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It turns out that the Secrid wallet I bought didn't last as long as I hoped. Bummer. It was a nice wallet as long as it lasted.

There's a petition to Save the .org top level domain. Apparently, ICANN could still stop it from being sold.
I know, petitions rarely work, but I also know that _sometimes_ they do.
Please consider signing if you _run_ anything there, or if you _use_ or _care about_ anything that's on a .org domain. Also, boosting this to others who follow you, would be very much appreciated.

The first thing you should show or tell to someone new to your project is a succinct description of what the project is all about. No more a hundred words, preferably less.

It should be understandable by someone who is not a domain expert, at least enough so they have an idea what the domain is.

This is not easy.

Humour can be so funny you laugh so hard you can't breathe, while at the same time being hurtful, harmful, and wrong.

Not that the kind of humour Petelius perpetrated back then was funny. I found it barely amusing, even then, as a teenager, even though I should've been right smack in the target audience.

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Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, now an MP, used to be an actor and in the 80s and 90s made some really racist, insulting, degrading sketches about minorities in Finland. He has recently apologised.

The apology has angered a lot of people on social media and in the mainstream media. Fuck them. Apologising, even decades later, for bullying is always the right thing to do. (It might not be the only right thing to do, of course.)

For me personally, home is also where the shower is not in the bathtub.

Most bathtubs are useless, except for trying to make me die in a shower accident.

@micahflee personally, yeah. it was a longstanding norm that's fallen off somewhat of late, but i appreciate it and know quite a few others do as well.

Signs that you might be home: wifi connects, the desk and chair fit you, the bed is wonderful, and you know where everything is. Also, sun gets up and goes down at times you're used to.

Was away for 12 days on a work trip. Not a bad trip, but intense.

Not looking forward to re-recovering from jet lag.

“The technology behind the internet is not incompatible with our rights, but the business model Facebook and Google have chosen is.”

Yep, that’s Amnesty International saying that.

OH at work: 100% of edits to Wikipedia from space are by women.

the dbg!() macro in #Rust is quite cool. It prints out the line number, syntax you give it, and the value when it's run; for instance

for i in 0..10 {
dbg!(i + 1);

will print:

[] i + 1 = 1
[] i + 1 = 2

There are too many small items that Amazon has that make it nearly impossible to leave entirely, but I think with both Costco and Target stepping up their game, I may be able to eliminate needing Amazon for most items, and I think/hope that in the first half of 2020 I can get rid of Amazon Prime.

I've heard people who use Apple really like thier implementation of the W3C Payment Request API. Am wondering about it and privacy. Anyone have info to share?

If I posted text posts about anything I cared about on facebook the algorithm would not show it to almost anyone thats even following me. It would literally just drop off the radar and be forgotten. I post a random thought here and people from around the world actually have a chance to respond. That is powerful. That cant be underplayed. The fact that we dont have to worry whether our messages have financial viability makes our ideas stronger. Our voices ring.

I quit twitter because it's basically "road rage as a service."

Unfortunately, the fediverse is not at all immune from it either. I have no opinions on how to prevent this happening, just voicing off into the ether.

I'm still waiting BTW, for Software Heritage to provide a way for a git repo not on github to be archived.

I've been waiting for years.

Currently the only way I have to get code into their archive is to get the code into Debian.

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This litany has worked well for me for getting people to review a document and give me feedback. It's powerful. Use it with care.

This document is perfect in every way. There are not even any typos. Grammar and language are flawless. Factually, everything is beyond reproach. Shakespeare himself would be pink with envy. Every possible piece of relevant information is included and everything included is correct.

Bjarni's queueing theory of wrongness:

The quicker I can admit I'm wrong, the less time I spend being wrong.
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Lars and friends