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#Linux/ #CLI question for y'all:

I'm looking at a keyboard configuration file for a terminal application that has lines like:

`,F10=F10:27 91 50 49 126`

This *seems* to be setting up the binding for the F10 key, but I have no idea what the numbers refer to.

Also, the file appears to use `+` as a comment character.

Does anyone know what format this file is in (clearly not Bash!)/what the numbers refer to/how I can edit it to setup the keybindings I want?

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just want all the other software engineers to know that, I just had an opportunity to do the correct difficult thing _or_ the easy thing that would bite someone in the ass later, and I did the hard thing. thank you.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

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Finally, a version of this song I want to play for today's kids.

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It's only FPGA if it comes from the PGA region of France. Otherwise it's just a sparkling gate array.

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📣PSA -- Privacy -- Important 📣

We have removed PIA from our documentation. They are in the process of being purchased by a company with a bad record of harvesting user information.

Given the acquisition, we were not comfortable continuing to recommend PIA.

IVPN and Mullvad look like reasonable alternatives. However, we will not be updating our documentation for either at this time. We have some good information written in a reasonably generic form at present.

For now we need to focus on updating some back end infrastructure as well as updating out Teaefik docs for their v2 release that is not backawards compatible with older configs.

Hopefully we will have more updates soon.

In the mean time, help is always welcome 😉
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Hasbro is releasing a version of Monopoly that, for some reason, promises to take even longer to play than regular Monopoly.

Since 12% of Monopoly games already last an infinite length of time (see: ), we have to assume that Hasbro has increased the average length of the game from a countably infinite length (aleph null time) to an uncountably infinite (omega) length game.

So in TIL, thanks to @ed_packet I now know that a commonplace book is a thing that people have done for actual ages. Shuffling the recipes markdown folder I started last night into a new top level commonplace folder, throwing that at Syncthing and putting a markdown editor/viewer on my phone (and finally syncthing there, too). Next up is to move "take a photo of that price tag to see if it's cheaper elsewhere" to a file.

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After talking with @alpine_thistle I'm starting to think the best option is going to be to just migrate stuff to markdown files from webpages, print the pages for ease of use and put the markdown files in my normal backup locations.

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(boosts appreciated) What do people like for archiving things like recipes that they find online, for later use? Long ago I tried and gave up evernote. I have a few things as bookmarks (not long term safe) and at least one recipe migrated to a TODO list in Google something, as it makes a super easy shopping list, and then instructions. But being a Google thing it will be killed off. I don't even need a mobile-friendly solution really but it does need to be useful for infrequent references.

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Private Internet Access (PIA VPN) is getting bought by Kape and the new owners have a shady past and have been known to sell user data.

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If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.

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Another mass order of #savagedbysystemd.

If you had told me two years ago that satirical Linux erotica would be the most common gateway to my fiction, I would have laughed in your face.

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Going off on a tangent: this is also why libertarians trusting in the free market to make corporations ( = rich people) behave ethically is an absurdity. Because clearly when given the choice between doing what's right and making more money, the rich choose money. Every time.

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Desperately looking for someone to keep my cat for two weeks in December, in #London.

If anyone is interested, please contact me. I can pay.


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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.