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On the affects of shit-talking projects people work on 

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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:

kobo.com

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

switching.social/unofficial-ko

There's also unofficial libre firmware you can install:

github.com/koreader/koreader
github.com/lgeek/okreader

#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:
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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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

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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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.

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