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I pity the programmer with a German keyboard

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I wrote a short script that downloads YouTube videos from channels I like so I can watch them wherever I want, whenever I want, and with whatever media player I want.

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Love Sway window manager so much <3

Thanks for making this great piece of software, @SirCmpwn (+ of course all contributors)


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“Nobody ever figures out what life
is all about, and it doesn't matter.
Explore the world. Nearly everything
is really interesting if you
go into it deeply enough.“

~ Richard Feynman
(Theoretical Physicist, 1918-1988)

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Hey devs, please use semantic html. This is important!

When listing things, use ul/li! When writing things, use p! When adding navigation, use nav! When putting the main part of your website inside a div, use main! Please use h1, h2, h3 for your titles! Don't use table for layout, they are for data!

Screen readers users have shortcuts to jump to all those parts of your website instead of reading it from top to bottom. But it only works with semantic html. So please help them! :tealheart:

Created an account on Hackernews - It was refreshingly simple.

Username ✅
Password ✅


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This is our regular shout-out / reminder to use an encrypted password manager!

We love KeePassXC! But any is better than none!

Create passwords that are impossible to remember because they are so strong and unique for every account.

Also store any of your secrets in there, not just passwords.

Use #Nextcloud or another sync tool to keep your password database connected to each of your systems.

#infosec #keepassxc #security #privacy

Withdrew yet another application for a job today when I was requested to complete a 2 hour test before a call or interview could be had.

Why should a developer spend 2 hours of time in order to get an audience with a prospective employer?

Stand up against these policies.

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Viewpoint: ‘We’re living in an age of surveillance capitalism’ | BBC Ideas

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Reached that part of the year where all the side projects I very enthusiastically started are now half-complete and I feel *saturated*


Anyone else noticing more and more websites stopping to function when using a VPN?

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Quick announcement from my tinnitus: 


| ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
Can we
stop using
as a verb
(\__/) ||
(•ㅅ•) ||
/   づ


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