Predictability is underrated. It is as important when driving as it is when working within a team, as it is when an operating system or a desktop or Web application is being used.

Today I got promoted to IT manager position after my proposal got approved by the management to use multiple open source solutions and replace propriety products the company is using.

Tests went well and they were happy with the services. I will be handling the migration and training for the coming months.

To thank the wonderful open source community I will be donating a part of my pay for the coming 3 months.

❤️ :opensource:

Idea: Create a basic IRC frontend, literally just hook it up to some rando server.

Market it as "Real time hashtag chats" and rake in the dollars

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Just because (almost) everyone does something, that thing is not necessarily a smart thing - nor the right thing - to do.

The tech world is positively heaving with examples of this.

Anyone interested to take over the maintenance of the driver for the floppy controller in the Linux Kernel?

@sir Hi, I got stuck in aerc. My server has a self-signed certificate. How do I make aerc accept it? It gets stuck at the moving dots screen with a red bar at the bottom saying x509: certificate is valid for localhost, not <my server fqdn>

Got a lot of hate for and it was kind of bringing me down

Then I reviewed 20 patches in aerc and remembered how cash money plaintext code reviews are

This shit is great, plaintext 5ever, fuck the haters yo

I feel we work backwards some times. We discuss and argue about what we disagree with because we want to prove our point or we feel our inaction would imply endorsement. We literally take the bait and, by this, social networks just spread even further ideas that we actively endorse against. There is some irrationality in this: our emotions make us do something inconvenient for ourselves.

Here's a quick blogpost I just wrote describing Odysseus's personalized suggestions:

It's an important feature, but I couldn't find much to say about it.

Why is this random career-findr company ripping off Ubuntu's logo? And should somebody alert Canonical ?


Found a super-handy command today. fselect is a program that imitates SQL SELECT syntax for filesystem searches. Examples:

fselect path FROM / WHERE is_shebang = TRUE # Writes a list of all interpreter scripts to stdout. Also a lot of permission denied errors to stderr.
fselect path, size FROM ~ WHERE name LIKE '.%' AND is_file = TRUE ORDER BY size DESC # Writes a list of hidden files in your home directory somewhere from biggest to smallest.

JavaScript is an intentional ARCE (Arbitrary Remote Code Execution) vulnerability in all Web browsers. What the hell.

It's not as bad as, say, ActiveX, which is an unsandboxed native ARCE vulnerability, but it's still bad.

@alvarezp @biosmarcel @sir Certainly, backwards compatibility can't an excuse not to reverse terrible decisions.

The good parts of JavaScript can be replaced in ways that don't have us running whatever untrusted software The Internet gives us. And can ensure the alternatives gracefully degrade enough that pages still work on unsupporting browsers.

I really like Intercooler.js's ideas for starters.

@alvarezp @biosmarcel @sir Another reason to dislike JavaScript:

It may arguably improve your site's experience on a desktop/laptop or even touchscreen phone, but it worsens your experience on, say, a "smart" TV or voice assistant even more so. This promise of universal accessibility was a big selling point for the Web early-on.

I really don't know how I'd conveniently incorporate JavaScript into a voice assistant experience. The APIs don't gell well.


Petetion to remove JavaScript from all web browsers

@ignaloidas how about let's just not let websites run arbitrary code on my computer

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