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Laptop stickers are just bumper stickers for nerds

Personal Tech Issue 

and yeah, since @technomancy mentioned it, part of this unease of mine w.r.t. programming language library code distribution comes from me coming from a placetime where we were offline more than online and code was added to projects as files, manually from local sources.

pls stop with general purpose programming languages with tooling that requires network connectivity to do basic programming tasks. it is literally the worst.

journalists complain about the fediverse bc twitter makes it a lot easier to be a digital paparazzo

Bruce Schneier on why 5G's insecurity is the result not of Huawei, but rather telecom companies prioritizing profits over security, and western governments' insistence on preserving surveillance capabilities

At a cafe in Sofia, the biggest cat I've seen, possibly small tiger, has made herself at home on me. My legs are numb, and at one point she wrapped her arms around my waist under my hoodie and stuck her claws in. I guess I'm never leaving. Btw nothing makes me happier than this exact scenario. #cat #travel

the greatest trick apple ever pulled was convincing people there was anything wrong with the 3.5mm headphone jack that had been a standard for 100+ years

things characters can do besides hurt stuff 

This is your monthly message to remind you to check your apps and what permissions they have. Especially if you gave permission to microphone and location and you noticed your battery gets drained quickly

College campus surveillance 

Friendly reminder: In a world where so many people are cruel for the sake of it, the most punk thing you can do is to be kind without expecting anything in return.

bezos, humorous headline 

she wants a repo with extra security
she wants a repo that will not be hacked
she's changing her name from <redacted> to nova
she's trading her old life for a catgirl fursona

i want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnnnngggggg rsa key

report back: Slack is just IRC with GIFs and a feature where they make you pay to read your backscroll

honestly abolish read receipts. who needs the stress. the only purpose of a read receipt is to overthink why someone hasn’t responded to you yet but honestly “instantaneously” is not always the best time to respond to a message

Question about COOPs \ communal plantations, etc, boost ok 

Is it just me, or did using a computer feel a lot more insular before 24/7 internet? You could read Encarta articles or play skifree or try out shareware from the dollar store and that was about it. But at least you felt alone.

Ironic since the PC was probably in the living room, too, in front of the whole family. But now when I hop on the computer, everything is in a browser and it feels like walking out in public. There's no going back.

The Nixon/McGovern race is literally the only political lesson liberal boomers ever learned, and the fact that they've been applying it unchanged for 48 years is a big part of why we live in this dystopian hell-world.

NetBSD config stuff 

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