The announcement for Git 2.22 (by maintainer Junio Hamano) can be read on the kernel mailing list.
Also, GitHub has an overview of the changes with Git 2.22.
Since the release of ProtonDB, there have been over 2500 games added to Linux!
What is Proton?
Proton is a new tool released by Valve Software that has been integrated with Steam Play to make playing Windows games on Linux as simple as hitting the Play button within Steam. Underneath the hood, Proton comprises other popular tools like Wine and DXVK among others that a gamer would otherwise have to install and maintain themselves. This greatly eases the burden for users to switch to Linux without having to learn the underlying systems or losing access to a large part of their library of games. Proton is still in its infancy so support is inconsistent, but regularly improving.
ProtonDB is used to collaborate on performance on different hardware/software configurations. Allowing the community to work together to get the games working.
Setting Up Proton in STEAM – Tested Ubuntu 18.10
Due to the purchase of Github from Microsoft, I have removed my account and all repositories. This will also affect a few posts I have made here. The links used to embed some small snippets (aka GISTs) of code will no longer work. As time is available I will start fixing them manually. Until then I thank you for your patience.
This app is nice as it can be local, one time synced, or just offline notes if you are in a secure area (what started my search). I am on a network where I can’t get to any cloud services at all, especially ones where you can give out data. I am however able to go out and do research. Leaving me with a tone of notes, and nothing to store them in with any sort of sense.
Also, I have a lot of markdown, and code snippets, and that sort of thing. So, like most I started keeping plain text files. This was not cutting it though; as many of you know. II would on occasion have a mixture of code types in the same note. This seems to handle those for the most part. Although it is similar to Atom, which is my favorite IDE/text editor in a GUI; it is much lighter and doesn’t always try to correct me into some language.
At the end of the day, its just a great note app; and the files underneath are up to you to encrypt/sync/etc. The editor I am referring to is Boostnote. I will give a link to GitHub, and link to their sites download page. Please try it out and enjoy! I hope this helps out a nerd out there somewhere.
During my latest testing phase, there was an accident with the motor controller. This has put a small speed bump in my little project.
However, this may be a blessing in disguise. I wanted to put in my own motor controller before, but I was trying to do this build without purchasing much. So, I was using the built-in controller within the old hover board housing. This came with many obstacles; for one, the circuit was very sensitive to change. If I wanted it to work; the LEDs and everything had to be perfect. Otherwise it would throw errors. Keeping in mind that I do not have any manual, documentation, etc on the hardware here.
Once I replace their motor controller with mine, it will be even better for my automation. I actually do have RPI motor controller HATs; however nothing rated for 500w. So I am going to be using the following per side. http://a.co/eHzWM2i
This will allow me to control the speed with the battery, and hub motors I already have. Just add a potentiometer per side, and were in business. Those pots will be controlled via very small servo. This will allow the user to control them, but the servos will put them back to zero (stop) after use. This also enables the control via RPI3, as I mentioned before.
On another note; I am considering using casters in the front since you will be able to steer via the controls. Alternatively, I get one controller and use it as a throttle only. This would work, but then I would have to have front steering.
Thanks for all the support,
This one is great for a “Full Update” on debian / ubuntu machines.
It calls the script without ever installing anything (assuming curl is installed). Be sure to run as root, either with sudo or as root directly.
As you can see in the snippet; it uses a script that is remotely hosted (in a github gist). This is great because you can see exactly what it does by looking at the script. It just calls system commands, so it can’t do anything malicious. Just run sudo, then the above command and it will run the below script:
Another trick you can do with something like this, is copy it to /usr/bin/fullupdate (as root of course), and ensure its executable “sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/fullupdate”. Then you can call “sudo fullupdate”, from anywhere and use it when needed. Alternatively, you can use it on a cron to run on a schedule! If you don’t want all the options, just download the script and change it for your liking.
Welcome to open source.
Just another thing that I helping with lately. If anyone need help with a new idea for a Raspberry PI, or IoT device message me. I have been through several POC’s (proof of concepts).
Keep in mind, if you are working on a new product; or sensitive information I keep all client info secret, and have no issues with an NDA.
Happy to just answer questions; or see what I can do to help. Just contact me.
I am building a robot (named aptly: Kill Switch) from old parts I had laying around, and it is powered by hub motors from a ‘hover-board’. The stats were pretty strong for small kids; so I am building a lot of safety into it.
This will include software, and hardware measures to ‘take over’ the device, and even limit speed. Eventually I will be able to return him back to a certain spot with playtime is over. I hope to automated charging as well eventually. There are a lot of features I have ready; however I am still building out the hardware.
This can be difficult to do and keep extremely safe. So for starters I am testing it only; and I have 2 kill switches I am putting in to ensure safety. One the person will have to keep his foot on constantly for the buggy to run. The other is a simple quick kill switch. (Eventually these will be automated).
The Device already has an RPI3 with a small motor-controller for future automation’s. This will control other aspects of the vehicle via software. Such as speed limitations, power usage, GPS, WIFI, BT. I will also be using a pico router to establish a LAN around the device. This is for media, as the vehicle will have speakers/screen to watch/host media on the LAN.
Hardware Safety Features:
Once testing is completed, and it works; I will go through how I set it up. However, this will be piece by piece as I do it. I have even considered some youtube videos. However, that will depend on my success in doing this on a budget. I am also using completely reclaimed parts, minus a couple bolts I bought. So its been free so far.
On that note, I have been building the chassis, but if anyone in the Dallas, TX area has an old go-cart frame that rolls/steers, I am looking. I think it would make it a lot lighter. Shoot me a message, info is on my contact me page.
MUCH More to come… Please keep an eye on the series…
If you are trying to do any of these, and running into issues please contact me. I am now open to consulting directly. Fixing even a few small inefficiencies can have a huge impact on the bottom line. Not only that, if the DevOps philosophies are really taken up, its likely that the employee base will also be happier, and proud of their accomplishments as a team.
As far as technologies I support, please take a look at my Technologies page. (Updated often) I am also happy to take on new ones for a project if needed.
Creating an efficient pipeline is what I do; and a fully functional system that is working well can be an amazing thing.