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If you want to see how industry lobbying works... a before lobbying and after lobbying side-by-side on proposed EC environmental measures to make home appliances more repairable and longer lasting.

eeb.org/publications/80/produc

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If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.

When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.

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"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"Thanks! But..."
"Yes?"
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Me in 2013: Software Is impossible to reliably archive and that's bad for history
Me in 2018: Software is bad and its innate temporality is good for the future

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business hack:

when writing a sentence, delete the "lol" at the end to sound very business like.

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Quick, somebody set up a mastodon instance that

a) you can reserve a name on by putting a token/message on your tumblr -- each tumblr account gets the name, but on the new instance

c) you can transfer who you follow, etc, easily.

d) if you pay $5 a month, you get an account, but you can also invite ten other people who get it for free forever

theverge.com/2018/12/3/1812375

#tumblr

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2012: low powered netbooks for internet browsing
2018: browsing the internet is one of the most resource intensive tasks you can do on a computer

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My timeline on social.coop is stuck to 21 hours ago....

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#TIL that one can exit from #Vim with :cq to return an error to the parent process. Which is basically just perfect to cancel a Git commit or something other similar situations in which an editor is spawned to edit something before continuing. My mnemonic device for remembering about :cq will be “cancel quit” :blobcat:

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Chanukah starts on Sunday‽ That’s so early!

For real, though. December 2 is earlier than 80% of Chanukahs. My latest side project: isyontefearlythisyear.com

Wednesdays are my 1:1 days. I have 8 people on my team. It can be a long day of back-to-back-to-back meetings that start at 8:30am.

If I don't have time for breakfast before it starts (like today) it can get tough.

At least I have my tea.

I've (finally?) made a account. While the awesomebar is indeed awesome I'm needing something else.

Which Firefox extension do ya'll use?

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I wish the EFF would stop trying to reform Facebook and start promoting open-source fediverse alternatives.

Putting off a thing at work, backchanneling with the team and I said, out of context:

I'm loosely canon, until I lose my cannon.

I don't know, I thought it was funny!

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social.coop

social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]