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Some of my machines run #OpenBSD -current. Others only run -release/-stable.

Did I upgrade all of them to 7.0? No. I'll upgrade them when it is convenient timing for me and (if possible) users.

Don't fret if you haven't updated, just do what works best for you.

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So cwen@ is having to retire from OpenBSD because of some health issues that require less computer work.

I just want to publicly recognize how much amazing work she did for the OpenBSD project. The macppc arch made large strides in how many packages are available and moved to clang/LLVM under her watch.

I've admired her work on OpenBSD since before I joined the project. I hope she gets better soon.

You will be missed cwen.

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I'd like to remind you all that while Firefox may not be great, Chrome is a lot worse and telling people not to use Firefox is just going to push most of them back to Chrome. Demanding that people go "all the way" and rejecting incremental steps is pretty high on the list of reasons why free/libre/open/non-megacorp software isn't more popular.

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Anyone have recommendations for DMARC report processing software or services?

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Petition to pronounce scp as "scoop". As in I'm going to scoop that file onto the server.

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The #OpenBSD webzine issue #2 is online!

It's dedicated to OpenBSD 7.0 released today :)

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A software tester walks into a bar. 

Runs into a bar.

Crawls into a bar.

Dances into a bar.

Flies into a bar.

Jumps into a bar.

And orders:

a beer.

2 beers.

0 beers.

99999999 beers.

a lizard in a beer glass.

-1 beer.

"qwertyuiop" beers.

Testing complete.

A real customer walks into the bar and asks where the bathroom is.

The bar goes up in flames.

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@thegibson I know not how web three will be architected, but web four will be coded in vim

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I’ve been trying to compile a list of #lowtech , #SmallWeb , #solarpunk , #selfhosted kind of themed books lately. But I frankly don’t know where to start to cut the wheat from the chaff.

I have Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport,
Typewriter Revolution, by Richard Polt.

What other books in those hashtags would you recommend?

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Going to call programs websites, in retaliation for "apps"

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I've made an alternative frontend to Medium:

If you, like me, are occasionally forced to read articles on, now you can read them on Scribe instead! Feedback welcome.

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I am sick and tired of constantly reviewing settings in web browsers to see if they have snuck in some new tracking mechanism that I get to disable because "your privacy is important to us".

I am sick and tired of all the black UX that goes into this, like opt out instead of opt in, or at least providing top level choices like, say, Fuck NO I'd NEVER EVER Like You To Track ANYTHING Now And In Every Perceivable Future. Like sync'ing every setting in your profile except tracking related settings, because hey that way you might by mistake opt out of tracking on another installation where you really wanted to be tracked. The list goes on and on.

Browsers are critical infrastructure and clearly an open source stamp on them fails in itself to provide any meaningful shield towards capitalist subversion.

I'd like a browser with a license that explicitly rules out *any* kind of commercial entity or interest contributing or directing development.


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Web dev be like:

"I want to detect if a CSS variable has been changed"
"Sure, here's a very hacky solution with very specific requirements that are a pain to implement because there's no official way to do this"
"I want to detect if a user is sitting in a >3m² room, alone, and hasn't blinked in the last 2 seconds"
"You can use this 1-liner that utilizes the RoomSizeUserPresenceAndEyeBlink API Google pushed into standards to totally not improve their tracking of users"

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TIL about Privacy Redirect: a browser extension to automatically redirect to friendly alternatives of popular websites.

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deleting 390 lines of code today, in case anyone was checking my productivity

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"Individual data centers were reporting dips in power usage in the range of tens of megawatts..."


Good grief! Between this and cryptocurrency...

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