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I have come to realization that is it time to start writing the next chapter of my professional life. The new CEO and his court seem[1] to be moving the company in a direction I don't like.

I am a Unix System engineer and software developer. I would like to move into more of a SRE type role.

I don't really know how to proceed. :thaenkin: :yikes:

1: I hear differing rhetoric from different levels, which is an issue in and of itself.

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Yay, I have finally managed to sit down a build a Guix channel with the kernel and iwlwifi firmware bits. Not the Guix would accept such and I now run non-free code on my laptop, but I do have wifi functional and can move on the other things.

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You (yes you) get better at your craft by taking on problems you find interesting.

Don’t let people tell you not to work on them because they’ve decided in advance you’ll fail.

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FLOSS opinion that shouldn't be controversial but is 

If the developers of an application get mad at you for forking, they are only developing "open source" software.

Developers of "free software" thank you for forking their code, because you are taking control of your personal computing instead of just being a passive consumer.

It doesn't matter if the code you are using is licensed under the GPL. If users can only exercise one of the four freedoms in practise, it's just a PR exercise.

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Hello fediverse,
this is an attempt to create a presence of #Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) within the your beloved federated network.

read more about it in this post:

(Tails is a live operating system that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.)

😺 :tor: 😍
#tor #foss #privacy #journalism #activism #humanrights

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There is a piece of paper stating that ALL restrictions should be lifted.

It’s kind of old and it’s dated 1776.

Oh my. My son is taking a shower upstairs.. I hear water dripping in the living room.

Guess I cut a hole in the ceiling at some point in the not too distant future.

I like to automate my personal workflow as much as I can. I have been using or lately, depending if it needs to be a standalone program or integrated in .

If I share with colleages, I tend to get fussed at, especially if management hears.

Apparently if a thought cannot be expressed in , , or it has no business in the infrastructure.

I think I understand the fear of introducing a different language into production, but not my own personal workflow.



many ways to waste time.

Perhaps "waste time" is not the appropriate phrase.

I will posit that entering the world of zork is to playing some graphical game (I'm not a gamer, so I don't have a good example) is as reading the book is to watching a movie.

Reading a book isn't (presumably) a waste of time; playing zork shouldn't be considered a waste of time either.

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I found a plethora of old tech in the corner of the garage. I had enough bits to build a system, 2.5 G memory, 250Gb Sata hdd drive, and a 10/100 nic.

I was able to boot it, loaded with (

Wondering if I can find a use for this thing.

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@alpence @Debradelai Two of the best Twitter reactions she got:

``I just found out that my father, a life-long Republican, is now voting Democrat. He never would have done that when he was alive.''

``The fastest way to kill the coronavirus is to persuade Hillary Clinton that it plans to testify against her''

Awesome 😃

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@dethos Did you ever try building your #docker
image using #guix? These are reproducible by default, without *you* being the one to care about each package version. You just need to note single commit-id.
Ludovic Courtès shows this in his FOSDEM talk. You can even travel back in time easily.

(You might even come to the conclusion that you can achieve what you need with much less efford than with docker.)

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Being a good developer isn’t about writing good code. It’s about making tools that improve people’s lives without compromising their rights, freedom, and safety.

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If you’re a developer and you cannot make an app without riddling it with surveillance-based components and APIs by Google, Facebook, etc., you’re a really bad developer.

Stop being so careless, lazy, and thoughtless and learn how to make apps that respect people’s rights.

Well, this is somewhat discouraging. I had thought about standing up my own instance this weekend. Looks like such an endeavor is somewhat involved. doesn't look much different.

I think this will not be as simple as apt-get install mastodon or guix package --install mastodon.

Perhaps one of the docker files I see floating around will help.

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"Reading good books is like having conversations with the finest minds of the past." ~ René Descartes

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"Free software has many important achievements, nearly all of which have greater substance than “open source–” Free software is more honest, less corrupt, more thoughtful, and will ultimately be more effective at fighting non-free
software than its shill counterparts in the well-paid, often-bribed open-washing world."
#freesw #techrights #gnu #linux

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#Ubuntu is placing ads in its motd when you ssh in.

The way it fetches this ad is by doing

USER_AGENT="curl/$curl_ver $lsb $platform $cpu $uptime cloud_id/$cloud_id"

curl -A "$USER_AGENT" ...

In other words, Ubuntu is sending Canonical tracking information so it can serve you an ad.

This doesn't exactly run every time you log in (it caches the ad in /var/cache), but still... phoning home for a frickin ad?

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