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I published 2.27.1 in dev.

What's new:
- Follow Twitter accounts (via #Nitter)
- Fix recent bug reports.

#Fedilab

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So I'm in a tough position, my hours got cut at work cause they decided they didn't want to pay out payroll for already scheduled shifts. I'm currently looking for a 3rd job (or replacement for the retail one) but in the meantime I really need some extra work.

I do have a commission queue, but if you have deadlines I can accommodate for it - especially if it's for a Christmas gift. I can fast track those :)

trello.com/b/Otq2TShJ/commissi

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Archivists are trying to make sure a ‘Pirate Bay of Science’ never goes down. A new project aims to make LibGen, which hosts 33 terabytes of scientific papers and books, much more stable.

vice.com/en_us/article/pa7jxb/

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. - Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignoran... more: feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcr #instagramagepolicy #facebookagepolicy #government #education #instagram #facebook #snapchat #opinion #privacy #mobile #policy #social #tiktok #coppa #apps #tc

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Using Podman to run containers instead of Docker.

- Doesn't need a daemon
- No root access
- Compatible with Docker images
- Compatible with Docker CLI
- Apache 2.0

Will write more later. Try podman.io/

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Don't let notifications of X thing get to the point where you just ignore them and thing "I'll check when I have time"

Do some notification hygiene and make your notifications meaningful again

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this was one time when the light made everything look too pretty and i started dissociating and felt like i was in a photorealistic game and wondered if id go flying if i was hit by a car hahahahabsvnfmhk
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Reposting some old comments on UEFI, since I got riled up about it again:

UEFI is perhaps the single most egregious pile of garbage ever concieved by humans. I don't think it's possible to overstate how awful it truly is.

Here's how BIOS works: basically, the computer loads the first 512 bytes of disk into memory and jumps to it. The OS takes over from there and does whatever it needs to, like bootstrapping stage 2 and loading the kernel from the filesystem. The spec[0] is 46 pages long and you are granted the rights to reproduce, distribute, and implement it free of charge.

Want to know how UEFI works? The spec[1] is a 2,899 page PDF which you have to pay to use in any way, including writing an implementation.

Every copy of this specification should be found and burned. The ashes should be buried deep in a dark place and the earth above salted.

[0] web.archive.org/web/2011071508

[1] uefi.org/specifications

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remember when spyware was considered something bad and not just the normal way software operated

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web developers should be required to access their sites exclusively through 128k ISDN while testing, holy shit

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Fellow Linux aficionados: I bought a Razer Blade Stealth with an nVidia GPU because gaming. And I found the GitHub repo of the folks that hack Razer’s hardware to make Linux-compatible drivers (github.com/openrazer/openrazer). This model laptop is quite new and so is not yet supported by those drivers.

How hard is it to learn how to hack hardware drivers? Where do I start? This is a type of hacking I’ve never really tried before. Aside from using cat on files under /proc, I’m out of my depth here.

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