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"The authors wish it to be known that, in their opinion, the first three authors should be regarded as joint first authors. The order of co-first authors provided here was decided through a mushroom picking competition around the Sognsvann lake, Oslo, Norway."

academic.oup.com/nar/advance-a

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I absolutely love how GitHub hijacks K.

/s

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thinking about how advent of code and coding competitions don't mesh with my motivation at all..

like, I enjoy coding, including for its own right, but as soon as it involves making something non-unique I don't wanna

probably the psychology of that is unhealthy, but I guess it's been creatively helpful too

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They all love the film "Hackers" but they don't get that they're not acid burn, they're not zero cool, they're the CISO and they're the secret service agent

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I don't want to "have a job" I want to pursue academic interests and share knowledge and create nice things for people to enjoy

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Specifically, I'm hoping to find a piece on HTML's history and successes and failures as a *document* language, not as an application language. (Boosts welcome.)

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I am in serious need of not just another 12 hours in my day, but enough energy to make them useful.

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This greeted us upon entry to our house, so of course I have to share with the fediverse! 🍍🍍🍍

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Today, I'm grateful for HTML5-based server virtual consoles.

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

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Did you know #OpenBSD chromium port has 901 custom patches handled mostly by a single person?

github.com/openbsd/ports/tree/

Upstream (Google) doesn't want to merge the patches because they don't care about *BSD (I don't have the link anymore to that thread on their platform unfortunately).

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I would like to see statements like this blog.zulip.com/2021/11/12/why- from more institutions and services, please.

"Zulip will not integrate a crypto asset wallet, issue crypto assets, promote NFTs, or otherwise attempt to profit from the crypto asset gold rush."

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Not getting any coding done because GitHub is down? Why not take the opportunity to check out Codeberg (codeberg.org/), Gitea (gitea.com/) or GitLab (about.gitlab.com/install/)

#alternatives

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Rewatched some old Abbott & Costello routines last night. "Who's On First" is like a wonderfully familiar fugue. "7 x 13 = 28" may be their most translatable cross-cultural sketch?

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Wait, so whenever local tech companies say they're "experts in Open Source", it just means everything they use is Open Source but what they develop themselves actually isn't?

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