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@sahilister works even better the next time around, because you aren’t the same person any more. :)

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Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. - Angela Carter

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Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading. It’s so brilliantly simple and can help children’s literacy so much that we want to shout it from the rooftops!

turnonthesubtitles.org/

There’s extensive global research that shows just how effective this is and with the help of our wonderful partners – including charities, companies and famous ambassadors – it’s our mission to share the results in this simple message.

So now, along with our friends at a number of leading charities and universities, we’re encouraging broadcasters, policymakers and parents to Turn on the Subtitles.

We need your help too. Please share this message with anyone you know who has children or works with children – this quick, free tip can help make TV time, reading time.

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#VirtualBox is now available in fasttrack.debian.net !

We have been running this repo for some time to serve #gitlab native package in debian.

This is the second package in #FastTrack. It is unofficial repo right now, but if more people find it useful, it could become an official repo.

The idea is to host packages that cannot be supported for the lifetime of a stable release (~2 years).

#debian

‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost is one interesting poem. Wrote what it means to me in the following blog post.

blog.sahilister.in/2021/02/the

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Instance admin just lost their job, might need help 

Mstdn.social is one of the largest and nicest instances on the Fediverse, run by an enthusiastic admin called @stux

Unfortunately Stux has today found out that they are fired from their day job 😞

However, by happy coincidence, Stux had just set up a hosting company. If you need web hosting, domain names etc please consider using Stuxhost so that Stux can continue working:

stuxhost.com

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It's illegal to enter buildings in the zone as most of them are completely unstable, and due to a new zone administration there's typically no bribing your way out of a situation. Sometimes in the most unsuspecting places you may find street art left behind by a Stalker who risked arrest for something many will never see. Somewhat of a real life Easter egg, or a subtle nod to defiance: "You're not suppose to be here."

Location: Chernobyl Exclusion-zone, Ukraine. 2019.

#theCartographer

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@k9mail Thank you K9Mail for a active development team.. Since, it contains only around 975 strings, I encourage all translators to localizing this awesome app to your language...

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Thanks to an awesome community K-9 Mail currently ships with support for 47 languages. The next beta release will add a Malayalam translation and increase this number to 48.

If you want to join this effort, head over to transifex.com/k-9/k9mail

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How to remove the Raspberry Pi Foundation tone-deafly auto-installed Microsoft repo and GPG keys from your #RaspberryPi .

In terminal:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list
sudo rm /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/microsoft.gpg
sudo apt update

[Cf. https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/microsoft-repo-and-key-are-automatically-added-raspberry-pis ]
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Adblock should buy out signs around time square and replace them with "This ad
has been blocked by Adblock"
-chp2001, Jan 2015
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When did time start?

Wrote a style guide for myself, combing and combining some best practices for blog post and styling.

blog.sahilister.in/2021/02/qui

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