Will upgrade this instance in a little bit, hopefully not more than a few minutes of downtime

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0300 hours humanities musings ahead. :P

Etiquette is probably one of the most interesting aspects of human behavior to me, because what constitutes proper practice in one context might be metaphoric or literal suicide in another. It's a complex system of passwords and filters, whose purpose is essentially one giant security check.

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On the affects of shit-talking projects people work on Show more

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#Kobo is a Canadian brand of eReaders.

They're nice devices, they work with all popular DRM-free file types (including ePub, PDF, MOBI etc), and the built-in Kobo store also sells some DRM-free titles alongside DRM ones.

The official site is here:


There's an unofficial Kobo DRM-free search tool here:


There's also unofficial libre firmware you can install:


#AlternativesAtoZ #eReaders #eBooks

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Me: “uh I need one of those ‘drunk octopus that wants to fight’ things for my wall”

Home Depot employee: “you what”

Today I awkwardly learned it’s a double robe hook.

Eagerly awaiting the meme generation growing up enough for products to be renamed.

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We're halfway between the Year 2000 bug and the Year 2038 bug.

(Happy New Year everyone!)

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The story of Wil Wheaton being pressured off Mastodon (regardless of what you think of him; I don't think he's perfect and that's not the point) shows that there is no platform-wide defense to harassment and online mobs and showcases a way that the instance structure may be even more vulnerable to pressure. This article seems like a good discussion of some of the ways to solve that for admins. codesections.com/blog/mastodon

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Bye bye Mongo, Hello Postgres; a story of how The Guardian migrates from MongoDB to PostgreSQL. theguardian.com/info/2018/nov/

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me: This user interface is easy to use, intuitive and will survive the test of time.

my users:

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Unix turning 50 next year!
Check out 's tribute on the dedicated site:
…where you can spin up several ancient, historical Unices IN THE BROWSER!
Warning: This was BEFORE bash was bourne!

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No Weihnachtsmarkt, but we do have Döner and I can make Glühwein

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Ethical design isn’t about trying to reform billion-dollar corporations like Google and Facebook that have fundamentally unethical business models, it’s about designing organisations with ethical business models that, therefore, can create ethical products and services.


#EthicalDesign #EthicalTechnology

Looks like no flu vaccination for me this season. :(

Short supply means they're only giving it to the medical risk groups that were previously recommended to get it.

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#Debian 10 (unstable) running on an #Atari Falcon 030 with X11 GUI, Fluxbox and modern Linux Kernel

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