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Office protip: to avoid mess, don't eat at your desk. Eat at someone else's desk

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I need to stop trying to read the entire internet. It's never going to happen.

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I promise I'm not trying to be an asshole with this but with the rise in popularity of 1920's cartoon aesthetics (i.e. Cuphead) I think it really does need to talked about that a LOT of those aesthetics were based on minstrel show tropes

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If you can afford to leave Earth to avoid it's problems, you helped create them.

So if you leave, you should have to give up all stakes here and have no more say in how we operate.

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Question for folks who use screen-readers:

On a website or document, how would you prefer people to format a logical progression, for example in a software menu?

I often use the "greater than" symbol, like so: File > New > Text Document.

I've used in the past the arrow mad of two characters "->", but I suspect that might be appalling for screen-readers...

Which one(s) of these options do you prefer? Or something else as a reply if you want.

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This doorbell wasn't supposed to buzz... looks like I've got a short somewhere.

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I think I just finished wiring up the doorbell, but I can't test it until morning because people are sleeping. :blobugh: :AngeryCat:

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@ptrcnull I thought every user agent string is meant to be Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36

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Don't count under your breath or time it, instead just watch how the solder moves. Its surface tension changes and it flows satisfyingly as the underlying joint heats up and accepts it. You'll see it physically relax as the four parts - pin, hole, solder, iron - harmonize in temperature.

Solder isn't glue. Solder is a messenger, taking heat to where you want it to be and then conveying back to you when it's been accepted, at which point you remove the iron and move to the next joint.

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You are using the properties of the solder - its fluidity, its surface tension, its impressive conductivity - to get the heat of your iron into the parts of the joint where your iron can't physically reach. All the way down into the via, all the way through every strand of wire.

You're moving the heat around, using the solder, until the joint and the iron and the solder are all agreeing to be the same temperature.

This takes, usually, about a second and a half.

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The way to resolve this tension is to remember that the solder's job, while you're interacting with it, is NOT to conduct electricity.

Yes, it will eventually conduct electricity - but that's in the future, after you've finished all the work and scrubbed off the flux and washed your hands and plugged all the wires back in and turned it on - that's ages away.

What the solder's doing now, while it's in your hands, is conducting HEAT.

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Anybody here using the pinephone as a daily driver, what can it do, vs what can it not do?

Does signal work?
Matrix?
VPNs?

I'm thinking of getting in on the May batch. I need a new phone and I am sick of android bloatware and not having access to important aspects of how my phone works. Is the pinephone a good option for me?

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I'm close to moving back to Windows. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to hold oneself back, deny oneself better and easier accessibility in the name of open source, when many open source developers don't give a crap about accessibility, and/or don't educate themselves on it. KDE connect, GSConnect, all were inaccessible for one reason or another, not the least because of Gnome-shell's terrible accessibility issues. That was just the last straw. With the only thing holding me to Linux being Emacs+Emacspeak, I think its time to quit Linux and just use what actually works. It's interesting how being "free" just means being under the power and whim of other people, a mass of developers who have no insentive for accessibility, rather than a cohesive company who does. This is serious, and I want every developer to understand this, understand my deep frustration with FOSS.

#FOSS #Linux #KDE #a11y #accessibility #Windows #comunism #capitalism #software #developers

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On being "lazy" about software freedom:

Everyone lives a full life. Not everyone gets the same opportunity to pick what fills their life, though. People are busy. They have things they like to do or find easy, & things that are unpleasant or difficult.

People whose life is filled differently than yours, who have different priorities than yours, aren't any more lazy than you are lazy for not picking a more compassionate way to talk about the challenges standing in the way of software freedom.

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there are loads of different web browsers available, such as 'google chrome', 'google chrome but with different branding', and 'google chrome again'

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the whole concept of "app" as thought of today is a consequence of free software having been completely obliterated as a cultural concept

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@djsundog For some time now I've been seeing posts about what's playing in the toot-lab and wondering if there were any way for people who were not currently in the toot-lab to hear it. I though they were just saying 'this is what Sundog is listening to right now.'

This morning I looked a little bit closer and noticed that every. single. one. of these now-playing toots I've been seeing has a convenient link to the stream for anyone wishing to listen in. Bookmarked, thanks!

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Okay, I need some boosts on this:
1) Who feels pretty solid at creating mashups?
2) What song has a truly depressing vocal performance, and also might be successfully blended with the chorus of The Vengaboys "We Like to Party"?
3) I am a really weird dude sometimes.

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Millenials Are Killing Workplace Bullying, Sexism, Homophobia, Transphobia, Neoliberalism, And Other Cherished Boomer Institutions

I found this collection of notes that seems to give a pretty good (and critical) overview of the current situation of the PinePhone and carrier/MVNO support: toomanyatoms.com/computer/pine)

Seems to line up with my research and personal observations so far. I'm starting to feel like I barely have enough time and energy to source and activate a regular smartphone 😓

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