorry for wasting your time,
Being tired doesn't justify acting like my 5 year old. Thanks,
On September 27, 2015, at 1:15 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl(a)thelounge.net> wrote:
Am 27.09.2015 um 19:08 schrieb Josef Bacik:
> This is unnecessarily combative and derogatory to a fellow
> distribution, why are you going out of your way to be mean spirited?
because i am tired of regressions over regressinos from replacements of
replacements tyring to sell me improvements which aren't ones?
that may work for new users facing "new" things in the next releases as
new and imporved but that won't work for people using Fedora for many
years and just say "no, that's not a improvement, it's just a iteration
and bringing back things which worked perfectly fine before it got
replaced and improved"
and yes: i know it's not only Fedora specific, it's the result of
throwing away working things left and right in the hope making all from
scratch and get rid of the dirty parts of the past makes things better
until realizing that dirty parts where the one making a difference and
catching all the bordercases
I've just noticed an odd issue. This is not a fedora specific issue, I'm
posting it here for any gnome users to comment on, because I can't join
the gnome lists, too many captchas that I can't get past. There seems to
be two different sound volumes. I'll demonstrate. First, go into the
sound settings panel in the control center. Press the "where am I"
shortcut on the "output volume" slider. I hear: output volume: slider
31454 31 percent. If I check the same thing on the top bar under
settings, I hear: volume slider 0.5 47 percent. Again, use the where am
I shortcut or you'll only get the slider, not it's percentage. This is
for my builtin sound card. If I plug in my headset, I hear: output
volume: slider 50153 50 percent. In the top bar panel I hear: volume
slider 0.8 76 percent. If I plug my headset into a windows box, mellisa
has one, the volume thingy on the task bar starts at 50 percent. The
only reason I'm mentioning windows is because I think both it and
gnome's sound panel are telling me the hardware level volume, that is,
the level at which the hardware is set to. I'm not sure at all what the
top panel is measuring. It took me a while to figure this one out, I
thought it was a problem with the headset, then I thought it was a
problem in the linux USB sound drivers. Has anyone noticed this? And if
so, is it a bug? If it's a bug, what do I file it against? gnome shell,
pulse audio? Help would really be appreciated, I'm stumped.
I would like to put the project I'm working on in the spotlight. It's
fuse-backup, a service which gives users the possibilty to enable backups
for folders, and select what is to be backupped based upon mimetype.
Fuse-backup does not backup every time a file has changed, but after every
(actually at the start of the next session).
Screenshots (and the rest of the project) you'll find at:
The screenshots are of a simple qt gui, which interfaces with the
fuse-backup daemon using the fuse fs. This fuse gives information about
which backups a user has, what has been backupped and the versions per file.
It uses FUSE, sqlite and btrfs.
Earlier I spoke Michael Meeks about writing a tool for showing the
differences between office files. Fuse-backup provides very easy access to
ealier versions, now it would be very nice to have a tool which will enable
the user to view the differences between versions in a smart way. The new
toolkit for LibreOffice LibreOfficeKit offers tools for that, like showing
a page as an image (generate a pixmap from RGB).
Further I'm looking at Dolhin to create a plugin to support fuse-backup. I
would be awfully nice to show the different versions of a file with a
simple mouseclick in Dolphin, and then show a menu per version when
rightclicking, and showing the differences with the current version would
be one of the choices. So this is also work to be done.
The project is still in alpha.