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Are you ready for git-annex v8?

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Have you used the Unix 'talk' command before? (Note the special option for if you've used it, but not in the past year). Results are for a presentation so accuracy is appreciated. It's ok if Yes (in the past year) is 2 people. ;)

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internet of shit, "smart" cars 

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🇬🇧 Call to contributors on a collaborative documentation focused on how to extend the lifespan of hardware abandoned by the manufacturers.

hackmd.io/@arthurlutz/awesome-

Boosts & retweets appreciated to extend the call. Any feedback welcome.

#lowtech #abandonware #hardware #embodiedenergy

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Best monochrome? :flan_hacker:

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Is it culturally inappropriate to comment on someone's boots ("nice boots") while they are sitting in the next toilet stall over from the one in which you are sitting?

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Fun fact: even git push -f doesn't lose data, either. The server keeps a reflog just like your local repo does. You can git reset --hard master 'master@{1}' on the server to undo a force push.

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A lot of people are confused by git. Most of these people, I reckon, learned it from the outside in - from the command-line interface down. If you started with git by asking "how do I sync up my changes with my peers", then you might get the answer, but you will be missing the foundation on which that answer is built. This is the main source of confusion with git.

The better way is to learn git from the inside out. You should first learn about what objects are and how they're stored and identified, and how they relate to each other. You should learn what blobs, trees, and commits actually are, and how they relate to each other, and how commits form a linked list from which a graph of all objects can be derived.

Then you should learn how the ref database gives friendly names like "master" and "feature/foobar" to objects, and how the reflog tracks changes to references over time.

THEN, and only then, should you learn how to use the CLI. Then you can learn about using the staging area to add objects to the database and create commits, and how doing this updates the reflog.

Git makes total sense when you approach it from this angle. Supposedly hard tools like git rebase are totally understandable when you view them with the appropriate foundational knowledge.

Git is a tool which you will reach for hundreds of times a day, every day, for your entire career. Maybe it's worth learning about properly.

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If your software has become more complex to accomodate more use-cases, this is very bad

If your software has become more simple to accomodate more use-cases, this is very good

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Will you refuse to install an application because of the programming language it was written with?

- Yes
- Conditionally (Yes, but only if there is no binary available and I have to install the language's build tools)
- No
- Other conditions: please specify

Boosts appreciated, because I find the "boosts appreciated" trick working for other people and I figured I'd try once

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You might say: "But why a USB wifi dongle on a home server? WHY?".

Because I have a wife.

She was crazy enough to marry me and accept my small menagerie of machines, and my general geeky grumpiness.

I am not going to get into a fight with her because I have CAT-5 cable sneaking around the living room. I am a nerd, but not a stupid nerd.

Yes, that server is on wifi and it is going to stay on wifi!

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Housing First: Finnland hat es geschafft - fast keine Obdachlosen mehr – kontrast.at/housing-first-finn

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So, SourceHut is not hosted in anyone's cloud. I own all of the hardware outright and colocate most of it in a local datacenter.

I just built a new server for git.sr.ht, and boy is she a beat. It cost me about $5.5K as a one-time upfront cost, and now I just pay for power, bandwidth, and space, which runs about $650/mo for *all* of my servers (10+).

Ran back of the napkin numbers with AWS's price estimator for a server of equivalent specs, and without even considering bandwidth usage it'd cost me almost TEN GRAND PER MONTH to host JUST that server alone on AWS.

AWS is how techbro startups pile up and BURN their investor money.

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