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Menno Finlay-Smits @menn0@mastodon.nzoss.nz

The amount of control you have over process scheduling and CPU core utilisation under is fantastic. Real-time priorities FTW for one issue I've been dealing with.

RT @CodeWisdom@twitter.com: "Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it." - Patrick McKenzie
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RT @nedbat@twitter.com: There’s less economic reason to tip a waiter than there is to support open source. So why do people do one, but not the other?
twitter.com/nedbat/status/9898

Just duckduckgoed for "awesomewm keybindings" and dayum…

This sort of shit is what makes ddg the best search engine for me.

If you put your illegal files into a folder labeled "NSFW", the police won't be able to access them, because the officers are at work while doing that

checkmate police state

Late night thought: A cool feature that would make #Mastodon stand out would be a way to tie a toot to a follow, so you could tell why someone decided to follow you. 🤔

It's easy to look at Wikipedia's success and then scoff at the donation requests made to the general public but we must remember that they have to support that success with servers, employees, and bandwidth.

Without ads, without selling your personal data, without any breach of their own terms of service, and then continue to innovate.

Consider making a donation

This is dated but hilarious. Thanks @prettygrouse@twitter.com. @babbageclunk@twitter.com, you might enjoy? prettygrouse.com/2015/12/13/th

RT @jacobian@twitter.com: I can only write Django apps while closely consulting the documentation, _much of which I wrote!_

Consulting docs/google/etc isn't a failure; it's literally what professional software development actually looks like. twitter.com/simonw/status/9885
twitter.com/jacobian/status/98

I have so many questions about this frame from the Hunted. What's with the multiple stick notes featuring the word "cyber"? Why are various windows so inefficiently sized & positioned? Do people really use such insanely large indent sizes?

Intelligence is knowing that Frankenstein was the doctor, not the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein /was/ the monster.
Charisma is being able to sell Frankenstein as a fruit salad.

I think there's a major hold in the market these days, and it'd be a great biz opportunity for some keen, principled, tech-savvy entrepreneurs: davelane.nz/wanted-someone-mee

Oh reddit. "During the Cold War, Finland secretly smuggled more than ten thousand vowels from Czechoslovakia. That's why the Finnish have sentences like 'Älä rääkkää kääkkää kääkänrääkkääjä!' and the Czechs have 'Strč prst skrz krk.'"