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One thing I really like about this place is how normal it is to just give people random compliments, even if you hardly know them.

Should I? 🤔
For my next workplace desk and make a base for it that says: "For software project estimation use only"

Snyk: *IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE* A malicious remote code execution backdoor has been discovered in the popular bootstrap-sass Ruby gem. The gem has been downloaded over 27 million times in its lifetime. Make sure you're on a safe version.
Please [boost]/Share!
snyk.io/blog/malicious-remote-

The technology you are using is unethical. You are a bad person for choosing to support it through your use.

Sent from my iPhone

This one drives me nuts:

zdnet.com/article/it-professio

I have worked with a few people who shared this opinion, and the answer is always the same. If you need to blame the end user, then you're not doing the job right. When I developed software, I was a fan of ensuring basic controls to avoid problems. I was often overruled in favour of more knobs, etc, to turn, which in turn caused problems. This is just more of the same. Don't blame end users, take pride in your own damn work!

A warning for those who build a livelihood on proprietary systems and services:

Cloud9 (cloud IDE, deployment, and hosting) was bought by Amazon a few years ago, and is now shutting down its original service this December, leaving users scrambling who don't want to migrate to AWS.

community.c9.io/t/is-cloud9-be

* One user has 147 Cloud9 projects that he doesn't know what to do with;

* Another spent countless hours building course-ware and video tutorials that are now completely useless.

I recently purchased a Nikon D850 camera, and I ordered an XQD card.
It arrived in the mail this morning, along with a Sony QDA-SB1 USB-3 reader.

The reader only works with cards marked [USB], and I suspected it was a simple adaptor, without any logic of its own.

I opened it, and was proven correct: the card has its own USB controller, so this reader won't work with any card not marked [USB].

The XQD spec is a bit of a mess.

#photography #XQD #nikon #sony

"Remember: If it's not ISO 8601, it's not a date, it's just hanging out"

TIL: Früher lagerten wir dezentrale Sicherheitskopien. Heute lagern wir "Urheberrechtsvergleichsmaterial" 😂

Really looking forward to the next Blender Open Movie!
This one is called 'Spring' and will release in just two days online!
Was a blast to follow its development through the weekly production logs and updates on the Blender Cloud.

Video credit goes to Francesco Siddi.

"The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing, L. Peter Deutsch

1. The network is reliable
2. Latency is zero
3. Bandwidth if infinite
4. The network is secure
5. Topology doesn't change
6. There is one administrator
7. Transport cost is zero
8. The network is homogeneous"

twitter.com/timurjs/status/111

In a world obsessed with tearing people apart for being imperfect, being compassionate is about the bravest thing you can do.

"Don't talk unless you can improve the silence"

-- Jorge Luis Borges

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.