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Unix turning 50 next year!
Check out 's tribute on the dedicated site:
unix50.org
…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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@liw
Maybe, they're still willing to sign their name to the packages though.

I meant this as this is the side I trust, rather than trusting maintainers (or security teams) doing code reviews every update.

After all, I need to have a basis for the trust I put into.the project and product.
@cwebber @jim

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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.

ind.ie/ethical-design

#EthicalDesign #EthicalTechnology

@cwebber
What I trust in using Debian is that the package maintainer trusts their upstreams.
@jim

@werekat
Aaand no, Stockholm's landsting has told everyone to ration it for people in the official risk groups.

@werekat
Well, yes, trying a few rightnow. First one had run out. But there is one more nearby with drop-in times available tgis afternoon.

@werekat
At least for the pharmacy drop-ins, haven't checked proper clinics yet.

@werekat
Seems so, sample points in Umeå and Stockholm now.

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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Dear web x.0 (I lost count) websites,

the fact that you geolocated my IP address as registered in a certain country does not mean that I speak that country's language. I have configured my browser to send to you the list of languages I speak (in order of preference) in every fucking request, so kindly please use that.

Sincerely, yours,

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I wrote this in an online meeting at work today, and thought I'd inflict on the fediverse. The topic is striving for excellence.

I've learnt through bitter experience that it's rarely possible to fix
all problems at once. What works, in my experience, is frequent small
improvements. The trick is to have a vision of where one wants to end
up in, and every day find the next step towards that. And it's OK for
the vision to also change. This applies to life as well as software
development.

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Dear internet, please stop making videos to tell me things that could be adequately explained in one paragraph of text.

Btw, this is how the server behind this instance looks (Dorkovo, named after the paleontological site with mastodon finds):

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