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Anyone know RegEx really well? I have a question that might be fairly simple but I've since failed finding a solution...

One of the tools we teach folks about is OONI (a tor project) that will tell us if the internet is REALLY down (often it isn't, often it's blocking) and coupled with that we explain VPNs and how they can help and also the safety they can provide.
and still sometimes it isn't enough. There's a h/t dedicated to situations like this,
and often with the country code added, so this would be or

Right now, there is an internet shut down (filters and geo-blockers likely being the force) being put in place in Zimbabwe because the gov't said so, and it will last 3 days.

Some of the work I did in Uganda focused on training and teaching HRDs how to get around these acts of suppression by the gov't and sometimes even still it's not enough.

I have a 45W MagSafe 2 power adapter, with the wall extender chord and 2 dongles that have NEVER been used....would anyone be interested in purchasing them for $60+shipping (Amazon tells me this is a really good deal)? I don’t own a mac (they were from a previous employer where I was supplied with a Mac) so they’re just taking up desk space.

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'When registering an account with #Telegram, the app helpfully uploads the entire Contacts database to Telegram's servers (optional on iOS).

This allows Telegram to build a huge social network map of all the users and how they know each other.

It is extremely difficult to remain anonymous while using Telegram because the social network of everyone you communicate with is known to them (and whomever has pwned their servers).'

more reasons why telegram is not a good choice for secure messaging:

We designed a user test to gather input on how our filters in our Enterprise search tool are used and then sent it out to our employees

Response1: I'm not familiar with the process filters so I wouldn't be providing any useful information.

Me: You're the EXACT audience we want to make sure we have input from, if the tool is built for the entire company, then the entire company needs to be able to use it.

...those who don't know provide the best insight to how usable your tool is.

(Please boost) If you can, please contribute to this campaign (or share it) for GoFree Uganda, a cycling company that does tours to supplement teaching children (predominantly in the slums) how to ride a bike and how to fix them, which allows these kids to get to school AND gives them skills that can lead to employment. I volunteered with them while I was in Uganda and the work they do is incredible and valuable to their community.

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I did a lot of things for money I'm not proud of but probably the dumbest was taking out loans for college

You know you’ve reached prime SysAdmin status when after some troubleshooting and structure architecture adjustment you see your CPU drop from what was a constant 80% to 1.5% and go “Ooo that’s pretty. I like that”

New to me, ability to run Google Drive from CLI using Gdrive. It’s not terrible and when you have a laptop that is running slow, it’s quite nice not having to install heavy apps.

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@_whitni And if you want this with other email providers, too, Mailvelope is the way to go!

New to me, but if you want to send encrypt email directly from Gmail, plugin FlowCrypt is quite handing. Use your own keys or generate one with the plugin.

I cannot get over how bloody fast LinuxMint restarts. Like so fast I almost question whether it restarted and didn’t just log me out.

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What's a good platform to ingest CSV and turn it into a interface that is web-friendly?

Django + MongoDB?

Ruby + ????

Something even more straight forward?

My hot take on what is DevOps Show more

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If you decide to follow me because I like OpenBSD or write tips about vi, be warned:

I believe:
-CoCs are good
-LGBTQA folks are awesome and deserve rights just like any of us
-Women and minorities have been screwed in tech and we need to fix it
-Nazis deserve punching
-As a white dude, if you/I get called out on something we did, the best response is to apologize and stop talking
-Meritocracies aren't

If you take issue with any of these statements, this place is not for you.

(pinning this)

P!nk and her daughter, Willow, rendition of A Million Dreams from Greatest Showman is so beautiful. There’s a lot of controversy with that movie but this duo/mix is so beautiful, a moment shared between a mom and daughter. ❤️😭❤️😭

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Anybody in Boston area want a #job?

We have several openings but I'm mostly hoping to find a #DevOps person here.

It will probably be unlike any DevOps role you've ever seen,
as we have a healthy mix of physical & cloud servers, Windows & Linux, Embedded C to JavaScript, ARM Cortex to extreme gameing rigs. Unfortunately this means you can't be remote :(

We make robots that go inside people and fix them which is #cybre AF and probably less evil than your average tech company.

DM for deets!

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