I'm considering going with btrfs (instead of ext4) for the filesystem on this NAS for the cheap snapshots mostly.

Has anyone used btrfs in a Synology system before? What's your positive/negative feedback?

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home tech nerdery 

I really want to upgrade my home nas (currently a DS213).

I'm running low on storage (90% usage of my 2TB) and the machine is just slow relative to today's standards (transfers max below 10mb/s).

Plus it'd be fun to have more flexibility with the machine. This one can't do VMs, for instance, where I could play around with some local-hosted services.

I haven't even started looking at options or anything yet, so if you have recommendations please do share!

Part 2: for-profit organization

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Is "corporate culture" vs "non-profit culture" a DEI issue? Does your answer change if the place in question is a non-profit or for-profit?

Part 1: non-profit organization

I feel like I've locked myself into a garden I can't escape by my choice of using ZimWiki all those years ago.

I want to give Logseq a try (cc @randomgeek ) but after importing my zimwiki export (into markdown) I'm lost without the directory hierarchy. :(

Company finances meta question, re layoffs 

Context: I've never (prof/ly) worked for a company w/ stock. Universities and non profits.

Layoffs are happening in the tech industry.

My question is about how it's communicated and what it means.

Reasoning normally given right now is "market trends".

Do businesses borrow against their stock more than I realize and thus are being margin called with lower stock prices?

Or is it really just a euphemism for "our business isn't profitable".


Ok, apparently I needed to restart instead of just logout/login. Simple fix. Radio is now programmed.

Thanks to @liw for forcing me to check the simple things.

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I'm not able to get my Baofeng UV-9G to communicate with Chirp[0]. Specifically, I can't get Chirp to download from the UV-9G. I'm getting the "error 13: permission denied" error.

I've added myself to the `dialout` group (and logged out/back in) per [1].

Still getting the same error.

What am I missing?

[0] chirp.danplanet.com/projects/c

[1] chirp.danplanet.com/projects/c

Come work with me/us!


We're hiring a Senior Product Manager to join the Fundraising Technology team (my team).

We build the tech that allows the Wikimedia Foundation to raise funds globally all while respecting our donors privacy.

All of the software we write and maintain is Free/Open Source and self-hosted.

The role is 100% remote friendly in the UTC-7 to UTC+2 timezones (there would be late meetings in UTC+2).

Any other users our there experience epubs that work on your laptop but when copied to your reMarkable they look like they were redacted by the CIA? Paragraphs are all black blocks even though I can see the chapter titles.

Which version of "Which Side Are You On?" do you prefer?

1. Florence's (the original): youtube.com/watch?v=Nzudto-FA5

2. Pete Seeger's: youtube.com/watch?v=9XEnTxlBuG

3. Dropkick Murphys: youtube.com/watch?v=SKWfnO7fhQ

Last week GitLab announced and released (simultaneously) a critical security fix shortly before a long weekend (in the US).

Can we convince them to do better with their security release practices?


(Edit: reposted as public to enable sharing)

SELinuxFest is a bad con 

@idlestate @mwlucas I don't know enough about the topic (just read/skimmed the WP article about it) :/

SELinuxFest is a bad con 

@mwlucas and boy howdy is this a loud dog-whistle on the front page:

"Onion Futures Market Track (Non-FOSS content focused on high level intellectual discourse and self-improvement and where free speech is encouraged)"

I already enabled follow requests. I'm about to lock down my toots to followers only as well.

I gave up on being a personality about a decade ago.

When you pack up to go work from the library (that is open until 8pm on Wednesdays!) because you have some stuff you need to close up before going on vacation next week and time is running out.... but you forgot your headphones and bluetooth mouse because they were taken out of your "work bag" at some point over the last x months so now you pout a little bit and try to force the stuff you didn't want to do anyway.

radios, the handheld kind 

I did get my gmrs license though, which was a horrible UX time.

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