I've been running Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 for a little while and it's just not for me. I do, however, look forward to their QT-based future releases.

I guess I'm going to go back to Pop!_OS or Ubuntu Mate; the latter of which is the distro I've spent spent the most time in over the course of the last year.

Android apps spy on users more than iOS apps do. Anyone surprised? Anyone?

Non-technical co-worker: I think I want to get into programming.

Me: ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค“ Here, read these... ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“–

I love it when someone first learns to code. It's like teaching someone spells and watching their eyes widen as they do magic for the first time.

Obviously, I with Linus Torvalds all the best. Part of me does hope, however, that if he does receive an Autism diagnosis, he will be open about it. I think at this point has nothing to lose by being open about it, and it could help autism be better understood by the tech community.

After all, there are a bunch of us Autistics in the tech field, and most of us keep our mouths shut about it.

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When Peter Thiel says there's a bull market in politics, I think he's spot on. Politics has become as lucrative as entrepreneurship, and as popular as show business.

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Let's hope that #Article13 and the new EU copyright law will be dropped soon. The internet was designed to be free, and restricting it will not be possible without breaking it. Even the EU will have to acknowledge this.

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A quirk I love about modern english (early and current) is that whenever we noun a verb the stress moves from the first to the second syllable to denote "thing-ness"

Hence, you record a record; rebels rebel; a permit permits; an envelop envelopes; and you suspect the suspects.

I've used Python for many things, but never a website. I think I'm going to use it for an upcoming personal project, in place of my go-to backed language, PHP.

This may sound cheesey. We Linux users have a reputation for being prickly and brash. All of you that I've interacted with have been nothing if not kind, good-humored and respectful. This is the persona the Linux community needs. You guys are awesome.

As a Pixel 2 XL user, the thought of Google remotely changing my settings is rediculous. And their response isn't an outright apology, only that they didn't meant to effect everybody's phones.

I may go back to iPhone... At least their prison is prettier. Ha!


This would be for web development. Sorry, I should have mentioned that before.

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OK guys. What's your favorite text editor (and I don't really want to use Vim, Nano, emacs, etc.)?

Two updates in a row for VS Code have utterly broken it, requiring an uninstall and reinstall. I love the text editor, but this is rediculous.

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So... mastodon is open-source and federated... and is just awesome. Apparently you don't have to have billions in ad revenue to make an awesome social network. I'm impressed, so far.

Whoa, I've read a little about the EU copyright law that was passed. What a nightmare!


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