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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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This user is a cat. You can help it by providing more food, please.

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@liw @joeyh you mean like:

udd=> select package, version, length(version) from packages_summary order by length(version) DESC limit 2;
node-debbundle-acorn | 6.2.1+ds+~0.4.0+~4.0.0+really4.0.0+~1.0.0+~5.0.1+ds+~1.7.0+ds+~0.1.1+~0.3.1+~0.2.0+~0.1.0+~0.3.0+~0.3.0-5 | 105
node-acorn | 6.0.2+20181021git007b08d01eff070+ds+~0.3.1+~4.0.0+~0.3.0+~5.0.0+ds+~1.6.1+ds-1 | 78

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Now that I am awake, let me once again wish everyone a good Stanislav Petrov Day. On which we remember that on this day in 1983 a Soviet soldier, at the cost of his job, exercised his common sense and prevented an accidental nuclear war.

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Recovering '90s Data Tapes - Experiences From the KB Web Archaeology project bitsgalore.org/2019/09/09/reco Web-friendly version of the paper I wrote for the upcoming #iPres2019 conference in Amsterdam. Contains links to lots of tape-related resources

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This is the logical and unavoidable consequence of forcing academia to live on raised private funds. « The MIT Media Lab has long been academia’s fanciest glue trap for morally vacuous rich people—people like Jeffrey Epstein. » slate.com/technology/2019/09/m via @slate

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#CERN, #LHC, photo of scientific equipment 

Hello Toronto, it is warm here and gets dark very fast in the evening. We must be close to the equator.

And soon goodbye, Toronto. Just need to eat breakfast etc.

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