the fossil power and fuel industry, as well as their regulatory partners in government, would like to thank you for getting very mad at #bitcoin instead.

Does anyone have a suggestion for debugging network drops? Lately my main fiber connection has stopped working for several minutes, a couple of times a day. I tried a 'ssh some_ip ; tracepath same_ip' in the hope that when ssh lost connection, the following tracepath would stop at either router, firewall or further out the path. But no real success yet. What is the right tool for this ( og )?

(lite from fdroid) on my phone suddenly refused to connect to anymore. Had to remove and reinstall the app to get it working again.

Danish social add, best one yet 😆 Always wear a helmet youtu.be/0m-c4GixUpg (with subtitles but comments disabled. Comment can be made on the original without subtitles youtu.be/56c7BDfpJxc )

People seem to have this idea that everyone working on proof-of-work coins is some kind of cartoon villain whose life work it is to ruin the environment.

Even if you know nothing about blockchain, the whole mental model of a "cult of planet destroyers" just makes no sense.

The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in.
~ 1920, Josiah Stamp - Director of the Bank of England

Been thinking a lot about this and how it relates to cryptocurrency.

A patent troll has used nearly 20-year-old patents to sue 13 companies. @Cloudflare is offering $100k in bounties to those who help find & publish prior art on these patents. blog.cloudflare.com/project-je

Urrg.. That awkward moment when you discover that forgot to switch git branch and committed a whole day of work directly into production.

Sorry , that will have to wait: "I have read and agree to ..." Links to 7 pages of legal in a tiny font. I'll just stay with my current distribution for now.

When (rightly) criticizing energy consumption, please note that does not use much more energi to calculate, than other forms of checksum calculation. Just like the one keeping your data safe on your harddrive, or in transit over the wire everyday.
Tagging your energi critical post with blochchain is like tagging a anti car post . Yes a car has wheels, but so does your bicycle.

Good to see an article like this from someone like the ABC, abc.net.au/news/2021-02-21/whe.

“But in a country with so little civil society infrastructure, our heavy reliance on a corporation to provide such a fundamental public service is deeply problematic.

Facebook, Inc. doesn't care about your fundraiser or political protest.

It couldn't care less about your art exhibition.”

I have had a git server on my wish/todo list for so long. Today I pushed other todo's aside and made myself a vm with . So much looking forward to keep proper track on my setup. Yeei!

The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

I've told this story at conferences - but due to the general situation I thought I'd retell it here.

A few years ago I was doing policy research in a housing benefits office in London. They are singularly unlovely places. The walls are brightened up with posters offering helpful services for people fleeing domestic violen

shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-u

#/etc/ #html5 #web #weeknotes #work

I swear to god docker is more fragile and less repeatable than literally any other deployment system I've ever worked with, including `ssh somehost make install`.

For quite some time I had the problem, that mail from me randomly had a bad score. Turns out I had not setup to strip "Received" headers before sending, thereby leaking ip information from where I submitted my mail to my mailserver.
So when I was one location, the cdn ip of the crappy internet provider ended up in the mail header, killing my reputation.

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