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Don't blindly believe everything you read online, tempting as that is. Do your homework first. This video series will help you do it well:

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Remember to pop your filter bubble every so often. If you think you're not in one, you're trapped in one and in for a rude awakening.

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ACAB - Assigned Cop at Birth

tech (november foxtrot tangos) (-) 

Periodic reminder that if NFTs really were about the art and artists, then furry artists would be all over it and promoting the hell out of it, not loudly telling NFT bros what they and their tech can go do with themselves.

computer venting 

Has it joined a botnet, despite the only apps on it that I didn't personally vet being the unremovable factory-installed apps? Time to do the closest thing it has to a nuke and pave, I guess?

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computer venting 

(Android, if anyone cares.)

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Remember, it's okay to turn off the news for a bit.

computer venting 

How do y'all do Internet site survey speed tests without upping automatic fuckdates spontaneously running in the background and corrupting every single test result?

If I could use a minimalist Unix or Linux tablet in the field, this wouldn't happen. But Windows, Mac, Android, or Eyephone, it's a stupidly inescapable case of our field computer playing russian roulette alone.

Dear webdevs:

Please stop banning Lynx and Links from your websites as bots.

They are Web browsers, not bots.


A webdev, programmer, & shellscript writer who needs to look stuff up online on the


I shouldn't have to extend my laptop's boot time with a GUI & extend my wait time getting answers with a bloated Web browser. Trust me, not even SSD & NVMe drives make either of those tasks as fast as not having them installed at all.

i'm serious
former desky: fluffyscream
current desky: swiftpaw
current lappy: braveplumes
computer hostnames still available: lifetimes' worth

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Always do your best. Your best will change from day to day.

My home Internet connection is so bad, it took 584 and a half billion years just to update Debian's repo. :V

$ uptime
6:50AM up 50y 0:20, 1 user, load averages: aches, lines, sleepiness.
$ _

my favorite QA co-worker just sent this my way as a palate cleanser on a rough day, and it is soooooooo good that I just had to pass it along.

maybe don't play this in front of the kids if they're not the type to handle profanity and the phrase "eat my ass" well.

The description reminded me that the customer I had who swore by it the most constantly brought their PC to me for spyware clean-up. It jogged my memory because I haven't seen or heard from them in 13 years.

But the completely unrelated tech support patient in my care still had copies of the installer in their Downloads directory.

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Defender in now detects IncrediMail's installer packages as a potentially unwanted application (PUA). Microsoft calls it PUA:Win32/Perion.

This is short-term mixed but ultimately very good news, because IncrediMail, a program from the days, traps user mail in a proprietary format defying exportability even today, and it uses cutesy features as the bait for that trap.

Oh, how I forgot how easily people are tricked into installing driver updater & cleaner snake oils on their PCs.

The 50th anniversary of my own release into an unsuspecting world is only six days away.

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