I can't think of anything more tedious than being told to use "correct" names for operating systems.

The mail client on @elementary just forced me to obtain a real (not self-signed snakeoil) certificate for my mail server because otherwise it's been acting buggy. Like, archiving and deleting would only work *sometimes*, and saving the trusted exception for this cert didn't work.

But now as I fixed the problem for myself, I lost all the incentive to file bugs and debug the thing :-)

A profound quote of the day for me:

"Every culture should have a couple of outsiders bringing a message from outside of the dominant culture." — npr.org/2019/09/15/749547034/a

I can't believe I wrote an entire Mastodon client.

Doing the right thing (especially for yourself) doesn’t mean people won’t be upset.

People being upset doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do.

Bonus brain-melter: you might be doing the right thing for yourself and you might be the one who is upset about it, and that doesn’t change any of the above.

Finally had a chance to map a run in Moscow! Sokolniki is nice this time of year, after summer heat but before everything gets muddy and dull. The only downside so far is people smoking everywhere.

I have no idea how to say "облепиховый чай" in English, but it's what I'm having right now, and I'm happy!

I have a feeling I've been to JFK airport a little too many times lately...

Just finished Fall; or, Dodge in Hell — the latest by Neal Stephenson. I can definitely attest that he remains my favorite Sci-Fi author. This thing was a real page-turner for me, and it's saying a lot because I'm usually too impatient to read long passages of text. But here, I did.

It's 2019 and I'm still using rsync to copy a bunch of files between two laptops on a single network. Surely, I thought, there should be some out of the box discovery protocol working across various Linuxes hooked up into file managers that Just Worked?

Anyway rsync works, so I'm not complaining :-)

As far as I can tell DKIM is just a cryptographically secure way of telling a mail server that you're honestly repesenting yourself as a spammer.

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

After 9 years in U.S. I find it harder to speak Russian than I used to do. But my profound disgust towards "Runglish" (when people code-switch several times in the flow of a single sentence) still keeps me afloat :-)

Going to have more practice starting next week as I'm visiting my family in Moscow.

@isagalaev @MatejLach The musicians that you *saw on MTV* might have made a living that way.

That isn't an accurate sample, though. Most musicians didn't get that far.

RIAA now says `total music revenue grew 18% to $5.4 billion in the first half of 2019, with streaming music accounting for 80% of industry revenues`.

That is the same RIAA that said music streaming will kill the industry, (along with cassette tapes, blank CDs & MP3s).

"[Y]ou can make better designs when you focus on solving concrete use cases." — hacks.mozilla.org/2019/08/weba

The article is about something else, but I just love this gem! So many Architecture Astronauts try to design a complex system from a ground up, simply *thinking up* vague use cases instead of actually having concrete ones…

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