BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .ORG their home online. #SaveDotOrg icann.org/news/blog/icann-boar t.co/sFLcwZqU1B

Yesterday the temp was 22F and now I have 2" of snow in the yard. In 4 days the forecasted temp is 77F.

I love the midwest! 😎

Can anyone help me with an issue where my Ubuntu desktop changes resolutions when I switch my KVM? It's annoying to either have to close all windows before switching or resize them when I switch back.

Naturally, searching for this info/solution on DDG has been fkn useless.

dist: Ubuntu 19.10
res: 3840x2160 @ 125% scale
kvm: 4 port 4K hdmi

Danke!

In partnership with our friends at @kde we are thrilled to be embarking on this new endeavor. The configurability of GNOME paired with the simplicity of KDE - all rolled into a single package. Introducing KNOME, built using QTK3 and Kutter.

knome.org/

It (always) bears repeating that the phrase "open source" is defined by the open source definition:

opensource.org/osd

The OSI invented the term "open source" and it has always been defined by the OSD. There are systemmic gaslighting campaigns ongoing to convince you otherwise. Remember: the only people who are trying to convince you that the OSD does not define open source have ulterior motives, namely convincing you that their propreitary software is open.

Pulled the trigger.

Now supporting #sourcehut financially because this is exactly the kind of thing I want.

$2/month is a great price to support @sir and crew.

I know the claim is that #Github makes our repos more easily discovered but after years of use I still don't believe the claim. A good and useful repository will be discovered with or without Github.

Long live sr.ht

#git migration to follow.

For more information about sourcehut visit:
man.sr.ht/

So the new laptops they issued us all come with a little slidey-thing that covers the web camera. And, as you might expect, 100% of us slid it shut.

What you might be surprised by is that nearly half of my co-workers continue to broadcast video this way, so our meetings are this bizarre underwater experience of ripply black screens.

It's so strange to me all the technology we have in place to broadcast pointless darkness everywhere.

Probably a metaphor in there somewhere.

Bob encourages self-care in these trying times 

Calling smartphone equipped teenagers 'digital natives' is a mistake because a smartphone makes you a consumer rather than a native of anything.

If you want a child to become a digital native give them an actual computer instead of a corporate controlled and curated consumer device.

When a student needed a permission slip to read 'Fahrenheit 451,' his dad had the perfect response
considerable.com/entertainment

Hmm, maybe I need a better fan? 🤔

$ sensors
k8temp-pci-00c3
Adapter: PCI adapter
Core0 Temp: +52.0°C
Core1 Temp: +4294939.3°C

In a TED talk, EFF Cybersecurity Director @evacide describes the horrifying realm of stalkerware, a type of software abusers use to spy on their victims’ devices: "Full access to a person's phone is the next best thing to full access to a person's mind.” ted.com/talks/eva_galperin_wha

Personal least favorite UI design change in the last 10 years - elements that disappear when *they* decide you don't need them.

Scroll bars, selection highlights, and other similar items fall under this.

And it isn't trivial to turn this back on, it's usually a moderately evil hack (or just not possible, usually).

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"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko