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First unrecoverable crash with openSUSE. Not sure what caused it yet, but suspicious of Application Launcher.

Installed . So far pretty good, needed to install a proprietary wifi driver but otherwise working well. ๐ŸฆŽ

paid on team! just posted on the page. Move fast if it's of interest to you or one of your contacts.

Sometimes class-level design does my head in. Spent the day trying to refactor some functionality into a single elegant interface and realised as I headed home that itโ€™s really two distinct operations on the same data structure.

At this point not sure if I should write it off and accept that itโ€™s not very nice (but does meet func requirements) or have another go tomorrow.

Have to admit, despite saying to myself that Iโ€™ll code it in Python and not mess around, I did end up checking the docs to see if the stdlib had what I needed. Need to keep reminding myself that while joining the party would be fun, Iโ€™d never get anything done.

Could not sleep last night, and got woken up early by my son. Today is going to be trying. ๐Ÿ˜ดโ˜•๏ธ

On the plus side, designed my next side project in quite some detail while lying awake in bed. Hopefully Iโ€™ll get an opportunity today get it out of my head and into code soon.

@vertigo @gargron I really like the culture that exists here so I understand that, but I think widening the tent and broadening network freedom rights to more users is important. This is a classic "widening the tent" move.

I hope we don't see an anti-new-users attitude develop here. It's always sad to see a community become xenophobic and poison its own culture in favor of preserving it. So I say: network freedom for everyone!

[Summary] promo actually was:

* supplemental to 's season long show sponsorship
* PR activity w/ clues hunt viewable *only in Firefox*
* rolled to every user (highly contentious issue)
* Mozilla devs WebExtension
* used unclear terminology & a little freaky (highly contentious issue)
* affected pages locally
* sent no user data
* added more clues
* added via Shield Study back-end (highly contentious issue)

It wasn't:

* "advertising"
* sniffing data

Chrome exists to further Googleโ€™s anti-privacy business agenda. The entire point is to capture user data and sell it to advertisers, and to do anything possible to make that easier. People who say โ€œIโ€™m switching back to Chromeโ€ or โ€œI wonโ€™t switch to Fxโ€ because of privacy concerns are so far off base.

This backlash is ridiculously out of proportion. Yes they broke usersโ€™ trust but no harm was done - the extension required opting-in before doing anything and was easily removable. Not great that it was installed and Shield Studies should be opt-in, but why do some people think this is worse than Chrome?

More brilliance from n-gate. I'm going to make a lot of use of the word "incorrecting".

"What follows is six to eight hours of Hackernews incorrecting each other on fundamental capitalist theory. When that gets boring, they switch to incorrecting each other about contract law."

Welp, it turns out /is/ better than . First impression is itโ€™s significantly faster and more polished. Looks like it could be a permanent replacement for me.

Lesson learned this week: when you want decaf but there isnโ€™t any left, the correct action is to not make a damn coffee at all.

Iโ€™d been doing well at cutting out caffeine post 2pm and sleeping better for it, but wrecked that this week with some dumb decisions. ๐Ÿ˜”

Super long day ahead. Looking forward to being able to take a huge bite out of my to-do list though (and praying not much gets added).

"The #bitcoin #cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the #finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.

Nakamoto wanted to create a system for #payments that would circumvent governments, bankers, and corporations. Instead, Bitcoin is now a get-rich-quick scheme that retains none of the exciting, anarchist features it proposed and has created a secondary #economy with financial shenanigans that mirror the ones that led to the global financial crisis."