In this episode: Good news from Qt and bad news for 32 bit Google Chrome users. The Linux Foundation ditches individual membership and Microsoft MITs more code. Plus loads of Finds, Neurons, Voices, Competition Prizes and An Important Announcement.
<andybalaam> My find this month has been the Elm programming language – make dynamic web sites using pure functional techniques, but really immediately accessible. Brilliant fun, and a really good community
<Stilvoid> My find is that it is possible to buy a home printer that a) works splendidly with linux, b) doesn’t cost a fortune for ink, and c) isn’t ridiculously expensive (a Samsung laser printer, 60GBP, wifi, and really good).
<kurtmc__> I was kind of hoping people might be interested in a tool I made to clean up the /boot directory for people who install lots of kernels. https://github.com/kurtmc/syslinux-editor it allows you to select and delete kernel images and initramfs in /boot and clean up the syslinux.cfg file.
<mcphail> If you have a USB keyboard which incorrectly registers as a joystick (due to longstanding kernel stupidity) it can interfere with the function of game controllers. https://github.com/denilsonsa/udev-joystick-blacklist sets up a udev rule to sort things out. 2nd find: the “ubuntu-support-status” command is useful to know if you have packages which are no longer being supported/updated by canonical on your *buntu install