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Oddly enough, really good computer specs don't impress me that much.

I'm far more impressed by someone daily-driving a PC with low-end or very old specs. To stand in the face of the ever-growing complexity and resource manifest destiny that plagues our industry and still make old, perfectly good hardware work is a much more impressive feat to me than having 128GB of RAM and a 32 core CPU.

Take, for example, the guy who runs the site I linked a few days back. If you look at his PC specs page (https://www.haywalk.ca/tech/computer-specs), he's running a Pentium D (a CPU which is about 15 years old now) on his PC. That is extremely impressive.
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RT @etienneshrdlu@twitter.com

Imagine you’re worth $119.4 billion on a burning planet and this is the limit of your ambition

🐦🔗: twitter.com/etienneshrdlu/stat

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What3Words sends legal threat to a security researcher for sharing an open-source alternative – TechCrunch

techcrunch.com/2021/04/30/what

What3Words claims open source alternative WhatFreeWords violates its copyright.

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with a spacer to fit a 7" tablet usb keyboard. It's "done" now with some post print modifications. I'll keep working on the model a bit more and then upload it.

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Sharing a list of online bookstores I know about so you don't have to buy from Amazon or B&N (EXPAND) 

McSweeney’s, independent nonprofit publishing company
store.mcsweeneys.net/

Detritus Books
detritusbooks.com/

Firestorm Coop, collectively-owned radical bookstore
firestorm.coop/

AK Press, worker-run, collectively-managed, anarchist publishing and distribution
akpress.org/

Thriftbooks, huge independent bookseller, sells new and used books for good prices
thriftbooks.com/

Fellow Traveler, bookstore owned and operated by Listen Left Audiobooks
fellowtravelerbooks.org/

Small Beer Press, publisher of fantasy and literary fiction
smallbeerpress.com/

Left Wing Books, publisher and distributor of radical books and pamphlets
leftwingbooks.net/

Bookshop⁣.org, online bookstore with a mission to support local bookstores
bookshop.org/

#book #books #bookstore #online #boycottamazon #indie #independant

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"Did your data get breached by Facebook in its vast, ghastly, 500,000,000 person valdez? The lovely folks at Digital Rights Ireland are suing Facebook under the GDPR for money damages and they'd like to sign you up to be part of the lawsuit."
pluralistic.net/2021/04/16/whe
digitalrights.ie/facebook/

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Lots of chatter about FLOC. Just let you fine people know, Fosstodon has already applied the appropriate header and opted out of that whole 💩 show. 👍

Side note - same goes for my personal website.

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I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

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This is quite famous, but I'm betting that not *everyone* knows about this website, and that would be a shame.

507 Mechanical movements is a steampunk npm, containing virtually every concievable thing that is possible with gears and levers

and now it's animated for the internet.

507movements.com

#analogcomputing

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Job lookin, tech, Boosts welcome 

After losing my job to covid last March I've had a hell of a time trying to find tech work. I gave up for a bit and did some bike wrenching but it's not making ends meet so I'm back on the job lookin train.

I have 18 years experience, mostly in systems administration, mostly in windows, but my experience is really all over the place. I've worked for government, university, fortune 100, small firms, consulting, data analysis, information security, kind of a Jane of All Trades. I have an associates degree and a bachelor's degree, and nine certifications that are still mostly relevant, one of which is the MCITP.

What I'm most proud of is my ability to figure stuff out. I'm real clever. I'm also able to communicate with non technical staff as well as super nerds.

So what's up, fediverse. You got any jobs?

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Yo! $DayJob is looking for to recruit security researchers, developers, engineers team leaders and more to join the team. Seriously...hit me up and I can give you more intel.

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1. New VC-backed startup enters the scene
2. People flock to it
3. They discover it’s a surveillance capitalist (and still have no clue what that is)
4. They’re shocked (because, see 3)
5. It’s too late, they’re too big and they’ve exited
6. Goto 1

🤷‍♂️

inc.com/jason-aten/clubhouse-i

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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Anyone one the fediverse interested in #boatbuilding ? Please boost 👍

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FYI: Firefox's new cookie protections aren't turned on by default because they might break an occasional (shitty) site.

To turn them on, go to about:preferences#privacy and select "Strict"

blog.mozilla.org/security/2021

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