@Gina Happy Sysadmin Day!
I have a joke about the technology book I spent five years #writing, but it's obsolete.
UK Politics take
Pubs should fucking die.
Replace them both with social gatherings that don't entail getting piss-drunk in public, like board game nights or something. Or arcade machines set to free play.
Obviously, not in the middle of an ongoing pandemic, of course. What do I look like, a fucking Tory?
New avi and profile background are CC-BY commissions from @alraune . I'm delighted with them!
"My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful? ... This is just something governments want to do for the hell of it. To me, it's just techies doing techie things because they don't know what else to do."
The Library of Congress has announced Citizen DJ, a huge online repository of 100 years' worth of public domain and open access music clips intended to be remixed in new hiphop music.
You can search the repository by sound/metadata, mix new tracks over hiphop beats, and pull curated "sample packs" to use for more ambitious projects.
My composition students' final projects: 10-minute podcasts on research topics they chose. So far, they're quite enjoyable to listen to, far more enjoyable than reading academic essays they would have written on their subjects. The podcast format really helped students grasp critical rhetorical principles. Also, maybe in the COVID19 I just miss human voices...
Download Privacy Badger to block spying ads and invisible trackers. https://www.eff.org/privacybadger
Apparently some "privacy" activist decided to finally do a radical privacy meetup against the Surveillance state but I read and says to join using ZOOM! LMAO
https://occupyoakland.org/event/oakland-privacy-fighting-against-the-surveillance-state-3/?instance_id=311632 @stimulator @thegibson #facepalm
emoji and hashtags are both things that, when people started doing them, i always thought they were a bit.... i dunno.... i dont wanna offend anyone if you use either of them. but y'know Code Smell? like your code has somethin weird in it? i think theres like, Hashtag Smell. i see hashtags and i see emojis and i get spooked
"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