Having trouble finding a printer that works with linux? I got mine from thinkpenguin.com

They also have other good hardware, and take bitcoin.

IT job description translations...

Full stack: we cant afford to hire more than one developer

Follow policies and procedures: spend most of your time on paperwork

Governance: innovation not allowed

Lead troubleshooting efforts: no one is fixing our issues, guess who gets to fix them

High availability 24/7: expect calls at 3am

Windows server: let's put the logoff button right next to the physical shutdown button. 2 pixels distance? sounds good.

GNU/Linux server: you want to edit a config file? Here is vi, should be all you need.

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"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."


Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International


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It's hard to know where to start on describing on how terrible television is, sometimes, but when we have commercials funded by the taxpayers of alberta to promote building pipelines across canada *on the fucking CBC*, a pipeline that can only have one consequence: more CO2 emissions as more fossil fuels is burned, and more catastrophic global climate change...and to top it off, and put the cherry on top:

We can't respond to this in a way that will be seen on that medium.

It is infuriating

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Is there any reason not to use a VPN service in all cases (where already available and presumable not sketchy)?

You know when you meet someone who really impresses you. You are inspired by their wisdom and humility. What a great person.

Conversely, that person who just inspired you is thinking, "oh wow these people are idiots."

I wish there was an open source patreon equivalent app, fundable with open source money like bitcoin + lightning protocol.

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[Reading] "How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects", Neil Green @neilonsoftware@twitter.com #management #profiles #it people.neilon.software/

1) linux installation is getting cluttered
2) better install a new one
3) oh no where are my programs
4) reclutter linux

I had a nightmare that the proprietary GPU firmware was phoning home repeatedly.

Looking for an alternative to gmail? Here is a good list of alternatives.


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Don't let Google News decide which stories you see, control your own news with RSS:


Also, did you know you can follow any Mastodon account through RSS?

Just add ".rss" to the end of the account's address, for example:


#RSS #News #NewsFeeds #DeleteGoogle #DeleteGoogleNews

The cubicle of the future is a 5x5 closet with a VR helmet and a USB-to-neuralink interface.

Plugged in, the workspace is an empty stone temple, with countless virtual displays hovering at varying positions. Information input is maximized to what the senses can take.

You teleport to meet your coworkers daily at a nonexistent office in an imaginary city. Yet you have never met them in person.

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Help set a new standard of trust online by encouraging your friends to #ComeToTheDuckSide with this info:

* Google tracks you. DuckDuckGo doesn't.
* No "Filter Bubble" bias in results.
* App blocks FB/G trackers.
* Pro-privacy business model. duckduckgo.com/spread

Original tweet: twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/


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