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I recently learned how much software is pre-installed on GitHub Actions workers. I'm a fan of the `setup-xxx` workflow patterns, so I always assumed that the workers were lean. Boy, was I wrong.

We're hiring additional software engineers to join the SecureDrop team!

Full-time, fully remote. Help us protect journalists & whistleblowers by writing free and open source software. Here's what we're looking for:

@GwenfarsGarden These days, I only tend to buy printed copies of books where there's something aesthetically appealing about the physical artefact, or where I can get it 2nd hand / cheaper than ebook. I've still got heaps of paper books that I've acquired over the years to work through, mind.

My local library system has a really good selection of ebooks these days, so I've read a fair amount of stuff in the last year through that too.

Seems like a good day to remind you:

Enable Two-Factor Authentication everywhere.

In all fairness, this pandemic is as much one of a savage virus as it is one of illiterate people.

Given the level of technology we have today, if your system does not provide adequate sustenance, accommodation, education, and healthcare for all, it is not because it can’t; it’s because it is designed not to.

The year is 2089 and poverty is completely unknown. At least, the official amazon information screen in everyone's living unit doesn't have an entry for it.

It'd be a shame if this "Windows 10 only" emojo started popping up elsewhere.

reposting this old meme because I've been mad about it lately

This is a super important study done by true experts in this field. In 2018, OSS contributed between €65 and €95 billion to the 🇪🇺’s economy. At a minimum, that’s the equivalent of the entire GDP of Luxembourg Thanks

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Microsoft Teams telling me that a meeting has started on the phone when I started it myself on my laptop is the greatest evidence that machines aren't taking over the world any time soon.

Call of Cthulhu: It's a book of great evil!

Me: Atlas Shrugged?

CoC: Near unreadable in its rambling, incoherent diatribe of horror!

Me: Atlas Shrugged.

CoC: Those who read it becomes monsters dedicated to the torment of humanity!

Me: Yeah, that's Atlas Shrugged.

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I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!