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When websites say "use our app, it's much better", they mean better for them, not you.

Confirming a wire transfer from my Credit Union to an escrow account. They call me up to ask some questions to verify:

Them: "When did you open your account?"
Me: "When was Occupy again?"

FTR: They had a huge number of new accounts during that time.

SF Fire Credit Union is great.

Things on my todo list: too many

Things I should do RIGHT NOW: sleep.

Not on my todo list though... goodnight.

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Now that Linus Torvalds is supposed to be nice he should rename git blame to git thank

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With the debate over #Microsoft #Windows vs #GNU #Linux raging on, I look at why Windows is unquestionably the top choice in the foreseeable in terms of ease, #accessibility, and #ethics. Noble as #FOSS advocacy is, can it really compete, especially among #women, going forward?

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TIL – Using conditional entries in .gitconfig to automatically manage #git identities based on the working directory. Nice!

dev.to/maxlmator/maintaining-d

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Wondering of I should change my name to "Craig Maloney Browser Fast and Secure"

hello middle of the night after a ate-something-I-shouldn't-have migraine and being woken up at 2:45am from the intense storm/wind.

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Kinda disappointed in the internet that when I Googled "Y'all need " the first picture was of a spray-tanned bleached blonde golfer and not a bunch of memed versions of this:

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computer programming is beautiful and very useless

Simple and efficient command line tools really bring me joy.

An example is `listadmin`.
packages.debian.org/unstable/n

Goes through the mailman moderation/approval queues for you very quickly.

If you're an admin of a few lists (like I am) it's saves you a ton of time.

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If you enjoy my posts about #wrenching on my old truck engine rebuild project, please consider boosting this message. I'd love to find more people on the fediverse who are mechanically inclined and can share advice. Due to the decentralized nature, it's not as easy to find niche interests.

To anyone who doesn't know, I'm slowly rebuilding my 1965 GMC 1000 pickup. Right now I have the engine pulled. It's been machined, and I'm reassembling. I have a long road ahead.

#Wrenching #DIY #ClassicCars

It's going to get really cold here again tonight (colder than last night), so I went to empty our trailer's plumbing of water.

I had to move it so the angle would be better for it to drain (roads in Petaluma are extremely cambered) but when I moved it the awning hit a tree. Bent the awning so much the door won't open and I had to crawl in via the storage side door.

Got it drained and back in place.

Not how I wanted the evening to go.

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Quit using Mendeley people!

They started encrypting your database so you cannot easily move it over to other tools any more.

See:
zotero.org/support/kb/mendeley

That link also helps you saving your data before it's too late.

(Elsevier are a bunch of crooks, blocking interoperability one-way and not the other. Almost as bad as Google blocking uBlock for your safety...)

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I used for a while (over 2 years I think) because... it was easy.

I migrated to recently and I can honestly say that this is just hands down a better piece of software, in all aspects.

For one, it (the browser plugin) will actually fill in my user/pass on websites reliably. Yeah, I had issues with that on lastpass. Seems like a core thing, no? :)

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