Taken a jump and started my own instance. It's just going to be me + family + friends but thankfully there's also federation... I've copied over my follow list, but if you need to follow me (and why wouldn't you?) hit me up at @uxintro
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota will be striking during Prime Day, July 15! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-08/amazon-workers-plan-prime-day-strike-despite-15-an-hour-pledge
In solidarity, don't order from Amazon, visit the site, or use the app.
Did anyone else not know that in #Australia we have Constitution Day?
My home server runs Ubuntu LTS. When I set it up, 16.04 was current and I delayed until late last year to upgrade to 18.04. I did such a bad job of it that I have no idea how it kept going. I didn't deactivate important repositories and my sources.list was still pointing to xenial. I've only just realised when I've run into problems trying to install new software. What a dummy.
A lesson in patience. I've been using #debian stable but got sick of waiting for Firefox Quantum (and I tried using the snap but that had problems with fonts among other things). So decided less than a month ago to move over to testing. If course, now #Buster is released and I'm stuck between sticking with testing or moving back to stable. Not a mission-critical machine, so maybe easier to stay with testing.
How perfect a metal voice did Ronnie James Dio have?
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I'm just worried that I'm being unintentionally dismissive of others' pronouns by not wanting to mention my own.
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
- I did it again)
There is no such thing as job security.
The place you work at can be bought and sold out from under you any damn time with no input from you, and no consideration for your needs and desires.
This just happened to my partner. So now we're in kind of a spot.
This is why workers need to own their work.
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