Where can I get up to speed on the Hackers Town controversy? Which instances are blocking it?

try this one WIERD TRICK to get BETTER PAY and more BENEFITS (bosses HATE this!!!!)

when reference grammars (unintentionally?) come off as new weird fiction

Hot take: post-apocalyptic fiction is so popular because people desperately want to live lives that aren't yoked by capitalism, but are unable to even conceive of such a thing happening without the world ending first

Over the past few months I've covered Vue, Babel, Tidelift, serverless computing, codes of conduct, and GraphQL, and I have a story on HashiCorp in the pipeline. What should I 'splain next?

@drwho Pretty common on Ubuntu and Mint anyway. Maybe it’s an APT thing? I dunno.

@drwho An Asus laptop. I think, IIRC, a repo broke and blocked all other updates even after I removed it from every text file I could find. Has happened to me every time I try to use Linux on anything. Last Time was Debian rolling circa 2015.

Also I have no idea what’s going on with that last toot...

linux in a nutshell 

@diodelass @drwho I have tried Debian. It broke for no reason. 😩 (Specifically, after a month or two it decided not to do any updates anymore, which is what always happens to me with Linux).

@drwho What have you been using that doesn’t have systemd? Slackware or something?

Huh, I just talked about feelings other than anger or hunger in public.

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Mass layoffs in journalism hit me with a potent mix of emotions:

Empathy: OMG those poor journalists.

Relief: OMG I'm glad I still have my job.

Fear: OMG I hope I'm not next.

Guilt: OMG why do I deserve a job when these better writers and reporters are unemployed?

Just realized that message with more than one emoji are "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence." Not a particularly original insight, but: we all communicate with comics now.

@Gargron I just came back after not using Masto since August 2017, so hopefully others will too.

Got a new laptop. Should be able to use it a few days after it's done downloading Windows updates 😩


Is anybody else out there having trouble getting prescriptions for levitiracetam (Keppra) or Depakote filled?

Please boost. Collecting stats.

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