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If you have to type an email or a message that is about a sensitive topic, or one that you have trouble discussing, type it out in a notepad-like application instead of the email/message app instead.

Its much easier to be honest, forthright, and frank when you're just putting text into a blank document, without the pressure of seeing the person's name, avatar, online status, etc.

I need to do this when discussing family problems or addictions with people. Really helps.

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I've been trading emails lately with my best friend of the past twenty years.

Time and illness have robbed him of his sight, and work and life have kept us from getting together as often as we would like. But we can still talk, as old friends should, about life, and love, and all the things that come with it, because of technology ( / )

I am eternally thankful for technology and the opportunities it provides, and for the people who write the free software that enriches us all.

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GNU+Linux sysadmin of many years. Dedicated Gentoo user. Ask me about my USE flags!

Daily IRC user for ~15 years.

Amateur keto chef.

Born and raised in the city, but a country boy at heart.

Dog-dad to two rescued mutts who changed my life.

Technological redneck, in the sense of "why yes I rewrote that in bash, why?"

I never did very well with rules.

Live free (as in software) or die.

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Expect a follow from @flab since I'm moving instances... again. Cheers.

Expect a follow from @flab since I'm moving instances... again. Cheers.

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Honestly if you have the fucking time to make 3+ websites for your vulnerabilities, fucking make it work without JS.
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"WhatsApp was hacked and attackers installed spyware on people’s phones"

you don't need to hack whatsapp to install spyware, users already installed the spyware themselves voluntarily.
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so apparently some fucking dipshit went and reinvented dd in electron and i am so angry about this??


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i used to like that old model where folks had a personal blog with rss feed but also a social profile where they tossed short thoughts and then links to a post when they made one.

it was a nice balance. discovery was simple but we didn't have something like Medium acting as the big ugly middleman.

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A woman is as old as she looks to a man who likes to look at her. -- Finley Dunne

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If you cat /dev/urandom forever it eventually outputs a secure version of wordpress.

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Microsoft has released their new Terminal application to GitHub, marketing it as another demonstration of their commitment to "open source". While the project is MIT licensed, did you know it is inextricably linked and dependent upon numerous proprietary SDK tools, headers, and the Visual C++ ATL.

Do not be fooled, see through the mirage of feigned support to undermine and sabotage the original ethics of the free software movement!

gnu.org/philosophy/open-source

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haha imagine being stupid enough to use discord
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"UNIX was not designed to stop its users from doing stupid things, as that would also stop them from doing clever things."

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BOFA isn't an injection. It works differently.

BOFA is an FDA approved treatment for moderate to severe ligma for whom TheseHands did not work well.

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Oh I deleted my gmail account, I’m trying this new thing called email. It’s like gmail but federated.

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I'd like to pandoc today. Absolutely brilliant tool to convert between many text formats. When writing a scientific paper in markdown but promotors only work with docx, this gem saves the day.

pandoc.org/

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