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I've been banging away on a project for months and I'm starting to think it's beyond my skill to complete. I feel like I'm reaching for straws, which is making me not to want to event finish. It's not a fun feeling.

I need a good rss reader for Android. Any suggestions?

Star Wars: Solo, recut with Sabotage (Beastie Boys) is _awesome_.

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Lazy PowerPoint In which ”I show you the quickest, laziest, way to turn a text file into a presentation”! (The latest blog post in my ongoing series on working with text files.)

Holy cow. Keylogging with CSS and ~40 lines of JavaScript.

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@jerry the problem I see is the effect it has on power consumption, which is a big deal. Especially for mobile devices.

Also people may have their own reasons for not wanting to participate in cryptocurrency mining specifically.

Sure, it's a good step that Salon are looking at alternative sources of revenue to serving ads, but I don't think co-opting a user's resources to mine currency is any better. I certainly hope it doesn't take off.

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@jerry I'm puzzled that an income stream tied to a cryptocurrency can be considered a reliable or stable way to support a business in the long run. "Sorry, staff, BTC is down this week. No paycheck for you."

Education in the (Dis)Information Age

Great piece by on the importance of learning to write with the hyperlink in order to fight the spread of misinformation.

I just downloaded an XML file only to find that it is definitely an HTML file.

That is not helpful.

Is there a good primer on using Thunderbird effectively? I feel like I could be much smarter in my day to day use especially search. I'm constantly frustrated by how difficult it seems to search for an email thread, but I'm not convinced I'm doing things correctly.

On that note, are there other FOSS email clients I should look into? IMAP and multiple accounts are necessary, running macOS.

A local student created a fake school district and got it registered with the state DOE. He even posted school closings during bad weather on local news.

Found Jaws streaming on Netflix. I haven't seen that movie in forever. I know what I'm watching tonight while I try to get the baby to sleep. ⛱️🕶️🦈

I'm emerging from the land of sickness back into the land of the living, squinting, and wondering what the heck is going on.

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Politics, re the "US as failed state" takes: Show more

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I wrote about the 2010 rise and fall of Google Wave, and lessons we can learn from their attempt to roll up email and chat and wikis into a single federated tool:

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Looking for some advice - I've installed Synology Drive on my machine, and the system tray icon is HUGE (screen shot below). Anyone come across this before, and know how to fix it? Basically, I want to reduce the size of the icon so it fits the panel.

I don't get sick often, so when I do, I feel like I'm lacking a fundamental adult skill of how to deal with feeling like death.

I should've taken a sick day.

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If your reaction to fast food workers striking to get $15/hr is “they don’t deserve to make that much because I don’t even make that much”, here’s our response to you: you deserve to make at least $15/hr, too.

So do fast food workers and maids and cashiers and janitors and childcare workers and interns and...

The goal is to eliminate wage labor, but so long as wage labor exists, everyone who sells their labor deserves a living wage.

Salon is offering to allow adblockers on their site if you allow _them_ to mine bitcoin "using extra processing power."

It's a terrible idea.