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Rebuilding an old laptop with Fedora Silverblue 31. After making a mess of Silverblue 29, I think I have a better idea of how to use it properly.

I've been pretty lax about blogging this year, but I did manage to put together my annual post about my favorite books I read this year.

scottbanwart.com/blog/2019/12/

Be very wary of signing an online petition. You may be signing up to allow the petitioning organization to send additional messages to your government representatives without your consent.

Self-hosting and ambient computing are more difficult than expected. At least without spending money on external hosting services.

Annoyed with the explosion of package management tools. I really don't want 3+ ways to install software on a given operating system. 🙄

It's been ages, but I wrote a short blog post about some of my favorite CLI tools.

scottbanwart.com/blog/2019/11/

Welp, I just gave GitLab some high-quality tracking data of me deleting my account.

Open source projects which lack licenses are quite annoying.

Please license your project, otherwise it's not FOSS and you shouldn't be calling it as such. Even small things like shell scripts and Vim themes require licenses to be FOSS.

License your code, please.

We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.

Which is your primary browser on your computer?

Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.

Retoot this to get more votes in.

#poll #browser #firefox #chromium

Why in the wide world of sports would somebody liberally apply perfume/cologne before going to the gym. 😖

So apparently removing the ability to download your tweets in a CSV file is one of the new Twitter "improvements".

Apparently they don't want people mass-deleting their Twitter history.

I do have backups of my tokens, but I don't have a spare device where I can restore the backup. Thankfully, my new phone arrives today, and most of my key services are protected by a YubiKey, so I'm not entirely blocked.

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Sigh. That moment when you bust your phone, and then realize everything using 2FA is now inaccessible.

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Sigh. Convinced I should ignore any new AWS features for 1-2 years after launch to give them time to add the features that should have been included at launch.

Finally broke down and installed F-Droid on my phone. Now to try and find the apps I already use in their repository.

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