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Funny how in there's the `Math.floor()` method, but then `Math.ceil()` exists instead of `Math.ceiling()`.

"I need the floor to be carpeted and the ceil to be paneled."

"You want us to do what to a seal sir?"

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WTF ... Mozilla had always running JavaScript inside PDFs disabled by default.

But now with FF 88 this option is ENABLED by default. Which means, if a PDF file contains JS it will run without any user interaction. What can possibly go wrong?

To disable this:

pdfjs.enableScripting --> false

# FF 78.10 ESR doesn't include this option and still blocks JS in PDFs by default. Just tested.

Everybody gangsta until GRUB gets overwritten.

Using is simple, secure and easy. Just create an xmpp account, install an xmpp client, login and start chatting.

Clear your cache often, but never your shell history.

CTRL + R is sacred.

Sometimes you come across a track that vibrates in unison with and electrifies the soul:

@oedmarap Thank you for your support. You pretty much got the gist of it.

The free software movement that existed when I was a teenager, I want that back. I want free software projects to focus on just pumping lines of code into their git repositories!

Leave the politics out of it. The only politics that matter are: GNU-style free software ideology everywhere, bringing about a world where everyone can use a computer in freedom.

Just write the code.

And for the love of god: abolition of CoCs

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

New Blog Post: Opting your Website out of Google's Network

You can remove your website from Google's FLoC rollout by altering HTTP response headers.

There is currently a mutiny going on within the GNU project. Some people are breaking away to fork parts of GNU. I won't mention it by name, or link it, because I don't want to boost it.

If you see it: it's *not* the GNU project. Keep supporting GNU, on !

New Blog Post:
Sandboxing using Firejail for Private Browsing

Enhance one-off browsing sessions by sandboxing Firefox and locking filesystem access.

A large percentage of FOSS community members including myself have (via personal blogs, social networks, the FSF channels in Freenode, the support letter, etc.) defended Richard Stallman, the right to free speech, and objective truth in the face of gratuitous ad hominem attacks.

Today, RMS has put out a public statement on the issue:

I hardly change my background, so is the same as last time; just with more GNOME Shell Extensions...

Only recently realized[0] that you can self-host[1] GoatCounter's analytics script; which means that adblockers won't nuke it since it's not loaded from the "" domain.

Just as well, they recently changed their free-tier model to allow unlimited log retention up to 2.4M pageviews in a rolling manner, so I decided to re-enable it on my site now that it's basically Same-Origin.



I don't know who needs to hear this, but to the rest of us, all your thoughts that go uncommunicated are indistinguishable from no thoughts at all.

I'm sorry but why does a banking app need to see a list of system-wide packages? And for what security purpose?

If all apps were tightly sandboxed in the first place then this wouldn't be a problem that requires an edge-case solution using "privacy protections" from .

My prediction is that will now roll out a dedicated wallet app — along with regular wallet functionality it will gleefully take advantage of this exact loophole.

Anyone who's into and Smart Home devices should learn just enough about networking in order to place each device on its own little Class C subnet; so that your smart bulbs, TV, vacuum, and other appliances only see themselves on the network and nothing else.

I had an idea a while back for a novel, tentatively called Glitch Circus, about a post-human future, where tribal robots live among our urban remains, which are slowly being reclaimed by nature.

To prevent them from uprising, we hard-coded an inability to repair themselves (among other things). Their own bodies are as confusing to them as ours are to us, and they routinely employ quack medicine and sympathetic magic in their attempts to fix bugs and breakdowns.

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