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I've finally got around to reading @kensanata 's post on the first three talks in #emacsconf and I've got to say, it perfectly encapsulates what I love about #emacs too! Thanks Alex!

alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2021-11-

My knowledge stash is in files and org roam with .. where do you keep yours? … While reading bruno-oliveira.github.io/techb

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@shrysr @edboythinks Yep, good spoken and written communication is an important part of a developer's role. You need to encourage, to explain, to document, to question, to persuade, to review and to support, and you need to do a lot of this not just with developers but with normal people, too.

That said, learning a programming language is a great idea. It opens all sorts of doors. Just don't go thinking it'll enable you to live as a hermit.

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@corvus Bad advice across the board. #DuckDuckGo is a very poor choice → lemmy.eus/post/430 Startpage is a bit better for privacy, but still in the US ad business like #DDG. #Ecosia hires adversaries of the environment (#Amazon & #Microsoft). #Qwant is often Tor-hostile and hires MS.

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@kensanata, ♥.

@boud,

If all the GNU, Free Software philosophy is legit*, then users of proprietary software are victims rather than villains. If we wanna help them, then let’s be careful like trying to free a fossilized skeleton from a cliff face. It’s difficult not to vilify them or slag them or question their ethical intents, and not to jump on every opportunity to be superior, but that’s the only way.

*(I can think of some ways the philosophy would not be legit and just a big old patronizing nit-picking cult but, IDK, call it “sunk cost” or w/e, I’m pretty deep into the whole commitment to free software and I don’t see that changing any time soon. As much as I question it every day, question the soundness of being an outsider to normal society, its infrastructure, apps, and workforce…)

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