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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/

I'm selling a series of NFTs of a portrait of Charles Ponzi. DM if you'd like one.

I just learned that in GNOME Shell if you have two windows "snapped" to each side of the screen (left + right, taking 50% width for each) you can resize BOTH windows at the same time, adjusting the ratio of screen!

This is great for my side-by-side video call window and ZimWiki notes workflow (I like more space for notes ;) )!

#techtip #gnome #usability #ux #love #whyamImakingsomanyhashtags

Somewhen recently I learned that there is a "standard" in Germany for sharing medical information with emergency services. It consists of a small green plastic tube with a sheet of paper that contains information about health conditions, allergies, medication and emergency contacts, which you put into your fridge, and a small green sticker that you put on the inside of your apartment door.
I like the simple, analog design, and I think more countries should adopt it.

teachers should get paid more than software developers

RT @mjg59
Github has a couple of "fun" behaviours:
1) It links the email address in a commit to a github user with that address no matter who committed it
2) If a commit is pushed to a fork, it's visible in every fork (including the original)

Which is how you get
github.com/torvalds/linux/tree

@liw discontent as a service. my track record is impeccable, everyone else i dislike is already a billionaire or running a major world government, don't wait to act! hire me today!

EU launches bug bounty programs for five open source solutions:
libreoffice
Mastodon
Odoo
Cryptpad
LEOS
helpnetsecurity.com/2022/01/25

RT @lunasorcery
The US birth rate has increased again, as of the end of 2020 it's now approx. 0.598 Miles per hour.

My computer is not your billboard 

I don't consent to downloading, executing or viewing your ads. You are not entitled to my time, my attention, my computer.

I don't care how much you want the money. How much you say you need it. If you don't want me freeloading, put a paywall; I might not pay, but I don't object to being denied a webpage. I object to ads.

There are no acceptable or ethical ads. Ads are distractions, annoyances, disruptions. They interfere with people's work, fun, mental health.

boost from birdsite, LWN 

boosting @`pradyunsg
It says something about a website when their announcement that they're raising their monthly subscription fee, gets only praise for doing so.

It says that the platform is broadly respected and appreciated. LWN is.

boosting @`lwnnet
A note for LWN subscribers
lwn.net/Articles/881439/rss

youtube.com/watch?v=0p1fRThlLG

I had no idea it was possible to fit so many puns and dad jokes into 2 minutes and 16 seconds. This is *terrible* by which I mean the kind of terrible I have to share with everyone.

TIL: When I need to copy a working command from shell history to a document, I'm more likely to get it right if I actually use copy-paste then when I re-type the command.

This is an epiphany of cosmic proportions.

One of the rarest #cats on earth, the Andean Mountain #Cat, stretching in front of a wildlife cam

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