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It's Bandcamp Friday again, and another chance to remind you that blackbandcamp.info is a listing of black artists and labels on Bandcamp, searchable by genre (if you're looking for something specific) or location (if you're looking to buy local)

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I've been trying not to buy things from Amazon for the last couple years but OH my GOD does literally no one else know how online shopping works?

Ace Hardware placed 3 holds on my credit card... and insisted the transaction failed every time.

Sears (or someone committing identity fraud, who knows!) just CALLED me a day after an online order and insisted that I recite every detail of the order, billing, shipping, etc to them, ma'am it's a belt sander, not a diamond

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I love this new diet, you start your day drinking one cup of coffee and then you check your email and then it’s 2:30 and what happened so you eat too much of whatever you can reheat but then you’re too full at like seven for dinner so you mostly skip it then at ten thirty you realize you made a mistake doing that but it’s too late to cook or eat so you go to bed and sleep kinda then you wake up and start your day with one cup of coffee and then check your email.

One of the most important lessons I learned as a sysadmin was how important it is to take pride in work nobody will ever see. It turns out to be even more true now that I spend most of my time working with people.

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Hey! I wanna build a 78rpm record player.

I'm trying to understand enough of the physics and mechanics of electric motors to figure out how to get the consistent speed I need.

I figured out the sound parts already, more or less. That'll need some tweaking as time goes by, but I understand that world.

Motors make my head hurt.

Can you help?

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Me, explaining Mastodon: Okay, so it's like Twitter, but basically no one will follow you, like your posts, or boost anything. It's the perfect social media experience.

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So 18% of the population of India organised the largest general strike in history. A quarter of a billion people. 3.2% of all living humans on planet Earth. And the English speaking world is mostly just... not paying attention?

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strong language, work, negative 

I pulled some stats about pull requests out of our on-prem git repo hosting tool.

I knew things were bad. I didn't know they were this bad.

I had *no idea* they were this bad.

How are we ever going to get out of this whole? Precisely one other person in the org has even thought to look at these stats. Our IT department includes over 7,000 people.

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As a P.S. to the whole "towns named Fucking and Petting relatively near to each other exist": Someone came up with this route adding two more towns...

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The Process:
-see thing u want
-"holy shit that's expensive i'll just learn how 2 make it myself"
-learn how to make it urself
-"ah, i see now why ppl charge huge amounts of money for this. it's difficult and im bad at it"
-buy one anyway
-still be satisfied with the experience overall bc learning a new skill is not only a fun and fulfilling activity in and of itself, but also helps u grow in other areas And gives u a new understanding and love of the thing u have acquired

Eyes up, sysadmins: upcoming OpenSSL release with high-sev bug fixes drops next week: mobile.twitter.com/TheHackersN

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We are excited to announce our newest employee: Sage Sharp! Sharp joins Conservancy as our Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion and will focus on our #Outreachy member project. More details here: sfconservancy.org/news/2021/de

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This is the Braun Lectron, originally based on the Raytheon Lectron and re-imagined by Dieter Rams' team
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raytheon

I love the aesthetics of this. You could say it's good to have a frequency indicator, but most radio stations constantly blare "you're listening to xx.x FM/AM!" so it seems pretty redundant in context. It's a very Rams approach

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