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I no longer post public, just followers only. I will not approve followers that have no/low toots or empty profiles.

Just FYI.

I have also decided that if I don't follow you, you cannot notify me. Don't like it? I don't care.

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I'll say this publicly, one time and one time only: If I have blocked you, there is a good reason. If you even *look* like you're trolling me or acting in bad faith, I'm not going to think twice about it. If I ask for clarification on something and you instead attack my skill set, that's kinda the definition of trolling.

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I am here to be happier than in my meatspace existence. I'm not interested in arguments (of the fighting kind; I like logical arguments) or being attacked.

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@karen Windows is garbage. But people are unwilling to go over the learning curve for Linux.

It's not much harder to use Linux than Windows, just different.

I've seen this one before but it's worth sharing.

Reminder: there's a bunch of engineer jobs on various Xamarin things up on careers.microsoft.com right now, at various seniority levels, including one on my team. Happy to answer questions!

I am working my way through 'The C Programming Language' and I am beginning to realize this this langauge may have been written for my brain.

I know there are a lot of haters, but #C is very readable and clear with its purpose and I really like that.

Do one thing and do it well. I also like that. 😃

non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.

it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.

if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.

Forty years on, Joe Jackson is still releasing new albums worth listening to.

Yesterday, he released "Fool".

Well worth your listening time if you enjoy any of Joe's other work - all his various faces make appearances on this one (though you'll have to look hard for the classical face).

I'm going to listen to it again and then go sit in front of my music gear and curse a bit.

Me: *glares at a large box of assorted electronic accessories, cables, and computer hardware*

Marie Kondo: Does it spark joy?

Me: I mean not right this second, but just wait until the next time I need a DVI/HDMI adapter.

porn by a Scott Alexander from the past:

“Poorly informed people who immediately get indignant at anything packaged by the media as being ‘outrageous’, even when their ‘hearts are in the right places’, end up poisoning a complicated issue and making it harder for responsible people to make any progress.”

web.archive.org/web/2012011917

Good morning. Work so you can live and pay bills. Better yet, work doing something you enjoy. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

Upon doing some research (looking into Samba and the SMB protocol implementations) I've found that SMB2 and Samba 4.10+ use the FSCTL_SRV_COPYCHUNK message to offload copy requests to the server(remote machine) where possible, eliminating the need for a network round-trip.

This used to not be the case prior to Samba 4.10 and SMB2 (assumedly)

cc @bobstechsite @geniusmusing @rick_777 @rowens

I just got an email from Have I Been Pwned (#HIBP) saying that one of my email addresses was part of a recently revealed data breach.

"The unique email addresses totalled 772,904,991."
"There are 21,222,975 unique passwords."

troyhunt.com/the-773-million-r

The article doesn't give many details about the breach itself, just how to use their products to protect yourself. I dislike that but this is still important to share in case someone is seriously affected by this breach.

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i changed my system locale from en_US to en_GB and now it's acting weird. please help

I fail at most things. That’s why I keep trying.

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