on the bright side I do enjoy the new UI design

protip: if the windows installer forced you to sign in with an online account during installation, you can replace it with a local account after, and then delete your email from windows' managed identities

using windows for the first time in years and wow it just really wants to be spyware

Said this once and I'll say it again.

Coups and 'states of emergency' are not exceptions to capitalist representational democratic regimes. They are an integral part of those regimes -- keeping democracy in its place.

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techposting; FLOSS daily; pol 

I don't think this genre of "rich people doing ordinary people work" is as endearing as they imagine it to be.

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I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_U

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violence 

violence 

everyone: you should meditate

me: *old town road on repeat

Using my phone as a source of idle distraction seems like years long failed experiment at this point. Time to detox.

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writing automated tests is pretty tedious but its not as tedious as not knowing if your shit works

leftpol (-) 

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Smoking area discussion this morning, backups:

They should be called restoration services, not backups. Backups imply they can be forgotten. What you want is to restore when something fails, have it work every time, and across a lot of different scenarios. That is often a lot more than just unpacking some files. Fast reliable restoration takes a lot of time and money.

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