Snaps are great to install and update, but hard to maintain and repair. Containers have really benefited from the docker ecosystem in ease of use. I ended up swapping out all my snapped applications for containerized ones, with the exception of the simplest desktop-only applications.

@erikstl @nerd7473 @mike

An interesting talk from the original developer of Node.js
10 Things I Regret About Node.js - Ryan Dahl - JSConf EU 2018 #nodejs #node #javascript

TIL: #bash provides pseudo devices for TCP and UDP connections:

echo "hello" > /dev/udp/


exec 5<>/dev/tcp/www.google.com/80
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.0\n" >&5
cat <&5

I'm baffled how I've never discovered that until today.

We are both working with our child to convey a DIY approach to most things. We repair our stuff where possible, try to do things manually ourselves. Sew costumes, make puppets, visit the fablab, see how one can make 3 dimensional objects from plastic or wood by oneself.

If you get older my child I hope you will be able to see that computers are things that can do stuff you want and not mere devices of fate, some weird dice that the higher ups cast for you.

Keep asking, keep taking everything apart. Get to know technology and culture. Keep asking questions. I will try to answer as many as I can. ♥


"When you’re grown, my sweet, my love,
Please don’t go fighting wars,
But fight the men that start them
Or fight a cause that’s yours."
Kate Tempest

Mozilla Firefox :firefox: – expired immediate signing certificate results in many disabled extensions:



– users report that many of their Firefox extensions are disabled
– some "security" people recommend to turn off the check for signatures → we don't recommend this at all (it's like ignoring any other certificate error which is insecure in most cases)

#mozilla #firefox #broken #certificate #extensions #authenticity

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Roald Dahl, Who Lost His Daughter to Measles, Writes a Heartbreaking Letter about Vaccinations: "It Is Almost a Crime to Allow Your Child to Go Unimmunised" openculture.com/?p=1064281 t.co/ibMzK2txf7

This is what users do when you create an intuitive UI.

The demon appeared in the summoning circle.
"Cool!" one of the astronauts said.
"We have summoned you," the other said, "to carry a message to Earth."
The demon glared at them. "Where. Am. I."
"In orbit. Tell Ground Control we are okay, but the solar storm killed our radios."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

The dollmaker gave her face and hands of exquisite porcelain.
"You'll care for me," he said.
"Ny fingers cannot vend." She spoke softly through rigid lips.
"You're mean 'bend'? Force them."
"They will vreak."
"I order you."
She was never found; most parts of him were.
#Cassoland #MicroFiction

"A brand new Huawei P30 Pro smartphone has been found to be sending queries and possibly data to Chinese government servers, without the user having signed up for any Huawei services, reported OCWorkbench." - taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3685 #Privacy #Android #Huawei

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