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What comes next? Will they call themselves The Village People? 🏳️‍🌈😂
RT @unitedmomsofNC
So the Proud Boys got trolled by gay twitter and changed their name to... #Leathermen which just goes to show you that they don’t know much about gay men. This should be fun.

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Environmentally friendly shaving - Moving from Cartridge to Safety Razor or to Straight Razor Helps, And Saves You Money! See agentshave.co.uk/blog/environm

#environment #traditionalwetshaving #shaving

Ubuntu 20.04.1 sets up beautifully on a Mac Mini 2011. I think this is the last version of the Mac Mini before Apple decided to solder everything in place.

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Why do the streaming services think we want to listen to 're-records' of popular songs? Some of us are old enough to know these are not the original versions and sound quite fake.

What's everyone's favorite Visual Studio Code extension for vim functionality? I've been using vscodevim.vim but it's become very buggy with the latest updates.

My other frustration is work is moving away from Linux based server applications to Windows, and away from Oracle to MS-SQL. I'm not a point and click kind of guy.

They changed my role at work. I'm still a full-time developer but I no longer have a team reporting to me. Not sure how I feel about this. On the other hand, a good opportunity to get back in the dorky weeds.

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Your daily reminder that there is no such thing as:

- data rights
- digital rights

There are only human rights.

(Which we must protect in the context of a digital and networked age.)

Folks pushing the former usually want your “new” rights to be lesser than your “old” ones.

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"The spread of computers and the internet will put jobs in two categories: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do."

-- Marc Andreessen

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Overwhelmingly, students are being required to use tools in the classroom that they are forbidden to study, share, or modify. Not only do programs like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom invite a potentially malicious third-party into the educational environment, but more importantly, they increase society's dependence on proprietary software, software that denies its users their freedom.


I'm rather disappointed with what's going on with the Apple's App Store right now

That feeling you get when you sit down for five hours non stop and write freakin' beautiful code that works with only a few tweaks. Ah, what a way to end the week.

Any thoughts on the System 76 Lemur Pro? I'm thinking of buying a new laptop and this is what I have on the radar at the moment. I'm hearing good things, but I'd love any further input. The other contender is a Dell XPS 13, but I'd rather go with a Linux dedicated company.

To go along with my general dork tendencies, I have a blog about “vintage point of sale” electronic equipment. Today I wrote the first of several entries about Kmart (who was Unix friendly for a long while!). If you’re interested, here’s a link to part 1. Part 2 will come along next weekend, and will be more about the Unix approach Kmart took in the late 1980s through the 1990s


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“The meeting is 8/3/2020 at 11:00 EST”. So it’s 11:00 Central Time? I wish people knew what they were talking about before flinging out abbreviations they obviously don’t know nothing about.

I know it’s not Linux on the desktop but the iPad Pro with a terminal app is so convenient.

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