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I’d like to help others make better free and open source software so I’m making this standing offer: I’ll review a project's README for free. If you're interested, follow the link below. If you know of someone who might be interested, send the link to them.

liw.fi/readme-review/

Embarrassing those in power is not a crime.

How deep a hole can a politician dig for themselves if they don't understand what's happening and are absolutely sure it's someone else's fault?

The key for gaining happy users is to surprise them frequently with hidden features triggered by accidental key presses, mouse clicks, or command line argument typos.

The surprised user is a happy user.

I'd like to remind you all that while Firefox may not be great, Chrome is a lot worse and telling people not to use Firefox is just going to push most of them back to Chrome. Demanding that people go "all the way" and rejecting incremental steps is pretty high on the list of reasons why free/libre/open/non-megacorp software isn't more popular.

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

The world needs more high level descriptions of computer protocols that don't skimp on the important details.

Finland bought its first supercomputer in 1989, a used Cray X-MP. It has 4 vector processors running at a bit over 100 MHz, 128 MiB RAM, and 38.4 GiB storage. It was used for predicting weather and scientific research.

My phone has 8 CPU cores at up to 1.8 GHz, 3 GiB RAM, and 192 GiB storage. It's mostly used for reading books and bother other people.

Stop assuming you know how to do someone's job better than they do, especially when you've never done it before

Based on the number of reactions to this, perhaps I’m wrong but, IMHO, it’s not!

It’s every bit as easy, if not easier.

If you want an html-only page, that’s fine. Want to (s)ftp upload? Do it!

If you want to bloat it with loads of JavaScript, you can, but do not have to.

QT timClicks: Why is it harder to make a website in 2021 than it was in 1996?

Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊

It is a long time now since I read the book "Speaker for the dead"

The typo of the day, because I keep making it, is "unsinged int"

i like my ints to be thoroughly singed

fun fact about sed

if you need to use a "/" in your pattern and don't want to worry about escaping, you're allowed to just use a different delimiter for the regular expression

like

s|/my/pattern|/my/replacement|g

Anyone a CSS/Javascript expert able to do simple things fast w/only #FOSS? We need to spruce up our site quickly. We've got the Django parts but need someone w/great CSS/Javascript skills to work with us on it. Ideally, you'd have 2 days of contractor time over the next week...

When writing about cryptography, it's too bad that singing keys isn't an actual thing.

Raspberry Pi recycling scheme, boosts welcome 

heyo, fellow Raspberry Pi folks: OKDO are partnering with Sony to run a recycling scheme for used Raspis, so if you've got e.g. an OG Pi1 sitting around that you don't know what to do with (like I do), you can send it to them to be refurbished and/or recycled in exchange for a £10 off orders over £15 voucher!

okdo.com/raspberry-pi-renew/

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