COBOL for the masses!

That;s right – a free COBOL front-end to gcc so you can grab one of those lucrative mainframe COBOL programmer positions (I’m not kidding! Some companies are desperately looking for COBOL programmers to keep their systems running!) See the announcement at https://lwn.net/ml/gcc/20220314163437.54ed696e0499d0875743a0f3@schemamania.org/

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Easily send notifications to your desktop/device

What is it? It’s a way to send arbitrary notifications from…well, just about anywhere to just about anything that can “listen”. The author has created an app (iOS and Android) as well as a CLI, and an API that you can run via cURL or any other similar app which means you can drive it just about any way you want!

I came across this in HackerNews at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29715464. The author has the source available on github at https://github.com/binwiederhier/ntfy. While you can host it yourself, the author has the service available for free at ntfy,sh.

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