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"Iโ€™m feeling small because all these giants are standing on my shoulders!" โ€“ me, when thinking about copyright

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A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I donโ€™t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends." alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2017-04-

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, . We met yet another Swede who was surprised to see tourists from Switzerland in Sweden, let alone Linkรถping. But we totally like it, here. The best restaurant according to TripAdvisor is a Portuguese Restaurant. Sadly, they are closed.

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A Swiss tax app stored โ€œtax declarations, tax information, receipts and other personal dataโ€ in a publicly readable AWS bucket.

The final paragraph is very disappointing:
โ€œIn addition, the tax service provider did not want to understand why we consider it essential to inform the users of the app about the data leak.โ€

heise.de/-4167240

secu.ninja/2018/09/19/swiss-ta

Hey @Gargron can we pretty please have limited Markdown formatting?.. I mean bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, monospace. That's all I'm asking for.

The most secret of secrets of IT:
1. Everything is done by people who have no idea what they are doing. The people who know awe busy doing things *they* have no idea how to do. Once you learn how to do it, the thing is done and there is no point doing it again, so you move on to new things.
2. There are a lot of things that would be (relatively) easy to do and that would improve the lives of many people tremendously, but nobody has the time to do them, because they are all busy doing hard stuff.

My Mastodon day: make coffee, spend slightly more than half an hour drinking it and reading my notifications and home timeline in the early morning, replying and boosting as I go. Boot the laptop and do some code. Resurface from the code flow around 12:00 thinking that I really need to eat and pee and be human.
Well, at least during summer break.
alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2018-09-

#tokiPiKamaSin

toki!

nimi mi li Asu. mi lukin toki e toki pona. mi soweli pi seli pi telo kon. mi laso.

mi alasa e sona la: mi pilin toki. mi kama sona e sona toki e sona nanpa e sona pi nanpa ilo. mi wile e sona ale.

mi kalama musi. mi kuta kin e kalama musi pi wawa utala la: mi pilin toki a.

mi lon ma An Apo. ni li lon ma Misikan. ni li lon ma Mewika.

pona tawa sina!

#tokiPona

Oooo, VSCode without all of Microsoft's tacked on bullshit?

I love internet.

github.com/VSCodium/vscodium

I just used Fluid - fluidapp.com/ - to create a Mastodon โ€œappโ€ on my Mac. Two awesome aspects: 1) I can now Alt+Tab to flip back and forth to it; and 2) I now have a Mastodon icon in my Dock to allow easy access. Plus, it no longer gets lost in my zillion browser windows that I normally have open.

In the twenty-first century censorship works by flooding people with irrelevant information. We just don't know what to pay attention to, and often spend our time investigating and debating side issues. In ancient times having power meant having access to data. Today having power means knowing what to ignore.

~ Yuval Noah Harari

#InformationOverload
#FilterFailure
#information

Nothing clears the mind as running in the evening sun. No matter how short, no matter the view. Be it forest or trees, single trails or sidewalks. Running is a blessing and a meditation. Listen to the birds sing in spring or to the music playing in autumn. Everything is good with the air and earth and the sun and your feet.
Brought to you by Flogging Molly, Arcade Fire, some Kurdish music and Rebetika.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebetiko

Reminder to job candidates not to give a current or expected salary number first... a dev I know just got himself a 50% raise at his new job.

Speaking of finding folks to follow, shout out to the communitywiki.org/trunk project for helping me find a bunch of great folks to follow. I'm currently signed up myself on the Activity Pub, Single-Board Computers, Makers, and Wrenching.

Thanks @eloisa, @kensanata, and all the other moderators for working on this community resource.
Not matter how much time you spend designing/refactoring your software architecture, you'll probably end up with a "Utils" module.

@freakazoid Our stories inform the way we interact with our enviorment.

Our stories are all about Noble Sacrifice, and One Man Making A Difference, and Destiny, and True Love.

Our stories largely aren't about the long wars, the power of collective action and organization, choice, and the role Choice plays in Love.

so. now I need the perfect instance with a great domain, but not a fixed group, leaning towards everything _I_ like but without everything I dislike.. so maybe opensourcyfeministartsynerdswhoreadbooksberlintechnothip dot sometimessocial? ;)

Everyone is always so focused on the โ€œsuperโ€ and โ€œhyperโ€ keys on Lisp keyboards, but I find the ๐Ÿ‘Ž and ๐Ÿ‘ keys a lot more fascinating. #retrocomputing

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Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.