"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

i don't rly think federated git is necessary

all you need it self-hosted repos with a decentralised auth service and i mean gitea supports openid so what more do you need

no need to shoehorn activitypub into everything

Now that Amazon has made their announcement, it seems like a good time to call out how incredibly cynical Amazon’s process has been here theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

Coworker: “When I turn my firewall on, the system stops responding to pings.”

IT Experts: “Try these complicated diagnostics to rule out all the corner cases.”

Me: “Sounds like your firewall is blocking ICMP.”

The lesson: Don’t let your experience lead you to forget the obvious.

TIL Git has an internal command to generate a pull request.

git-scm.com/docs/git-request-p

So I guess this is how people do it with cgit?

I’m generally sympathetic to systemd, but needing a systemd-boot entry on my UEFI partition in order to hybrid-sleep plays right into the unfriendly-monolith narrative

If “ritualized disclosure” wasn’t already a phrase, then this writer is a rhetorical genius

n-gate.com/hackernews/2018/11/

I'll leave it as an exercise to the user to determine how long it will take me to earn back the couple hours spent debugging the issue, 4s at a time. ;)

Noticed recently that my Zsh startup time when from essentially instant to something like 4s. After a couple of hours debugging, I learned the culprit was the a completion script that I sourced at the wrong time in my .zshrc, effectively causing the whole completion system to initialize twice without making use of the .zcompdump file. Glad to have it fixed, but now I can't help but feel like the completion system is a house of cards.

“Amendment 4 passing means more than a million Florida voters will be able to vote next election.” The impact that will likely have on the Florida’s future as a swing state cannot be overstated.

wmfe.org/amendment-4-passes-vo

Another father brought his kids to the polling station. I’m a bad dad for not showing his kids how democracy works.

Mail in ballots in Florida need to be *received* by voting day to be counted, not *postmarked* by same, so I’ll be voting in person this morning.

@JPEG Did you ever get the notifications worked out for Mast? They’re still not working for me.

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