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This is a well-written reflection of RMS's retirement I think should satisfy everyone:

But please don't respond by complaining about Medium.

P.S. If the retirement of one man is enough to weaken our movement, it doesn't deserve to exist. Let's not let this be the failure Stallman apparantly worries it is.

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"... one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
- Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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Just going to say now: If you find yourself on Medium and don't like the fact their site is comically shite, open uMatrix and block literally everything except CSS, images, and first-party frames. Actually quite comfortable to read and all the important content is there.

Interesting read on , not an apology (far from it) but gives perspective.

A reflection on the departure of RMS - Thomas Bushnell, BSG - Medium

Tired of searching for the URLs of the repositories I use every time I reset a phone, I decided to write myself a note in nextcloud with a list of all of them.
Found out that I already compiled such a list months ago. Never used it, never remembered it.
Not sure if I'm happy for the problem that solved itself or worried about my brain.

Good that left the possibility to configure key based login (and by consequence, also backups/rsync/sftp/etc) on their NAS units. Pity they did not provide a nice GUI for it though.

A whole day of "vacation" spent in setting up my "new" (it's from a fleamarket...) NAS and decommissioning my old jessie-based router, and replacing it with a new system with buster installed.

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It is extremely liberating to not pretend that you know things you don't. It also opens you up to a lot more chances to learn shit. It rules

And now, trying on a I got for cheap (the usual screen with burning+red tint). Will I be able to go fully (not even , which I've been using I'm place of the google apps for more than a her now) and rootless and still make use of my phone?

Back to the car after a spent selling products from our in the city historical center. during the week, in the weekends!

Reflecting on past experiences I came to the conclusion that, if you're really passionate about something (anything!) and you wish to pass life together with someone else, it's important to find someone passionate too.

It doesn't matter much if the passion isn't shared. It's important that the person has experienced commitment to something, though.

It takes a passionate person to understand how passion itself can drive someone to do things that would appear weird or crazy otherwise.

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Well no shit! We repurposed a backdoor communications channel to send text messages, and now we're surprised that it also allowed carriers to send commands to modems inside your phone?

WOOWWEEEEE color me shocked
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The case for slow reading.

A new promise of being able to speed read over 1000 words a minute while retaining full comprehension swings around every so often. But hang on a second.

#books #reading

We have a penchant for introducing stress in what should/could be relaxing activities: just take your time while you read.

Today a colleague was remembering the of the , How data were transmitted overnight by machines phoning one another when rates were the lowest.
We ended up discovering the protocol and . Just setup a pub instance to experiment...

Short walk in the before going back home and start banging my head against a wall because there is a particularly stubborn android ROM that doesn't want to build.

is little known in this side of Italy, it's one of my favorite though. I'll be cooking this one in the simplest of way: just some olive oil, salt. I'll ads just black pepper and auto produced dried garlic powder.

Plan for the morning:
1. Breakfast
2. Cook for lunch
3. Cook
4. Study Latin
5. Relax

Woohoo, finally it's getting a bit colder here. Now I can stay in bed and read a without sweating.
Actually, I probably won't, as the cats will assault me for warmth as soon as they see me in bed.

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