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How to identify the features that a system needs:

1. Use the system as-is
2. Notice over time that the lack of a feature is a conspicuous limitation
3. Implement the feature

How NOT to identify the features that a system needs:

1. Skim a blog post about the system
2. "It doesn't support $FEATURE? Ridiculous!"
3. Dismiss it outhand

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Someone please buy booksin.space and turn it into a Gemini server full of public domain reading material

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tired: "nonlethal weapons"

also tired: "less-lethal weapons

wired: mutilating weapons

inspired: sadistic weapons

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Why it's important to use a real email address for your sourcehut account: I just emailed a dozen people to tell them that their CI builds are going to break with the incoming deprecation of a build image. One of their emails bounced, and they're in for a nasty surprise when their shit starts breaking next week

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I wonder how much better Prey (2017) would've done if it wasn't called Prey
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Things Covid has proven:

1. The job you were told couldn't be done remotely can be done remotely

2. Many disabled workers could have been working from home, but corporations just didn't want them to.

3. Internet is a utility, not a luxury.

4. Universal healthcare is a necessity.

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Apple steals over eighty hours of work per retail employee per year by making them stay after they have clocked out to be searched before they go home.

Wage theft is a tax levied on workers by their bosses.

Apple, that's indefensible.

Please share.

latimes.com/california/story/2

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I have successfully (mostly) transitioned from `master` as my git mainline branch name to `latest`. My favorite typo for this new branch is `lastest`. As in `git co lastest`.

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Looking for self-hosted RSS reader, alternative to TT-RSS 

I've been using Tiny Tiny RSS, self-hosted, for years, along with the Android app. However, I've recently learned that core TT-RSS readers are Nazis, and I'm looking for a replacement. Does anyone have an alternative that they're very happy with?

Things I've found so far:

* NewsBlur: full-featured, mobile app; very complex installation
* FreshRSS: full featured, simple installation, no mobile app
* MiniFlux: very basic, no mobile app

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New Android version 0.2001.7-beta being deployed with a few bug fixes:
🔷 New app icon
☑ Sync over rooms wasn’t always working
☑ Show success/failure toasts for room invites
☑ Correct email subject for bug reports
gitlab.com/staltz/manyverse/bl

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"Okay children, where does water come from?"

In Unison: "Nestlé!"

"That's right. And who steals our water?"

In Unison: "The Fremen!"

"Very good, everyone gets an extra 2 ounces!"

Children "Yay!"

#HorrorFromTheFuture

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So I’ve been reading more old library newsletter stuff today and here are some highlights! Threading unlocked.

From LCSH, acknowledgement that maybe family counseling isn’t just for “problem families”

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uspol 

Double check that your voter registration for 2020 is current. Do it now, the deadline will be sooner than you think.

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If you don't understand an argument for something, but still use it anyway, you are probably wrong. This is called cargo culting.

Inspired by some dude telling me git's code is bad because it uses goto a lot.

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