After a three day weekend... Really don't want to go back to work

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I've reported #Wire's lack of server>server federation as an issue, and explained how it could benefit them as a company. I mentioned that there might be hackers out there willing to help them make it happen. Let's see what they say:

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I have the day off and am eating poffertjes with my wife.

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I just emailed someone saying I didn't think I could do a thing anymore.

I like this thing.

I also feel soooooo relieved.

I think 2019 might be the year of me learning to sometimes say no to unpaid work.

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As @davatron5000 says, I don't like playing cat and mouse with my privacy. At the same time, I'd prefer to run open-source software rather than iOS. And I've used Android since the HTC Dream.

But using Android without Google apps is just *so* hard. Not only do I have to invoke weird terminal sorcery every six months, but the damn thing doesn't even work very well – I haven't had working push notifications or GPS in a year. Time to throw in the towel?

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How a Bitcoin Evangelist Made Himself Vanish, in 15 (Not So Easy) Steps

Ignore the "Bitcoin" in the title, this is pretty interesting

These Hindi YouTube video tutorials make it look so easy

Hell I probably will try it one more time. Can't let Xiaomi win

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 - whyred

The official install guide is bullshit. So generic. Until I find a guide that actually tells me how to *easily* defeat antivar4, I'm not trying again.

Reading about LineageOS. Would like to try again but if it doesn't work, the pain of downloading all my apps again, and setting things up how I like them is just too much effort. Don't want to ever experience that again.

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In lighter news, I am only mildly furious at this dystopia of software we are all drowning in

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Linux graphics driver saga, but at this point mainly just complaining about Linux generally Show more

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an excellent take on wage labor by Chomsky: Show more

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No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

Just 38 hours left for my raid1 drives to stop checking themselves....

Then I really need to figure out what the heck the problem was

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