Went skating on the river under the full moon. Very nice experience.

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perusing the Fedco seed catalog and found the 4 freedoms for free software repurposed for seeds!

"OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) opposes intellectual property (IP) provisions
that restrict what OSSI has identified as the four seed freedoms:
1. The freedom to save or grow seed for replanting or any other purpose.
2. The freedom to share, trade, or sell seed to others.
3. The freedom to trial and study seed and to share or publish information about it.
4. The freedom to select or adapt the seed, make crosses with it, or use it to breed new lines and varieties."

love it!

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This LED charger cable ignores some physics laws: "The speed of light decreases with increasing battery charge and stops when fully charged."

Hey, sometime this winter break, I'm planning to reinstall the OS for this mastodon instance. Will likely lead to a few hours of downtime, but no data should be lost.

Any opinions on when would be inconvenient?

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non mathematicians: i hate math because i hate numbers

me, a mathematician: what the frick is a number

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We moved our company from Slack to self-hosted Rocket.chat. Better information hygiene (data on our own server), lots cheaper, yet the same experience using it.

zylstra.org/blog/2019/11/choos

#infohygiene #infosec #pkm #rocketchat #slack #thegreenland

Cool, didn't know the Copenhagen airport signs ran Debian. Probably because they don't fail very often.

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Openstreetmap is reaching the point that it is just more information rich and beautiful than google maps and that is awesome

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Hm. Maybe time for some upgrading of the ACC instances.

Please enjoy a short downtime and then a new mastodon experience in a few minutes.

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As an expat living in Canada, the more I live here, the more I'm convinced I'm actually stuck in some kind of cryptic horror nightmare country that's subtly and slowly eating away at me.

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A number of hospitals here in Sweden are announcing states of emergency due to lack of medical supplies. Scheduled non-emergency surgeries are postponed, etc.

What happened, you ask? Natural disaster? Mass shootings depleting supplies? Theft?!

No, they switched suppliers and the new one can't deliver.

I bet they were cheaper though! Go #neoliberalism!

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You know why all the old software people liked IRC?

Because when you wanted to ask a question in some channel you'd never been to before, you didn't have to spend 10 minutes going through forms to set up account usernames & passwords and unsubscribing from newsletters and alerts like you have to today with the damn web forum software you think is so great.

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