#ShowYourWorkspace I got quarantined at short notice so the mech keyboard, desktop pc and hdmi monitors are all at the office. After a week hunched over a folding table, I have at least set up a real desk in what is usually the kids play area..
Not looking good right now, especially when the police do surveillance without you knowing and the quality also sucks https://www.businessinsider.com/met-police-scans-8600-faces-resulting-in-1-arrest-2020-3
Attention #Mastodon sysadmins! A new release with some security fixes will drop on Thursday, prepare to upgrade -- we'll release 2.9.x, 3.0.x, and 3.1.x versions to make sure you have the easiest time upgrading for this.
Wait, duckduckgo search results are mostly bing? I'm not sure how I feel about this.:" DuckDuckGo gets its results from over four hundred sources. These include hundreds of vertical sources delivering niche Instant Answers, DuckDuckBot (our crawler) and crowd-sourced sites (like Wikipedia, stored in our answer indexes). We also of course have more traditional links in the search results, which we also source from multiple partners, though most commonly from Bing (and none from Google)."
Tips for getting followed on #mastodon (according to me).
1) liking and/or boosting my posts is a great way to get noticed if I don't already follow you. I always check the profile of anyone who does, as I'm always looking for new interesting people to follow.
2) write a profile bio. I need to know something about you
3) if you work with, or just like #FOSS, then I'll probably follow you. I don't set the bar very high.
4) toots on your timeline, primarily in English.
How did I not know about this manga Ubuntu comic before now? https://gitlab.com/ubunchu-translators/ubunchu
A good story about rescuing some old arcade machines from a dead ship https://arcadeblogger.com/2016/05/06/arcade-raid-the-duke-of-lancaster-ship/
I'm looking for a software engineer with #python and/or #R skills to help make better (typically #FOSS ) research software in this enjoyable role. UK/London area. Please boost for visibility https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobID=5014
About to start my digital detox for three weeks, which I do each year, while still trying to do my day job. Trying to break the habit of hours of frivolous smartphone use each day and to recalibrate myself. I'm also cutting out current affairs, since it's a constant stream of negativity and fearmongering. Stopping alcohol too but that's the easy one tbh. Over and out
things i enjoyed most in #2019
favourite #book: Masters of doom
#tv series: Spiral, Deutschland 86.
#game : windjammers (MAME)
#podcasts: cryptoqueen (one-off series), ubuntu podcast and darknet diaries
#mastodon instance: fosstodon
#youtube channel: retromancave
favourite #album purchased : "notes and the like" by ms. john soda. also enjoyed "designer" by aldous harding
#film ...can't say i've been overwhelmed by any particular film. star wars was OK though.
#Sonos is evil. They have a “recycle mode” that bricks your device on purpose and makes sure they can never be used again. Pure software. Even though speakers are perfectly OK. This should be illegal. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1210662988828442624.html
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