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    I sort of hate GDPR for this cookie consent thing. Pre-GDPR, only EU business had this invasive, (most of the time) ‘whatever you say, we will set cookie unless you disable the cookies from the browser’ type shoutings. Now, lots of website does this.

    As a non-EU citizen, I am not interested in being forced to see an EU-law-specific notice, when I don’t really have a choice. (In my jurisdiction, cookie notices are required in the Privacy Policy, but that doesn’t require you a banner.)

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      The thing is GDPR is not invasive. It is the illegal implementation from sites that want to force you to say “yes” to them selling your data to third-parties for non-essential purposes (such as the targeted advertising purposes) that makes it invasive.

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        You really should read the article linked at the very top of this page..

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        I had “learn Python and Japanese” for 2019, none of them were fulfilled (was too lazy) so they carry over.

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          I aliased vim to nano. I just need basic editing when I have a device with vim and wasting 5 minutes every time just to google ‘how to quit vim’ is wasting too much of efforts.

          _>

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            This mentions Slack and Discord, but not their open alternative: Mattermost. Maybe something to consider too? (I have no experience with it, but it looks interesting.)

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              mattermost is open core, please avoid

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                What is “open core”, and why should it be avoided?

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                  Open core is a product which is open source for the basic functionality and non-free and paid for extras: https://mattermost.com/pricing-feature-comparison/ . It is one way to monetize open source. Typically the sales speak doesn’t mention where the line between open source features and paid features is.

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                    Open Core according to Wikipedia.

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                  We used it for a few years at my last gig. I’d recommend doing something else. Lately I’ve been using Matrix/Riot with a growing group of people and I think it shows much more promise than Mattermost.

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                  Maybe it’s coincidence by virtue of who I associate with, but I have the feeling that Facebook is far less popular among younger generations (Gen-Z and later) than “older” ones (Millennials and upwards). Sadly it’s mostly not for the valid reasons illustrated here, as seen by the popularity of Instagram and Snapchat, but rather that the model a “universal, personal pinboard” isn’t that attractive. What are you going to do after all, if you’re parents are perhaps more active on the site than you are (certainly is so in my case).

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                    As an almost 26 year old, Instagram is where most of my Internet socialization happens (as well as iMessage). An Instagram username is usually what you are given before or with a phone number, a lot of group chats happen there as well as general hanging out. Additionally, a lot of organizations and people post events and new work there.

                    Quitting Facebook now is easy, unless you’re way older. Quitting Instagram and Snapchat as a young adult is more difficult.

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                      I’ve had this feeling for a long time - my child was allowed to get a FB account at 13 and didn’t bother. It’s the reason for FB (the company) to keep buying sites that appeal to the core young demographic (16-25) that’s most attractive to advertisers. The older ones are allowed to wither… but the interpersonal connections are still monitored by FB.com.

                      The title should be updated to say “don’t use any social network owned or dependent on Facebook”…

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                        What I saw in my experiences are that… when your parents join whatever social network you use, it’s time to evacuate.

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                          Don’t a lot of these points apply to Instagram as well?

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                          I just use Things. I have no plan to move away from Apple jail ecosystem in the foreseeable future so…

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                            I also use Things, just on my laptop though (I keep my phone off of email, calendar, etc.).

                            Past monday the macOS Catalina update rendered my Macbook unbootable (sent to apple repair yesterday). In the meantime I’m running a live Ubuntu bootable thumb drive.

                            While Things is not available off-Apple, it’s nice they store everything you do in a single SQLite database file. Until I have my Macbook back I’ll be running Things with a SQL editor.

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                              Past monday the macOS Catalina update rendered my Macbook unbootable (sent to apple repair yesterday).

                              Same. Booted in safe mode, turned out it was a bad kext. Updated it and chugging along happily-er now.

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                                Mine doesn’t even respond to the boot time keystrokes in order to boot in safe mode, or verbose, or boot from a thumb drive…

                                I tried everything, but there’s nothing I could do without tearing it down.

                                May I know your model? Because a friend of mine also had his install broken. Also, is the bad kext related to Little Snitch? Thx.

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                                  MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) – the bad kext was a corporate MDM thing (“Carbon Black”). But yikes, yours sounds muuuuch worse. I could access safe mode. Recovery was working but even once booted into recovery the dialogs were lagging for 5+ minutes.

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                              Things

                              This comment made me check it out, and damn. I’ve been using Todoist for a couple years and this blows it out of the water. Thanks!

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                                +1 for Things. I have a soft spot for the idea of a bullet journal but Things is just so good.

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                                  Things is the only software I’ve ever missed after leaving apple.

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                                    I have a mac laptop, but an android phone, so I would be hesitant to use Things.

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                                In my current job, we have TFS CI create and publish a package to Octopus, which depending on the environment is automatically or manually deployed. The Octopus jobs include DB migrations etc. It’s very much a “pet” setup, and provisioning, DNS, load balancing etc is all done manually.

                                In my previous role, we used TFS CI pipeline to build and publish a package to Artifactory, then used TFS CD with a combination of powershell scripting and VRealize to spin up AWS machines and load balancers, deploy, configure DNS etc. Very much “cattle”, though we’d configured the pipeline to allow us to treat the servers in “pet” mode which was useful for minor changes. Because we could configure DNS it also let us do blue/green deployments.

                                Although VRealize was, how can I put this… a little rough, in the end we ended up with (almost) single-button deployment for our Ops team - the only thing not done when I left was certificate installation. It was technically possible but the org’s security team had to be convinced that it was secure enough.

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                                  What is TFS?

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                                    I guess Team Foundation Server of the Microsoft.

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                                      What is TFS?

                                      Microsoft’s source control/CI/CD suite of products. Though I think they’ve rebranded it somewhat recently.

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                                    Worth it just for the link to another blog post that explains WHY a multiple of 14kb is the limit.

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                                      I guess…

                                      Due to how TCP estimates the capacity of a connection (i.e. TCP Slow Start), a new TCP connection cannot immediately use the full available bandwidth between the client and the server. Because of this, the server can send up to 10 TCP packets on a new connection (~14KB) in first roundtrip, and then it must wait for client to acknowledge this data before it can grow its congestion window and proceed to deliver more data.

                                      source

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                                      Full disclosure: I work for/provide service to the Wikimedia Foundation (who runs the infra) but not within the technical dept.

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                                        We used to have just DNS filtering censorships so I thought I could bypass it with the DoH and stuff, then there’s SNI checks and I was doomed. Meh.

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                                          There’s encrypted sni coming out of the ietf hopefully soon

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                                            I haven’t tested it myself (because I’m too lazy to research what to do) but seems like ESNI is outright blocked for now, I guess until Chrome pushes ESNI into the suite?

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                                              seems like ESNI is outright blocked

                                              Yeah I saw this thread. Though People downthread are a lot less sure about this after all. To quote “maybe misinterpretation… maybe network weather changed”.