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I've been hacking unix systems since the mid-80s in a good way, and I try to stay in the unix/free software/open source software world as much as possible.

I build far too many workflows that mix bash, python, awk, sed and golang together to drag data from odd places, polish it up, and put the results somewhere where the sun does shine. With possibly less input safety than is needed ...

For money, I do infosec. For fun, I play Elite:Dangerous and help run the in-universe radio station RadioSidewinder.com.

I also live somewhere that isn't in your timezone, have a family that just wants their tech to work, and look forward to owning electric vehicles.

This GPD micropc is adorable. I already use the GPD Pocket 2 as my main linux driver, so I know how to work with small screens. I wonder how productive one could learn to be be with a 6-inch screen:

gpd.hk/gpdmicropc

For anyone that uses android, DON'T USE THE PLAYSTORE! Use F-droid.

"F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform"

Don't know how? Follow this tutorial.

invidio.us/watch?v=7FfWz1NRQJQ

#fdroid #privacy #thehatedone #opensource #datacollection #foss #gafam #surveillancecapitalism

people say "gender is a spectrum" but then they think of it like a point along a gradient, or like a HSL value in a color wheel

i would like to posit that if gender is, in fact, a spectrum, then individual genders are not single points or even contiguous blobs but rather are more like this

botanically lewd 

Wow. I have received my first PGP encrypted spam.

Blockchain spam, no less.

RT @Knhannah
God, the comments. It is *very* clear that during COVID-19 (& before, & presumably after) that women’s expertise is *always* to be confined, restricted, denied, & silenced. Take a long hard look at yourself, those who find this confronting: you’re being sexist. twitter.com/nzherald/status/12

Oh Slack is so funny.

I never see 'threaded' replies until a few days later.

Just say what you want for everyone to see :-) Don't pretend to be a grown-up useful tool. You can't fool us.

Why you shouldn't let me ever touch the Star Trek universe

Exhibit A: The Repliporter

(a perfectly normal transporter, with the 'delete' bit cut off)

Exhibit B: The Starship 'Riker'

(The first Riker class starship, equipped with one repliporter and 1000 Rikers)

Exhibit C: Moriarty & Minuet

(All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each holodeck.)

Exhibit D: The Borg Kingdom of Data

(Scientific Monarchy, provider of investigatory services, protector of cats)

Romantically, you could say that we are all made of stardust, but the truth is also, that we're all just nuclear waste. JIM AL-KHALILI

I am an infrastructure thief so now you can visit bad.network/ to read about making a USB stick in OpenBSD for doing a thinkpad BIOS update.

Our documentation assumes UNIX experience I didn't have, so I'm taking notes on stuff that tripped me up a lot to help people who jumped right into the pool like I did. If these focus on things which seem strange, that's why. :flan_wink:​ ssh keys next! :flan_strong:

3% reply rate for a message with no links or attachments, within the first hour; also lots of direct questions & open discussion on the internal chat. So not too bad ...

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ooh crap, I need to phish my company quickly, it's late on a Friday ... perfect timing ...

Just to check in: End Qualified Immunity. End Civil Forfeiture. End No-Knock Warrants. Strip their unions of all involvement with internal investigations, discipline, firing, and legal defense. Make them buy individual practice insurance, like doctors do.

I would be willing to bet that getting John Edwards to sign-off on this Press Release was a key KPI and fulltime role for someone at Microsoft NZ.

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Git is decentralised. "master" has no meaning to git's design.

It took me a long time to realise that the git commands I was learning were using default names for things rather than expressing fixed opinions about the command itself. "git push origin" confused me when I was writing my own projects. When I realised it was "git push name_of_a_remote_repository_ the whole structure of git became clearer.

Now I always uss the remote name 'upstream' (or directly named the repository, i.e. 'github', 'gogs') rather than 'origin' - mostly because I originate my code, and push copies away from my own machine to make them more available (i.e. not the 'corporate dev' model). "Origin" is a bad default for some people.

The same applies to the name for the default branch. Why should that branch be privileged over the others? Just call it 'default'. Don't track "the project", track "your own work". "The project" should be in a separate branch, with an appropriate name.

(I feel that git is a mess of bad naming throughout the project; or more accurately, that the tool is being successfully used in many different environments than the original design target, which was "source control for Linux" (marc.info/?l=git&m=11612909211)

#jeChercheUnJob d'administrateur systèmes expert Linux, sur Grenoble et son agglomération, ou en télétravail. J'ai 10 ans d'expériences sur les systèmes GNU/Linux, en particulier Debian, mais pas uniquement. J'ai déjà administré des serveurs web, base de données, Docker, de paiement, mais aussi d'applicatifs plus spécifiques.
L'entreprise idéale est une PME <100 personnes.
J'ai un CV semi anonyme sur owncloud.dedikam.com/index.php
Contact en DM pour mes coordonnées.
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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.