Clearing out the filing cabinet, a March 2000 receipt from Harvey Norman for Redhat linux 6.1 $199

2 years later, a 20GB hard drive for the same price... (now 4TB for the same price)

#microsoft : #github loves "open source"
Me: OK, where's the code of GitHub?
Them: Oh. About that....
Me: So it's not #freesw and not even "open source"
It's an attack on Open Source, a trap for it
http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Delete_Github

The shipment of @greatdismal@twitter.com Willam Gibson's latest - "Agency" arrived today at Scorpio Books, Christchurch, NZ
I have my copy reserved :)

" 99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic. " #googlemapshacks

simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

RT @BagalueSunab@twitter.com

BREAKING: PM Scott Morrison has announced there's no need for Australia to take action against the . He said "We make up only 0.3% of the world's population. Even if we're all wiped out by the virus it will make no appreciable impact on the world's population"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BagalueSunab/statu

RT @FitzMojoBob@twitter.com

Let's see now: I'm male, and I'm white, and I'm oldish, so I'm pretty sure I'm what Simon Bridges means by by an "everyday" Kiwi. And as an "everyday" Kiwi, my opinion is that he can fuck off and get in the sea. I'm 100% fine with spending govt. money on an Ihumatao deal.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/FitzMojoBob/status

LastPass discontinues their mac app. For me it seems like a good push to finally switch to BitWarden

The fact that it's still acceptable for a politician to talk about "growth" without spitting is also a testament to people's inability to understand how messed up & self-destructive our historic policies have been. We need to change the way we look at everything. We haven't really got time to wait for the "late adopter" masses to catch up.

RT @lightweight@twitter.com

Is this of interest to any library folks out there? @librarypaula@twitter.com libraryfreedom.org/index.php/l Apparently applications are due by 10 Feb.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lightweight/status

RT @nzoss@twitter.com

Here in NZ we run NextCloud and OnlyOffice - if local businesses or NZ local or central gov't want to have a look, let us know - we can provide access for you to assess it for fit! It's a superb service, with many advantages over the proprietary services you're buying now. twitter.com/BrideOfLinux/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/nzoss/status/12201

We're in the first year of the '20s, but in the last year of the 202nd decade.
(If first decade was years 1 to 10)

cycle.travel/map?lat=-41.1538& .

Thanks Richard Fairhurst!

"cycle.travel aims to find quiet, enjoyable routes suitable for recreational rides or bike touring. It uses a very highly customised version of the OSRM routing engine, which means routes are calculated quickly and fully draggable. Plus there's bespoke cartography, elevation data and so on. The base data is of course OSM, updated every month or so. You can save routes by logging in, and export as GPX/TCX etc."

"I cannot use this clownish, ludicrous behaviour by these ridiculous politicians who are beyond parody. I mean, in 1984 if someone claiming to be from the future had shown me Boris Johnson I’d have told him to fuck off and quit pretending to be from the future."

RT @GreatDismal@twitter.com

Trying to imagine where the Great Dismal Swamp I spent part of my Canadian childhood near might have been, but all I can come up with are the bogs out by Richmond BC.
theguardian.com/books/2020/jan

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GreatDismal/status

Seeing out the old year by submitting a bug report and 4 problem reports to the city council ;)

文言, or wenyan, an esoteric programming language that closely follows the grammar and tone of classical Chinese literature. There's an online IDE, and it compiles to JS or Python

github.com/LingDong-/wenyan-la

wenyan-lang.lingdong.works/

RT @freakboy3742@twitter.com

This completely captures my problem with the c2010 Mini. And especially the Mini E.

Please, vehicle companies - will you produce a sporty *SMALL* Electric car, not Yet Another SUV?! twitter.com/sixtus/status/1209

🐦🔗: twitter.com/freakboy3742/statu

RT @ezracheungtoto@twitter.com

: An officer is seen pointing a handgun towards a crowd of participants in a pro-Uighur rally held on Sunday evening at Edinburgh Place after one of them attempted to remove and burn a Chinese national flag raised at the nearby City Hall.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ezracheungtoto/sta

Wishing you all a happy and sunny Summer Solstice.

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