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May will stick to Brexit 'principles' in cross-party talks, says No 10. aka Let's have a talk to come to an agreement, but I'm not going to change my mind.

Spotify how to hide the "Find friends" bar

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On Linux operating systems, Spotify does not always show the file and view menus. This makes it harder to hide the "Find Friends" bar as there is no close button on the sidebar itself.

However there's another way: Click on the chevron in the top right corner next to your spotify username, then on Settings > Display Options > untick Show Friend Activity. is now hosted on Known (

Does social media contribute to a more isolated society? :
>“Calling someone is a bit daunting,” said one 18-year-old respondent in a survey on phone habits conducted by Ofcom. “It’s much easier and quicker to WhatsApp my friends. If I have to call a company, I’ll always try to use webchat if it’s available.”

Take note PES, via The Guardian:
>some players not only get their wages covered in full by the club they are joining but also receive a substantial sum on top.

It’s nearly 2019. Coca Cola and other soft drink have showed us how to make a can that opens easily. Get with it tinned vegetables!

Install Python 3.7.1 on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

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After another hour of resolving issues with pyenv and a personal project that requires Python 3.7 I thought it best to note the steps I used to install Python 3.7.1 on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed:

# Install requirements for compiling Python
sudo zypper in zlib-devel bzip2 libbz2-devel libffi-devel libopenssl-devel readline-devel sqlite3 sqlite3-devel xz xz-devel 

# Compile Python
cd ~/Downloads
tar xf Python-3.7.1.tar.xz
cd Python-3.7.1

# AltInstall ensures 3.7.1 is installed alongside your system python
sudo make altinstall

# Fix dynamic library loading
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib64/python3.7/lib-dynload /usr/local/lib/python3.7/lib-dynload

I've updated the Common build problems · pyenv/pyenv Wiki page to reflect the updated required packages. Thanks to Andrew Cooke for the dynamic library fix

A locally running browser integrated notetaking app with cloud storage syncing, instant search and markdown / file upload support you say?