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Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.

Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.

I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.

Boosts appreciated!!

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This is most damning thing I’ve seen about Rogers’ technical and managerial incompetence so far. Some flack at Navigator drafted this pile of network-administation word salad, told them to publish it, and they did.

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can you imagine being the hotel that hosts the big entomology conference. you know that place has gotta be PRISTINE. you can't get away with "oh no that's not a bedbug/roach." they're gonna be like "actually i described this subspecies in 2003"

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rearranged my keyboard.

not only can I fit two imperative sentences on the left half, I still have enough keys left to put the names of three DS9 characters on the right half.

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random find:

a group that converts older academic books into modern TeX for accessibility

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You, a casual: $5k
Me, an intellectual: Five kilopesos.

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Do you have /home on a separate partition?

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cat: [i want to go in my tunnel in the yard.]

me: ok.

cat: [let me back in.]

me: ok

cat: [i want to go in my tunnel in the yard.]

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This is BONKERS. I can't believe CBS is pursuing this instead of just...bringing mask and distancing back to its facilities

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Late July: Canadian Blood Services (CBS) announces it is dropping distancing and masking at its clinics

Early August: CBS announces it is urgently in need of donors. Reports begin to circulate that CBS is considering turning blood donation into a for-profit plasma collection system

Mid-August: CBS suddenly starts posting a bunch of listings to fill vacated positions


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Allowing drivers to proceed through a red signal if they are turning with the flow of traffic is a surprisingly recent idea. Specifically, it dates to the oil and energy crises of the 1970s.

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Everyone else: *Sleeping, in complete beatific peace*

Me: *Sits bolt upright in bed* But most accounts of the metaphysics of personal identity require that for you to meaningfully still be *you,* your genetic makeup must be the same in any possible world. This poses a problem for Everything, Everywhere, All At Once because in the lesbian hotdog fingers universe—

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#askfedi Anyone got a spare server they can sell me for cheap/free. I'm trying to start my own consulting company. There are grants available for disabled people to do that in my state..
But here's the thing. NYS is out of money for this year. The earliest I'll get my grant is Febuary 2023, and that's excessively optimistic according to my contacts at the state
I'd like to start practicing for cert exams and such before then. I need better hardware to do that. My current server box a budget gaming pc from 2011ish. Can anyone help

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I've now published the modified version of zfs_exporter that we're using on Linux to expose ZFS IO stats to Prometheus. (branch cks-upstream, which should be the default).

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imaginons qu'on ait deux fichiers, sports.txt et couleurs.txt qui liste des noms de personne avec leur sport préféré et leur couleur préférée

solene@t470 /t/test> cat sport.txt
zoe handball
clara cyclisme
zhineb course à pied

solene@t470 /t/test> cat couleurs.txt
zoe rouge
clara jaune
flore vert
anais violet

solene@t470 /t/test> join sport.txt couleurs.txt
zoe handball rouge
clara cyclisme jaune

I have been wanting to replace the Pi 3B+ on Kodi duty in the living room for some time now with a more 4K-capable machine. (We still have only a 1080p TV, but increasingly often the movies and shows I buy on physical disc include only a 4K version, omitting the 1080p Blu-Ray.)

Last week a good sale price broke down my reticence, and now I have a MeLe Quieter3C thingy up and running. It runs quite warm, unsurprisingly. It's impressively capable for the size & price! Boo, r8169 NIC though.

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@mcc @tripofmice @nev also per @lilithmooncohen 's good advice ( ) I make a habit of explicitly listing dotfiles that might contain secrets in a ~/.dotfiles_ignore which I configure my dotfiles repo to use with the `core.excludesFile` config directive

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@mcc @tripofmice @nev oh I have a super tiny solution for this!

I have this in my ~/.bashrc:

alias dotfiles='/home/gnomon/bin/git --git-dir=$HOME/.dotfiles/ --work-tree=$HOME'

...and in ~/.dotfiles/config:

[status] showUntrackedFiles = no

So I never have to move or link files into place, and `dotfiles status` only knows about the files I have explicitly told it to track.

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