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An expat Canadian, confusing Brits for more than a decade. Grab a chair; he's just gettin' started – Maintainer of nfld.uk.

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In-reply-to > 'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand ne ... ⌘ Read more

@fastidious CmdrTaco left a long time ago.


#azgpbea

Well, I think I might be hooked. Not my preferred writing style, but, even knowing what coming, I thoroughly enjoyed the chapter An Offer and a Gift, a hundred or so pages in with The Blade Itself.

My fantasy gotos are last century; happy this was recommended to me.


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In-reply-to > Extraordinary that I've managed to avoid DS9 spoilers for twenty years. Really enjoying this final season, so far.

@prologic Nor me, when it aired; gave up in the second season, as I recall. Might end up competing for top spot, once all’s said and done, none more surprised than me.

Same with Voyager. Enjoyed it much more as a ‘mature’ fan. ;-)


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In-reply-to > I haven't used Signal long but I must admit I'm a convert. Also handy it can act as the default SMS app on my phone. SMS will be unencrypted of course, and Signal reminds you of as much, but it means i can just use Signal for either case

@thecanine It needs to be a public service. Like the actual telephone, back in the day. Government funded, appropriately, for required uses. And, to confirm that that’s the case, the code needs to be public too, absolutely.

publiccode.eu

There’s just too much at stake to leave this to market forces, informal communities (however well funded), etc.


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In-reply-to > The tipping concept, action, habit, in the States is endemic and it must be abolished as is. If offering an extra remuneration---either small, or big---for services well rendered is to have a true meaning, one most not do it as an obligation, nor should it ever be added to a tab as a default.

@fastidious Isn’t this just game theory? Tipping as a universal concept has evolved to attempt to solve local, systemic problems, as you’ve hinted at, and no longer resembles that sentiment you desire in any of the countries I’ve ever visited; I’ve had to do that as an extra, on top of local custom, without exception, to the best of my recollection. A daunting task, as @prologic says!


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In-reply-to > My old Rayleigh Wayfarer, which I traded in a few years ago for almost twice what I paid for it(!). A good steed.

@lyse Yeah, I just love it: the easy step through to mount (on mine), not having to faff with lights (other than turning them on when it gets dark ;-) ), and, well, the gears are much fancier and smoother than the ones on my older bikes.

I still felt it in the hardest parts of that commute – Leckhampton Hill climbs over 500ft(!) in a few miles along my best route – but it meant the difference between walking my bike up most of it and staying on the whole time. :-)


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In-reply-to > Australia Defamation Case Signals a Crackdown on Ordinary Citizens, Critics Say Australia's defense minister on Wednesday won a defamation case over a six-word tweet that called him a "rape apologist." From a report: Critics and experts said the court case exemplified the conservative governmentâ(TM)s heavy-handed approach toward regulating damaging commentary on social media -- what Prime Minis ... ⌘ Read more

@prologic It was the source of tech news back in the 90s. But CmdrTaco left a long time ago. 😞


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In-reply-to > Currently going through all my music collection after quite some time again. Oh man, what crap had accumulated there? Issuing rm commands…

@lyse That’s been a silver lining of my hardware failure: using an app associated with my newly-acquired Synology DiskStation to generate random playlists and rediscover old gems. My collection has been too big to host in one place for many years now, prior to this.


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In-reply-to > My old Rayleigh Wayfarer, which I traded in a few years ago for almost twice what I paid for it(!). A good steed.

@lyse Yeah, not reality. :-)

Really forked out for an e-bike. French model. Don’t have the details to hand, but it’s worth half my current car! Such a good purchase, for commuting up a mountain four to five times a week. No wonder I’m so chubby, Mr DevOps now, not riding much or pushing wheelchairs lol.

Got myself an old Triumph secondhand for the kids’ trailer, and just generally leaving it in my light-fingered town. ;-)


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

@prologic Neat! I mean, really, I should be using HashiCorp’s Vault, to keep me sharp in the day job. ;-)


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

Just read this yarn again… My command line workflow is rubbish compared to many of you. 😆 Going to look at using the official Bitwarden command line client, and maybe some aliasing… Wonder whether I can use bw get password to seamlessly pass secrets to commands?

It doesn’t happen very often, mind; I use keychain to persist my SSH agent. Still… H’m. 🤔


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

@will I self-host Vaultwarden, then point the various Bitwarden apps (or my browser, if that’s all that’s available) at it. Auto-fill functionality in general does the rest. 😊 I’ve only had one passphrase for years now, and any breach notifications I get are dealt with in seconds.

You can create an account on mine, if you want to try it out. 😁


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In-reply-to > I'm finally beginning to delve into containers on Linux, after many years of assuming (since 2014) that containerization would be just another bygone, short-lived trend in IT history. This was such poor judgement on my part. I'm starting off with Podman outright.

@stutteringsteve I stepped out of IT from 2013 to 2019 to do care work. I’m now pretty much full-time devops. I feel your pain: what the hell happened?! 😂


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