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another year, another half-assed messenger app that google is trying to migrate everyone to...

"... fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again." -- George W. Bush

i guess it's considered "unprofessional" in the west for an office suite to have such an upbeat mascot, but i really did enjoy their entry for the LibreOffice mascot contest, too.

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found out that Tyson Tan is the artist behind a lot of FOSS mascots, including the Krita squirrel.

tysontan.com/

bought a wireless keyboard from lenovo and now i'm drowning in marketing emails. unsubscribed twice already but the emails don't stop. lol jfc

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Infrastructure is hard. It's doubly hard in a world where everyone only cares for themselves. But you know what? It's worth it. Say what you want about the heroic inventors and innovators, but nothing really becomes useful before there is an infrastructure to support it. In fact, as long as you have the infrastructure, things will just get invented β€” if not by that person, then by that other person. Reward the infrastructure builders and maintainers, that is the work that matters.

installing iSH like:
The Apple company is not happy with me--that's okay, I'll still keep running that garbage.

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"How do you learn new things?"

I immerse myself in them and do them badly until I do them well.

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the LA Metro on-demand ride service is hiring... 18 an hour, full medical and dental insurance, they provide a car, and you get enrolled into the transit workers union. so much better than uber its unreal

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An aperture card! Used as a very early image tagging/sorting system, you'd have microfilm mounted in a punch card, so you could have a regular punch card organizer/sorter find your images. The DoD loved them because they could store tons and tons of engineering blueprints in an organized, computer-sortable and -searchable way.

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It should go without saying, but I guess it doesn't:

If a company offers you a tchotchky in exchange for immutable bio-metric data (say a piece of a blockchain in exchange for a scan of your eyeball?) don't fuckin' do that.

Even if it isn't a dumb scam, you can't change your eyeballs, and that data will leak.

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Can't help but notice that Amazon lost my package and Jeff Bezos immediately skipped town (planet Earth)

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please try to avoid summoning dark gods, if at all possible

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the year is 2021. there is still no good way to send someone a file

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the water from most fruits is called juice, but the water from coconuts is called milk. the from this and the fact that they are hairy, we can infer that coconuts are mammals.

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