If, like me, you learned to solder at the Radio Shack School of Scarred Knuckles, please save yourself twenty years of fucking around and watch this set of training videos from the 80's:

Follow up with the rework/repair series:

You can breeze through them in an hour or so and save yourself so, so much time in the long run.

a French helicopter pilot does some incredibly flying to rescue an injured skier stuck at 2000 meters up a windy mountainside

une comΓ©die musicale sur des devs de sites internet qui s'appelerait "Website Story"

"One of the reasons why getting full access to your device is really tempting for governments is the same reason it’s tempting for abusive partners and former partners: we carry tracking devices in our pockets." - EFF Director of Cybersecurity @evacide ted.com/talks/eva_galperin_wha

Think of all of the folks that think that Slack/ IM are a great way to communicate.

At some point they'll realize they've created an inbox with expectations. They'll start trying to figure out how to make themselves less available. The beauty of email is once you realize that you can delete messages and not have to see them again email becomes a game you can win.

Problem is for a lot of folks their inbox is their todo list because they don't have a good system for managing it outside of email.

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Also, to the folks who believe that social media is a replacement for RSS:

Social media is a very powerful tool for amplifying what others think is important. It has a hard time amplifying the minutiae that you might find important.

2020...it rolled a 20 (potential critical hit) and then confirmed it with another 20.

All the current issues we have in society today can be traced to Ronnie and Maggie Thatcher.

That is quite the awesome conversation thread flowchart! How did you generate it? πŸ€“

@tomasino@tilde.zone @tomasino

Riiiiight! I forgot about ~ being Unix shorthand for a user's home directory. That's pretty clever! 😊

@ColinTheMathmo @tomasino

What's the origin of the use of the term "tilde"? I know it's a Unix thing but a forget what it's for.

@ColinTheMathmo @tomasino

The most ecological technology is one you use for a long time. This is especially true of computing technology, where the embodied energy is several magnitudes higher than the energy cost of using it.


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