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Another year, another event where they act like they've invented something they didn't. This year it's "Passkeys", apple's made-up word for a biometrically secured token. Aka something you've been able to purchase from for quite some time. Plus, you know, webauthn as a standard is ~5-6 years old.

Sound like a familiar story? Here's a web comic from a decade ago that I think about often:

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Any Python dev out there willing to help @fdroidorg to get rid of this nasty little bug?

(a little background: when screenshots for apps are provided via fastlane, and the author decides to rename/remove some, the renamed/removed "originals" are kept and there's currently no way getting rid of them but making "more screenshots", which is not always feasible). 4 years it waits to be fixed now…

#helpWanted #callingOut #followerPower #fdroid

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Made some additions to the Nginx config. Done for the sake of Nextcloud performance, but now it feels like everything else it proxies is snappier too. May just be in my head 🤷‍♂️

worker_processes 8;
thread_pool default threads=24 max_queue=65536;

http {
aio threads=default;
access_log off;
error_log /dev/stderr notice;

Related to my previous post/thread:

Occasionally you'll get support requests like: "Hey, can we swing a GoPro 200+ meters and keep it streaming over WiFi?"

To which the correct response is: "Let's tune the AP, strap it to a brick, and find out."

Career opportunity (IT), thread, boosts appreciated. 


The skills in the link might be a bit boiler plate. From actually doing the work:

Usual windows server stuff.
Office365/Exchange Online.

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If you're a kiwi and have been thinking you should move to Queenstown, or if you're in another country and have been thinking you should move to NZ to safely watch the apocalypse from afar: Correct, you should. Moving here is one of the best things I ever did. Now you can too because this sweet job is available.

I'm neither leaving the area or the company, but moving to an internal-facing role. I will miss the clients and the field work.

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Bit late posting this, but I didn't realise it had been listed.

My job is up for grabs! As of Monday in fact. Senior Systems Engineer working in Queenstown, NZ.

High amount of autonomy, the job is less about the company you work for and is all about the clients. And the clients are awesome, and fun. Adventure sports, raceways, eco lodges, video arcades.
Queenstown is a playground filled with fun things to do and plenty of IT work. 1/

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BTW, #Framework is also looking for an open source firmware engineer, if you know anyone who might be looking for a pretty cool job.

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So, this thing happened in my country recently:

For some reason the city hall maintenance team decided to ASPHALT THE INTERSECTION of a road with THE RAILWAY LINE

I've enjoyed Half-as-Interesting's videos for some time, but the amount of condescending sass regarding luxury car owners in this latest video really had me laughing.

On the return drive from a client visit this afternoon I decided to stop at Bennett's Bluff and grab some photos, as I meant to every other time I've driven past it.

Six months of living here and occasionally I still have to stop driving and just stare. If i didn't I'd likely veer off the road while gawking.

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"Could I tempt you to do good?"
The Devil laughed. "I am eminently temptable."
"You're not averse to doing good?"
"Of course not! Why would I be?"
"Look, as long as I gain something I want, I don't care how it affects anyone else."
"I thought you were evil?"
"Am I not?"
#MicroFiction #SmallStories

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Good day for a few friendly reminders:

1. Putting topics behind a content warning helps people manage their own stress.

2. Putting uspol in the CW, or #uspol in the text, helps non-US users filter out posts that aren't relevant to them.

3. Setting post visibility to Unlisted or Followers Only can help keep some Home timelines on-topic.

4. Roughly 200,000 of us have been here less than a week, and they're acclimating to a new set of conventions, so let's try to stay constructive.

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54% off Yubikeys when you purchase 2. If you haven't made the plunge to 2FA, today would be a good day to start.

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I've been playing the last couple of nights and what a wonderful and charming game it is. Stardew Valley fans would surely like it too, though I guess they probably already know.

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Imagine being able to follow and interact with Instagram accounts from Twitter, with Pixelfed and Mastodon you can!

Simply search the account url from either Mastodon or Pixelfed and you can follow and interact as if you were both on the same website!

This is the magic of the #fediverse
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