"Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders" @email@example.com has put voice to a thing that has been worrying me for the past 3 years.
One of the reasons I speak at conferences is for fear of becoming irrelevant.
@aral Have you heard of "free as in helicopter"?
Someone gives you a free helicopter. Awesome, right? But if you don't know how to fly a helicopter it's useles to you.
News to me! Linuxbrew has been merged into mainline homebrew!
You know, Mastodon is cool and all, but when you get right down to it Twitter-style communications just kind of fundamentally suck for some kinds of stuff.
You know what'd be cool? An ActivityPub-powered web forum, or a LIveJournal-style personal blog but with some of Tumblr's social aspects thanks to being able to network with other blogs.
Make Web 4.0 into Web 1.0 again.
I use Ubuntu and a Google-free LineageOS phone, Firefox, Ublock Origin, Pi-Hole... I was gonna set up DNS-over-HTTPS, but now I find out that T-Mobile is selling my location data anyway. At some point it feels like privacy is just impossible https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile
(thread, 1/3) I posted something about the US Patent Office's proposed new standards (which it seems they're already using), and how it's going to expand what Google can claim as property and limit what medical procedures are in the public domain.
an anthology of outage postmortems, taxonomized: https://github.com/danluu/post-mortems dan luu's explanatory blog post: http://danluu.com/postmortem-lessons/ "I love reading postmortems. They're educational... they tell an entertaining story."
(someone should make a plain text corpus from these links and use it to generate novels)
Gardening and DIY are important not just because it gives people more independence and saves them money, but because it de-alienates them from their labor. There are few types of propaganda more potent than excitedly checking your peppers several times a day and thinking to yourself, "what if all work was this fulfilling"
How is it that the "best" (stable, repeatable, etc) way to update a piece of security software (fail2ban) is to install a new version of the distro? 0.9 is in stretch, 0.10 (w updated sshd rules) is in buster (testing); i could manually backport (python app, deps iffy), src build (iffy), or flip the table. Working around, for now, but this model doesn't seem sustainable
Starting the morning getting IP fail2ban'd ssh-ing to my own server.
he / him, working on a bio, full of bees
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