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Content warning: petty complaints about the heat, mildly gross

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Content warning: lamentele da poco sul caldo, moderatamente schifoso

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A meta-observation: why CWs are preferable to expecting everyone to individually set up filters for your posts… Beyond the implication I how I phrased it:

these have always been designed as an opt-in mechanism. they allow the reader to know that a post exists without reading it.

Your followers may actually want to see your opinions on current events!! But they may not want to see the opinions of people everyone their followers boost. Or not see them today. 🧵

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(obviously nothing is fully true for everyone every time… like you might also limit who follows you to 10 people and post everything locked and be in the kind of relationship with those people where they all know what you were going to post and have chosen it and it’s cool because you actually know them in real life or whatever and this is just an extension of your friendship)
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Now please enjoy a photo I spent some time digging up last night… This is nine years ago when my husband was sad and so I took him to meet a bunch of my friend’s baby goats.

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Contrary to my habits of somebody who works from home, I've just spent last week eating lunch every day from a bento box.

And this vindicates the fact that I bought an additional bento box from ikea even if I had another identical one, only because I liked the new colour more, because it has made my life much easier this week, right?

RIGHT?

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Contrariamente al mio solito, dato che lavoro da casa, settimana scorsa ho pranzato tutti i giorni con una schiscetta.

E questo da una ragione al fatto di aver comprato una schiscetta extra dall'ikea anche se ne avevo già una identica, solo perché mi piaceva di più il nuovo colore, perché ha reso la mia vita quella settimana molto più facile, giusto?

GIUSTO?

in reply to Elena ``of Valhalla''

Giusto! I colori allietano la vita e... i contenuti delle schiscette! 😊😊

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Last year I wrote up a mega thread with lots of links about mending textiles. I’ve compressed and reorganized it as a very old school webpage on neocities in hopes of making it a bit easier to use:

When Textiles Go Bad:
https://gannet.neocities.org/MendingTextiles

#FiberArts #mending


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Saying this as someone who is trying to choke down a panic attack at the moment:

USE THE CONTENT WARNING FEATURE.

It should be as reflexive as hashtags, fam.


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Vendo a offerta libera divano ad angolo, 3/4 posti

Ritiro nel varesotto (zona nord est), direi che serve decisamente almeno un furgoncino, anche se è diviso in tre parti ragionevolmente maneggevoli da trasportare in due.

La copertura ha delle parti scolorite e qualche macchia, ma è generalmente in buone condizioni e la struttura è solida e la seduta comoda sia in posizione composta che in posizione svaccata.

Vendo per eccesso di divani :)

@Il Mercatino del Fediverso 💵♻️ #MastoMercatino


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Regalo riloghe per tende a pannello (urgente)

Da ritirare sul posto nel varesotto (zona nord est) perché questi sicuramente non mi stanno in macchina.

Sono tre pezzi di binari per tende a pannello , due sono lunghi 4.35 m e hanno due e quattro binari rispettivamente, l'altro è lungo due metri e ha tre binari; ci sono in tutto 8 carrelli funzionanti a cui appendere le tende (tramite velcro) più uno in cui si è rotto un pezzo di plastica.

Sono compresi (ma non fotografati) anche i pesi di metallo da inserire alla base delle tende.

Se qualcuno è anche vagamente interessato fatemi sapere in fretta, perché a metà settimana forse avrò un'opportunità per fare un viaggio con furgone in discarica, e nel caso nessuno si sia fatto avanti ne aprofitto (se siete interessati la salvo, e ci si mette d'accordo con più calma per il ritiro).

@Il Mercatino del Fediverso 💵♻️ #mastoMercatino #mastoRegalo

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Aggiungo: ottime anche per spazi in cui si fa attività teatrale (indovinate dove sono finite le mie).

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Regalo accessori per montare piastrelle

Regalo un sacchetto e mezzo di separatori a x da 1 mm avanzati dalla posa di piastrelle. Ritiro in zona Varese - Como

Dovrebbero essere:

https://www.leroymerlin.it/prodotti/pavimenti-e-rivestimenti/posa-pavimenti-e-piastrelle/distanziatori-per-piastrelle/distanziatore-a-croce-a-x-sp-1-mm-confezione-da-250-pezzi-85610394.html

l'altro sacchetto in foto non c'entra, perché dopo ho controllato meglio e sono pezzi che sono stati usati e non sono più usabili.

