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    For work just use UUIDs for the server names, for my personal servers I use all of ODB from the Wu-Tang Clan’s alias.

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      For laptops I name them after monsters. Currently, have lamia and balrog. :)

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        I don’t have control over machine names at work, but at home I use philosophers for server machines, mathematicians for other machines, mathematicians who have specifically contributed to fractals and infinities for smaller machines (like phones, laptops, and PDAs), and alchemists for media streaming mechanisms & other semi-computers. So, I’ve got Mochizuki and Vonneumann as my big desktops at home, plus the (now retired) Erdos workstation at work, the work laptop Cantor, my phone Hilbert, plus another laptop Aristophanes, my chromecasts Agrippa and Galen, and Llul, my PS3. Retired machines include Hume, Descartes, and Liebniz.

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        I would like to know this too. I am actually starting a project on a Firefox extension right now but was curious as to how hard it is to migrate it to chrome if I decided to.

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          Firefox, chrome and edge have almost exactly the same set of APIs. “WebExtension” standard on MDN has more.

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          Beautifully simple, and still more powerful than Slack.

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            For what it’s worth you could do the same with a “Slackcat”. Or a simple curl to one of the many Slack webhooks. I don’t see how it is more powerful than Slack.

            If anything, this trick still involve running a network service written for the JVM. Not so simple when you think about it, just moves the complexity somewhere else than your scripts.

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              With Slack webhooks, you have to manage credentials, make sure the tool runner has public internet access, encode arguments, all that stuff.

              Running a JVM network service is actually very simple, you tell your OS’s service manager how to start it and health check it (Solaris SMF could absolutely do this in 2009), just like any other network service at your company that exists only to run network services.

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                My real gripe is, why is Slack better than this, why all the brouhaha about how slack was changing the way we work and saving the world when people have been doing this for years. Reading the comments on his blog/Reddit go further with several people with similar solutions that have been in use for years.

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                  the claim that Slack changes work was never targeted towards tech professionals – it’s about the average person, for whom chat apps were either difficult to use or had terrible UX. whether or not Slack has actually done that is a different question of course (on the whole I think yes)

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                Still not as robust as MS Teams /s

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                I tried a million things (WP, Drupal, MediaWiki Hugo, BlueFish). I recently figured out I don’t want anything more than something I can toss up some text and images on. I just started using CherryTree the note-taking application then I export to HTML. Taking that export into a directory I sync to my domains www server. Super simple for me and I am done haggling over one of those other packages for now.

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                  @stunder@mastodon.sdf.org I fricking love this platform! I didn’t even know other people from L was on there, i should have figured.

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                    Totally worth reading before voting. I can’t wait for chapter 2.

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                      there are actually the first 8 chapters in here! quite a fun read

                      Like others have said, the scrolling in the first bit feels a bit long-ish but it’s worth it (not like 5 minutes of scrolling or anything)

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                      Many years ago, Jack Daniels and I were hanging out and he convinced me to have a footrace at 2AM vs a friend. Long story short I feel and folded my fingers to the top of my hand. The next week a hand specialist inserted 10-12 pins in my hand which stuck out of the skin for weeks while my bones mended themselves. I was doing some network admin type entry level work at the time and used a ton of VI for my editor. I ended up making it all work and got really fast with one hand in my day-to-day task. I found using a flat laptop keyboard was better than anything curved or too large.

                      Get well soon…

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                        Hubble Stack across all of my servers. Trying to tweak some OS Query request to find interesting stuff in my environment.

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                          FLOSS Weekly https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Great well produced podcast that covers the Free Lossless Open Source Software FLOSS. Has been running for a long time and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.