I was definitely guilty of this too when working in academia. One-off scripts without documentation, disorganised repositories, etc. A bit embarrassing thinking back to it now 🤦♂️ https://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2021/02/21/research-software-code-is-likely-to-remain-a-tangled-mess/
A Year Without Answering my Phone: https://wilw.dev/blog/2021/02/18/no-phone-answering
#StardewValley always feels way more stressful when playing single player. So much to do and so little time (and energy). Definitely makes me feel more sympathetic towards single parents 😴
New blog post about dealgorithmizing -
This is the final blog post about this topic that I'm going to write. I want to start writing about other things as well :p
SSH Jumping and Bastion Hosts: some thoughts on #network #security https://wilw.dev/blog/2021/02/10/ssh-jumping-bastion-hosts
Also, I wonder - does anyone know of any resources that collect examples/stories/links like this (i.e. of people arbitratily losing access to their #Google/BigTech account)?
Could be another good resource to encourage people to re-think the services they use.
Yet another example of people "randomly" being locked out of their own #Google account (and this from someone potentially in business with Google too!) (H/T: HN) https://twitter.com/Demilogic/status/1358661840402845696
#askFosstodon My one Google "vice" still is Google Photos. It just works so nicely to automatically back everything up.
Does anyone have any recommendations for other (potentially self hosted but not required) "nice" photo backup/sync services from mobile/desktop? I've heard good things about Piwigo so may try that first...
@wilw another recommendation for Monica. Not to make one’s social life into a business or a game but to have an interactive diary that will show you who you haven’t spoken with in a while. Self-hosting an option, also docker, also yunohost, also very small fee for paid hosting.
Why you might need a personal relationship manager, and how to #selfhost Monica yourself:
Opinion: "RSS: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again" https://wilw.dev/blog/2021/02/03/rss-rise-fall-rise
My experiences with "Blogging for Devs" - a course created by Monica Lent that helped me to write more frequently and more effectively https://wilw.dev/blog/2021/02/02/blogging-for-devs
Post #7 of my #100DaysToOffload. #blogging #bloggingForDevs
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