@Il Mercatino del Fediverso 💵♻️ #mastoMercatino #mastoRegalo

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Regalo riloga di legno da circa 1.90 m (urgente)

Non recente, ma funzionante, da ritirare preferibilmente nel varesotto (zona nord est) perché sulla mia macchina entra al pelo.

Se qualcuno è anche vagamente interessato fatemi sapere in fretta, perché a metà settimana forse avrò un'opportunità per fare un viaggio con furgone in discarica, e nel caso nessuno si sia fatto avanti ne aprofitto (se siete interessati la salvo, e ci si mette d'accordo con più calma per il ritiro).

@Il Mercatino del Fediverso 💵♻️



Content warning: food, sweet

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Content warning: cibo, dolce


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"Linux would have prevented this!" literally true because my former colleague KP Singh wrote a kernel security module that lets EDR implementations load ebpf into the kernel to monitor and act on security hooks and Crowdstrike now uses that rather than requiring its own kernel module that would otherwise absolutely have allowed this to happen, so everyone please say thank you to him
in reply to Matthew Garrett

I find these recent takes by the Linux “Master Race” / Community extremely toxic and damaging to the community. Open Source Software is not the answer and has shared it’s own number of recent controversies (ie XC, OpenSSL) but these seem to be forgotten about pretty quickly - just because it’s open doesn’t mean it’s secure. As a software developer and user of MacOS, Windows 11 and Debian 12, I find all 3 OS’s have their place, purpose and reason to co-exist
in reply to Simon

@Simbo2k6 I don't think open source solves this problem, but this *specific* problem is absolutely solved by Linux and I am not going to generalise beyond that
in reply to Matthew Garrett

seeing as a similar api is absolutely available within the closed source OS that suffered this unfortunate issue, open source has no real advantage here. Crowdstrike had reportedly threatened an anti-trust lawsuit as a result of being forced to use it. There are also reports of Debian suffering a similar issue as a result of Crowdstrike’s poor code review / qa practices. Parading Open Source around as the saviour is just farcical as the issue is outside Microsoft
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@Simbo2k6
Tell that to ESR. He states this right. Non libre = recipe
for a disaster.
in reply to Matthew Garrett

@Simbo2k6

The msg was not for you, but I have to reckon than ESR was
right on FLOSS and how it avoided most potential issues better
than the current issue with Clowdstrike.
I don't agree on the 90% of its daily life reasoning, of course.
I don't like weapon lickers...

in reply to Matthew Garrett

Well Linux is more secure, I'll say, it depends. Generally speaking, its really well secured for servers(desktop is an other story and depend on so many factors), but Linux have its part of critical problem, just thinking about last CVE about ssh....

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Hey fellow #Linux users, despite the #CrowdStrike problem only affecting #Windows, this is not a windows problem.

This is an "automatic update that got forced onto everyone with insufficient testing while also having way too many permissions" problem.

If you think big corps wouldn't run something similar on Linux, I have a an NFT of a bridge to sell you.

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In all seriousness tho -

#hugops to the poor bastards who have to clean this up and especially to the poor bastard who now has the epic 'time I brought down prod' story - no matter who contributed the bug, it was a systemic failure of crowdstrike's QA process that allowed this to escape into the wider internet; the aim is not to rely on people not to make mistakes, but to build systems in such a fashion that mistakes can be caught and corrected before they become an issue for others.

Individual heroism never makes up for systemic failures, y'know?

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Today's big IT security catastrophe seems to be all about one proprietary security product for Windows, by one big vendor. I don't think it's appropriate for software freedom folks to crow too hard about this: open source software sometimes also has catastrophic security problems. I would draw the line between a diverse and a homogeneous ecosystem. When almost everyone in the world uses the same software, a problem in that will affect almost everyone.

But open source is still the moral choice.

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in reply to Lars Wirzenius

@martinvermeer Yeah, given the number of times my Linux machine has refused to boot properly after an update, I’m not exactly crowing about this. 😂 #chroot
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@josh @martinvermeer The funniest time was when my distro's updated kernel oopsed at boot.

I ran an old kernel for a couple of months (it was a personal machine behind a firewall), then debugged it and submitted a patch, but a fix was already in the pipeline. It was the distro's vendor's own changes which crashed on certain chipsets.

I think they could've used some testing.

