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I remember the days when it was much more common to have a "Links" section on websites with recommendations and partners.

"Look at those websites! I don't get money from anyone, I just want them to be known better. If you enjoy my stuff, you might enjoy their stuff, too."

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MIT course:
"The Missing Semester of Your CS Education"

missing.csail.mit.edu/

"Classes teach you all about advanced topics within CS, from operating systems to machine learning, but there’s one critical subject that’s rarely covered, and is instead left to students to figure out on their own: proficiency with their tools. We’ll teach you how to master the command-line, use a powerful text editor, use fancy features of version control systems, and much more!"

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What was the first *real* program you've ever written?

MIT course:
"The Missing Semester of Your CS Education"

missing.csail.mit.edu/

"Classes teach you all about advanced topics within CS, from operating systems to machine learning, but there’s one critical subject that’s rarely covered, and is instead left to students to figure out on their own: proficiency with their tools. We’ll teach you how to master the command-line, use a powerful text editor, use fancy features of version control systems, and much more!"

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Do you have a therapist?

TIL: Wikipedia has a nice set of "Introductory science articles" for a couple of topics that hard to get into by reading the dedicated pages. E.g.: Introduction to quantum mechanics.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template

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Does having one's Fedi home on fosstodon convey some negative impression on someone? (Are we still living down Kev's little mistake?)

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@floppy @jesse_m your icon is floppy, mine is an old teleray terminal .... we need someone who is an RS232 connector.

Two weeks ago:
"Hm, RSS in Thunderbird works, but using it that way somehow doesn't flow. But I don't want to install another program for daily use at this point. Let's see whether I find a really good recommendation one day."

Today:
"Yeah. Of course Emacs/Orgmode can do that. Dang, I could have thought of that."

I'm enjoying looking at other people's Orgmode config way too much.

@jesse_m

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if your Big Data person does NOT know what this picture means, get rid of them

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English is not a universal language. Rambly 

I constantly hear how "everybody" speaks English, and not just from native English speakers, to demonstrate the naivete of learning other languages

But let's look at some of the places where "everyone" speaks English:

In Scandinavia, a region known worldwide for having the most proficient non-native speakers of English, 30-35% of the population don't speak English

India, known for having a large English-speaking population, and where English serves as a lingua franca and language of government (especially in the south), Census figures indicate only 10% are proficient in English

If you only speak English, you are missing out on communicating with so many people and being able to hear their perspectives.

You're also missing out on going through the process of learning another language, so you can't even empathize with the non-native English speakers you speak with

TLDR; monolingual anglophones, learn an additional language, it's fun and worth it!

"As of July 2016, the Wayback Machine reportedly contained around 15 petabytes of data."

"As of September 2018, the Wayback Machine contained over 25 petabytes of data."

From:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayback_

web.archive.org/

Of course you always find something like that unintentionally and when you expect it the least.

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What is that thing on the Internet, and is it bad?

When talking about Internet assets we often confuse “What is it?", “Is it bad?” and “What should I do about it?". This write-up intends to show why it is important to keep those questions and answers to them separate.

eludom.github.io/blog/things-o


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