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screaming into the void/null/none/unspecified/undefined

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when people ask "what advantage could there be to using IRC in this day and age?" ...

I just got annoyed with not finding out about build failures in CI for #fennel. I went to look to see if any chat integration was supported by my CI host, and they didn't have any. then I realized I could just write my own IRC notifier with a short script.

it's 13 lines and the only dependency is netcat, a 27kb program that you probably already have: p.hagelb.org/irc-announce.fnl.

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More details in the article here. Grindr gave location data to third parties which was detailed enough to be associated with a priest and to out him as gay. Yet they keep claiming that this is “infeasible from a technical standpoint.” Yeah, sure…

vice.com/en/article/pkbxp8/gri

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Me: "You got new teeth coming in, lemme see. What are those, your canines? No, they're the ones next to the canines"

Son: "They're k8s!"

Me: "Ok, yes, you got your incisors, your kubernetes, and your canines. Good"

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I saw a video of how they restocked some mountain lakes with trout and now I have a mental background thread wondering what the mythos is among fish folk when a small percentage of every generation has a memory of, exactly once, swimming through darkness and then suddenly finding themselves falling under the effect of gravity through almost no water and lots of void as they're emptied out of the back of a low-flying plane above a lake that is now their home, never to have the experience happen again, but always another generation appearing from the skies with the same story eventually so they know it's not a delusion.

« The Developer Certificate of Origin is neither a contributor license agreement nor a substitute for one. For most projects, replacing CLAs with the DCO leaves big gaps. »

writing.kemitchell.com/2021/07

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@joeyh it's almost as though some people think that writing is the hardest part in programming

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Kyle Mitchell continues to innovate on software licenses:

writing.kemitchell.com/2021/06

« Happy to announce version 1.0.0 of the Big Time Public License, a software license that’s free for noncommercial and small-business use, with a guarantee of fair commercial terms for big-company users. »

It's written in plain English and seems fair to both licensor and licensee.

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Have I shared this before? I feel like I saw this somewhere else and copied it. Anyway, credit to the internet if so.

Home datacenter status: Plugged into the power outlet on our front porch via a 50' extension cord.

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Having all my conversations collapse into Pidgin was just really wonderful. Nowadays I have about 50 different places to check for messages, and none of them feel as good...

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On the other hand, my six year old spent a good long while giggling at the "yournal" product name idea, and, well... is it worse than "toot"?

Maybe this is actually a *good* idea?

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Today's terribly clever but also just terrible idea for a social media protocol name:

/j/ournal

See, it's like "journal", but you pronounce it with a /j/, aka a "y" sound, so there's symbolism of "your" and "our"...

...but also it sounds kind of like "urinal".

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Doorbell cameras are actually a good idea. Tying it to a conglomerate with dubious ethics for convenience, not so much. If you're tech savvy, there are solutions which can be entirely DIY

Problem: Most folks aren't tech savvy or aware of the consequences of handing over footage

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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just heard that the CDC announced that fully vaccinated users are safe to connect to their bank's website without HTTPS

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enki's third law: your perception of any group that you are not a part of is based almost entirely on the members of that group that other members find most annoying

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@varx meanwhile there’s a proven safe “self driving” car technology that’s been left rotting on the vine by capitalism for years: trains.

Specifically, I'm wondering if a few celebrities getting killed by Teslas might be enough to spur some legislation against self-driving cars and quash the whole thing.

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