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tired of reading endless tutorials with dozens of stages about configuring some largely inconsequential linux thing? heres an actual useful tutorial on how to cold-boot the titanic

Probably gross 

"Brachiosaurus puke crater" sounds like a track off of some sort of electronic music album or possibly a passphrase for a 10 year old or paleontologist.

software dev poll 

how many lines is largest file in a repo that you regularly make changes to? (and not auto generated)

"I want to be able to not have my phone on me, if I so choose. I want the battery to be allowed to die. I want the chance to be "disconnected" for as long and as often as I want. I want to be able to exist in the world without all the apps and barcodes and notifications and other mandatory distractions inflicted by the glowing black rectangle in my pocket.

Is that too much to ask?"

by the time I wake up tomorrow our attempt to stake one heart of one vampire in the plague of medical profiteering that sucks away the life force of humanity will be out in plos, and that will be one tiny win in the war of anti-profitable technology.

The original makes I point. I get it. But somebody made a better point! I'm so happy as it reflects all my first gut reactions on the oiginal 😀


better original:

If your community/organisation/company is interested, I am keen to give on-line talks about #FrugalComputing, aka Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing.

Example topics are:

Frugal computing
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

How to reduce the carbon footprint of your digital lifestyle

Frugal computing: developer perspective
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and what developers can do about it.

But happy to discuss specific topics in this area.

(boosts much appreciated!)


Music rec, bandcamp:

Dominique Fils-Aimé makes me exclaim in delight. So far I only have Nameless, in which the voice is the bedrock and the other instruments are there for pleasure.

USA Healthcare Call for help Depressing 

I feel like I have been kicked in the guts right now.

A great friend, Robert Duncan, got diagnosed with stage 3 liver cancer (on a scale of 4).

Rob is one of the goofiest, funniest, craziest man I have ever met, a great musician and an all-around great friend.

Since he is American, the only recourse is, of course a GoFundMe because healthcare = communism, right?

There it is, if you can, please help, every little bit counts:

I gave a talk yesterday about #Subplot, our acceptance testing and documentation tool, at the Rust Finland meetup, hosted by Futurice.

Slides at (such as they are).

Subplot at

Video at:

I'm #hiring - do me proud #fediverse and show you can find me a good candidate by boosting for visibility!

Are you a UK-based person with #infrastructure experience? I am hiring for 2 great #jobs. #hybrid working (remote with currently 1 day/week in London). #linux #foss
Great opportunity to work in the exciting area of High Performance Computing. Closing date 15th may so hurry!

Would appreciate any signal boost on this one. I’m incredibly excited to build a team around BeeWare. I want to make sure we leave no stone unturned.
RT @PyBeeWare
Would you like to be paid to work on BeeWare? Anaconda is now hiring for a full time, mid- to senior software engineer to join the Open Source group!

Another big ol' NPM vulnerability discussion day, another day to link Kate Sills' excellent "POLA Would Have Prevented the Event-Stream Incident"

I am now at the "reading IMAP RFCs (OMG what am I even doing?!)" point of my migration away from GSuite.

I'm at the "Ohhhh... This is why everyone is using webmail these days" point of my migration away from GSuite.

Meedan, the non-profit where I work, is looking for a social media intern to help with comms. This is a paid position. Meedan is fully remote and has been for more than a decade.

This would be a great job for someone passionate about our mission, which you can read about here:

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A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.