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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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"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."

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angry at a website 

Stop valuing my privacy and start respecting it.

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So here's a fun thing:

CISA (the US gov's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency) just literally pulled a CVE that's actively being exploited with 0-days, because Microsoft's monthly patch for it was presumably worse.

I don't know if a CVE has ever been unpublished like this before?

And in the middle of a literal shooting war in Europe (that's also a hot global cyberwar) too.

This would be hilarious if it wasn't so terrifying.

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Q: Why can't an iOS app handle integers bigger than 2147483647?

A: They must be signed.

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Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.


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Beginner: I'm such an idiot
Intermediate: I'm great at this!
Advanced: wow I still have a lot to learn
Master: I can tell you in extreme detail the ways in which I'm an idiot

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I've personally implemented software from scratch using RFC as a guide, in several different areas.

But a web browser engine? Forget it!

The "standards" now are nothing more than Chromium, WebKit, Gecko, and their individual quirks. How can there be a new engine?


The web is not "open" if nobody new can write a web browser engine. It's the illusion of openness.

8/8 Fin!

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Imagine a small company trying to write their own web browser from scratch nowadays. It's just not possible! The web is so complex, there's no choice but to adopt one of the few existing browser engines: Chromium, WebKit, Gecko. That's it. The competitive landscape is bleak.


"Everyone has to adopt Chromium" is exactly Google's plan.

Who controls the dominant browser engine controls the web.


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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

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Hey, so this is super cool.

Google has been collecting call and messaging data about who you talk to or send text messages to for years. There's no opt-out, no notifcation in their TOS they're doing this, and you can't see the results of that collection in Google Takeout.

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Anyone have experience with grand designs solitide 390rk?

We (wife, myself, and 2 German Shepherds) are looking at moving into one.

It is 41.5 ft long. I'm concerned the length may keep us out of some campgrounds.

I miss the times where one could log in to a workstation and just type startx to get xwindows.

My workstation display manager is comsuming 100% or a core. Gnome shell 100% of another core.

All I really want to do is run , , , and perhaps a rxvt termimal.

I am the only one on this box. I fail to see the utility of a display manager.

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i need more mathematician friends on mastodon. can you boost this for visibility, please?

I swear there are people at my company that actually have a technical debt credit card.

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Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in .

Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.

Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.

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You went to Stacy's after school
Her mom was standing by the pool
Her beauty and the chlorine overthrew ya
She had just a towel on
And asked you if you'd mow their lawn
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

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