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Cake day: Feb 28, 2021


What I am reading is that Gates is against the WHO’s request to stop IP restrictions, so that India can produce generics. Meanwhile Sputnik V is licensed for production in India.

Russia and China deliver, while the west makes its demands and continues to lose esteem and influence.

Well, names are just names. I’ve got neighbors called Hess, and my in-laws are good friends with a Göbbels family. All very surprisingly normal people without any motivation to subjugate the untermensch.

I have to excuse myself - I read into the issue yesterday and realized that I can’t really compare our situation with the one at Basecamp. Sorry for letting off some steam.

We have a similar issue at our company. We’re around 140 employees and an IT department with 7 devs and 4 admins. As it so happens, our head of IT is retiring, and his designated replacement is generally disliked by all the devs.

We officially complained to HR and the CEO that the new guy spent 20 years working alone, has no IT qualifications, and has repeatedly ignored our processes and pressured devs to get them to do what he wants. The response? The decision has been made, accept it or resign. Now that two devs sent in their resignations on the same day, HR is scrambling to fix the situation but making everything worse. All the while, the current and new head of IT are dismantling our agile processes, outsourcing, and installing rigid communication structures.

Our department went from being the one with the most employee turnaround a few years ago to being the department with the highest employee satisfaction. Everyone is frustrated beyond words and are looking for new jobs. The way things are going, the company won’t have IT by the end of the year.


Oh, and I forgot to mention that the new head of IT has repeatedly lied in meetings, strategically withheld information and pressured employees to sign faked timesheets. He disregards recommendations from internal IT, and badmouths his own coworkers in front of customers. All in all, a simply admirable character.

There is so much more to life than social media! Regain agency and focus and leave it all behind!

This may sound borderline criminal, but I wish there were some kind of virus I could install on some people’s phones and computer to lock them out of Facebook, Twitter, Telegram etc…

I’m just about to cave in and get a Google Pixel and install CalyxOs on it.

There is absolutely no version of LineageOS available. Seems the maintainer quit.

I’m a little fed up with LineageOS. So many devices drop out of support. I got a used Samsung S9+ to flash LineageOS on it - and now it’s unsupported, just like a bunch of other Samsung S* phones.


According to https://gitlab.com/midori-web/midori-desktop, Midori is based on Chromium and Electron.

Nothing to see here. I’ve got a 2015 VW Polo and when I press the voice assist button it displays a message that it needs to be activated. And imo, calling high-beam assist a safety feature is a bit of a stretch. It’s a nice thing to have, just like automatic wipers or headlights. Compare that to ASB or ESR, which automatically mitigate accident severity and can save lives.

Is there a webkit browser for windows? Last time I checked I could only find ones for Linux.

Just out of curiosity, what’s the problem with SumatraPDF?

I’ve been on reddit for over 7 years, mostly in smaller, obscure subreddits. At least there everything was civil and helpful. But if I ever strayed to /r/wtf or /r/til then the only comments that get noticed are funny stuff. Really interesting and insightful stuff gets buried. Oh, and the shitposts and so many repost!

I don’t want to sound mean, but for me it’s another site that’s been taken over by karma-removed idiots. Now with the privacy issues it’s time to leave it behind.

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It’s an ultra minimal protocol for transporting simple hypertext documents. You’ve got links, headers, preformatted text, lists and quotes. That’s it. No videos, no (inline) images, no input forms, not even formatting.

Thanks for the links. The whole blog itself is… enlightening.

Why does Gemini appeal to you? What are you using it for?

Way back in the 90s I discovered gopher. It was magical, like some difficult to navigate, decaying place hidden from a web going corporate even back then. The problem I had with it was I couldn’t find anything of use. …