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Converted an ext4 filesystem from 32-bit extent groups to 64-bit today. Why does it take 10 minutes of 100% user time to convert an empty filesystem? What are you doing, e2fsprogs?

This brought to you by the requirement for a User Story and set of Product-Manager-approved Acceptance Criteria for every commit and bug.

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If your company decides to aggressively embrace *any* project management methodology in all aspects of your work (doesn't matter which one), just run. Don't look back.

work rant 

Nothing like spending weeks working to fix something and then seeing the company fawn over and lavish praise upon the team who *created the problem* and contributed nothing to fix it.

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ICANN Board Withholds Consent for a Change of Control of the Public Interest Registry (PIR)

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Fun fact: does not like it when you make a class its own superclass.

My company has 45 engineers and 30 engineering + product managers. Please send help.

supporting work-from-home sucks. software engineers typically no nothing about system administration but think they're experts, and are the absolute worst people to have to support when their home networks go down and shit. so tired of teaching people how to use `ping`.

I upgraded something on one of my Debian VMs and now every time I start a session, PAM launches ssh-agent (even if, e.g., I already have a forwarded agent). This is super-annoying and smells like being obnoxious. Anyone recognize?

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I know that I shouldn't be *surprised* that my employer lays off 49 people per month to avoid WARN act compliance, but, man, that still feels like a shit move.

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>Mozilla’s strategic plan is focused on accelerating the growth levers for the core Firefox browser product and platform while investing in innovative solutions to mitigate the biggest challenges facing the internet.


"You know what else is focused on accelerating the growth levers? Cancer." - A friend

Wrote my first non-trivial application which uses Warp and the new post-stdlib-futures Hyper. Not too bad, although I really wish Warp would let me write output filters without that terrible make_service_fn hack.

Apparently, the old DLV system expired, so anyone running BIND with a 2017-era config is having a bad day.

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All my servers are failing DNSSEC for everything under .com with ` DNSKEY: verify failed due to bad signature
(keyid=19297): RRSIG has expired` ; is there a missing trust root update somewhere or is globally hosed?

My mandatory work-from-home period has now been extended until April 30. Eesh.

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