Both of my usual morning coworkers (both of whom have been doing this for longer than me) don't seem to have realized that the cooking process does not end when you take the cookies out of the oven, and if they are really firm and getting dark when you take them out, they will be crispy and not soft. And not in a good way

I want tattoo sleeves. As in sleeves of a long sleeve shirt, tattooed all the way up my arms, so it always looks like I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt

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Today's antique store find: a first edition of 1984. Back then they thought a universal surveillance state would be imposed by an authoritarian govt using fear. Now we know we will submit willingly in exchange for some free web services.

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Every traditional for-profit company is now faced with the (false) choice of selling customer data and risking customer backlash if they get caught, or leaving money on the table and risking shareholder backlash (and lawsuits) if they don't.

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Your browsing data is so valuable that even an AV company that's supposed to protect you from software that capture and sells your data, itself captures and sells your data.

@kyle I know a guy who's looking for a way to get the 600 MHz band 71 for his Librem 5, where would you recommend to look for a baseband modem for that?

8 hours programming: mixed happiness with bits of frustration, generally ends with feeling satisfaction and a desire to continue
8 hours hacking on my linux distro: mixed happiness with bits of frustration, generally ends with feeling satisfaction and a desire to continue
8 hours working for customers: thoroughly exhausting, ends with feeling dissatisfaction and a desire to crawl under a rock and never come out

I think I have the wrong job

I am at the part of the story in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, about chapter 18, where everything seems amazing, but I can't help but wonder how it ends. Perhaps it is the foreboding loss I am faced with, but it seems especially certain to me that this wonderful adventure Professor Aronnax and co are going on is going to end, perhaps tragically for the crew of the Nautilus.

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@zachir Oh, man! So sorry to hear that, my friend! Losing a part of the family (animals or humans) is never easy. Sending you the best vibes I possibly can.

@lunduke I am extremely greatful for your show. We are having a bit of a dark time in my household (we have to put the family dog to sleep, so to speak). We are all feeling the weight of it, but I am glad to have your beam of optimism to help comfort me in this time. Thanks so much for being a rad dude, and happy Linux Thursday (tomorrow)! :)

Shopping list:
42 swans (swimming)
42 geese (laying)
40 gold rings
40 maids (for milking)
36 birds (unspecified, calling)
36 ladies (dancing)
30 hens (French)
30 lords (leaping)
22 doves (turtle)
22 pipers (piping)
12 partridges (and pear trees)
12 drummers (drumming)

Oh yeah, it's all coming together

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‪The 2 (Big) Problems Facing Linux (and Open Source) in 2020.‬

‪Read, Watch, or Listen for free:‬

I read chapters 1-10 of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea last night. I have to say I'm really interested in the voyages of the Nautilus. It seemed interesting to read how the narrator, who had never seen a submarine describe how everything looks, and guess how it functions.

I have decided to get back into reading. I am reading an ebook, sure, but I have frequently had my interests piqued when hearing about Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, so I will be reading that for a while, and perhaps posting my thoughts. I am excited to start, once Calibre installs on my computer.

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We are living in an age where everything from clothing to furniture to technology is cheap and disposable. The assumption is that nothing lasts, so one might as well buy the cheapest thing and throw it away when it inevitably breaks. Nowhere is this more true than the phone market, but it's something we want to change with the Librem 5.

Let this be another of many lessons not to trust Facebook:

"I Screwed Up... -_- Don't Fall for This FAILbook Scam! "

@lunduke my offer still stands to make you a gopher hole as a front end to your mp3 vault. You know you want to enjoy some gopher, ;)
Maybe you could get it on Veronica somehow.
You can also run gopher and any web server at the same time on the same server, since gopher just uses port 70

I'm looking for a nice, minimal word processor for my phone. Something like , but a GUI program for Android. If someone knows of something that would fit the bill, I would appreciate it; it shouldn't be that hare for me to write one, bit I'd prefer not to have to. Perhaps @lunduke might know of something? I can use wordgrinder in Termux, but I'd like something a little more native, which can render bold and italic styles, and differently sized headings. Right now I'm using Markor.

I would like to thank the team making this Thanksgiving for all the hard work that has gone into making an awesome Android alternative. I think sometimes we (or at least I) take for granted the work that people put into apps to make them easy and effortless to use. I would also like to thank the team for making a rockin awesome distro, and supporting init freedom!

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