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Feel like I need to make an anti-"rules for my shop" sign just to annoy the dudebro makers.

1. There are no stupid questions.
2. My tools are tools, use them.
3. Mistakes are great! Learn from them.
4. Lift up less privileged voices.
5. Is it gay? Good. :transsmiley:

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OSes 

I've lost count at how many I've used. Consumer, industrial, minicomputer, mainframe, high concept to complete toy. Pre-release, beta, half broken dev builds. I've cut my teeth on so many UNIXes and Linuxes they all look the same.

So, what's the best?

The one you have, and the one that feels like home.

There is no ultimate OS. Prefer to crack code on bog standard Windows? That's cool. MacOS? Sure, if that works for you. I don't care if you're on a mean and lean Arch build, a Haiku Alpha, or some patched monstrosity running in a VM on top of Qubes.

Your home isn't my home, and shouldn't be.

That's what makes it beautiful.

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Confession time 

My first job involved a lot of consulting. Mostly for telecoms, banks, insurance, gov, and even the military. High powered, enterprise stuff with million dollar licenses and secured data centers. Sometimes with loaded weapons.

There's a reason I make websites now, and for none of those people.

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Intro 

Hi, I'm socketwench. You can call me 'wench or socket if you like. I mostly do Drupal and Devops by day, and enjoy bad sci-fi by night. I like creating things with my hands like toolboxes, portable computers, and keyboards. I also write tutorials and blog posts up on my site, deninet.com. Once and a while I also write fiction or draw things. I have...complicated...feelings about the term "maker" and don't apply it to myself. I don't even call myself a "hacker", unless you consider the broader Levian definition. I have a weird social emphasis on my love of tech, which might confuse you at first.

And yes, I still have hard copies of "Hackers" the movie, and all three soundtracks.

So "Music of the Spheres" from the 95 Outer limits is one of the best of the show. It's so much like the 60's serirs: A simple concept, a beautiful ending, no caveman sci-fi, and almost no fascism.

Turns out, a little work, AUR, and a RTL-SDR turns the PineTab into a communications receiver. Nice!

#mastoadmin tip for ya'll. when you're doing a #fediblock of mobile.tmediatech.io. just block tmediatech.io as mastodon will also block all of it's subdomains.

blocked:
truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#IsolateTrump

my boss: *about to cry in the zoom meeting* I'm just so grateful for this team...
me: *didn't hear what she said, I'm studying this image on my phone*

I spent a couple hours last night reading sal-is-in.space/ to a friend last night.

It's good stuff. Maybe I should record myself reading that at some point so others can listen in.

"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/2

*takes all your time*
would you like to buy some products to make up for your lack of free time?

If you're updating Arch Linux ARM today and got a unsatisfied dependency error, then this is a upstream issue: archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtop

We're already aware of this, please wait for upstream to resolve the issue on their end.

Cancer 

It's spreading very rapidly in my step mother. Now on her stomach, liver, and spine. 4 vertebrae have collapsed. She's on a morphine drip.

Worried about my dad. Worried about them both.

Food, check your Holloween candy meme 

Check your Halloween candy!

I found a copy of "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup and "Clean Code" in a Twix bar!

Boost to save a life!

Cis people: "You’re 15 now it’s time you choose your path at school which will eventually impact your future diploma, your future work and all your life."

Trans people: "I might be a girl …"

Cis people: "NO! You’re way too young to know !!!"

I saw this image and I have not been able to stop laughing for like 3 minutes straight

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.