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FOSS is political, but also kinda weird.

Most political viewpoints have nay-sayers, but you don't get people who say 'code should be hidden'. Nobody loves Windows - they put up with it. Nobody says it's great that all governments have their computers controlled by a single, foreign corporation.

It's 100% 'raising awareness' and 0% antagonism.

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I asked for the wifi password. Waiter said

"Eat a dick.

Lowercase. One word"

Only in Serbia.

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Friday night, and Windows decides it needs to remove the boot menu, so I cannot access Linux.

No asking, just - we're installing updates', then 'btw there was a problem and we fixed it, I hope you didn't have Friday plans'.

Words cannot describe my fury right now.

People who say "I have been to 25 different countries" have in fact:

- visited 25 hostels
- seen 75 pubs
- probably never learned to say 'thank you' in another language

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If you're looking for a job, just know that a substantial portion of your competition has trouble reading an email or spelling their own name.

If you can read this toot, you're probably in for a shot.

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- Trying to do philosophy presentation
- Trying to talk about why FOSS is good.
- Trouble presenting with Zoom.
- All info hosted on Facebook.
- Cannot even make comments without facebook account.

I fear I will end this presentation with some sass towards the organizers.

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Pepper grinders make sense. The pepper gets stale when ground ahead of time.

Salt grinders don't make sense. It's a rock. It doesn't lose flavor when ground up ahead of time.

I'm meeting people who want to be web developers who don't know what git is.

I have no idea how that happens, but I'm pretty sure the problem is treating development as an academic subject, rather than a practice, like being a builder.

Linus Tech tips and Terry A Davis, with advertising for toothbrushes for men:

youtube.com/watch?v=LtlyeDAJR7

Feels like putting boots on a snail, and just as fascinating.

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"11 best python IDEs" == "I can't figure out what's best, here's a description of the first 11 I found".

I really feel sorry for people purchasing IT services, as they have no idea what they're getting into.

> Can you make me a website with a blog?

"Sure. Buy me a beer. It'll be up in an hour"

> And can it have a forum?

"$1,000 for a draft, ETA unknown"

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Why do books have introductions?

Put it in Chapter 1 or the Appendix.

Nobody wants to know about that one time you met the author, or how the book won a magazine award in '93.

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