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you can tell I'm a nightmare command line person now because when I was giving my presentation this morning I automatically used xrandr to set up my video outs.

@xdej @kalium oh, I remember doing those wargames, good suggestion.

I got to recruit some students for the cluster computing competition, so I'm gonna be responsible for (most of) their first experience of linux.

That's, uh, kinda daunting. Anyone got suggestions for how to do an intro to linux? I have some ideas but help is appreciated.

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Oh sure, when a million dollar company puts files on my computers that track my activity its 'cookies' and 'business', but when I put files on their computers that extract information its 'hacking' and 'illegal' #computing #internet #privacy #bigdata #doublestandards

The fact that most news/company/shopping sites work *perfectly* when I enable three or four out of twenty script sources in NoScript is just incredibly frustrating.

You ruined a perfectly good website is what you did, look at it, it has google analytics.

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A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":

- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word:

- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook:


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ANCIENT NORSE: Cmon dude, everybody knows there are nine worlds. Fire World, Ice World, Giant World, Death World, Light World, Dark World, Mist World, Peace God World, War God Palace, and Boring World. That's where we live.

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I was near to a Table. It pleases me.

— Olin Cattenïlon, Potash Maker

rakarrack is my new favourite piece of software, design-wise.

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dammit obviously al kali is a good choice.

@kirby I absolutely would not be surprised if Stargate lifted some glyphs from the record of alchemical glyphs.

They have an entire block in Unicode and everything.

I used the Salt of Tartar glyph for my screen name somewhere but I'm thinking of changing it to one of these other ones, but I can't decide which is better because they're all cool and also tracing how accurate any of this is is a mess because alchemists are awful.

my user account on the cluster for competition training is made with $DEADNAME and the usual firstinitial lastname pattern and I keep on running into errors because I try sourcing stuff in my home directory and put my usual username in instead.

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