It seems like it would work very well on a small screen device - phone, tablet. But no Android clients that I could find?

/me sacrifices RAM to the Android Studio gods and starts another project he will never finish

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Why did y'all have to introduce me to gemini? Have enough odd hobbies already. 😥

We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

USPS isn't providing an estimated delivery date for my package. 🤔

At least it looks nice and it's quiet enough to sit in the living room.

Anyone know a less-expensive place to buy this stuff?

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I didn't realize when I bought a small business Dell server (T30) that it would be the only server ever made that requires Unbuffered ECC DDR4 memory.

Compared to Buffered ECC, it's over twice the price per GB. 😥

Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime. -- David Leinweber

Slightly political? 

I just... can't unhear this podcast. 🤷‍♂️ Seriously, go listen. Now.

citationsneeded.libsyn.com/

Donated to Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation) and got the warm fuzzies. Some internet projects are well worth my money. I want my kid to be able to learn from a nearly-comprehensive free universally available resource for years to come.

donate.wikimedia.org/

Food - Veganism 

My kid's new pediatrician refreshingly remarked that protein isn't a problem as a (Vegans already know this) He asked if we were getting enough B12 and iron, and agreed that those are covered between legumes, fortified plant milk, and vitamins.

It's nice to know that Dr's are becoming more aware of healthy dietary systems.

Just watched

I mostly knew the technical details, but it's good to have some of the implications enumerated.

Some people have said it seems too capitalism-friendly. It seemed fairly realistic to me, at least for the US.

I don't know all the answers, but some toothy data privacy laws where I can take these corporations to court for $$$ when they misuse my data would be a good place to start.

Regardless, will make sure my less tech savvy family see it.

This articulates my frustration with the cognitive dissonance of people who know that Big Tech is bad but continue to embolden it.

om.co/2020/09/10/in-convenienc

"Perhaps, deep down, we are aware of our hypocrisy, which informs our expressions of outrage. The tweets, the hot takes, podcasts, and talking heads on — everything is theater. We are simply distracting ourselves from ourselves, avoiding the feeling that we are ultimately powerless when it comes to meaningfully influencing the outcome. "

Looking for some resources and inspiration on writing. Specifically semi-technical documents for work (software documentation, etc), but also personal writing such as blogging, journaling, documenting.

I've never greatly enjoyed writing, and it tends to take me way too long thinking about what to include and how to phrase. I want to be more "prolific".

I do plan on participating in soon in hopes that it will help break the wall.

Free form suggestions - what has helped you?

Finished the last released episode of The Expanse. Now what? Maybe I'll read the books... or finish one of my 10 ongoing projects. 😎

Thanks to @logrus1 for inviting me.

I like open source software and technologies, ice cream, coffee of course, and currently enjoying some Hypixel Skyblock to fill the time.

I work with Ceph storage at the petabyte scale and bioinformatic software in an HPC environment.

Has anyone here left left "Big Tech" to teach STEM? Mostly interested in K-12, but college experiences welcome.

It's a shame that teachers aren't paid a living wage in the US. Teaching seems infinitely more fulfilling than my work, but a 50% pay cut is hard to wrap my brain around.

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