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I can't believe that was all way back in August.

But also, Maciej Cegłowski will one day be seen as one of the most important writers of our time. He just happens to also run Pinboard.

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"I am just moving up to get a better view of the flag waver when a tear gas canister lands at my feet, and I suddenly remember an important engagement elsewhere.

When you are in a foreign land with strangers, it is good to have shared interests. They bring people together across cultural and linguistic barriers. Right now, the crowd and I are all deeply interested in moving back a bit."

Serious Dog is unimpressed with your SovCit 5G Corona Party.

Hahaha OMG go fuck yourself Taylor and Francis. This is a 17 page paper published 8 years ago:

Pretty sure I've mentioned this before but Taylor and Francis are the absolute masters of completely ruining every standard practice of web pages. Every article saved to Pocket is entitled "Browse journals by subject" because they are idiots.

In much happier news, I got an email today from some rando thanking me for open sourcing my script for migrating blogs from Ghost to WordPress 😍

Belatedly realising that putting a mailto link on my blog with DO_NOT_SPAM_ME attached to the beginning of the address does nothing when I have a wildcard on the domain 😭

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Scunthorpe Sans:
A s*** font that f***ing censors bad language automatically.
Interesting spin in ligatures :)


Perhaps Prof Peter Collignon should stick to epidemiology since he clearly understands nothing about labour relations.

“Often it’s staff who think they’re different and don’t have to stick to the rules.”

This after several paragraphs about the problems with Australia’s nested contractor system. If you’re a casual subcontractor you go to work when you’re sick or your house gets re-possessed.

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Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

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Alrighty. @lib_papers is back, hopefully no more shenanigans.

@rootwyrm new release of should fix your issue with empty config values. Defaults to 365 days. Thanks for reporting it - let me know if you run into any other issues, I'm still a bit of a Python n00b so i probably left something lying around.

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Today I learned that the New Zealand postal system sends physical ping packets to test their network.

I received a "tracked letter" which says "we send 2,500 of these letters every week to random addresses all around New Zealand to help us check the performance of our network."

I am the lucky winner of a functioning national postal system, which considering the alternative in other countries, makes me feel pretty darn lucky.

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Since we got new shelves I’m reshelving our graphic novel collection. We buy a decent bunch of self-published stuff from VanCAF, which makes me realize: a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to print something on the spine!

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With version 2.1 you can:

⏰ schedule to run daily at a particular time from your MacOS machine with --schedule and --time (no server needed! Set and forget!)

👩‍👧‍👦 use for multiple accounts at the same time

#️⃣ keep toots with certain hashtags

👀 keep toots with certain visibility

📌 optionally keep pinned toots

📅 keep toots newer than X days

🧼 deletes everything else

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