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I bought a 2nd gen Nest thermostat several years ago. It paid for itself within two months and some change especially considering I installed it during the summer here. I'd put off getting something else after Google bought Nest because they at least kept the company separate. I knew eventually they'd fold it in and start collecting information they don't have a right to have. Guess that's happening now.

I do find it funny when Europeans rant about price tags in the US (and Canada) not including tax. It’s an inconsequential thing to rant about first of all, but we do have one major purchase that is tax-included and that’s gas (petrol). As a result almost no one knows how much they pay in tax to fill up their tank, and in a few places in the US taxes on it are egregiously high. On the other hand when buying say... art supplies I’m always faced with how much I pay in tax.

capitalist waste 

Small tree that has to fill a gap in a tree tunnel. Probably some wisdom in here. Like growing into one‘s position. Or having no choice. Or being trimmed to fill a predefined life. Or… instagram.com/p/BxDGFdpg1oz/?u

Was wondering what was going on last night. This is something Firefox sure didn’t need. Queue monoculture asshats in 3... 2... 1...

I’ve been a fan of Purism’s products, but it kind of looks like they’re shitting the bed here with Librem One, hmm?

Librem.one, Moderation Discussion 

Probably the most complex thing I have running on my server is Mastodon. It consumes a ridiculous amount of resources, but what it does not consume a lot of is maintenance time. That crown goes to acmetool followed closely by XMPP.

I disabled ipv6 a while back because my host had some issues with it for an extended period of time. I forgot to turn it back on. I rebooted tonight and noticed redis wasn't working because of it. Oops. Oh well. Updated mastodon while I was at it, too.

Traffic didn't flow down a portion of this road because the two traffic lights that came one after another were always set alternately, meaning when one was red the other was green. But, by all means build two roundabouts when setting traffic lights correctly would have solved the issue.

So not far from where I live they've had a street torn up to replace a significant portion of the road with not one but two roundabouts to "improve traffic flow". This construction has been going on for a while because the road can't easily be closed down. They've just opened up half of each of the roundabouts and have had a few accidents already.

Been shopping for a phone, and it amazes me just how gigantic they are. Why in the fuck would I want a 6.5 inch screen on a device that is supposed to fit in my pocket?

The ultimate cheat sheet?

* curl or browser interface
* 56 programming languages
* several DBMSes
* 1000+ UNIX commands
* CLI interface too (cht.sh)
* Use directly from code editors

github.com/chubin/cheat.sh

#Linux #UNIX #CheatSheet #FOSS #FLOSS #SysAdmin

Controversial opinion (not really)

99.99% of web apps need exactly one single server to be plenty fast and available

"Intelligent Tracking Prevention 2.2 | WebKit" webkit.org/blog/8828/intellige

Looks like those UTM tracking URLs won't be so effective anymore. Good work from the WebKit team!

anyway a grateful thanks to the unsung heroes who maintain youtube-dl in the face of the worst user base on earth, for giving me the ability to listen to chillwave mixes and random sabaton tracks in the background without devoting half my processor to yt ads

The most plausible solution is better technology education,

No, I don't think we shouldn't teach programming to everyone. We should teach people how computers actually work.

@lynnesbian
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Ook!