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If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

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Using internet explorer to download chrome is like using a wooden pickaxe to get 3 cobblestone and immediately crafting a stone pickaxe

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I also ended up ordering a cheap Anne Pro 2 keyboard...

Oh why does my mind crave buying gadgets from time to time, even if I know I probably won't use them. Was so close to buying a new synthesizer today. Bought flashcarts for Game Boy and SNES instead...

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"Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal Facebookdocuments has revealed."

theguardian.com/technology/201

#Privacy #Facebook

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*write a bad commit*

*push bad commit*

*realize commit is bad*

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First time posting for

KDE Neon running on my Thinkpad laptop.

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What Google is trying to do with Chrome is essentially the same as what Microsoft tried to do with IE.

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I've invented a new English phrase:
"A Keith-of-All-Trades"
It's like a jack-of-all-trades but without the skill. An enthusiastic but incompetent passion in all subject matters creating a wealth of rubbish output.

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That nervous and terrified feeling when you audaciously submit a PR to someone's repository like you're some kind of competent person who knows what the fuck they're doing.

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I'm pre-emptively coining #LeftMastodon for Mastodon users that are left-handed before the hashtag can be used for anything awful and full of drama. Who's with me? Any other left-handed people here to join the cause?

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It is very hard to make yourself go to sleep when you’re holding a tiny super computer full of your friends

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vim: copying text is called yanking
emacs: pasting text is called yanking
everyone else: nothing is called yanking oh my god

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How I know I still love programming: every winter, at the end of the year, when I'm fed up of anything tech-related, I take a long-ish vacation (2-3 weeks), during which I barely touch computers at all.

During the first week, I barely notice it.

During the last few days, I'm already toying with an idea for a new program, or wondering about a weird bug, or thinking about something new to try.

When I'm back, first thing I do is turn my computer on and BAM! I'm 12 again and this is so cool!

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I can see why normal people just throw their hands up in the air about data privacy. I've put so much effort into this stuff, but instead of feeling like a super-cool guy in a spy movie, I feel more like a guy with a half-working phone and no decent emoji input

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The internet used to be a city: it had its weird bohemian districts, its flea markets, its high-rises and back alleys. Now it's just a shopping mall, and I miss my old city so much

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