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@sir I agree, but my approach is slightly different:

First do the hard stuff. Then conclude that the rest is boring and there's not much point doint it. I've proven it can be done. QED. Let's move on to the next project.

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Google meanwhile thinks, it's a "Critical Security Alert" if you login without providing them your mobile number.

I think for journalists the opposite is true. It's a critical security alert to register your writing tools with your personal identifiers if both can be accessed by state agencies.

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FYI You can nest <details> tags within <ul> and vice versa to create a collapsible tree menu without JS or CSS


I ate two thirds of a loaf in one sitting and I think I'm going to die.

If you're a company, here's a tip. A great way to show that you hate someone is to require they register an account on your website in order to submit an application to a job you've posted.

Sean Carroll's podcast is full of good conversations about interesting subjects. This one particularly so to me & this audience.

I grew up hearing from people (like Eben Moglen) about the importance of free software and federated networks for our freedom and privacy. But, since then, I've gotten the impression that normal people don't care. They don't worry or think about their relationship to the operators of the networks. Hearing these ideas come up in a more current form is refreshing.

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Sean Carroll hosted a very interesting interview with Cory Doctorow about technology, federation, law, socialization, and information.

I thought it was quite interesting.

It's 78 minutes long; you can find it at

I wrote a blag post about the dumb & convoluted way I run Mastodon with systemd's portable services.

If you read it, then my mom won't be the only person to read my blag before the next drive fails and my website is down for another week.

After having been away from Python for a couple months, I tried writing a new Python program and only just now realized how strange it is that the logging package is all camelCase.

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Valve hires KWin core developer Roman Gilg for gaming-related XServer and KWin improvements. Roman seems to have a ton of cool projects in the pipeline, and this makes me happy. #KDE

I got around to upgrading the mastodon instance today and they added polls. Is this good news?

I made a little timer thing in rust that runs in a browser with WebAssembly.

See it here:

Project link:

FYI, some parts of iproute2 support -color and -json options.

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