I’m listening to The Martian audio book again in honor of Perseverance landing. Almost 10 years later and it already feels quaint that their lander had to be manually piloted.

A United 777-200 had an engine break apart over Denver today. It’s always crazy how many pictures and videos the internet is able to collect so quickly. twitter.com/airlineflyer/statu

“... this is a reminder to return your Comcast equipment...” it feels good to be on municipal fiber and no longer stuck under Comcast.

Yes, later in secondary school we likely learned to check the citations and confirm the sources which solved our need then. What I'm more bummed out by is how long it takes for people to realize "oh I understand why someone would contribute" if they ever get there at all.

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I wish teachers taught us how to make Wikipedia better for all those years rather than just staying it's an unreliable source.

Supposedly this is what Parler folks are asking for in terms of cloud infrastructure. Ooof!

twitter.com/th3j35t3r/status/1

now it performs work.
narrowly restarted this time.
the next, just metal?

Backups are only as good as the last restore test. 😌

Chip boosted
Chip boosted

"Impossible Checkbox" on codepen, give it a couple clicks for the full effect 🐻 codepen.io/jh3y/pen/LYNZwGm

Who has run an IRC network? What prompted it and what was surprising/interesting? Not looking for hostname and ports, just curious about the stories.

“A network admin gets stuck on a deserted island with a spade, granola bar, and single piece of fiber. He laughs, eats the granola bar, and buries the fiber.

24 hours later a construction crew came to dig it up, and he was saved.”

From redd.it/2zh8v2

Next, dev tools: gcc, g++, Docker, nvm, nodejs, yarn, zsh, vs code, jdk, platform clis (AWS, digitalocean, GCP), terraform, kubectl, cmake, hashicorp vault

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First off installing Ubuntu 18.10 desktop. It’s a sane default and I won’t have to do too much fiddling to get rolling. It’s what customers are likely to use and should have decent hardware support. So far display is perfect, WiFi working, pointer nib responds, and Bluetooth connections are a-ok.

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I picked up a refurbished T560 and am going to give it a try as another development machine. Goal us to use it for firmware development and to test customer-facing tools on Linux. Initial set up tonight...

Someday someone running for pubic office is going to have to explain away some scandalous thing they put or contributed to on GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket, etc...

Anyone know of anything that backs up the claim here that reCAPTCHA is just having you solve more puzzles to train the classifiers more? Rather than “you actually failed picking the images with busses”.
thestoic.me/there-is-no-evil-l

I wonder why GraphQL is an enterprise level feature for Contentful? Maybe it's likely to be abused with overly complex queries or priced to offset that compute requirement?

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