The ethics of unauthorized software redistribution
> I will however point the borderline schizophrenic way that this is applied to games (and attempted to be applied to other digital goods as well) where they want games to both be considered individual products, for the purpose of selling them to you as a package and at the same time want them to be considered services as well, for which you need to acquire a revocable license which you are not allowed to transfer to others.
> In other words, the developers want to have their cake and eat it too. They pretend that the best part of tangible and finite goods (for their bottom line) apply, while requesting laws and moralizing against that the best parts of the same types of goods, so that the consumer cannot use them.
wkhtmltopdf wouldn't install on Fedora, but docker to the rescue.
9 lines of Dockerfile, 10 lines of ruby code, and 17 lines of systemd service/timer config.
I've been using a website as a CV for a good 4 years now.
Every once in a while I'd need a PDF CV and just printed the website to PDF from my browser. But it doesn't really work in Firefox I realized..
So as I was thinking of a more accessible way of doing it, I realized that using wkhtmltopdf with the ruby wrapper wicked_pdf makes it super simple to generate the PDF automatically every so often.
So now I can just change the website and an up to date PDF version is generated automatically.
We are now approved as an organization on github sponsors: https://github.com/sponsors/f-droid
We only have mirrors of our repositories on github, but if using github sponsors is a convenient way to donate to projects for you, feel free to use this.
The funds will be contributed to our #opencollective without any additional fees.
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"Sorry I missed your comment of many months ago. I no longer build software; I now make furniture out of wood. The hours are long, the pay sucks, and there's always the opportunity to remove my finger with a table saw, but nobody asks me if I can add an RSS feed to a DBMS, so there's that :-)"
I'm really happy about the first two episodes of the new Archer season.
They're finally back to canon, so it's the original characters. I'm also very pleased that despite going "back" they're definitely giving it a new feel with how they've changed the social dynamics.
I guess some of the themed seasons were good, but I didn't like it as much as the original show.
One time a RHEL kernel update basically stopped producing entropy on our virtual machines at work.
The red hat supporter suggested that I should move the mouse and keyboard to generate entropy.
I reminded him that it was a virtual machine.
He assured me that he wasn't trying to make a joke.
We agreed to disagree about the meaning of the word "regression".
And since then I've installed havaged on like 400 virtual machines as one of the first things in provisioning.
"Workplaces are complex social ecosystems just like all other places humans inhabit, and decentralizing them can obliterate the things that make them satisfying"
Generation Work-From-Home May Never Recover: The social and economic costs borne by young people without offices
You know those websites that ask if you want to accept cookies? And then work flawlessly when you press no? Like what the fuck?
If your website works identically without cookies then just disable that shit. What happened to good UX? Just think about how many hours every year people waste clicking no just to have their basic privacy respected.
If you are reading this… congratulations you are alive. If that is not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.
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