My own #introduction (Gotta abuse hashtags at least once in my life)
Graduated with a associates of science in computer #programming
xubuntu is a good release, it’s very stable on my hp laptop. I decided to use ZFS on root, and it runs surprisingly well with my low ram amount. Highly recommended!
OpenBSD is amazing, it boots up quick and everything is easy to configure. I haven’t had any issues or performance problems. Also recommended!
the 588th Night Witches were a squad of russian bomber women who earned their name Nachthexen from the nazis because they would fly by night, turn off their goddamn engines to swoop in their outdated planes (often crop-dusters), whoosh over the target making this amazing sudden "witch's broom" RRSSSSH sound and manually eject bombs on german targets. they sometimes used their chart pencils as eyeliner and did not use radios and minimal metal so they couldn't be detected. No parachutes, no nothin. fuckin' ride or die. Marina Raskova assembled and trained this all-female team of fighters, many of whom were rewarded prestigious medals and in total over thirty thousand missions were completed. Thirty pilots were lost. They were hated and feared by the nazis who would receive high honors if they could actually take down one of the Night Witches and also assumed they had been experimented on so they could see in the dark. uh sorry, douchebags. but the witches are just better than you.
More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents detail the origins and growth of the indoctrination program in Xinjiang, where a million or more predominately Muslim minorities have been held in a vast network of detention centers https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html
Chinese authorities have corralled as many as a million ethnic Uighurs, Kazakhs and others into internment camps and prisons over the past three years.
Full document, note the euphemistic terms they use: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-detention-directive.html
Google/Microsoft/Apple's push to make all software "cloud"-based seems really anti-user to me. Setting aside any privacy concerns, it makes software inconveniently slow and gives me more passwords to remember!
I really notice this when comparing Apple's AppStore (a "hybrid" web/native app) to elementary's AppCenter (an offline AppStream-compliant database).
Latest uBlock Origin Update Rejected from the Chrome Web Store. No time like the present to switch to Firefox.
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.
Twitter admits email address and phone number given for security purposes was used for targeted ads
D&D lets you live out all kinds of fantasies, such as:
-Having everyone call you by your preferred name and gender
-Having a big group of friends who do everything together
-Making a reasonable wage as a freelancer
-Being able to murder the terrible leadership of your country
-Getting 8 hours of sleep
What do y'all think of the #battletech franchise? I think the PC game simply titled 'Battletech' looks cool, I want it and would love to play it.
I’ve been out of work since March and my youngest sister is having her wedding at the end of October. It’s in Texas and traveling there from Oregon is a big feat especially with my disabled partner. So I’m raising money to go see her. We need about $1500 to comfortably make the trip. Boosts and donations are all equally appreciated! (Going to be posting this for a while)
I don't know what to say here yet except: I love video gaming, computers, free software/open culture, movies and anime. Follow if you like the above!
"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