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I'm working on site today for the first time in weeks and have discovered that nature is reclaiming our offices.


I should proof-read my toots *before* I send them

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Aaaaand that's a mute. Damn FOSS boys and their complete inability to engage their brains as soon as any criticism appears, no wonder everything is in such a mess

Bop - Song About My Dog // iambop.bandcamp.com/album/song // electronic, experimental, minimal // Russia // 2009 // Bop lives on another musical pkane, where genres are influences but never boundaries. His more recent stuff can be described as techno-inspired drum'n'bass or drum'n'bass-paced techno, but this very first release would fit quite well alongside Aphex Twin's ambient works.

Also FOSS boys: what the hell are you talking about, just use this application that only runs on a Google operating system

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Mesarthim - Planet Nine // avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/a // atmospheric black metal with a psytrance solo because of course, it's released on Avantgarde // Italy // 2020

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I often hear people casually say "You should learn programming language X". As if that was something you can do in an afternoon. REALLY learning a language means more than being able to churn on some code that runs. You need to be able to navigate the ecosystem and libraries, learn what certain compiler flags do and when to use them. If the language comes with build and documentation tools, you should also learn those. Learning syntax and being able to tinker around is not "knowing a language".

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Hey, @ people who use screen readers/image descriptions:

Do you prefer long captions that describe every element of the image, or shorter captions that just cover the important/relative bits? or something else?

I'm trying to get better about writing image descriptions and wanna know what's most helpful/useful 😅

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A test engineer walks into a bar, orders a mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 50 mags of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 0.746 mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 10000 mags of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders a mag of pee.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders a tank of water.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders ahsbwhdheuc mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders /$&@"(&(: mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar from drain, and leave by jumping out of the window.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orde
A thousand test engineers rush into a bar, and rush out.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 2"; DROP TABLE bar; mag of beer.
A test engine walks into the bar, punches tender's face.
A test engineer leaves the bar with satisfied face.

A client walks into the bar, orders a plate of pasta, the bar explodes.

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OK my Unix peeps this might be a useful filter to you.

empty-stdin () { return $(wc -c) }

So I can do foo|empty-stdin && echo it was empty

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You can read the full study here academia.edu/1245598/Free_and_

The Free Software community in Kerala convinced teachers why it is important and even when they were not at all tech savvy, the grasped the importance and demanded the govt to switch. So how we look at the situation is the most important thing. The teachers maintain a custom GNU/Linux distro with all the software they need included in it. #FreeSoftware #Kerala


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if your Big Data person does NOT know what this picture means, get rid of them

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FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library

Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything

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On education, basic vs. advanced skills, certification, and corporate education

It’s useful to keep in mind the (usually) unstated goals of educational systems:

Produce a technically-skilled, but politically pliable, working class.
Produce a managerially competent, but not revolutionary, management and professional class.
Persist existing power structures, whatever their form; political, cultural, corporate, religious, technical, epistemic. ...


BTW: #Google are proposing to #disrupt #HigherEducation. In the #monopoly's favour, of course.

London Elektricity - Building Better Worlds // londonelek.bandcamp.com/album/ // drum'n'bass // UK // 2019 // When you like your DNB rich and warm

New record for scope creep: a bit less than two hours after the sprint planning meeting.

And people wonder why it's hard to estimate when something can be delivered...

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