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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.org 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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I find it interesting that people tend to focus on the number of parties in a political system rather whose interests the parties represent. Having a range of poor choices does not produce any practical value.

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While they insisted the Trump was a dictator for four years, they are ok with this:

CDC—No Longer Constrained By Trump—Issues Order That Makes Not Wearing A Mask On Public Transportation A Federal Crime

forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/202

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Look at it, the Pinephone has dip switches to (dis-)able specific hardware modules!

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Adding to my #2021 #resolutions - stop using the term 'opensource' unless in a corporate context and say #FreeSoftware or #FOSS or #FLOSS instead.

Now can I say 'free hardware' rather than 'open hardware'? Hmm...

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computers 

What are some lightweight alternatives to Jenkins and GitLab CI/CD? Something spartan is a plus.

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So Google removes Google API services from Chromium. For security reasons, which is BS. Just trying to force you into using Chrome. Question is, if you're on Linux, you're not here to be tracked and marketed too. So why the hell would you be using Chrome/Chromium anyway as a daily browser? I understand testing, but Google needs to die! EVIL CORP!

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Guix has made it into Debian Unstable! This means Debian users can use Guix as a "userspace" package manager now! tracker.debian.org/pkg/guix

This is really wonderful! Debian and Guix both care deeply about reproducibility.

This could be a big win for user freedom on both (cotd ...)

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Probably the unknowingly smartest move I made in my career was adopting Emacs as my editor. Lead to my interest in FOSS philosophy, exploration of lisps leading to deeper exploration of CS, not to mention being the world's most productive development environment.

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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.
#introduction

read more about it in this post:
venera.social/display/85a863ed

(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.

*Sigh*

and

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 (fai-project.org).

Wondering if I can find a use for this thing.

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