My furnace is on its last legs. Every now and then the thermostat turns it on (or thinks it does) and sits there expecting the house to warm up, only for us to come home to everything below 40 degrees.

It's not the best situation. Especially with a little one in the house.

Finally bought a Nest. I can program a lambda to check it every minute or so and restart the furnace if it fails to kick on. Win-win for my geeky self.

Except the Google setup for Nest? Sucks. Majorly. Worst onboarding ever

@nolan As a writer, this hits home quite a bit. In the past I worked hard to publish as frequently as possible just to combat this phenomenon. Now ... I don't have the energy or patience.

Would rather produce solid, long-lived pieces like ttmm.io/tech/javascript-astrop and hope the Internet shifts back (someday?) to valuing older content.

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Support from @system76 has never ceased to come though for me. I can't say this about many companies at all.

Last month I got to visit the team behind System76 and the new Thelio line of desktops. It was a blast. Y'all should read up on the experience: ttmm.io/tech/system76-superfan

Then go see if they have a rig to suit your needs ;-)

@chris I stopped crossposting. Things still going ok for you?

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@chris I'm debating the merits of a quick, easy prototype and trying to figure out how much of a corner it paints me into.

Debating whether I should spin up a server (or 4) for this project, or go serverless with AWS...

What kind of work are you and your team doing with programming? Tell me a story - the good, the bad, the horrifying - and I'll try to work it into some upcoming conference talks.

Eric Mann boosted

To developers of FOSS:

Please do not use Creative Commons/CC licenses (other than CC0) for your code! Some CC licenses are incompatible with things people may do with your code, like package it for distributions, derive new works from it, or even sell it on discs at loss to schools. The GNU GPL, BSD, MIT, etc. licenses are much better for software.

CC licenses don't target software, meaning using one could cause serious legal trouble for you.

More info: creativecommons.org/faq/#can-i

Tootdon shut down. Installed Tusky instead. Yep. This was a good change.

Read about the PHP implementation of the Merssene Twister on @phparch => phparch.com/2019/11/security-c

Then subscribe to get new articles, handcrafted monthly!

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Poll:

If there were a service available to help you proactively track, prevent, and combat fraud (i.e. companies selling your personal information), would you use it? Assuming so, how much would you be willing to pay for such a service?

Poll:

If there were a service available to help you proactively track, prevent, and combat fraud (i.e. companies selling your personal information), would you use it? Assuming so, how much would you be willing to pay for such a service?

Years ago, I attended a presentation where the slide deck was presented via a terminal. And attendees could connect to it to follow along. Any idea what took provides features like that these days?

Eric Mann boosted

Why do I worry about privacy and tracking? Because services like this exist and will get far more powerful in the months and years to come. thespinner.net/

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