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We've been watching The Wire and one thing I've noticed is that stakes don't change much season to season. The goals of each character and group can shift, but there's not a lot of escalation. It's about The System™ and how different parts of it play out over time. Refreshing coming from shows that feel like they have to up the ante every season (breaking bad, game of thrones, et al).

food, Christmas 

Christmas morning liège waffles is how I celebrate a week of vacation 🎄🧇

“Checking my Mastodon feed lately causes me to yawn. I’m bored by the Fuck Google And Twitter statements—please stop distributing useless messages on platforms where people already fucked Google and Twitter. Yes, Go is awesome and Linux For The Win, yadda yadda. Yes, everyone should get their COVID jab. Dear God, make it stop. Should I start a de-follow frenzy? Compared to Twitter, Mastodon is already so very tiny. I’m sure I’m still missing out on interesting non-tech savvy people to follow, but it’s hard to deny the homogeneity of the population there.”

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@victoria Hello! 👋🏻 I noticed that tag index pages on your blog don't actually show new content. For example: victoria.dev/tags/leadership/ shows the same as victoria.dev/tags/leadership/p

*Types one letter into an email address form field*

Website: WRONG

TIL about .gitattributes stackoverflow.com/questions/19

TL;DR you can tell git to treat files as a specific type (e.g. binary, text) so their data is handled appropriately.

It's telling to me that Medium.com, a large, heavily funded company, puts very simple static auth on their private API because they just don't expect anyone to use it. Contrast that to an indie company of about 20 people that uses a private key with a nonce and signature for theirs.

Annoyed by articles always claiming there are only a few alternatives to Goodreads?

Well, here's a growing list (currently up to 25) of book tracking and reading services that are not from Amazon!

libreture.com/blog/alternative

We live in a world where Creative Commons shills NFTs, the biggest revenue stream for Firefox is promoting Google, and Microsoft is a platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

If you can read this and have a website, you should join the #fediring :comfy:
https://fediring.net

I'm also going to set up a #Gemini counterpart later this evening or tomorrow, so geminauts — if that's the right term :flan_think: — are welcome to go ahead and open a ticket and I'll check them once it's ready :comfyaww:
https://git.sr.ht/~sfr/cassini

New blog post: "Introducing fuite: a tool for finding memory leaks in web apps" nolanlawson.com/2021/12/17/int

I've said in the past that I think the current memory tooling for the web is pretty bare-bones. Here is my attempt to improve it a bit!

my kid just figured out how to put a full debian install on his school-issued locked-down chromebook. the first thing he did was install firefox which lets him bypass the school content blocker system (they did this as a browser extension rather than an OS-level firewall, oops). second thing was to put ublock origin on it, since somehow the school locked all the students out of installing ad blockers. (I know, right?)

anyway he's pretty stoked about it and wanting to learn more. he likes learning thru videos; can anyone recommend a video series for command-line basics? he's got some basic programming experience in Lua and knows HTML but has only very rudimentary shell exposure.

My response to “What is one thing people can do to make their website better?” on CSS-Tricks:

css-tricks.com/remove-trackers

Tech workers, esp programmers. You have to remind yourself that you can afford to be like no I'm not going to do that unethical shit. It will often cost them a lot less to back down then it would to replace you.

I would like to try and write a paper on this whole / craze.

I would like a bunch of different articles and papers that I could use as sources for this paper, good and bad. I understand the basics of the couple popular ones but I do want to get a better understanding of this so I can try to explain cryptocurrency in terms a layman would understand without being super inaccurate.

I know this is a large project, it's why I'm asking for assistance. You may boost this request.

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