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Sun Microsystems: Write once, run everywhere!

Log4j: hello

Programmers: No, not like that

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Classical music (and related?) recommendation request 


I'm looking for some good music to play on my oldest's headphones while he does academics. It seems to help his ADHD brain stay focused longer. And he likes it/wants more of it.

Can you help me with what classical music albums/whatever to put on his tablet? This is an area I know relatively little about, ~"I know there was a guy named Bach, was he the deaf one or was that Mozart?" :)

Thanks for any suggestions!


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Click the names you are familiar with.

If you understand the pupose of this poll, boost the post to get more sample data.

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hello we heard you need safe finances so please log in with your tiny password (because we only allow a pin) (btw we store that pin plain text) (also you can bypass it if you know the person fairly well) *every time you switch to another app and back*

you need to check another app for relevant info? too bad, eat shit and die, to eat shit and die please enter this SMS code we sent to the literal device your holding in your hand wait wdym how is this not security at all are you hax0r poliiiice!!

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tfw Mozilla goes in on crypto nonsense, and the original creators of the Firefox browser call them out on their bullshit.

Accidentally attached to the same tmux session I already had running in another terminal window and suddenly had a flashback to @adr using his N810 tablet to attach via screen to an Evergreen install session at some Access hackfest.

That was when I learned about screen! That alone made the conference worth it.

And I still have my N810 stowed away somewhere. But never tried to be *that* productive on it :)

You're inspiring, John.

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About to start the part of my job where I copy text from one web page (Google Docs) into another web page (some proprietary FAQ thing) because nobody else has basic knowledge of HTML and accessibility

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LGBTQ+ Issues and Privacy (Please boost) :BoostOK: 

For everyone that says that #IDontHaveAnythingToHide regarding #privacy, I just want to let you know that I am a #transgender woman, living in the same household as my parents, who are not fans of the #LGBTQ+ community, and I have to hide the fact that I'm #trans because I'm not ready to tell my family who I really am until I am able to move out, where I can truly have a place to take refuge to if they don't accept me for who I am.

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The Wikimedia Foundation's Quality & Test Engineering team is hiring for a couple positions!

Test Engineer: boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia

Software Engineering in Test: boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia

Come work for a great team in a great organization doing great things for the world!

Boosts welcome/encouraged!

I'm not the hiring manager, but the hiring manager reports to me, so feel free to ask questions!

#jobs #floss #opensource

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Today is Aaron Swartz birthday. Because of him, we have Creative Commons (development), Reddit (co-founder), Watchdog.net, Open Library, DeadDrop, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Demand Progress (co-founder), ThoughtWorks, and Tor2web.

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What's your primary OS?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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work gripe 

Why do I have to send this to management on an annual basis?

"Please just send calendar invites, rather than an initial email with tentative reservations. You can modify the calendar entries if the dates/times change, and it will update all of our calendars, instead of leading to us creating our own entries which then get out of sync."


First f2f (video) meeting with my therapist went well.

She had me walk through all the events of my past year and asked, if somebody else told you they had gone through all that, would you be surprised if they were depressed / angry / burning out / needed new coping tools?

Yeah, that's a very good point.

Also, good intro discussion about the logical mind and the emotional mind and the need to balance both in making decisions. I've been mostly suppressing the latter for...ever?

I'm incredibly privileged to even have the option of making a decision, and I feel guilt about that.

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Need to get back into therapy.

Need to start running again (I was at 50k/week before the university declared insolvency).

Unsure about whether to add the SSRI back in; suppressing the depression symptoms might be nice, but I also value anger that is valid and motivating.

What to do about work is the hardest part. Working with faculty and students is fulfilling, salary is good, but the mgmt environment is toxic. And I can't just shrug and mail it in. That's not me.

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