Definitely not a thing you hear a lot about in beginner learning material, but adjusting your machines properly seems to be quite an important skill and semi-regular task in .

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Finally found out why I wasn't able to tune the fence and miter gauge of the table saw down to the last percent of accuracy. Turns out the blade itself wasn't parallel to the miter slots, as it's supposed to be when coming from the factory.

So I RTFM and found some screws to adjust it, which I had no idea existed at all.

What really grinds my gears is that the Englishman who just said SHRAM in his video also managed to pronounce Schwalbe in its German version 100% correctly.

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question: Why do so many native English speakers say SHRAM instead of SRAM?

One of the most fun things about is when random people on the Internet open channels to your node, and you wake up to weird new channel partner names in your list.

I accidentally searched for "Astrology software" instead of "Astronomy software" and aesthetically I'm obsessed.

Anyone here chatting in Telegram groups via their XMPP account? Looking for a bridge so I don't need Telegram on my devices.

Just off a call with a bunch of people, planning a 14-stage bicycle tour from Genoa to Strasbourg in early September, going through Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Germany.

I'm planning to join from the start until just after the Alps. Probably going to be my biggest tour yet. \o/

A tip for people used to birdsite's algorithms creating their timelines for them:

This thing works like Twitter did a long time ago. Your timelines are what you make them!

Liberally follow, unfollow, and mute accounts. Use the filter preferences (e.g. with "" ""). Create a new timeline with hashtags to follow. In short: treat your timelines like a garden, both planting and pruning to your liking.

Oh wow, this is a slide from a deck that's being presented at a meeting I'm currently in :blobfoxshocked:

(And as always, even then it's obviously easy to still use any software you want. So the mass surveillance almost exclusively affects non-criminals.)

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EU: All messenger services should be required to interoperate.

Also EU: We will fund opensource software, like e.g. messenger clients.

Also EU: All messengers are now required to scan messages for unwanted content locally, before encryption, and notify the gooberment of such communicaton.

Do they even realize that they literally have to make FOSS illegal if they want people to not be able to choose clients that don't spy on them (regardless of message transport)? The answer, of course, is no.

"Cu paja prima, mancia li pisci fitùsi."

"Who pays before, eats smelly fish."

I just noticed "foreach" on npm is controlled by a single maintainer.

I also noticed they let their personal email domain expire, so I bought it before someone else did.

I now control "foreach" on NPM, and the 36826 projects that depend on it.

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Not only is this a fantastic Dub album, but I love the theme, and imagining Lucy sitting in a tree in Ethiopia 3 million years ago, vibing like this:

Oh wow, is really useful. Directory, projects, explainer, all there in one place!

Dead animal 

This particular type of bird can make amazing sounds by the way. It's like a little drum machine.

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