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@allison @djsumdog monopolised, centralized social media is a monoculture where mind viruses can spread unchecked.

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Perhaps there is no perfect way to convey how absurdly obscene it is that a single person can "have" over a hundred billion dollars.

But "You Are Jeff Bezos" is damn close:

Also, perhaps there is no perfect way to satirize .

My little parody of the aforementioned game is definitely not even close:

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Personal project - :

Web circumvention using technologies implemented in any modern browser.



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Personal project - Scary Data:

Graphing coronavirus outbreak globally using John Hopkins University data.



Some output from training a Markov bot on a combination of Soulsborne text and Linux kernel documentation:

"Fear the old driver" - wise words indeed.

Moved instances, so it's time for a proper #introduction!

I'm Justin. I'm a data journalist who likes making and eating cookies and pastries.

I enjoy fiber crafts (sewing, crochet, cross-stitch), have entirely too many books I haven't gotten around to reading, and occasionally dabble in electronics projects. (I was an EE major in college, but I've only worked in newsrooms since then.)

Reach out if you're interested in programming (Ruby, Python, R, JS), journalism, or making things!

@kmic W większości to cykliści, lewacy i linuksiarze i dlatego mi się tu podoba. ;-)

@rysiek A friend who had this theory that you could have decent salary and working conditions OR tomatoes with flavour, not both.

He was referring to work in academia, but this may well apply in other sectors as well

Many people claim to hate #pulseaudio, but the combination of pulseaudio + Firefox has some nice feature: When you're in multiple (BBB) conferences at the same time, each of the conf represents an (output) audio stream. You can set different volumes for each of these streams.
This can be useful for following the main track without to much distraction while in a smaller breakout room.

flavoured: tomato paste
favoured: tomato taste

Seriously, send tomatoes with flavour. For all its advantages, just does not have those. I miss them a lot.

@rysiek plot twist: I now work at a company which provides reporting, delivery and analytics for geospatial data from databases. Life is strange …

Still need to write down my "just slap a database on it and say performance"-article (I have it in a paper-notebook).

@rysiek You don’t have to, I remember. Akonadi (and what came before) was started by semantic web folks who thought they could revolutionarize personal information without having in-depth knowledge of the amount of detailed engineering that’s needed to create a highly performant email client.

I mean, email is easy, right?


Just slap a database on it to solve all performance problems. Right?

I'm being a bit of a dick, I apologize, . I still love you.

But please, I beg of you, ditch Akonadi. It's time.

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Oh, because they're not using issue trackers on their Gitlab instance (that they never redirected to for sanity), but this thingamajig:

No wonder they cannot get anything done.

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Okay, let's try differently. Surely this knows where KDE code exists:

Development of KDE PIM applications takes place in [KDE's git repositories](


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"Techies think distributed architecture leads to distributed power. But complexity makes users dependent on middle men. Social networks beat blogs because web hosting is too hard for most people. The path to decentralization is not distributed consensus algorithms it’s simplicity"

@rysiek Akonadi taught me that just slapping a database onto an existing program typically makes it perform worse.

Oh man. Why is everything broken? I am still waiting for a great idea which mail software I could try using instead of tb78, that has somewhat sensible OpenPGP authentication support.

@onepict @rysiek There is all the shite that comes with it too, all the random incomprehensible application menu entries - things like KTnef, Sieve Editor, Contact Theme Editor, Contact Print Theme Editor - why are these not functions in the main software, why do they have to all have app menu entries, KDE?!

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