#Ubuntu is placing ads in its motd when you ssh in.
The way it fetches this ad is by doing
USER_AGENT="curl/$curl_ver $lsb $platform $cpu $uptime cloud_id/$cloud_id"
curl -A "$USER_AGENT" ...
In other words, Ubuntu is sending Canonical tracking information so it can serve you an ad.
This doesn't exactly run every time you log in (it caches the ad in /var/cache), but still... phoning home for a frickin ad?
My #gentoo installation has proved it's value after I ditched tv. Now I just compile some heavy packages and watch the screen when I feel bored. Much better than reality tv.
Discussions about this are welcome on the mailing list: https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode
All the time I hear firefox is terrible in #openbsd. Well it's definetively not snappy but it ain't that bad. Can't really tell the difference with chromium.
For those who are obsessed doing everything from terminal
Dear diary. Day II with #void linux. Works like a charm. I'm impressed so far.
Huh all the screenshot programs for wayland seem to be masked in Gentoo. Well I guess I'm not taking part in #screenshotsunday
I believe that this is indeed the new decade for computer scientists! I can't speak for the rest of the population, though. See, the argument is that people don't count from 0, they count from 1. Computers on the other hand (and therefore computer scientists as well), DO count from 0! Therefore, for computer scientists in particular,it is a new decade!