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And if you prefer to download files from a neutral source, they're also up on the Internet Archive:

archive.org/details/the_medioc

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Reminder that I wrote a book for struggling programmers called "The Mediocre Programmer". It's a book about helping folks along on their journey with programming, including advice on finding communities, ranking ourselves (spoiler: it's not helpful), backstage vs. performance, and even the emotions surrounding programming. It's a free eBook released under a Creative Commons license. I hope you'll check it out:

themediocreprogrammer.com

Hello Mastodon admins. I'm looking for input on how to prevent spam. We were overrun during the holidays when I was distracted by other things. I have anti-spam turned on but it doesn't seem to do anything. What do you do (besides active moderation)?

You Are Not Alone
Solo RPG Bundle
itch.io/b/770/solo-but-not-alo

100% of proceeds from this bundle (after fees and tax) will be going to Jasper's Game Day, an organization dedicated to making sure people know they're not alone.

bitcoin 

Minus 800,000 Fiat 500s for $25,000 currency

2020 

I'd like to thank 2020 for helping me to catch up on the previous decade where I couldn't remember what year it was.

Here's the David Niven Jazz collection on the Internet Archive:

archive.org/details/davidwnive

"650 tapes · 1,000 hours ... scans of cassette liner cards & literature. Meticulously Collected, Compiled, and Narrated by David W. Niven, 1930-1993. Generously Donated by David W. Niven to the Foxborough High School Jazz Program, Stephen C. Massey, Director, 2010. Archived to CD-Quality Digital Audio by Kevin J. Powers, 2010-2011.
An Early Jazz Recording Collection by David W. Niven"

social media (-) (not fedi) 

"Sure, they've been posting it on Facebook and Instagram".

So, it doesn't exist for folks like me then.

(note: venting. Replies are muted. I don't care that you've been off of Facebook since it was THE Face Book or that you dream of renting a time machine so you could go back in time to go be off Facebook before Zuckerberg was born. Nobody gives a shit.)

Sending Meetup marketing mail messages to abuse@(their provider) because apparently it's impossible to unsubscribe from those messages using conventional means.

birdsite 

It has been three years since I have had an account on Twitter and while there are times when I miss it I don't miss the addicted feeling I had while using it.

uspol 

Digital Marketing CEO for company that allegedly helps companies make good decisions regrets decision tree that lead him into group of individuals who were in the throes of making bad decisions that escalated into him losing his job as CEO of company that allegedly helps companies make good decisions.

slashdot.org/story/21/01/10/19

uspol 

Yes, please show us how peaceful you really are by threatening everything that you don't like.

uspol 

There's a difference between disinfecting with sunlight and shining a spotlight.

(Note: if your response to this is to suggest you own pet platform then you're part of the cognitive load I was trying to avoid.)

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