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Hello to the fediverse, I guess?
I'm John, a systems administrator/devops/monitoring guy from Montana. Not sure how I'll use this, but setting it up was a fun way to test DigitalOcean doplets...

uspol, extreme racism, sad 

thanks for coming to my talk, “software sucks because you don’t have a union”

"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

nature.com/articles/d41586-019

No one follows me. No one will read this particular post. Other people have already written better observations about this. Doesn't matter. Cory Doctorow is a national treasure.
nytimes.com/2019/06/24/opinion

This is one of the most succinct, clever, and clear arguments for regulation in tech (and in general) I've ever read. Guess I should buy his book?

@doctorow

How do I hide the website name!!!! URGENT!!

eugen: I'm not going to work for alt-right enablers any more. I'm going to ban individual racists if they show up on the bad instance

a thousand dipshits in the replies: how dare you. this is censorship. this is like if you disagreed with someone and glued their mouth shut.

Funny thing. If you set a static IP for a host with dhcpcd (like how Raspberry Pi docs recommend), but *don't* put the IP in /etc/hosts, you'll see a *huge* increase in DNS requests from that host. 'Cause services don't know what IP the local host has.

Basically, I reduced queries to my Pihole box by about 60% by adding a line to some /etc/hosts files.

@thegibson Fedora:
- has pretty much all the software you want
- works well with Flatpak and GNOME
- fresh yet surprisingly stable
- has some kind of governance and community
- works out of the box and is not so easy to break

Me: Man...maintaining my personal infrastructure of servers by hand is a pain, but there's only 7 of them, puppet/chef/salt is too much.
Ansible: 'Sup. You want some deterministic deploys?
Me: Umm...okay?
Ansible: You want all your deployment scripting to be in a simple DSL and be easily stored in a CVS?
Me: Yes!
Ansible: I got you.
Me: Thanks, Ansible!
Me: ...
Me: Thansible.

Super legit Game of Thrones final scene leak 

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