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Would anyone be interested in hearing about our adventure? We''re a feminist non-profit in the midst of migrating from Windows to : servers and desktops! We try to be as as possible, for ethical, security and privacy reasons.

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Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob

"How can we recruit IT people when there's a shortage of them?"

"- pay them more?"

"Nah, we have a better idea."

I recently learned about the phrase 'champagne taste on a beer budget.'

Which is a perfect description of my job interview experience with a few IT firms this week.

Spoiler alert: it's both.

I think the issue is that asks you ONCE which devices you want to use for audio and video. Most users click this little browser pop-up away and then start to configure their audio. But, once you're in the Jitsi call, you can't change the audio setting anymore (within Firefox). You'd have to refresh the page, and then select the right audio settings in the browser pop-up. Chromium does allow to change settings within the call, so we'll be advising that.

adventure update! While a lot of things are going well, others... not so much. I've heard that people are experiencing issues with . To the point where most of them started using Zoom and Skype. :(

Every time I test a Jitsi call with users, there are a few sound settings we need to tweak (OS level, browser level, Jitsi level), but nothing major. I still have to find out what is proving to be so difficult with using Jitsi. Is it really Jitsi or the users?

Do you ever have these moments at work where you look around and realize that you're stuck in a capitalist cage and that there's a whole world out there that you want to see but you know you can't do it because 'money' and 'think of your career' while you and your dreams are slowly dying and that the thought of one more day in this office makes you miserable af but you also don't really see an alternative?

I'm having an interesting day.

"Tacky, sexist and overdone? Yeah we're gonna go with it anyway.”

@Tutanota I was wondering, how does Tutanota work storage wise? And are there any integration plans with online storages such as Nextcloud? Tnx guys :)

Addressing these design problems depends on your view of a just society. For this I appreciate Rawls's Veil of Ignorance: imagine creating a just society, but not knowing what your future place in that society will be. You could end up as a rich person on the fortunate side of the border, or a poor person on the unfortunate side.

If the possibility of not winning the borders lottery makes you queasy, then you know that morality wise borders shouldn't be a thing anymore.

In IT you can only fix a symptom issue a few times before you have to start looking for the underlying problem.

Looking at the concentration camps in the US and the landfills of dead boat migrants in the EU as symptom issues, shouldn't we start to address the underlying problem there?

It's borders. The whole idea that some people should live here and some people there, and that only a privileged few may move freely in between, is an ugly design problem that we need to fix.

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What I love about is not just the sport, but also the open and supportive community around it. You can go by yourself and all of a sudden you're working on a route with a bunch of people, giving each other advice, all trying different things until everyone gets it. Superfun sport, 10/10 would recommend.

Going to surprise my parents today with their favorite pastry: pastel de natas 😊

Do you ever notice that you've lost a follower and then get a bit sad? 💔

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I don't mean to brag, but..... 

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Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future.


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Google contractors are secretly listening to your Assistant recordings 

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