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hi folks

this is my first

my name is igor, and this is my (mostly) technical musings (rant) account.

i speak several human languages, and some more computer languages.
i'm self-employed, and currently on "vacation".
as a public speaker, i mostly talk about "soft" stuff these days. here's a talk about how i moved from ops to dev: blag.esotericsystems.at/articl

i'm queer and enby, but ~most of that can be found on @meena

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i want computers to be as magical as their promises

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Nier: Automata US $59.99 (€48,91)
Nier: Automata DE €69,99 ($85.84)

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As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and consume it, for this is my content."

😲 my favourite hostel is booked out 😿😿😿

i've booked a train ticket for Gent… you can see me at

(if i also manage to book a place to stay)

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hello friends,i installed a new keyboard

i just love looking at those websites with impeccable fonts. tiny, and thin, and lightest grey on white

i love looking at them, even though i can't possibly read them.

a mistake many programmers make is to confuse a general-purpose programming language with a universal tool, or even a universal truth.

a general-purpose programming language is just a DSL. Its Domain, that of Software Development.

we have to understand the domain, or trust experts, to truly create useful software. failing that, i hope the domain experts do our job instead. it would be better for everyone.

Idea: Quassel webclient

so i can run it in like everything else

i'm imagining that in a few years from now, servo (or it's successor) will serve as an alternative to electron, and so half of our native apps will be electron, and the other half servo


i know i'm slightly biased because i've been working for 12~ years in ops, but i still think infrastructure is more important than

Adversarial Audio samples (from a paper that shows you can hear one thing, but a machine a very different, hidden message)

it's spooky and fascinating, nicholas.carlini.com/code/audi

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Wishful thinking re: tech regulation Show more

pkill -STOP pulseaudio
# => cpu usage halved

…still waiting for my ubuntu kernel upgrade…

the scarcest resource in startups are vowels and ethical responsibility

a recruiter once advertised a company to me as using "the Netflix stack"

i wonder if "Our view is that brilliant people are also capable of decent human interactions, and we insist upon that." is part of that…

finally getting around to reading "Brilliant Jerks in Engineering" - brendangregg.com/blog/2017-11- and bob sounds am awful lot like jake