... for those who are surprised by the removal of jessie-updates from the #Debian archives: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2019/03/msg00006.html
From today's wikipedia anniversaries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Herald_of_Free_Enterprise a ferry called Herald of Free Enterprise capsized because both the ship and the procedures were designed to maximize profit at the expense of safety.
how sadly appropriate…
The next DIY #MiniDebCamp starts in two weeks in Laveno, Italy https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/it/2019/SnowCamp #SnowCamp
Debian SnowCamp in Laveno 28 Feb / 3 Mar 2019 https://social.gl-como.it/display/3e3ce0df-175c-5b4d-6c50-9c4971126279
TIL there is such a thing as #InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month).
Now wondering if I want to participate…
PSA, doodle.com alternative
Please don't use doodle.com. Just don't. Ever!
Instead, for example use the "dudle" (since doodle is a TM I think?) by the technical university of Dresden: http://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/
Apart from being a lot more privacy oriented, it has a tonne more features such as non-date polls, the ability to GPG sign votes, etc...
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@clacke As I get older I feel more strongly that one should not idolize people, regardless of how great they seem. Idols seem to always disppoint. Also, it's unfair to require humans to be super-humanly good in every way, just because they're good in one way.
If someone does something excellent, appreciate them for that, but don't assume they're excellent in every other way. If they happen to also do, or have done, something bad, condemn that, in a proportional and just amount.
Now that I have an ebook reader I can go through all of the huge backlog of things I've bought from storybundle, right?
Oh, this harry potter fiction I had been reading has been completed, at ~600k words, let's download it on the reader… together with the first part (500+k words) that I have already read, but is nice to read again before the rest…
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I stumbled on the patent for cutting charts on garment #sewingPatterns: https://patents.google.com/patent/US1443151A/en?q=butterick&q=
“and suggesting uses for ,the scraps or pieces of material remaining after the garment parts have'been cut out”
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