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Okay, I know what some will say you: some may not like GLib or D-Bus, or maybe can't use them because $REASONS, and/or maybe you want something smaller with less dependencies…

Did you know that OpenWRT has a small message bus which has been seriously battle tested? Enter ubus: openwrt.org/docs/techref/ubus

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@nitox I use the app FFUpdater (that is on F-Droid), which is a simple downloader that pulls it direct from Mozilla when you click the button. It includes an update checker that notifies you when a new version appears.

Uncommon opinion: I don't even care about speculative execution exploits anymore.


You can't make me!

The Expanse Season 4 (spoilers) 

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career advice? 

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i have a very efficient metabolism i can sustain myself for days on a single boost

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Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

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"The attacker utilized the anti-virus management console service account to distribute the malware across the network." t.co/hmEtSiEWu8

Current Mood: Holiday

A week into my holiday and checked in to work and nothing is broken...

I'm now certain that ive crossed over to a new dimension.

Just finished the series by Dennis E Taylor.

I thoroughly enjoyed the aspect of how a singular person has all of eternity to explore the stars, And in solidarity how one copes with the expanse of nothingness. Even though they are "immortal" they have a constant appreciation of life.

Some amazing new concepts (to me) such as the Von Neumann Probe really tickled my fancy

Anyone in the fediverse got any other space recommendations?


And here's how bad it can be:

Tweet from Chris Marget (@chrismarget), at 30 Aug, 12:58
I've been working on a library that squeezes information out of far-away Cisco Catalysts. This is one of the things it can do.

No credentials required. t.co/FrPJy8GT9O


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there were some things i ddn't knew about raspberry pis:

"Linux runs on that ARM CPU, we know that, but we might be surprised to learn that Linux on this device is only a second class citizen. The GPU cores run a real time operating system called ThreadX. This operating system is closed source and rules the system without the open source Linux Kernel being aware of it."


and guess who bought the ThreadX operating system last april?


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request for advice from anyone who is vision impaired 

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@gnome A few years ago, I was watching my sister doing her college homework; she was studying biology. I saw her editing a photo in the GIMP, on Windows.

"Sis, I didn't know you used the GIMP."

"Oh, yeah, some friends at school told me about it, it's a Photoshop clone one can just download."



"Sis, did you know I was the maintainer like 15 years ago? I wrote the first third-party plugin for it."


I'm happy that we've given non-computer nerds good software.

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Made a little thing:


wev, or Wayland event viewer, analogous to X11's xev

@kev would you mind changing the Tor settings on the CDN?

I can open images via a browser but images don't load via my application. (probably due to the user agent? @Tusky )

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#whenmarniewasthere is on at 1pm on #SBS World Movies. This is a stunning Studio Ghibli animated movie and everyone with an appreciation for Miyazaki works should see this.

It seems do this already as part of their build/deployment processes.

It seems is the preferred "project management" system in this regard. If large companies have larger requirements that take them out of the "git" workflow, I wonder if the "1 per team" PR system would help small-medium companies where there are multiple teams across the business.


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For massive dev orgs, having a PR with multiple approval requirements. Such as 1 user per specified groups.

Then you could guarantee that Product / Marketing and Dev have all "approved" the pull request.

Get on it @gitlab

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