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Does anyone know of companies that are currently looking to hire or build out a Diversity and Inclusion team? Any recommendations on where to look, or even better if you've got a direct contact would be great!

This week’s episode of ⁦@NetHistoryPod@twitter.com⁩ is a good, quick primer on some of the regulatory and market forces that affect how you access the internet and the web. pca.st/episode/d94580df-4939-4

This seems like a chilling conversation for Americans:

FOSS developers: My right to create a crappy ass icon in my pixel app trumps your right to have an aesthetically consistent experience.

Regular folks: Ooh, look at macOS! 😍

FOSS developers: why no one use our operating system?

So Pop!_OS 19.04 drops icons for third-party applications and suddenly my experience is an inconsistent mess of crappy icons. They had the right idea earlier. The #1 problem with desktop Linux today isn’t missing features or performance or anything like that, it’s consistency.

Forget pubsubs. $5 sushi Wednesdays is where the real action is.

I disagree strongly with the premise of this and, if I'm wrong, I really wouldn't want to be alive to see it come to fruition. futurism.com/simulation-mass-s

Interested in learning programming with Go?

I'm doing a quick crash course with some live coding over on Twitch in about 20 minutes!

Join me:



I would be interesteed in your thoughts on something:

Why is unionizing in IT so difficult? What can we do to facilitate it?


Living in a walking-neighborhood is one of the best moves we've made. When we came to Florida we had 2 cars and 2 motorcycles for the two of us. Today we have just one car and no motorcycles and we're putting less miles than ever on the car. I feel healthier and I feel like it helps us be closer to our neighborhood. If nothing else, that would be really hard to give up if we were to move.

Finally! My video has just been published, and if you're interested in a bit of #golang hacking and/or care about docker & backups, you can watch it here:


(Yes, I'm aware that the chat ended up covering my terminal a bit, and I should probably increase the fonts some more. Sorry about that, lesson learned for the next video!)

I've followed privacy and tech for decades but, for the last decade or so, I've gravitated to ecosystems (first Apple then Google) out of pure convenience for family with which I need to save data. Of all the changes I'm making to actively engage with more ethical tech, this one is the hardest to overcome.

This is another reason why even so-called end-to-end encrypted password managers are not fool-proof. Use an off-line version of KeepassX, back up the data file on a cloud file storage such as Mega (preferably put the kdbx file inside a password-protected 7zip file or something like that).


Ready to go at the WordPress St. Pete Meetup. Always one of the best Meetups around.

If any of y'all have one of the recent MacBooks with the shitty butterfly keyboard, Unshaky does a really good job of deduping double key presses. unshaky.nestederror.com

Introducing Indie Web Server 8.0.0: install the server and start serving a secure static personal web site in literally seconds

Video demo + short post: ar.al/2019/04/16/set-up-a-live

I hope it makes your lives easier. This is one of the earlier pieces of the puzzle in the Hypha project.

(It took two weeks and a couple of false starts but Version 8.0.0 introduces native binaries for Linux and macOS. Production use via startup daemons is supported only on Linux platforms with systemd.)

Looking for a new challenge? My team is growing and in the market for a talented senior engineer to help with backend automatic, microservice infrastructure, and system scaling.


Just popped up on my XPS 13 updates:

“This update integrates the BIOSConnect feature into Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery. This feature connects the system to the Dell image server to download and recover the operating system.”

Umm… how about no, Dell, do not connect my BIOS to the Internet thank you very much.

Wtf is wrong with these people? *smh*

#security #privacy

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