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Just learned that #GitHub makes account names available 90 days after the account is deleted.

#typosquatting hard enough for #security

Reclaiming usernames makes it possible to squat a trusted identity that may have hosted projects in widespread use...

...and git pull will just pull from the same URL under the new account holder's control.

So #giveupgithub and be squatted or give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's! Why is #piracy OK if you get an AI #copilot to do it for you?

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Still find it funny that "Forge Mod Loader" is abbreviated everywhere as "FML"

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“I don’t care how you web dev; I just need more better web apps”

Published this yesterday. We keep talking about frameworks or web components but, personally, I’d just like to see better websites and web apps

I guess the bunch of grapes emoji 🍇 is a reasonable substitute for a raspberry 🤷‍♂️

Love the smell of roofing tar (or is it for paving?) in the morning.

No I don't.

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Happy 64th birthday to Bill Watterson! I’m sure he never ever dreamed how much joy and laughter and reflection Calvin & Hobbes would bring to so many people, in so many countries, for so many years!

#HappyBirthday #BillWatterson #CalvinandHobbes

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Autocorrect didn't solve the problem of people not looking at what they write before they send it and we ended up trading messy but comprehensible stuff like "waht is teh porblem" for like "East's is the. Probed to"

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Me (a trans-nb game dev) and my Native American fiance are trying to raise money for him to move cross country and secure us a travel trailer for longterm housing. He has to be out of his current apartment by August 22nd.

We are trying to raise $5,000 which I know is a MAJOR ask, but even some of this would help us figure out alternative options to make this all work out.


PayPal Fundraiser:

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Review of "Every Heart a Doorway" (4 stars): Fast read, intriguing concept and characters, but the plot gets in the way

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Try to find a moment of joy today. It was a rough June. You deserve the recharge.

So true!

"Migrating from Wordpress to Markdown sounds easy. Mention it to any developer and they'll say "Pfft, an afternoon of work at worst"
Suddenly it's 6months later and you're losing your mind."

I think I'm going to try the resulting script on one of my WP sites & see how it goes.

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Long quote from above report 


wow. That opening paragraph hits hard & true:

Millions of Free Software developers forgot why it matters to own their tools. They know, better than anyone, how to fix and improve them. But when they choose to collaborate only via the most popular proprietary software forges, they are denied the right to use their skills and cannot work with fellow developers who are banned because they reside in the wrong country. They have been made to believe that the tools they use daily to craft their own software are out of reach. As if their software was a product that could be separated from the other software running the tests, allowing changes to be merged or bugs to be filed. But software is a process, and whoever controls it ultimately decides what the developers can do and how they communicate.


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You probably heard of #OsmAnd, the swiss knife map app that uses #OpenStreetMap data, but do you know that there's a web-based interface, too?

Check out, and plan your trips with routing, and various map rendering options, while doing so in the comfort of your desktop browser.

It even includes weather forecasts, if you're trying to avoid getting wet for your weekend ride.

You don't even need to register for an #OsmAnd, or #OpenStreetMap account to use it.

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I'm re-watching "Connections" - a 1978 BBC documentary series presented by James Burke.

One of the best interdisciplinary history, science, and technology shows ever produced.

It's a thrill to see again. 4:3 aspect ratio and all.

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