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I'm not new to the Fediverse, just moving my account from mastodon.technology to masto.rootdc.xyz. I like tech stuff, programming (when I'm allowed to do it). The current language I'm getting into is . Also, I want to do some stuff in .

Also, I just turfed my spare laptop running Pop_OS. So I gotta go rebuild that. Probably going back to straight Ubuntu.

Playing with the new Cosmo Communicator. Gotta say the keyboard is not as good as advertised. Some keys are double registering hits, and the ANSI keyboard layout seems an awful lot like ISO.

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RT @sannewman@twitter.com

THE SEVEN SECRETS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

1. Private school
2. Legacy Ivy admission
3. Nepotism hire
4. Seed capital from family
5. Club memberships
6. Personal assistant, nanny, ghost writer
7. Journalists who ask, "What's your secret?" and uncritically publish the answer

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How often do developers of operating systems such as the BSDs use linux drivers as a guide to how the hardware works, as opposed to the actual technical documentation? I've heard that sometimes Linux drivers are used as a reference, but I'm wondering how often this is done.

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@queeranarchism

please consider that minds can be changed. For example, Daryl Davis and Megan Phelps-Roper.

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+ I'm old enough to remember the Web of the 1990s/ 2000s.
It was a maze. You followed hypertext links, stumbled into forums and early troll-caves, used Slashdot and GoTo, experimented with LiveJournal and Blogger.

It wasn't safe, it was filled with weirdness, appealed heavily to geeks and loners. Being on the web in that era was a serious trip.

But it wasn't corporate. It wasn't the tool of major governments, yet. It was defiantly decentralised, and when you were online...

... you felt free.

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#2228 "Machine Learning Captcha" 

When did Whole Foods become a hang out for hipsters?

Apparently Network Solutions was popped... for anybody who may have domains there.

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I normally don’t do the sports ball thing too much, but.... GO NATS!!!!!

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I shared this picture 4 years ago, somehow seems more relevant these days.

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Frontend work isn't exactly my strength, but through a series of rabbit hole excursions, I've found myself playing with React and now React hooks. A simple concept thanks to functional programming. I don't normally heap praise on JS, but this does seem elegant.

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Fedi generation poll, boost for maximimun demographic analysis

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