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There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

For some reason was flaking out installing on my 2009 MBP, so I switched to KDE for kicks. I've really been enjoying , I had never really tried it until this year. Lots of things to tweak if you want, but a really nice experience out of the box with Plasma.

Just finished an editing spree. I focused on the area I work in and was able to correct a mislabeled road, delete some nonexistent roads, and add in a bunch of the service roads and buildings.

I want to start a YouTube channel or Twitch stream dedicated to reviewing only sneakers you can buy at Wal-Mart. And then interview random people (found in Wal-Mart) and then buy some like they do on Complex.

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Tonight's the night. My youngest son gets to see his first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Wow. Nothing like blasting away allergy congestion with wasabi.

No one has ever wished a speech was a little longer.

Had a student come up to me asking permission to use the staff WiFi because she doesn't have a dongle to go from USB-C to USB-A to get a term paper off her MacBook and her carrier doesn't allow her to use her hotspot functionality. Welcome to the Great Awkward Peripheral Transition.

I wasn't expecting my SSD to be delivered in an envelope and nothing else. No box around it or anything. I hope it's OK.

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TIL There are panda ants. They’re ants that look like pandas Show more

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Banker: So, you’d like a loan, to start an all marsupial fighting championship?

Me: Yes. I call it Mortal Wombat.



Banker: I’m in.

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@gc If this happens I think they will try to buy the biggest instances, pour money and developers into making the user experience - particularly on mobile - as slick as possible and then add ActivityPub extensions which make it incompatible with other instances. After enough time had passed they would then drop support for ActivityPub and OStatus.

That's pretty much how web 2.0 pushed out the earlier federated groupware systems.

Ways to work against this are:
* Make it easy to block bad instances
* Discourage very large instances with thousands of users, which will be the most attractive for colonization.
* Promote general awareness of the kinds of tactics which have been used in the past against federated systems
* Encourage users to value community above convenience. Colonizers will try to dazzle users with convenience and shiny/trendy features.
* Create a lot of noise if there is any company trying to subvert open protocols with their own extensions.
* Make it easy for users to switch instances, aka "nomadic identity" so that they can "vote with their feet" if an instance starts adopting bad policies. The difficulty of moving from one instance to another is definitely something which colonizers will try to exploit.

Does anyone have experience with installing or on the iMac11,2 model?

After about 30 seconds of using my ThinkPad T400's keyboard after a few weeks of downtime, I'm like, why do I ever use any other laptop?

My second son, playing outside: "BIRDS. STOP SAYING THAT."

He has a complicated relationship with nature.

The hospital redirects to their Cisco captive portal. Now I need to go find their technology director and complain.

Tyler Henry Olinda was born this morning at 12:19am and is doing great! He's 4.5 kilograms.

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What are your preferred alternatives to Google Drive's shared documents for writing/editing? Preferring ones which don't require accoutn/login!

Please Boost!?