Every time I feel good about tech I wind up doing something like writing an app so I can move my data from one big tech silo to another. Ugh

@judgedread @TrevorGoodchild @coin A lot of engineers fall for the pre-dilution nonsense. The deal you get is usually something like you take a 30% haircut on salary and they give you whatever that is in options, like $0.01 to exercise $1 worth at the current valuation. You give up the money now, but in five years if the company is still around, maybe you can exercise the options and they'll be worth...oh, no, that last Series C made them worth less than the cost of exercising them. When they start talking about it, if you ask how many shares have been issued, you usually don't get the call back.

That's fine; you don't want the call back. The reward for convincing them you're a culture fit and offering your services at a $40k discount is to listen to some MBA yammer at you about valuation while you're busting your ass 100 hours a week for peanuts and sleeping under your desk because you can't keep your eyes open long enough to drive home, and your shares will be worth, in the event of a $1 billion IPO, about $20k, minus taxes, five or ten years later.

There's a good reason everyone in Silicon Valley is so credulous. Nobody that does the math ends up moving to the shitty part of Oakland to commute two hours by bus to Palo Alto to forego a big pile of money now in exchange for a smaller pile of money later.

Added another architecture to my Linux-libre APT repository at jxself.org/linux-libre - 64-bit SPARC processors. There are freely-licensed designs like the OpenSPARC at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSPAR which has been placed under the GPL. Why should RISC-V get all of the love for that? :) This brings the number of supported architectures up to either 12 or 13, depending on how you count. What next?

amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, m68k, or1k, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, riscv64, s390x, sparc64
#gnu #linux

UPDATE: Local officials in Musanze district #Rwanda fine elderly woman Ayinkamiye Emmerance Rwf 50,000 ($51) for allegedly "stealing" two maize cobs. Incident took place today in Karuruma village, Murandi cell, Remera sector. After failing to pay fine, Ayinkamiye's land was confiscated

From Chronicles

Great White Pelicans around Lake Nakuru #Kenya.

πŸ“Έ Yash Mahadik
More about safari destination in Kenya :

Kenya Wildlife | Kenya Safaris & Travel Information | Visit East Africa visit-eastafrica.com/kenya-wil

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RT @Cyber_Cox
I've been doing network sniffing for years, and I've perfected it.

Cat5 cables smell slightly plasticky. If they're plenum-rated, more so. Cat6, I've found, has a somewhat sweeter smell. Any shielded cable smells like pumpkins, I believe due to the material used.
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Never drink an extra large Iced Tea 2 hours before bed. I didn't sleep worth a damn last night.

RT @erocdrahs@twitter.com

when memes collide

[sound on]

(blame @christt@twitter.com for giving me the idea)

RT @HBendaas@twitter.com

The Orion Nebula, photo by me this morning vs in 1901 from Yerkes Observatory. My main thought is it looks like a portal

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/HBendaas/status/13

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