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If you're interested in NetBSD support on builds.sr.ht, please reach out and volunteer to finish the work. Some investigation is required and I don't have the time or NetBSD expertise to do it myself, nor by proxy back-and-forth with NetBSD experts. Help wanted!

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This interview with ex-CTO from Purism seems to portray that the organization is poorly managed and may not exist in a year from now: phoronix.com/scan.php?page=new #purism #opinion

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Some software resort to launching on 0,0, while others are smart and launch themselves on the primary monitor.

This is probably related to the libraries each software use, some libraries may not rely on hardcoded coordinates to launch their windows.

2019 and still doesn't have a solution for apps launching on the wrong monitor due to a hardcoded coordinate system.

I have 2 monitors. The secondary one is physically located to the left of my desk. Configuring it to be to the left of my primary monitor, it gets assigned the 0,0 coordinate. My main monitor, physically to the right of the secondary, gets the 1920,0 coordinate.

Is there an easy way to convert TDS PPM to Siemens?

Apparently the article I read was a bit outdated and the same teacher said the actual shape of the planet is an oblate spheroid, meaning it's a better representation of our planet's shape than a sphere.

One of the arguments used is that the flattening is so small that the Earth is closer to a sphere than a FIFA soccer ball, which has a flattening of 1.5%.

After a heated discussion about the Earth's shape, I came across an article published by an university teacher proving that the Earth's shape can be considered a sphere.

It said that geoid and ellipsoid are approximations and that the surface irregularities and the planet's geometrical flattening are insignificant (about 0.3%) that its real shape is actually a sphere.

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The freedom open-source software gives you may be priceless, but that doesn't mean you can't support developers nor should you take their work for granted.

Support your favorite open-source projects and their developers! Give them a chance to become self-sustainable! Lots of small contributions can make all the difference!

Do it, become part of the greater common good. It's not everyday you get to participate in a revolution! 😄

(No, I won't get tired of repeating this message. It's important)

I've seen the ISS fly by the night sky today. I didn't know it was amazing, even though it's too small! It looks like an extremely fast shooting star.

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I published #Fedilab 2.22.0

What's new:

- Improvement with the media activity
- "Fetch more toots" button more visible and moved to the bottom.
- Add an icon for videos (Pixelfed)
- Fix crashes with Android 5
- Fix an issue when checking mentions for a reply (in threads)
- Delete & re-draft: messages are kept in drafts when not send.
- Fix an issue with the auto-split feature (words split in the middle)
- Fix an issue with the "Fetch more" button (during fav or boost)

That moment when you spend hours designing and rearranging a PCB in , printing it and then realize after countless hours that the printed page had scale settings applied.

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Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/is – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

#helpWanted #callingOut

China, HK and tech companies 

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One thing I still have to get used to: bug reporting for software I use.

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