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Sometimes it's about the little steps. Brush your teeth. Wash your face.

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Need to choose Lithium battery chemistry vs NiMH for an esp8266 project - I don't need the weight advantage and I quite like not having the battery burst into flame while charging it, but wondering if there's any significant environmental considerations to take into account. I know lithium mining's not pretty

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Remember that technology is a tool. Use it to help yourself.

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sometimes i use the amazing vim command ":%s/\S/A/g | %s/A\s\|A$/AH!! /g" to have my code reflect how i feel. example follows:

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Today's act of kindness: I helped two victims of surveillance (mainstream users) with some basic privacy:

Google search > DuckDuckGo
Chrome > Firefox + uBlock Origin
Gmail > @Tutanota
Minimize number of apps

Simple actions that cuts a big chunk of surveillance. As usual they were surprised how it works.

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This might be another reason Dieter Rams' designs are so enduring

Everything has a clear purpose and is instantly intuitive. And yet, there's immediate feedback when in use

I know minimalism isn't everyone's preference, but this is probably the right balance

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I think maybe the revival of retro-inspired hardware is more than just nostalgia or aesthetic preference

There was a distinct priority given to actual usability before so many of our interactions became "flat". Extreme minimalism takes away from the joy of interacting with technology

Part of why modern tech feels sterile is because the human interaction has no tactile feedback at all. We're barely holding on to physical keyboards as it is

Italian politics 

Low cost and high simplicity solutions at almost non-existant problems.

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Scuola italiana: gli investimenti dello Stato e la sicurezza degli edifici scolastici - surveyor3
#istruzione

Link: valigiablu.it/scuola-investime
Discussione: gambe.ro/s/5fckyg

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Canonical has NOT deprioritised the desktop. In fact, we're going to be expanding the #Ubuntu Desktop team in 2020 💪

RT @thenaughtysquid@twitter.com

It's a new year, so quote tweet this with a #Linux fact or tip you think most people don't know.

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Should I change distro? 

I don't know if I should do some distro hopping before Ubuntu 20.04. The distro I would like to try are much less than when I was a distro hopper but the complexity of my configuration grew since then and this make changing distro much more time demanding.

Here the distro I would like to test:
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Sometimes I want back to times, when protocols were dominant for IM. I am fed up with of having bunch of messengers on every single my computer: telegram, skype, slack and more. I just want to have a single client to talk to people.

And no, I don't want stickers and video messages. Audio messaging support would be very nice. But a *single* client, not bunches of them.

I am testing and in the Laptop. It's strange how you get so used by a font in time. I'll keep them for some time and see if I like them. Now fira sans only look strange to me...

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