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"Installation: we recommend that you use Docker."

what I'm supposed to see: "hey, it's a simple one-liner! Such clean install, much wow."

what I actually see: "we couldn't figure out how to install this thing on anything but our own machine, but hey, here is a well-compressed image of our entire disk, use this instead so that we can stop trying"

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Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

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“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.”

— Carl Sagan

#quote #CarlSagan

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RT @vb_jens
I have been thinking about how different people interpret data differently. And made this xkcd style graphic to illustrate this.

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Browsing the web with enabled nowadays is the equivalent of having unprotected sex with anyone you meet.

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I think there's a real disconnect between those of us who grew up with the web in the West and those accessing it for the first time these days.

It's nothing like what it was. It's a financed device, which allows you to access walled gardens, to perform government-approved actions.

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I used 5 minutes to create this handy Venn diagram to determine whether it is a blockchain or a scam. If this gets popular i might sell some NFTs for it.

Attempt at some more backyard taking pictures with a hand-held phone pressed against the lens.
Here's one of the prettiest double stars, Almach: the brightest star being distinctively yellow and the weaker star bright blue.
I didn't do any post-processing on this photo; these are the real colours (even a bit washed out).

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Language/Mental Hack #423

Zealot speculators of crypto-currencies like to call their assets/obsessions "crypto".

It is misleading, as "#crypto" usually means "#cryptography", a useful science! It therefore brings confusion, associating cryptography with the speculative gambling of a few privileged people.

I decided that to balance that, i would only refer to "crypto-currencies" as "currencies", in order to emphasize their monetary/financial nature.

Words matter.

#CryptoMeansCryptography

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The new Mogwai album is exactly what I needed this morning.

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I've always used Apache as webserver, just because that's what I'm used to.
It seems that Nginx is now (by far?) the most popular server. Is there any particular reason why it's become so popular? What's the main advantage over Apache?

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I was just watching a recent live recorded set of one of my favourite bands (no audience obviously), and it literally brought tears to my eyes when they were rocking out during the finale of the last song.
God, I miss live gigs...

#astronomy 

After having been interested in astronomy for most of my life, the corona lockdown(s) finally nudged me into buying a telescope. Unfortunately, it's been completely overcast for over a month here ... until yesterday. 🙂
So I finally dragged the scope into the backyard.
Here's a pic of the Orion nebula taken with my phone. I'm amazed at the level of detail and colours with such a primitive setup. (I did retouch the photo in showFoto).
Looking forward to more.

Here's another small Arduino project that was inspired by being locked up, homeschooling the kids during the first corona lockdown.
Only using components I had lying around at home.

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Yay, spending the entire day today making powerpoint slides for a presentation tomorrow. My favourite part of the job. 🙄
Now I just need to avoid procrastinating...

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