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Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


It's Happening!!!

The @PINE64
Dev Pre-order is live!

This, along w/ the @purism progress, mean that we now have two very solid avenues for Open Sourced Hardware Phones that are geared to run FOSS Linux (Not Android!) OS's!


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Hi everyone!
Hung Tuan Tu is now live here at Infosec.exchange.

Have folks heard of Wattpad? ( wattpad.com )

I’m looking for a place to start writing and publishing shorter stories. Something shy of publishing an actual book.

I’ve been off social media (Mastodon and Twitter) for about a month now...

(not counting a couple sporadic posts where I pushed something out and ran away.)

I didn’t even lurk all that much.

And damn has it felt great.

I really don’t want to come back 😂

I really REALLY don’t want to get back on twitter...


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@switchingsocial@mastodon.at - Heads up: @Tutanota now has an encrypted cloud calendar. Good alternative to Google Calendar.


@switchingsocial@mastodon.at - Heads up: @Tutanota now has an encrypted cloud calendar. Good alternative to Google Calendar.


Cycling through a burnout phase. Gonna unplug for a couple of weeks.

Think I’ll head over to Cowtown and see if I can’t find my soul again.

See ya’ll if I see ya’ll.

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An Indian research university has assembled 73 million journal articles (without permission) and is offering the archive for unfettered scientific text-mining

Budgeting money and budgeting food almost act as stoic catharsis...

I limit some areas and restrict myself while enjoying the more sparse moments (food and nights out, etc) more deeply.

Finding having tighter control over myself brings me comfort in a chaotic world.

Which is interesting. Need to think this over more when I get a chance.

Anyhow. Not a way of life I would recommend for others unless they naturally arrived at it on their own.

Also have been budgeting a lot more.

Paying down my last couple of debts. (Car and student loan). Anything extra after that I’m shoving into a low fee index stock fund (VTWAX Total World).

I finally have a savings account.

Feel like I can finally breathe.

Come a long way from working at Budget Rent a Car after the war.

Started intermittent fasting. Eating from noon to 8pm. Basically I’m skipping breakfast.

- Have a protein shake (combo of whey and vegetable protein mix) and a low sugar energy drink or coffee at noon.
- Have a taco (flour tortilla, canned meat/fish, shredded cheese, salsa) around 3pm. Along with a fiber drink for appetite suppression.
- Larger dinner mostly of some freshly cooked meat and lots of fresh or frozen vegetables.

Drinking more water.

Seems to be working. Don’t really feel hunger.

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Is anyone working on open source Duolingo / Memrise? Or any floss social language learning software?

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@tinker I did not understand this story but I liked the story nonetheless.

A man walked into the bar.

I know this man.

The abuelita started flirting with him. He looked at me. Giving me a look that said, quite clearly, “What the fuck, man?!”

I shrugged.

Left with the man.

We got a gig.

Time to do the gig.

Fuck. I’m drunk.

Oh, one of the abuelitas is flirting with me. Heavily.

I’m out. Went to the pisser. Opened the door. Saw a man pissing. Closed the door.

Scarecrow has put on Frank Sinatra.


He carries an umbrella tucked behind his back like a sword.

He’s a good guy.

Scarecrow put on some oldschool thrash metal.

The lady from the middle table waited to use the restroom. I offered to let her into the men’s restroom. She said she already tried. The door was locked.

She was right. I checked.

Started flirting with some abuelitas. Bought them two shots each of top shelf Patrón.

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