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Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

_why's poignant guide was how I seriously got into programming, and still influences my programming today. I remember when he went missing, and I still miss him. Now he's being talked about as a legendary mystery. The Flying Dutchman of programming. code-anth.xyz/posts/3

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Fedora Linux 36 is GO for release next Tuesday!

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This is what's wrong with the tech industry. The expectation that one should give their free time *EVERY DAY* or you're somehow "not passionate".

My response to that would be fuck you and your shitty fucking culture.

My kids and family are FAR more important to me than your ridiculous expectations.

</rant> 🙃

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I fucking love this place.

That’s it. That’s the toot.

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@kev It makes me really happy to hear that. I know that the influx of Muskugees caused an unexpected weekend of hell, and I'm glad you're able to come out the other side on a high.

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It's wild to see companies like @bitwarden and @system76 be here on Mastodon.

Doubly wild they're on Fosstodon.

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If your on-call people are expected to be engaged and working no more than 15 minutes after an alert is received. You don’t have an on-call person you have someone work a full time shift.

Struggling with what to write today, to be honest. My brain doesn't seem to be working. I have some stuff in the pipeline for Monday, so today: This is my 4 month old Siberian Husky, Kelo.

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It'd be extra exciting if this header image had the old logo above the tear and the new one below. Oh well. :) techrepublic.com/?p=3967590 via @TechRepublic

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@mattdm on lessons for FOSS communities:

'First, work on your process for big changes, and make sure that community is part of the decisions that get you there. No matter what your project governance structure is, exercise transparent, open decision-making all of the time—for small things as well as big ones. That will make it work better when big things eventually do come up. Trust your community — that’s what makes any process work.'

techrepublic.com/article/linux

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@mattrose I think it's also a cautionary tale about centralized control. Nobody's going to buy Mastodon, because it's not a monolithic thing.

But I don't think that aspect gets much attention, because it's so unfamiliar.

@scalzi on the importance of having your own space on the internet

"Look, scalzi.com has existed for 24 years now, and Whatever for almost as long, and I never had to worry about whether some damn fool other than me was going to come in and wreck it."

Apparently I've been thinking and reading about the whole Elon Musk thingy recently.
whatever.scalzi.com/2022/04/26

Gruber ... almost gets the point here

"Why not just stop using Twitter for now, but keep your account in case you change your mind down the road?"

Because the people who have done so have looked down the road, and decided they don't want their lives dependent on corporations. Even if they're not evil today, there is nothing stopping from becoming evil tomorrow. So why keep investing your time in something that could turn around and bite you in the ass?

daringfireball.net/linked/2022

Lovely Interview with Fedora Project Leader @mattdm on Tech Republic today "Fedora’s vision isn’t “our operating system running everywhere.” It’s for a world where open, inclusive communities work together on this grand shared project that benefits everyone."

techrepublic.com/article/linux

Anyway, that's my post for today, Tomorrow back to regularly scheduled postings

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We depend on these corporations to be good stewards, and in most cases, they have been, but realizing that an unhinged billionaire could just up and buy something so large and run it as he pleases has many people questioning that dependence.

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