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Oh wow, Steve Klabnik (author of book and core team member) is leaving Mozilla. words.steveklabnik.com/thank-u

Key quote:
> I could say a lot of things here, but I won’t get into the details. What’s really important is this: I’m not proud to be a Mozillian anymore.

I've heard some negative things about Mozilla lately, but this is something that personally moves the needle in a anti-mozilla direction more than, e.g., ads on the new-tab page

Happy Monday all. I hope you had a great weekend!

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It's been a bloodbath at work this week. Wow. Two of my team of 5 left today (moving on to other opportunities) and a good friend of mine was fired Wednesday. I'm starting to feel like an endangered species here.

Working in a small department as one of the few people dealing with server software, I rarely actually TALK to people about technology. Because of that, I'm always self conscious about whether or not I'm pronouncing things correctly. Kubernetes? Is that "koo-ber-neets?", or "kub-er-nets?", or "koo-ber-net-es?" I don't know. I'm going to sound like an idiot.

I don't doubt the government shutdown makes for a convenient excuse. I have a sneaking suspicion that Pai would have come up with something else if this one weren't so readily available.

"FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance"

engadget.com/2019/01/03/fcc-aj

I've been thinking fondly of older technology lately. Usenet, Gopher, and IRC have been in my thoughts a lot. They've faded into the background of the Internet for the most part, but I feel like there's still opportunity to bring them back in a meaningful way.

"Some thoughts on Social Networking and Usenet"

jfm.carcosa.net/blog/computing

I had to scrape my windows this morning. It was so weird.

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It's 5:26AM on January 1st, 2019. I got my first on-call support call of the year. NOT an auspicious start.

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@fribbledom Another handy one is running "gpio readall" on the pi itself! It even auto-detects what model it is.

I've said this already today, but since it's official here now, I'd like to wish everybody here a Happy 2019! I wish nothing but the best in the upcoming year for all of you.

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Hi, folks. I’m very pleased to join like-minded Linux & FOSS people on this instance. I look forward to many wonderful conversations with the best people around.

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Preaching to the choir here, but decentralization is important!!

"Why does decentralization matter? - Official Mastodon Blog"

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/12/

It's 3:25PM, I've been working since 8:00AM, and I've just finished going through my back email since before Christmas. Productivity at it's finest.

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Hey, my name's Jesse. I'm a programmer working mostly in frontend codebases. My passion is making real time data sync easy for peer to peer apps, but people don't pay me for that. It's just a hobby.
Also a bit introverted/people shy.

I don't know if "Predictions" articles are more fun looking forward at what might be, or looking back at how badly the future was predicted.

"5 Linux Predictions for 2019 - OMG! Ubuntu!"

omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/12/linux-

Have things you'd like to add or think that some items on their list don't really matter?

"Five Trends Influencing Linux's Growth at the Endpoint | Linux Journal"

linuxjournal.com/content/five-

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