Anyone got a good UK supplier of laptop batteries?

Has to be the UK, because of Brexit.

Needs to be good quality.
We can find loads, but knowing who is supplying something that actually corresponds the the capacity that matches the label.

Bad experiences with fakes/quality in the past.


(Boosts welcome for reach)

Listening to Kali Malone's 'The Sacrificial Code' this afternoon. Amazing stuff - drone style meditations on a pipe organ.

We love free software. With much thanks to the talented @SachaChua for illustrating the reasons.

climate, webdev, rant, looking for something else 

I hate my web developer job. No time for unit testing, no time for documentation, no time for creativity or nice algorithms.
Just use whatever trendy JS {front,back}end framework, ship high bandwidth, heavy, soulless sites in no time.
The mere consciousness of it from my colleagues are jokes between two crypto bs talks. The climate catastrophes ahead are literally a joke to them.
I hate that I contribute to this and I want out.

Does anyone here have experience going from this kind of job to a more engineering-focused, ethical one? Tips? Interesting reads? I'd love to hear about it!

Boosts are appreciated!

Christ I sound like my own grandparent, "these modern kids and their new-fangled wordles. In my day we only had 12 letters and 3 punctuation marks and we thought we were kings."

I'm scared to find out what this wordle business is about. I can feel myself getting sucked into it already and all I see is blank squares.

One thing I've never understood, although it happens a lot - dev teams are trusted with managing the infra that business-critical, revenue-generating applications run on, but not choose what OS they install on their work PC.

Had to reinstall my work laptop as they made a right hash of the partitioning when they set it up. Apparently, on raising a ticket they now say they don;t support Ubuntu so they don't care what I choose to install on it. Fab, manjaro it is then!

This letter, detailing how a flock of seagulls ended up in a hotel room eating pepperoni, is amazing:

Every line of code you don't write is a line of code you don't have to test or maintain.

Writing code should be a weapon of last resort.

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Currently working through learning and getting my head into functional programming. Very enjoyable and proving a challenging experience to try and flip the bits to think outside of my usual OO way.

Enjoying the Functional Design in Clojure podcast as a guiding light through the journey.

So I found 12ft – Hop any paywall the other day.

Show me a 10ft paywall, I’ll show you a 12ft ladder.

Just finished listening to the 'No Dogs in Space' 5-part history of Dead Kennedys. Really interesting and got me cracking open the Plastic Surgery Disasters CD for the first time in far too long.

Many thanks to whoever recommended that podcast to me (can't remember who it was, sorry!).

Software that has prompts with “Yes” and “Not now” options shows an awful disregard for consent. I immediately know I have no choice and the prompt is just to wear me down and blame it on me for “agreeing”.

I cracked my phone's screen 😢

However, it's a @Fairphone, so I just replaced the screen with that of a friend's old Fairphone. Took me all of five minutes 😎

I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

Do you follow someone on Mastodon who does great posts but not-so-great boosts? Or maybe they boost too much?

You can mute just their boosts if you like:

1. Go to their profile
2. Click on "..."
3. Select "Hide boosts from"

This will not affect their own posts, which you will see as normal.

P.S. If you're new here, boosts are the equivalent of retweets or shares 🔁

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Was in the pub tonight in my FSFE shirt. The barman said, 'Nice shirt, I run Debian on my laptop'. I literally thought we could conquer the world.

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