All back issues of Omni magazine now available online

Good news for Omni magazine fans – all 200 issues are now available on Amazon for $2.99 each, or free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.

Up until a couple of years ago the science and science fiction magazine, which was created by Bob Guccione of Penthouse and his wife Kathy Keeton and ran from 1978–1995, could be be accessed for free on the Internet Archive, but it was taken down.

According to The Verge:

Earlier this week, Jerrick Media, owner of the Omni brand, announced that it was partnering with the Museum of Science Fiction to put the original issues of the magazine back online — this time in high-resolution. Instead of Archive.org, readers can find all 200 issues of the magazine on Amazon…

It’s a bit of a shame that the issues are no longer on the Internet Archive, but it is good to see that they’re back online once again.


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How to Install and Configure GitLab on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install GitLab CE (Community Edition) on your own Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server. In this tutorial, I will be using the ‘omnibus’ package provided by GitLab for easy installation and create an SSL certificate with Let’s encrypt.


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Announcing the Open Source Survey

We just released an open data set for the open source community, researchers, and curious data wonks to study.
The data includes responses from 5,500 open source participants randomly sampled from over 3,800 projects on GitHub.comand over 500 sourced from communities that work on other platforms. Altogether, the data represents some of the most comprehensive and high-quality data on the open source community to date.

The Open Source Survey covers a broad set of topics, including:
What people value in the software they use and in open source projects
How and where people find and provide help
Privacy preferences and practices
Employer policies around using and contributing to open source
Negative experiences and their consequences
Personal backgrounds of community members
We hope you’ll use the data to inform decisions about community, tooling, and prioritization of work; understand the needs and experiences of different parts of the community; and do new and interesting research on a remarkable system of peer


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Frontier’s object database on GitHub

Thinking out loud…
I’m working with Brent and Ted Howard on a reboot of Frontier.
Brent has been writing about it on inessential.com. Have a look.
One of the jobs I’ve taken on is figuring out how to make Frontier object database scripts available on GitHub. I want to do it so that it’s easy to restore a bit of functionality that didn’t make it into the new Frontier.root. I want it all to be at most one click away.
So this means storing the objects in multiple forms.
1. A human-readable form. One of the nice things about GitHub is that there’s a web interface, and you can click around and look at stuff. It’s a nice way to view code.
2. A “binary” representation, in quotes because Frontier doesn’t actually emit objects in binary. The most obfuscated format is a base64-encoded text file which we called Fat Page format. That


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