I'm seriously considering getting Comcast Business internet. 150 down and ~25 up, no monthly usage limit, dedicated frequency so no interference from neighbors, 4hour max downtime SLA, 4G fallback during downtime, plus a static IP address.

Then I can donate all my unused bandwidth to the tor project.

Always conflicted about binary blobs. So many users are trapped on hardware that only works with binary blobs. How do we create onramps that bring them into the FOSS community while not yielding ground to shitty proprietary drivers from vendors.

Things I want out of a Linux distribution:
* Damn near 1 click install for average user
* Prebuilt, 1 click install for software
* Ability to fetch source for installed software
* Source code is in a VCS with patch support and multiple upstreams
* 1 click recompile and install from source

Would it be unreasonable to ask that those binaries be reproducible?

I feel like our society discounts the value of sleep and solitude in doing quality knowledge work, even though we have piles of research supporting it.

apologies for the sub-toot, wanted this to go to the bird site too.

Q: Do you think bash is powerful, or is it all the tools like grep and awk?
A: Try setting your default interpreter on login to python or nodejs, then tell me if you still think awk is what makes bash great.

If I had to pick a single tool/language that is the most useful for my day to day, I’d say bash. Fight me.

It’s mind boggling to me that deterministic/reproducible/consistent builds aren’t just par for the course in our industry.

Made a nifty little unix tool for validating state against a regular expression mid-pipe.

I.E. `curl http://some.untrusted.json | jq '.[0].value' | validate '[a-zA-Z]' | sensitive_command`

gitlab.com/retrohacker/validat

Sometimes I wonder how things end up in our laws. No mention of any cows, pigs, corn, soybean, or the entirety of U.S. agriculture..... But we needed a precise definition of American sourced fish upfront in Title 1 Chapter 1, before we could talk about the rest of the U.S. Code.

Them: "The legalese in the U.S. Code is hard to parse because we needed it to be precise and unambiguous"
Also them: "Sometimes we refer to all U.S. citizens as men"

I’ve found myself on Cornell’s law website 3 times today for unrelated reasons. It’s a really great resource.

law.cornell.edu/uscode/text

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