As I'm feeling festive, I'm gonna take apart my vacuum cleaner and give it a good service.

I went to see The Wedding Present 'George Best at 30' documentary last week and have had it on constant play since then. Such a great album.

I've been helping with a revamp/refactor of our work Agile processes for the last few weeks. Haven't had as much time for dev work (or mastodon), which is a pain, but now have a nice clear list of work that needs to be done for a first release early next year.

Man, it's been a busy 4 months or so. What'd I miss?

Climate change 

If you tried out a while ago and found it lacking, I highly recommend giving it another look. It really is ace.

Just updated my instance to 15.0.5. Updated just about all of my apps, but worked flawlessly and quickly through the web update UI.

As always.

RT @gretathunberg
Latest update say:
2052 places in 123 countries on all continents, including Antarctica.
So, the question is:
What will you do on March 15 2019? fridaysforfuture.org/events/li 
#schoolstrike4climate #FridaysForFurture #climatestrike #WhateverItTakes
(picture from Sydney today)

Don't try to use FLOSS Weekly to market your parasitic proprietary offering or this will happen to you too (around 40 mins in)

youtu.be/uComi1-8drM

On Zuckerberg’s “privacy” announcement yesterday, I’ve only found one article in my RSS feed this morning worth reading… 🔥

techcrunch.com/2019/03/06/mark

Gotta love this: if you use a password that registers as “very strong” on this site’s password strength meter (apparently 21 characters or more), you fail password length validation when you submit the form (max 20 characters). 🤦‍♂️

Docker's habit of randomly naming containers just put up one called 'blissful_cocks'

What the hell? I bought an e-book on Kobo.com last week and today I received an e-mail from Amazon.com for the first time in nearly a year, recommending me two books from the same author.

I am reading a series of philosophy lectures given 100 years ago. The lecturer complains that all young student were creating their own systems to be a groundbreaking philosopher. The obsession with originality made them not understand the major philosophers from the past.

The similarities with modern software developers is striking.

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points, If we make it so that you have to understand programming to even start, then we take something open and enabling, and place it back in the hands of those who are already privileged. 💯 true. rachelandrew.co.uk/archives/20

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

replying #notAllMen when dudes post about liking sports or cars or whatever dudes like

I've been using Gnome for years (and love it!), but only just made the move to become a supporter. If you love the free software you use - why not give them some cash if you can afford it? Desktop environments get some heat from people sometimes, but it's really unbelievable that we have something like Gnome that is totally free.

If hours spent reading about coding could be cashed in for actual code I would have so many more finished projects.

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