So my company made my team fly to home office for a meeting.
The last night, they took us to a fancy restaurant. I was raised on a farm and *never* eat at places like this, so I don't know where to look, how to dress or how to act.
But I read *everything*.
On the menu, in tiny print:
"If you indicate how you wish your protein cooked and the chef disagrees, we reserve the right to respectfully disregard your order and cook the protein as intended."
Wait... WHAT? WTF?!
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet
Your periodic reminder that sourcehut (https://sr.ht/) exists and you should check it out!
It's been decades since hard drives made audible sounds or vinyl records were in wide use.
But movies released as recently as the last couple months stil have these:
1. Hackers breaking into NSA but using click-clank-boop hard drives in their lair.
2. If anything crazy or shocking suddenly happens in a room full of people there is an audible needle scratch.
I wonder what a generation that has no relationship to the original items thinks of that?
People need to know that they do NOT HAVE TO PAY for having a website, shell access, gopher site, free radio shows...
AND you do not have to pay by selling your soul and attention by advertizing!
Free - as in freedom/freespeech AND free as in free beer for decades are available at
https://sdf.org/ and at
Yes, they solicit donations, but not ravenously upon your attention span.
You can have a website. You can be a radio DJ with a scheduled show!! Come on! Boost!
Just got my 10th #guix machine spun up and for the first time it's acting a bit squirrely.
Not sure if it's because it's a single-core Celeron or because it has a weird USB net card (or both), but load climbs to ~5.0 while utilization falls to zero. Typical of a blocked network process, but I have not found it yet.
Some associated links:
Firefox Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension
Electronic Frontier Foundation Privacy Badger
While you are there, install HTTPS Everywhere to force SSL connections
There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.
Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives
For facebook, twitter, gmail, yahoo, youtube, instagram, google play, google docs/calendar/maps, amazon books/kindle, ms windows, ms office, office, steam, minecraft, patreon, internet(!), grooveshark...
I think Wine (and emulators in general) are going to be key for keeping control of our computers from being wrestled away from us. Personal Computing (not just PCs but computing in general) is being subsumed by cloud providers and subscription models and I for one am not about to give up the idea of Personal Computing.
If there's anything that I've learned from 30+ years in computing is that corporate interests are never in the users long-term interests. Ever.
Big move from GNu maintainers: "We believe that Richard Stallman cannot represent all of GNU. We think it is now time for GNU maintainers to collectively decide about the organization of the project. The GNU Project we want to build is one that everyone can trust to defend their freedom."
"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