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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years, but have only just moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: Mint 19 Cinnamon
Laptop: Mint 18 MATE
Old Laptop: Bodhi 4

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.

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I think this whole Richard Stallman thing violates freedom of speech. I'm not defending what he said. I'm also not saying other people should say offensive things, I'm merely saying it's their right to do so. Just as it is the right of every one else who says at least as bad of stuff back. Any law that makes what he says illegal, makes much of what people that are against him say illegal.

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Introducing the Destination Linux Network!

A community hub and media network designed to bring passionate creators together with their communities to spread our love of open-source, technology, and Linux.

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Today is a special #roguelike day!

Since it is both Friday the 13th and a full moon, the good and bad luck cancels out which makes it safe to play #Nethack!

hat tip @0xabad1dea (who doesn't seem to be using that account, so really @0xabad1dea@twitter, but who's counting?)

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@nwallace @switchingsocial

>Any suggestions for an alternative to Google Authenticator?

I've been happy with freeOTP. Its very similar to Google Authenticator—if I recall correctly, Red Hat forked it from gAuth when google closed down that codebase

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@jrss I haven't used the Emacs `diff`, but I use `ediff` heavily.

The following link (a really old blog post of mine) does not have ediff tips, but a "DWIM" wrapper around ediff functions so that I need to call just that one ediff-related binding :)

#Emacs #Ediff

the where you fight to reclaim and rebuild your lands & forts has been released today

Withness taking their games into new territory, winning back resources & generating them with fort composition and thriving economies.

Looking forward to see how the game play develops beyond the tutorial fortifications.

Runs good on but you need version 4.11-3 specifically.

Playing all day, absolutely loving it. I've followed Spiders devs for years, playing all their games & they've really shaped up their silk engine to be smoother than ever.

10 hours in and still engrossed in the world they've built. The factional conflicts & the characters I have to empathise with.

I've gone crowd control stasis magics all the way, with some shadow bursts to finish enemies off.

Overview by RPG Division

You diplomatic bastards!

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Disable your IPv6 settings in grub to improve your Steam download speeds.

After that, install your Steam Games on a secondary SSD and auto-mount it on boot.

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Promo?, just a proxy-file rendered 640 version peeps, sorry...

For more important info:

Next week sunday!

If you think "who, what? Nameless? Who are they!?"

Buckle up kiddie, strap in and check the bot:

I do wanna cue in the Easter eggs:




@seven (hard to find, if you find him alert me... something has gone wrong in the timestreams at that moment!)

Watch only if you are, ehm, prepared for a 640 render of proxy files, still :blobcatdance:

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I program for over 20 years. I just closed some tabs from yesterday:

"how to create directory in python"
"concat lists python"
"load 2 models tensorflow"
"how set pythonpath"

and some others.

And yes. I have a masters degree in informatics.

You don't need to learn things that you rarely need & are just 1 duckduckgo away by heart. Knowing that they exist and what to search for is sufficient.

Important are the thing you cannot search. Concentrate on those.

#ImposterSyndrome #elitism

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I've put off using #umatrix for a long time. There's a bit of work you have to do to make a few websites work the way you want. I finally took the plunge this week.

It's horrifying to see how many trackers there are on some very basic pages.

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Type O Negative - Love You To Death

It's really hard to pick a favorite Type O song. This is one of those albums that came along at the right time in my life. You know?

The original is getting a Definitive Edition release on in 2020!

This is very welcome news.

Hopefully that sets the scene for a (originally on and ) remake on the Switch too!

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@DrunkenWolf @Gargron #KeepassXC is a fork of Keepass that is available on Mac, Windows and Linux and is sync-able with #nextcloud and other #cloud services.

It is connectable to most browsers, is actively maintained and is a quality build.

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Eurogamer at 20: Adapting to a changing industry

Editor Oli Welsh reflects on the site's identity and legacy, and the challenges the games press faces in 2019

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