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so @bitcoinmerges was down for more than two months and no one noticed ? 😅

lol whoops i just confused the Purism logo with an empty battery indicator at boot 😊

The netherlands is insane with their new years fireworks. All day there are fireworks going off literally every second with no break. Even though im out in the country there is a gunpowder fog in every direction. You open a window it smells like sulfur everywhere.

after upgrading Ubuntu to 19.10, grub no longer boots automatically

it boots into a > prompt and i have to type "normal" to continue the boot process (which otherwise proceeds normally, after that)

does anyone have an idea what could be the problem ?
(i've tried "sudo update-grub", which runs successfully but doesn't change anything)

oh nice (fedora repo) started updating packages again

This is amazing, we evolved the alphabet from pictograms to highly stylized characters to letters and now we're going full circle by incorporating emojis such as 🐂 that thousands of years earlier became "a" and 🐟 that became "d"

“ Don't kill yourself, please

If you’re suffering from depression and are looking for a sign to not go through with ending your life, this is it. This is the sign. We care

Christmas can be a hard time for people

If you see this on your [timeline], ret[oot] it. You could save a life.”


my biggest criticism about the original Star Wars is that they called it a "Death Star". any evil imperialist organization worth its salt would hire a consulting firm to come up with something like "Liberation Sphere"

dear TV manufacturers, please provide a hardware switch labeled "force all the digital image enhancements off" which turns the display into a monitor

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some of you using mastodon's report function … come on, disagreeing with instance-wide blocks doesn't make someone "complicit in mass shootings"

Really excited that Mozilla has selected Matrix, and as the successor to IRC for all their community chat needs! The future will be open - both open source, open open standard and open web :D

c-lightning continues its legacy of hilarious release names with 0.8.0:

A notable new feature is the ability to receive multi-path payments. Meaning we're well on the way of being able to use our nodes' combined channel capacity for payments, instead of having to fit them in a single channel or route. 2020 looks ever more promising for #LightningNetwork!

I have ADHD, or as it’s known in the Unix world, “focus follows mouse”

Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

@jon @waxwing @emil In case you want more info, here's an article I wrote about it a decade ago (not much has changed):

For laptop keyboards, I find that I'm ok if I use a full-sized keyboard (e.g. laptops with 14-inch or larger screens) and I'm careful about my hand position. That said, I have a split keyboard[1] for desktop use that allows me to get ideal positioning.

I've never tried foot peddles for shifting keys; that's interesting.


treasuring the rare opportunity to make something simpler instead of even more complicated
(locale-specific filesystem handling is such a pain on UNIX platforms)

"An obvious solution suggests itself: ignore the locale encoding and use UTF-8."—

another indication that maintaining (and distributing) FOSS for MacOS is increasingly hard, even more so for kernel modules:

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