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Put my Mycroft A. I. Mark I in the bedroom, attached LCD, keyboard and mouse.  Created new user with same group memberships as default:

>sudo id pi
(prints list of groups pi belongs to)
>sudo useradd -m -G grp1,grp2,grp3… newuser
>sudo passwd newuser

Installed Pixel GUI with instructions for PiCroft (have about 3.7Gb left on an 7Gb root).  Installed Mycroft Skills (user written functions).

>msm install name_of_skill
Get skills from here https://github.com/MycroftAI/mycroft-skills and here https://mycroft.ai/documentation/skills/ .  Configure skills here https://home.mycroft.ai/#/skill?_k=ojh4dc .

With a Smart Life – Smart Living home automation wall plug, I’m able to turn my puffer fish hanging Tiki lamp on and off with my phone.  By tying the app into Google Home, I’m able to control the lamp with my voice.

You can ssh into the Mycroft with:

>ssh username@mark1.local

News: I was notified by email, SUSE Studio is shutting down as of the 15th, but images could be migrated to Open Build Service.  
Remembered where I saw the cheap European hosting www.Scaleway.com At $3.75/month, compares favorably with $5 Digital Ocean Droplet.  Thanks Urandom Podcast.
Unstable build of KDE Plasma Mobile for your Android phone.
Cool Pi-based Nintendo Switch Clone.  Even if this is of no interest, article shows how and where to hard soldier audio and switches into your Pi.
Russian scientists use top secret supercomputer to mine Bitcoin.
Charter Cable to offer Gigabit Internet.
Pi sized Intel board
Despite DistroWatch.com, get MakuluLinux


Fixing my Arch Linux 32 laptop
Fixing screen not clearing after boot

Edit /etc/default/grub
Change the line that has
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet vga=current”
Now commit changes
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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