“Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.” — Howard Aiken via fs: fs.blog/brain-food/july-21-202

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We desperately need to start a Slow Software movement. High quality, intentionally designed, low defect software done at a quarter of the pace for the same price. Because we've been destroying the mental health of developers for the last quarter century, and what do we have to show for it but a giant mess?

@HamonWry a lot of atheists I know aren't decent people at all. They've just replaced religion with social justice so they can feel morally superior while running around yelling at people (and worse)

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"He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write. He is careful of what he learns, for that is what he will know." — Annie Dillard

Via Farnam Street: fs.blog/brain-food/may-5-2024/

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I've been admining Linux systems for 25 years, and I still have to check which one it is every time.
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After four and a half months and almost 34,000 stitches, I’ve finished my cross-stitch 1-bit version of Hokusai’s Great Wave. It’s big, 25”x 17” (pen in the first photo for scale). Thanks to @hypertalking for letting me use his wonderful original 1-bit art. #NerdStitch

"There’s no such thing as work life balance. There’s simply life. And you spend part of your life at work." - Seth Godin


“Entropy applies to every part of our lives. ... Understanding entropy leads to a radical change in the way we see the world. Ignorance of it is responsible for many of our biggest mistakes and failures. We cannot expect anything to stay the way we leave it. To maintain our health, relationships, careers, skills, knowledge, societies, and possessions requires never-ending effort and vigilance. Disorder is ... our default. Order is always artificial and temporary.”


@allrite @engagedpractx like I said, they're called DMs not PMs. Like you said earlier, they're not private on other services either. There may be greater repercussions when enterprise breaks user trust due to laws in certain territories, but they're still legally using your data to train AI, serve you ads, etc etc. The proposal that we remove DMs because they aren't totally secure is roughly equivalent to suggesting we should get rid of electronic payments for the same reason

@engagedpractx @allrite a "take some responsibility" approach. They're called DMs not PMs.

@engagedpractx @allrite or people should just take reasonable precautions like they should on every single other web site and service they use?

@DrChris Lol, has it recognised what leeches censorious lefties are to civilised society and drawn a lefty in there to be inclusive?

@Edent people really are opposed to taking responsibility aren't they...

Perhaps these people would be better off on Facebook...

@Edent php fpm and nginx here, but keen to take a look and have a play!

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See, it was necessary to kill Napster because if musicians were going to be robbed of any profits for media, it should be corporations driving the getaway car

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