Middle-aged man screaming into the Ethernet here. I preach better than I do. Double-ugh.

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What I wish for in online discussions these days: more empathy and sympathy and kindness, less snark and harshness and absolutism.

It's good go stand up for what's good and important, and to stand against what's bad and hurtful, but both can be done with firmness and civility. It's difficult, but some people do it every time.

There are times when one needs to uncivil, but most online discussions don't call for such measures, not even if statistically that's what always happens.


Friends' project was discussed on the orange site. I was having an OK day so far. Now I am sad.

Small successes: got Sequoia PGP built (though some tests fail) and submitted a PR to the Rust warp web framework.

Some day I'll be a useful member of humanity.

The Internet treats nuance as damage and routes around it


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Let's all be serious for a moment and remember that anti-abortion fighting is really about denying poor women/girls the ability to get an abortion and thus keep them and their children stuck in a poverty cycle that makes them cheap labor.

Cutting off social services goes hand-in-hand with this policy to oppress.


So people are linking to techrights 

Which is Schestowitz's personal platform. He is a long-time, harmful troll - the Boycott Novell, the Mono Is Bad, the Gnome-people-have-github-accounts-so-they-are-clearly-Microsoft-sellouts kind of troll.

Please don't give him any attention.

Further proof that #encryption helps protect your data - The Chinese government is now blocking TLS 1.3 and ESNI, which makes it harder to know certain domain information.


But, it's not just in #China that these things occur...

The US government is currently trying to weaken your ability to use encryption too. If you believe in a more private and secure #Internet, please speak out to your member of #Congress and share why #privacy matters to you.

So, hey, I'm a translator. And I'm pretty much *always* looking for more work.

I translate to and from Polish.

Not the most in-demand language in the English-speaking world, but if you need a translation done or know someone who does, hit me up.

I'm good at what I do, I have low rates, and I can work pretty damn fast if that's what you need.

I am also pretty versatile, I've translated everything from literature to marketing to technical stuff.

Upon reflection, it kind of feels good to asked, even if for the wrong job. Also, happy where I am, not looking to switch.

Especially not to a job that involves going to an office every day.

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TFW when a non-spammy, non-scammy recruiter emails you, with a legimate offer, and has some basic homework and actually refers to point of your work history to explain why they think you would be interested in what they have to offer, and then ruins everything by offering a position to develop software for a platform you're known to loathe, despise, and whose producer have a history of attacking your life's work.

Radical defenders of the people against the cruel hierarchy of the Flying Spaghetti Monster are known as "Antipa"...

"Mies liittyi vuodeksi Twitteriin, koska halusi ymmärtää palvelua – Hän kertoo kymmenen havaintoaan ennen kuin poistaa sovelluksen"

Hesari teki jutun, jonka pääidea on että joku, joka ei tiedä mistä puhuu, kertoo muille, mitä mieltä on jostain. Jutussa vielä korostetaan, että kyseinen mies ei tiedä asiasta oikein mitään. Laatujournalismia.

Federated Networks Association Ry is a non-profit volunteer organization that aims to spread knowledge about federated web projects and help people and projects involved in this area.


Proof that I can't be trusted to do : I've been debugging a drive missing from a RAID array for a quarter hour now. I'm grepping the output of dmesg and fdisk and other tools to see if there's any sign of a drive of a given serial number. No sign. So I lift up the drive from my desk and take off my glasses to make sure I have the right serial number...

Snark can be fun, but many people use a rude application of snark as a substitute for clear analysis because contemporary culture treats it as equivalent to being an "intelligence appearance amplifier".

Eg, "The devs were too stupid to even ... " has the hidden implication that "obviously that means I'm smarter than them", even if the analysis is weak. Some people may fall for it, but it might actually just mean that you're being a toxic asshole rather than providing anything constructive.

Doing several things concurrently is like juggling bottles of nitro glycerin: really impressive, but it's not going to end well.

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Lars and friends