yumex-dnf has been broken for about a week. The issue is with
dnfdaemon, and a fix is on the way https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1338564#c18
Update: The fix is in.
Yumex-dnf is working again.
As I do occasionally, I used GNOME 3 instead of Xfce 4.12 today to start my work. It all fell apart when the GNOME screenshot utility barely worked.
Update: I mapped GNOME Screenshot to
alt-P instead of PrintScreen, and that works, but it's hard to choose the type of image I want, which is JPG, and the only way to make it work is to take the PNG offered and convert it later.
In contrast, the Xfce screenshot tool works with the PrintScreen key and makes any kind of image I want with no complaining.
The lovely people at Xfce and downstream at Fedora moved a new version of the Thunar file manager to fix a bug causing crashes when files are cut from one folder and pasted into another -- something I tend to do quite often.
The crash didn't happen every time but did often enough to be a little annoying.
Thanks to all who were involved, from reporting the bug to making the fix and then pushing new code.
I'm still undecided how I will convert XML to JSON in the election results app/script I am working on.
To those ends, I am looking for libraries that can do the heavy lifting for me.
Among the things I've stumbled upon are x2js.
Just putting this here so I don't forget about it.
Also, I don't want to forget my previous entry on xml2json.
Update: I am currently using the Crack gem with Ruby. I'm shelling out to Bash for some file-based operations that I hope to eventually replace with native Ruby code.
Acousticmusic.org has a large archive of old guitar catalogs, best I've seen http://acousticmusic.org/research/history/catalogs #gibson #fender #martin #epiphone
How to get a developer job in less than a year (Free Code Camp blog) https://medium.freecodecamp.com/how-to-get-a-developer-job-in-less-than-a-year-c27bbfe71645
United RPMs is a new repo for Fedora https://unitedrpms.github.io
I'm working on my election script, which has been Bash on the server to produce HTML with custom display on nine different websites controlled via CSS. Hacky as shit, but it works.
And here is one of many solutions to the XML-to-JSON problem: https://github.com/enkidootech/xml2json.
Since LA County sends fixed-width ASCII, this plan goes out the window, but I vaguely remember another ancient data format that I might be able to hack into JSON. Or the LA County data will be mangled the old-fashioned way.
That's the best way for me to learn: Have an annoying problem and make it go away through code.
Along these very same lines, since I'm collaborating with others on this project, I decided that we needed a way to share the code.
And since I wanted to work out of a private repository, Gitlab ($0/month) beat Github ($7/month). And we are all learning git.
The Firehose Project - A hands-on intro to building modern web applications with Elixir and Phoenix http://phoenix.thefirehoseproject.com/
What @gitlab has to say about @github's pricing changes https://about.gitlab.com/2016/05/11/git-repository-pricing/