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Every once in a while I log into Facebook (to message someone who only uses Facebook). Every time I'm amazed how many people still try to interact with me there, even though I never do anything there except posting a few years ago that I'm active on Mastodon only.

Dell? What are you doing?

"Harmful blue light"? Harmful in every case? Like maybe I can't go outside under that big blue sky?

"Dispersing it across the light spectrum"? No. On so many levels, no. Physics, no. Color management, no.

I expect the next claim to be how using the computer will improve my quantum aura.

I don't want to ascribe to malice what can be explained by simple idiocy, so I'm pretty sure there's an idiot somewhere in this. Either the tech writer or the targeted customer.

Boy, there are hoards of "resolution" runners today on the trail! Good for them :-)

@privacyint no. stop. don't.

Instead, use *different* strong random passwords for most of your services, and keep them in a password manager.

most password managers will help you generate strong random passwords automagically.

asking people to change passwords often is pushing them to use the same weak password across different services. and that's a way bigger security issue than an old password, especially if the old password is long and random.

All of you who are building ”alternatives to goodreads”!

Please keep in mind that
- not all #books are published in english and
- there are translations of books and
- people may read several different language versions of the same book, even at the same time.

Brought to you by a #goodreads user who can't mark two different language versions of a book as being ”currently reading” simultaneously.

First time I've seen a figure skating dance shot from a following drone, and it's breathtaking!

youtube.com/watch?v=qqIH9ez7d9

New 3.4 is ridiculously fast! We're so lucky and privileged to witness a real renaissance of this software. It's becoming truly great!

Darktable 3.4 with new toys, yay! Can't wait till I get to my laptop...

Nice start of my holiday vacation: set a new personal best on 6.5 miles :-)

As a person who's been interested forever in textiles, material culture, and manufacturing... if there's one thing I wish I could bestow on people from my reading it's that:

- all clothing is handmade and
- you get what you pay for

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A recruiter email seriously pitches "founders are serial entrepreneurs" as a point of pride… Do they want me to have the same attitude towards code? Just throw something together and then move on to the next job right before the system collapses?

Oh wait… It actually explains a lot about modern software!

“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work. We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.”
— Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed raptitude.com/2010/07/your-lif

Bonus picture of the Buran because it took two trains to get it to the pad!

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This explains my disillusionment with software industry (its technical side) better than I ever could evrl.com/devops/cloud/2020/12/

What also makes me sad is that programmers at big companies who (re-)invent all this bullshit complexity actually think they're the smartest assholes on the planet just because they happened to luck their way through some irrelevant, hard and convoluted interviewing process.

The nice thing about Node development is that if I want to waste some time, I can just spend hours upgrading my dependencies. Always a reliable way to feel like I'm doing something useful, when really it's just procrastination

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