For all of you that miss doing senseless work on the computer due to the crisis, here is a computer work simulator.
pippinbarr.github.io/itisasify

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Quick update regarding passwords:

"12345" is commonly considered unsafe since 2012.

According to experts "1234567" will still be safe until 2023, at which point you should probably change all your passwords to "12345678".

Angular 5 or is it 6 or 7 or whatever it is now has just so many annoying quirks.

This time I tried to integrate d3.js and the angular-cli build "optimization" (which only works with the production flag, meaning you will not see this error during development :thonkan:) optimizes
```
const parseDate = d3.timeParse('%Y-%m-%d');
```
to
```
const a = Yo.o('%Y-%m-%d');
```
which of course does not work. I sure believe they have good reasons for it, but for me this just feels broken.

When Brian Fox was working on the Bash Shell glob pattern matching he tried to delete the file `*.c` with his own shell. This resulted in the fatal command:

`rm '*.c'`

Since he had not implemented quoting yet,
which would prevent the interpretation of the asterisk as a wildcard, the result was that he deleted the complete code he wrote for Bash so far. 🙈

What happened next? He had a good laugh and rewrote all the code 😅 sounds familiar? Happens to the best!

Source: redhat.com/en/command-line-her

An idea: The person with the highest income in a company should not earn more than 20 times of the amount that person with the lowest income earns. 

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Paris Musées Releases 100,000+ Works Into the Public Domain - Creative Commons buff.ly/30gIGeT

Nice! Eink finally has a color display for sale. I am a long time fan of eink displays (I own a few myself a couple of ebooks and a Motorola F3) and color is something I was hoping for for a long time.

shopkits.eink.com/product/atel

Maybe some day I also get my dream device, a fully featured color eink only smartphone.

An idea: A web framework where you can use building blocks / components from codepen, js fiddle, plunker, ...

You can create and share collections of your favorite components.

Build or rapid prototype in an interface similar to WordPress Gutenberg, Wix, Webflow, ...

The framework could write the generated code to the harddisk so you could edit it in your favorite text editor / IDE and sync it back to the Wysiwyg web editor.

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Das ORF hat versehentlich die Untertitel der vorher ausgestrahlten Telenovela unter die Vereidigung der österreichischen Bundesregierung gelegt. Pures Gold :mastolaughing:
nitter.net/FloPSchmidt/status/

An idea: The person with the highest income in a company should not earn more than 20 times of the amount that person with the lowest income earns. 

Is government regulation necessary to start this on a large scale or could this be a trend for "ethical" companies? This could be labeled on goods similar to a fair trade certification.

Maybe there is already a database of companies that are using this principle?

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An idea: The person with the highest income in a company should not earn more than 20 times of the amount that person with the lowest income earns. 

The maximum amount employees and stake holders can earn does not have to be limited. Increases in personal earnings will be distributed more democratically.

Bonuses could be handled in a similar manor. The factor of the maximum fold increase could be adjusted independently.

The value 20 fold is not well thought
ought and is just an intuive guess.

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An idea: The person with the highest income in a company should not earn more than 20 times of the amount that person with the lowest income earns. 

There is much talk about the income inequality in the world and this sounds like a straight forward measure to reduce this inequality.

This year I'll continue to my online life.

I created a protonmail address and slowly move all accounts that have a Gmail address as login (probably close to a hundred, well a good time to clean up). I really like the clear design and their Android app. Next step is also helping relatives and good friends move their accounts.

Alternatives that I had a look at were posteo and tutanota. Did I miss any great services?

What is the best way to explore the feeds of other instances. I am using fedilab and I can see the feed of this instance and the global feed which is nice but I would like to choose a couple of instances and explore their feed. Is this posible?

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Hahah oh man, have you guys checked out brow.sh/?

It's a graphical browser for the console. It even plays videos!

SSH into your favourite machine and start browsing directly in the shell. I ❤️ it. ... or how Michael Rosen would say: NOICE!

Instead of programming I picked up some power tools and build a shelf. Very rewarding, but also very frustrating since I'll need a lot more practice to even get to a beginners level.

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