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Stop using "Zoom" as a general term for video conferencing.
Stop using "Google" as a general term for searching the web.

Where did the name for touch(1) come from?

Speaking of exploring new things: I just ordered Bonsai-seeds.

Thoughts, state of mind 

Lately, I've been fiddling around with a lot of new stuff instead of focusing on one thing at a time. I think this behaviour is an "explore" phase where I get excited about everything I see and read. At other times I rather want to settle with what I'm doing.

Are these "explore" and "settle" phases a known phenomenon in psychology? I wonder if being aware of this is beneficial for ones mind.

Fiddling around with the terraform config for our production environment feels like defusing a bomb that could annihilate an entire country.

I told a JavaScript joke to my non-technical friend but they didn't react. I guess they didn't git it. I hope they can learn my point of vue.

Rant, Android 

The new audio bar in the notification center is complete and utter garbage. I can imagine that some people won't even find the pause button once they kick off some music. It certainly took me quite some time to find it.

And it always shows me the last ~15 audio units (music, podcasts) alongside the currently playing one, which is completely useless. Either I'm unable to find the "discard" feature or this is an annoying bug.

Garrit :babyyoda: boosted

Good work @yarmo on the latest @keyoxide update! looks better than ever, and blazing fast, the green ticks on Mastodon are phenomenal and the project just keeps going from strength to strength. Keep it up!

Garrit :babyyoda: boosted
Garrit :babyyoda: boosted

I just noticed a major flaw in my monitoring setup. Status updates are sent to my *self-hosted* mail server. Go figure.

I just set up monitoring using a selfhosted instance that notifies me whenever a backup fails or a server goes down. Shoutout to them for their super easy setup and usage.

Been playing around with the IRC protocol yesterday. Most clients are bloat, just use netcat. :ablobcatrainbow:

I'm really impressed by the outcome of this experiment. If you're into compute shaders and generative art, you'll like this.

Getting your team to stop top-posting on emails is the definition of an impossible task.

How do you guys manage your physical notebook with ever-changing topics?

I often feel myself having to write just a single bullet point for some project, then sketching out a diagram of something that I had laid out in my mind and then going into a meeting where I have to organize some more bullets.

For now I just make a straight line after each topic, and a new page with a date marks the beginning of the day. This doesn't scale well and I'd be interested to hear your take on this.

Garrit :babyyoda: boosted

> Why Open-Source?
> Would you buy a meal if the restaurant refused to tell you the ingredients? Would you buy a car if you weren’t allowed to look under the hood?

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