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One thing that feels refreshing about Mastodon: I had forgotten what Twitter felt like before everyone had adopted this sort of detached, condescending, ironic persona. I never thought I’d be one to argue against irony or snark, but when you’re bombarded day in and day out by people dunking each other it can start to really affect your outlook.

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Can someone out there recommend resources for putting together an IT resume? I'm old and I've not tried to review it in a long time.

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If you ever wondered how Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange worked, here is a great ELI5 video youtube.com/watch?v=3QnD2c4Xov #cryptography #privacy

The Bullshit Web

My home computer in 1998 had a 56K modem connected to our telephone line; we were allowed a maximum of thirty minutes of computer usage a day, because my parents — quite reasonably — did not want to have their telephone shut off for an evening at a time. I remember webpages loading slowly: ten […]

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The computer should only be for education, high morals, and bettering our humanity, not for pornography, and not for exploiting women.

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So there's a problem with funding the digital commons. If the funding isn't coming from venture capitalists or governments then where will it come from?

If money really originates as a representation of labor time, or the ability to command labor, then we need dispersed labor rather than the concentrated labor of Sillicon Valley startups. Those startups really just piggyback upon the dispersed social labor time of thousands of FOSS developers worldwide.

Maybe this is where some kind of cryptocurrency needs to exist. A commons currency, or something like that. It would need to be something which doesn't easily concentrate and so isn't attractive to venture capitalists.

Going back into the history of labor there was once also the idea of "labor notes". Usually dismissed as an archaic concept. Probably the closest which exists today are time banks. Perhaps a FOSS time bank could be what's needed.

But of course I don't have the answers here. These are stupendously difficult problems and I'm just throwing ideas around.

I feel like endorsing my former boss for Proctology exam and colonoscopy on LinkedIn would not be out of place.

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aaah using sql datatypes with shit precision for monetary values is so stupid. why would you do that

Whoa. For a second there, ai wasn't sure if I was gathering requirements from the sales group, or having a series of mini strokes. Such a fine line.

Really should have called it Masturdon.

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I got this offer and accepted and start on 6/11!

Could FucksGivenasaService be the next big thing?! I'd buy some if I could be bothered!

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I ate lunch on the office balcony, it was amazing.

Just because we're bereaved, that doesn't make us SAPS!