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if your cat often bothers you at your computer and walks all over your keyboard, it's because they're trying to join you and do what you're doing. It's a sign of affection! One way to mitigate disruption without pushing away your cat is by buying your cat their own laptop and plugging it in next to yours. make sure the laptop has wifi, a VPN, and access to the darkweb

Currently at the dentist, getting my chipped tooth looked at..... Let's see how it goes

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Despite having 20+ years of experience in professional software development I always feel like a fraud when listening to other devs or reading their toots or articles.

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Sometimes I lie awake in the wee hours of the morning, sleep deprived and exhausted, wondering if my program was thinking of me as long as I was it. Wondering what I did wrong, how can I fix this?

Either way, I'm certain that if it was thinking of me, it was remembering my struggles all day..... and laughing hysterically.

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we may be annoyed at cryptocurrency and its get-rich-quick schemes, but we're not *nearly* as annoyed as gamers who haven't been able to buy a decent gpu for over a year now :)

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Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

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Wow, Disqus is truly evil. If you’re not blocking it now, make sure you do.

supunkavinda.blog/disqus

If you spend any time teaching or demonstrating virtually, this video shows how to get a green screen very easily overlaid so you can draw like a white board over your real time screen share. I've done it, and I am amazed!

youtu.be/-oaikJCR6ec

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I’ll certainly shift over my 20.04 installations using the steps here. Being more secure is always good!

ubuntu.com/blog/private-home-d

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Really proud of this video interview Branden Bonaby, a May 2019 Outreachy intern with the Linux kernel.

Branden talks about all of the common fears newcomers have about open source: everyone will know more than me, no one will want to interact with a newcomer, and what if they don't like my code?

The answer: just try contributing to open source. The whole community is there to help you improve your code.

diode.zone/videos/watch/4d5bdf

(Video CC-BY Outreachy and Sage Sharp -- made with Kdenlive)

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RT @gregisenberg@twitter.com

The internet is having a renaissance moment:

- Decentralization
- Communities galore
- New financial infrastructure
- Social startups are back

Anything is possible. It's incredible

Who else is excited?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/gregisenberg/statu

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Confession: I can't read any code examples with the common foo/bar/baz dummy values without feeling nauseous.

It's exceptionally painful in TypeScript:

const foobar: Bar = {
bar: [{ foo: "foo" }, { foo: "bar", bar: "baz" }],
}

What the actual fuck?

Let's stop using these and learn how to name our variables, 'mkay?

Anyone got any suggestions/ideas? I'm not looking for a home theater pc or anything for media - this would be simple data retrieval from relational database tables. It's mainly for my tinkering/learning, etc. I don't need remote access outside the house, nothing fancy.

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So, I've got a project I'm considering. I ended up with a Desktop PC after some major upgrades. It's in pretty good shape, SSD, decent network and graphics card. Outdated, but nothing abysmal. I'm thinking about putting in a home server.

I'd love to store a database on this thing using Linux server OS, possibly. Most of my computers are Windows, so I don't know how well they'd play together. I do have a couple of macs as well.

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no more reddit vs hedge fund explainers... enough... please... i'm begging you... stop... we get it...

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Happy

- Encrypt your data
- Switch to trustworthy open source alternatives
- Talk to your family and friends about privacy and security online
- Use Tor
- Decentralize yourself
- Keep your software up to date

Thank you for caring about

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