World of FOSS:
- The GNU project is 30 years old!. It is amazing when you realize that a decent chunk of utilities that we regularly use on GNU/Linux, are from the GNU project.
- Nikola had a new major release (Version 6). This release brings a lot of new features and bug fixes.
- Thunderbird v24 was released. This is the first non ESR release of Thunderbird in about an year.
- A new major version of VLC (v2.1.0) was released with a bunch of cool new features.
- Use GNU Stow to manage your dotfiles. You can find a couple of different ways to achieve the same here.
- Hermit is a new font oriented towards programmers. Don't like it? You can find some of the best fonts available for programming on this page.
- If you are unable to recall the correct SysRq combo to fix your hosed system, you might want to refer to this page.
- You can find a bunch of cool stickers for printing, on this FSF page.
Security / Privacy:
- There is no doubt that short passwords are bad. But, there should be a limit on the password length as well. Why? Because very large or uncapped passwords can be used for performing a denial of service attack, as was revealed by the Django project.
- If you want to delete your account from a popular web service, visit the justdelete.me website.
- This article shows just how seriously Google takes security issues (read: not much).
- If you have a burning desire to comment on a YouTube video, you'll need a Google+ account to do that. So, finally they find a way to force people to use Google+.