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Since joining I've realised that isn't dead, and even more so during the series. So I've shut down my medium account, bought a cool domain 馃槀 and been working on a Jekyll setup that works for me. I have a few interesting technical posts in the pipe but my introductory post is a nostalgic look at my life in games cyb.org.uk/2020/06/09/my-favou . Some initial encouragement and comments may lead to more regular posts from me! 馃槅

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I think @gargron is making a big mistake here by signaling his intent to phase out the local timeline : github.com/mastodon/mastodon-i

Besides debates about what "diverse" means, it's taking away a major incentive for people to start and maintain an instance.

Starting an instance to host a community is appealing to some people.

Starting an instance to do free IT for a distributed server farm of homogeneous instances seems like a hard sell.

life lesson: when the shredder says "maximum 5 sheets", it really means it.

If we think that the general public care consider ideological reasons for choosing their Operating Systems, see the example of Pringles snacks.

The tubes aren't practically recyclable*, but people keep
a) buying them and
b) then chucking them in the recycling because they
1) actually don't really care
2) ignorant of the facts
3) don't see any side-effects of doing it.

*If you want to recycle pringles cans, you need to use a proprietary recycling point. and probably drive there too.

I support the idea of the world using government-backed currency, rather than nonsense

....yes, I'm a fiat earther.

Child: i put a lock pattern on this phone and i can't remember it, can you bypass it wuthout wiping data?
Me (naively): no, that would be really insecure
(Few minutes of reading about unlocked bootloaders later)
Me: here's your phone, fixed it.
Also me: brb just encrypting my phone.

Been a long time user (if it aint broke...), i just tried out . This is great! It also has OTP code generator in it for 2FA!

My kids are asking me for on their laptop because they want wobbly windows that shatter into pieces when you close them. Do not underestimate the power of these kind of features to win users and make computing and tinkering fun!

Simon :linux: boosted

Something else Plasma 5.22-related that has just been released: The Official Video. Check it out:

youtu.be/HdirtBXW8bI

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Ran "uptime" command on a production today before taking it out of service. Got quite a surprise. This thing has been vmotioned around various locations during scheduled power cuts many times in its life

arguably azure can be excluded as its not a CDN pillar but aws and azure run a lot of websites too.

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There are only five "computers" on earth. turn them off and the internet breaks

2021:
1 Akamai
2 Fastly
3 Cloudflare
4 AwsCloud
5 Azure

2007: As the sea of business and scientific data rises, computing power turns into a strategic resource, a form of capital. "In a sense," says Yahoo Research Chief Prabhakar Raghavan, "there are only five computers on earth." He lists Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon. "Few others can turn electricity into computing power with comparable efficiency."

MS teams "productivity" has created a market in automatic mouse jigglers :blobcatneutral: amazon.com/dp/B07P6HBD1N

Finally got to take the week in that i had to postpone from 2020 due to travel restrictions. Nice to get away from the city

My suspend/resume issues have gone away since this recent driver update. Here's hoping. "Fixed a bug that could prevent a system from resuming from suspend when DisplayPort activity occurred while the system was suspended."

Just noticed that my tips post got featured in the command line lurve section on the excellent this week (around 27 mins mark) ubuntupodcast.org/2021/05/14/s

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