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This is my favourite blog on the interwebs, and this is its latest entry: pagetable.com/?p=1002 .

No, seriously. I've been following it for like twelve or thirteen years I think. Some of the hacks there are absolutely amazing.

Proof of concept project for operating Broadcom Wi-Fi chips as arbitrary signal transmitters similar to software-defined radios (SDRs)

This is bloody amazing.


Perhaps too grandiose at times, but definitely a good read.

"Meanwhile, regular civilian users view these platforms as ordinary extensions of physical public and social spaces – the new public square, with a bit of a pollution problem. Academic leaders and technologists wonder if faster fact checking might solve the problem, and attempt to engage in good-faith debate about whether moderation is censorship. There’s a fundamental disconnect here, driven by underestimation and misinterpretation. "


Linux documentation is really bad sometimes. Like:

"NOTE: Do not use anonymous read/write servers. [Goes on to explain the security risks of this]"

What follows after this note, you might ask?


Really, folks?


This chilling quote from Bullshit Jobs describes the software services/outsourcing industry to perfection: lobste.rs/s/fsvkqx/bulshit_job .

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I saw this on a comment thread on open source project interaction with community members (and vice versa). I’d say it nails it! #programming #foss #opensource

Fun read of the day: The Dutch government commissioned a general data protection impact assessment on the processing of data about the use of Microsoft Office

My favourite part: "Currently, Microsoft provides no comprehensive documentation, settings or data viewer tool for
an accurate overview of the Office telemetry data. There is limited documentation about the
audit logs and system-generated event logs, but no information about the [...] telemetry data."

rijksoverheid.nl/binaries/rijk .

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#AllInOneAlternatives are sites that offer a range of privacy-aware decentralised alternatives.

@disroot - Based in the Netherlands, run by volunteers and supported by donations

@Framasoft - Perhaps France's most prominent advocate for open software and online privacy

@wehost - Based in the Netherlands, a non-profit privacy-conscious service provider paid for by subscriptions

#AlternativesAtoZ #Alternatives

Also helps:

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max-height: 24px;

Love the Breeze widget set, but wish it were made for computers instead of tablets?

QPushButton {
max-height: 24px;

QMenuBar::item {
max-height: 10px;
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RT @BBreyten@twitter.com: Reminder that PHP 5.6 and 7.0 will soon be end of life. If you haven't upgraded to 7.1 or 7.2, make sure you do so before December! twitter.com/rasmus/status/1060

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Little has changed in human-computer interaction in the last 50 years

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