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I should probably introduce myself. I've been using GNU/Linux for over 20 years now, since way back in the Slackware days. I've been a regular attendee of some of the US Linux conferences, and have finally gotten up the nerve to present at a few. I also do a bit of bicycle and motorcycle riding when the weather allows.

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Show your love for Free Software by helping a developer in need! Help Slackware's creator and maintainer here:

paypal.me/volkerdi

#ilovefs

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@DistroJunkie
Bahaha... I think I just like Slackware, not the others. The others don't really make sense to me very often.

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Tidied up my a little tonight, and worked out how to get decent icons on it by using FontAwesome.

Motivated by @brad’s screenshot, I plan to clean up more; remove the “cyber” colour scheme (neat but distracting), and probably hide the boxes around the active workspace and use the text only to highlight the active one - and maybe the notification highlight, but may leave that so it catches the eye easier.

I belong to the classic community looking to bring back pure EQ goodness using the original trilogy client (not to be confused with P99) Running like a dream on wine 4.0 eqclassic.de

ah that feeling when the sole dev calls you out in a forum directly for being stupid and you get all excited/warm and fuzzy that they even noticed much less talked to you

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Kashmir Hill: "Google made the mistake of adopting the motto 'Don’t be evil' in a jab at competitors who exploited their users... [It has] demoted the phrase in its corporate code of conduct presumably because of how hard it is to live up to it." gizmodo.com/i-cut-google-out-o

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guess which all-powerful tech monopoly is breaking ublock origin (and umatrix, and likely many other similar add-ons, such as noscript) in their browser, which happens to be the most popular browser in the world?

bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/i

who could have foreseen this? who would ever think that an advertising company's web browser would end up breaking compatibility with an ad blocker? frankly i'm shocked

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RT @codepitbull: I work in IT, which is the reason our house has:
- mechanical locks
- mechanical windows
- routers using OpenWRT
- no smart home crap
- no Alexa/Google Assistant/...
- no internet connected thermostats

twitter.com/codepitbull/status

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@rtwx @retrohacker @Matter well, Windows 8 needed a Microsoft account when I last installed it (years ago), so having to sign in is not that new.
I remember my friend having to register their legal copy of Crysis online when they had no internet at home, and had to bring their PC to their parent's office.
DRM follows no logic and is not there to make things easier for buyers.

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Okay, so I just spent a huge amount of time reading correspondence from Poettering(systemd dev) to the debian team about a single tiny little script in systemd.

Why is systemd a thing? Their scripts make things endlessly complex. Little scripts double in size. Tiny C modules triple in size, just to account for the complexity of systemd.

What ever happened to the Unix Philosophy?

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Welp, it’s time to close down the fediverse. I just found the coolest replacement.

github.com/buckket/twtxt

I’ll see you guys on the other side!

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