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@Dee

I'm just glad that wikihow exists.

For no particular reason.

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structured procrastination, thesis 

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Why do every book on personal finance sounds like a inspirational get rich quick scheme?

I'm looking for a book that goes from explaining investment strategies to the nitty-gritty of how healthy EBITDA and Price/Sales, Price/Book ratio means.

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Backblazed | daniel.haxx.se

#opensource needs more stories like this! Great 👌

https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/01/14/backblazed/

@gersande
In retrospective I feel like a whole lot of social media stuff turned out to be really bad and distracted me from what is important.

Words on the page and email is important, so technically, my personal brand is on course to move into late 90s early 2000s and firmly stay there.

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CircuitPython Slithers Into 100th Board — the OHS 2020 Badge

CircuitPython reached a major milestone last week as it welcomed its 100th board into the fold: the wristwatch form factored badge designed for the 10th annual Open Source Hardware Summit, whi… hackaday.com/2020/01/21/circui

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/12

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Any designers following me here? With a fascination for making (developer) tools a joy to use?

Yes? Okay, great! I've got some good news regarding the 2020 challenge you were looking for: we're hiring at @srcgraph@twitter.com.

There's great work to be done: github.com/sourcegraph/careers

@ben @bjoern This argument is too absolutist.

I'm disconnecting from some company services.

The difference is how much of your data the company is admitting to collect.

@ben @bjoern

I hate to make apple apologist argument, but I think it's a bit of false equivalency.

I'm trying to move away from google products to apple. When it comes to communicating with people who are not in open-source ecosystem, apple is much lesser evil.

Lesson from this article -- don't enable cloud backups.

Is there a way to create backup images of iphone on Linux?

@mdkcore I had a minor issue with all containers resetting once in a while -- they are likely not synchronized with firefox sync, and get reset when 'refresh firefox settings' dialog pops up.

Have you tried temporary containers? The plugin is like extra private mode -- addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

I moved my default google account login session from being logged in by default to using it in a firefox container -- addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

This should help a little bit with cross-device tracking.

blog.mozilla.org/firefox/onlin

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A lot of buzz about LastPass. If you're looking for a different password manager, there are also:

1️⃣ KeePassXC
2️⃣ Bitwarden
3️⃣ 1Password
4️⃣ Firefox Lockwise

And here's how I deal with my logins, passwords and 2FA markosaric.com/password-securi

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How to avoid drama on the fediverse (part 2):

Stop and think before you reply:
- Does this conversation benefit from my input?
- Am I the best person to speak on this topic?
- Do I have a full understanding of what's being said?
- Is that *really* what's being said right now?
- Do I know and/or understand where the OP is coming from?

If you answer "no" to any of these questions, shhhh.

@emsenn I'm going to read up on it.
I don't think I can wake up one day and decide to switch to emacs, but I'm already using some tools that for the problems org-mode solves... like gitlab boards as calendaring todo list manager.

I know this is kind of ridiculous but it works for me for now.

I'll go with @annika recommendation and write a few scripts that generate templates.

If I get comfortable with org mode I will move all the entries into the system.

@annika Yes, thank you! This is what I wanted, I'll use this system for daily entries.

I keep forgetting about how many different problems can be solved with templates.

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@avolkov I use a system like this for work notes! I have a shortcut that opens or creates a weekly file based on the most recent Monday, and a shortcut to create a template for today's notes with some predefined sections.

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