msmtp

     Per a customer request, msmtp has been installed on ubuntu.eskimo.com.  To provide redundancy for times when ubuntu is out of service, it has also been installed on debian.eskimo.com, mint.eskimo.com, julinux.yellow-snow.net, and zorin.eskimo.com, all of which are debian derived machines.  It is not at this time installed on mxlinux because it is still in the process of restoration and the package manager is busy.

     For those who prefer Redhat platforms, I have also installed msmtp on fedora.eskimo.com, centos7.eskimo.com, scientific7.eskimo.com, opensuse.eskimo.com, centos6.eskimo.com, and scientific.eskimo.com.

Privacy Darknet

     Our web server is fully capable of strong encryption as well as http 2.0 protocol. However, if you have your own hosted domain with us, you need a digital encryption certificate. You can obtain a certificate from any vendor but some work better than others in terms of browser compatibility and encryption strength.

Christmas

Matthew 22:36-40 New International Version (NIV)

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

MxLinux – Reinstall

     MxLinux.eskimo.com will be down for several hours to install MX18.

     I attempted an in place upgrade from MX17 to MX18 and it failed.  At first only lightdm would not run, then it refused to mount NFS partitions which is critical here as both the /home directory and /var/mail spook directories are NFS mounted off of other servers.  It tells me “Operation Not Permitted” when I try to mount them.

     I restored MX17 from backups and tried again, again it broke in the same manner.

     Now I am installing from a fresh mx18 ISO image.  Hopefully this will work better.

Diet

     This is a really good discussion on diet, what and WHEN to eat, and how bad diet manifests diabetes, metabolic syndrome, etc.

Mint Upgraded to Tessa 19.1

     Mint.eskimo.com has been upgraded to Tessa 19.1.  This is the first in-place upgrade of Mint that has succeeded for me.  All previous in place upgrades failed requiring a fresh install.  This one went very clean.

Telegram-Desktop on Debian, JuLinux, Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin

Official desktop client for the Telegram messenger

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.

SYNCED: You can access your messages from all your devices at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop. Never lose your data again.

UNLIMITED: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

SECURE: We made it our mission to provide the best security combined with ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, etc. is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.

POWERFUL: You can create group chats for up to 100,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOC, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.), and even set up bots for specific tasks. It’s the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.

FUN: Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.

SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we are taking great care to keep the interface clean. With its minimalist design, Telegram is lean and easy to use.

100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give third parties access to your data.

We keep expanding the boundaries of what you can do with a messaging app. Don’t wait years for older messengers to catch up with Telegram — join the revolution today.

New Features – Discord *, purple-discord, Steam

     We’ve installed Discord on Ubuntu.eskimo.com, Debian.eskimo.com, Julinux.yellow-snow.net, Mint.eskimo.com (no menu entry, launch from a terminal by typing discord), and Zorin.eskimo.com (no menu entry, launch from a terminal by typing discord).  On the systems with menu entries for discord, it is found in the “Internet” sub-menu.  Discord is a audio / video conferencing system very popular among gamers but usable for other functions.

     Steam has been installed on Ubuntu.eskimo.com (Games submenu) Debian.eskimo.com (Internet submenu), Mint.eskimo.com (Games submenu) Zorin.eskimo.com (Games submenu),

     Purple-discord, a plugin for libpurple that adds the option to use the Discord messaging service in all libpurple-based clients (including Pidgin and Finch), and harmony, for creating and managing Discord accounts although you can also use discord itself for the latter functionality, has been installed on those machines for which it was available, unfortunately, Debian wasn’t one of them.

     * I do not know of anyway to get the webcam capability working on Discord via x2go because I am told that USB forwarding is currently broken and that nobody has volunteered to work on it so probably will remain that way for the foreseeable future.  If anyone knows of a way around this please let me know.