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@pare @martinvermeer Ugh. That sounds like a serious pain. I run Manjaro these days, which has a reputation for cavalier quality control, but my own experience with it has been pretty solid (so far, lol).
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@josh @pare @martinvermeer I've bot had trouble with #Debian unattended upgrades this millennium. But if I managed really important systems or large numbers of them, I'd set up a more careful approach.
in reply to Lars Wirzenius

progressive rollouts are also an important part of any organization's update strategy, which is orthogonal to both closed/open and homogenous/heterogenous
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Content warning: national stereotypes, irish, alcool

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OTOH, from the same wikipedia trip, and possibly by the same author:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangur_B%C3%A1n

a poem about the author's cat.

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I have an illustrated version of this poem, which always moves me when I read it to my daughter:

https://www.themarginalian.org/2016/04/11/the-white-cat-and-the-monk/




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It's a myth that cloud companies don't contribute to FOSS, a myth perpetuated by startups that are struggling to compete with them and want you to believe that they are the underdog. In actual fact, AWS, GCP, etc, contribute hugely to open source, sending large volumes of contributions even to permissively licensed software. For instance, AWS was the single largest contributor to Redis (which was a BSD licensed project) before they went non-free -- AWS contributed more than even Redis Labs.

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Is it a myth that most commercial users do not contribute to FOSS they use? Is it a myth that commercial users create work for the maintainers?
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i do not say they did not contribute, but the saas oligopoly will still, i think, canibalize the #foss it is built upon. mini thread with my arguments here: https://fosstodon.org/@slink/112798192079039977
#FOSS


A few days ago we helped a friend disassemble an old thinkpad to refresh the thermal paste and clean around a bit: everything went fine, but removing the screws from the vga port was quite an hassle.

So yesterday we just received (among other things) an hex socket bit in the right size to disassemble the vga port of old thinkpads, suitable for my handbag screwdriver set.

Anybody else around here needs help to disassemble an old thinkpad? :D

#AlwaysReadyToFightTheLastWarFromThePast

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Qualche giorno fa abbiamo aiutato un amico a smontare un vecchio thinkpad per cambiare la pasta termica e dare una pulita in giro: è andato tutto bene, ma togliere le viti dalla porta vga è stata una sofferenza.

Quindi ieri ci è arrivata una punta esagonale a tubo della misura giusta per smontare le porte vga dei vecchi thinkpad, adatta per il mio cacciavite da borsetta.

Qualcun'altro da queste parti ha bisogno di una mano a smontare un vecchio thinkpad?

#SempreProntiACombattereLUltimaGuerraPassata


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"Please sign here."

"Okay. Where's the agreement it refers to?"

"Oh, we don't have that part. Just sign it."

How many times have you gone through this scenario? It's a structural trick to make you into the Bad Guy for rudely insisting on seeing, let alone having a copy, of legally-binding documents you are being asked to sign.

Today, I was that Bad Guy. I still feel rattled. And it's still not resolved. Supposedly, they will email me something.

I am really, really tired of this BS.

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@Space Catitude 🚀 here usually you do get access to the document, *after* you ask.

Except that now they have started to use so-called “digital” signatures, where they give you a tablet and a pen to sign with, on a screen that only shows the signature space of the document you're signing, so you don't have any way to see that it's the same document that they gave you to read.

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@valhalla
Yeah. They did that too, for the privacy notice.

Thing is, even if you read the entire document on the tablet, are you going to remember any of it to hold them accountable later?

These are clearly tricks to avoid accountability.


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Want to send a quick video message, postcard, image or announcement for the DebConf video loop? Just follow the instructions in https://lists.debian.org/debconf-announce/2024/07/msg00000.html #debconf24 #debian https://micronews.debian.org/2024/1721003272.html #debian

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1/ The original post replies to a rant I had about artist pricing earlier aren't the place to discuss this, but I have one bit of advice for anyone working with an org who suddenly ask you to do it cheaper:

(Nuance in the next post)

If an org comes to you and asks for a piece of work to be done cheaper, AND YOU THINK THEY'RE STILL WORTH YOUR TIME AND NOT TAKING THE PISS try this:

"Hi there, for £X, I can't deliver our original agreement, but I can do this..."

Reasons why in the next post.

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3/ And going, "this is what you can have for X" helps the person you're dealing with because they can then go back to Finance and say the same thing.

It's important, because then nobody can say it was achievable at the other budget and the person simply didn't try hard enough.

Likewise, for anyone else in the same sort of job as me, for the love of fuck, do the same thing.

(Cont'd)