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  • Tiny module gears up Intel’s Elkhart Lake

    Portwell’s Linux-ready, industrial temperature “PCOM-BA02GL” is a Mini Type 10 module with Intel’s Elkhart Lake CPUs, up to 8GB IBECC RAM, 2.5GbE, 10x USB, 2x SATA, 4x PCIe, and DP and LVDS.

    The COM Express compute module form factors that continue to dominate the x86 world were considered remarkably compact when they were announced 16 years ago. Yet the COM Express “Compact” Type 6 is considerably larger than newer form factors such as Qseven and SMARC, as well as many SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi. The exception is the RPi sized, 84 x 55mm Mini Type 10, which American Portwell Technology, Inc. has adopted for its Intel Elkhart Lake based PCOM-BA02GL module.

  • Industrial panel PC muscles up with Comet Lake-S

    Aaeon’s Linux-friendly “OMNI-2155-CML” is a 15.6-inch, industrial panel PC powered by an Intel 10th Gen CPU with up to 64GB DDR4, HDMI, SATA, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.2 Gen2, 2x COM, 2x M.2, and a mini-PCIe slot.

    Aaeon announced its first industrial panel PC with a socketed processor in the form an Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-S CPU, thereby “allowing for easier maintenance and scalability.” The 15.6-inch OMNI-2155-CML, which runs Ubuntu 20.04 and Win 10 IoT Enterprise, is the first Comet Lake based panel PC we have seen, and is likely one of the highest performing panel PCs on the market.

  • Biden to sign exec order calling for right-to-repair rules for farmers, maybe rest of us

    President Joe Biden is expected this week to sign an executive order directing the formation of rules that ensure Americans have the right to repair ... their farming equipment, at least.

    Though this effort may well extend beyond agriculture, the White House today chose to focus on the farming side of things, presumably because a right-to-repair for farmers was a core Democrat policy in the 2020 US presidential race. As such the order, when it arrives, will reportedly tell the FTC, with support from the government's agriculture dept, to look into cementing people's right to fix their gear.

  • The PinThing is a motorized pin display | Arduino Blog

    Tactile displays are one of the neatest ways to interact with how data is displayed, as it can not only be seen, but also felt. However, these kinds of systems are often quite expensive due to their complex nature, which is why Jason Higgins wanted to create his own pin display that he calls the PinThing. The device primarily consists of a five by three grid of “pixels” that are each driven by their own geared motor. When the motor turns, it slides a nut along a threaded rod, therefore pushing the pixel in or out.

    Nearly the entire project was 3D-printed to keep costs low. This includes the backplate, bracing for the motors, and the threaded rod/nut assembly. Some of the earlier motor prototypes had a built-in homing pushbutton switch, but this was determined to be unnecessary.

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today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.