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This is worth a periodic re-share:

"Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster"


Because sometimes the old ways are good ways. 🧓

Didn't even notice the integrated deep fryer in this kitchen counter, for like 10 days now. Canarians be mad.

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The most excellent and lamentable tragedy of Flat UI Design, in two acts.

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Kiwicon welcome message, in pure cyberpunk.

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Has anyone done any analysis of service providers in the fediverse? I noticed that the top 3 instances (sorted by user count known to my instance) all use Hetzner for hosting. I was planning on automating further analysis. Also thinking of looking at DNS, mail and TLS cert providers.

Since we started using TypeScript on a new project, I'm enjoying it more and more every day. In fact, I think I've caught the TypeScript bug.

Now I just have to come to terms with the fact that it's being maintained by Microsoft.

"More people died from drug overdoses in 2017 than guns, murders, or car accidents": washingtonexaminer.com/news/mo

Note: "vehicle incidents" are also considerably more than gun deaths, and as pedestrians and cyclists, we're most vulnerable to those. Our countries have been optimized for cars over people during the last 100 years, and we need to reverse that.

Herding sheep and goats in the clouds. Also, they put a horse in there for good measure.

Apparently it's not that hard to track someone's position behind walls (e.g. in their home or office from the outside) using only a smartphone and the body's wi-fi interference: technologyreview.com/s/612375/

Need to top up my strategic popcorn reserves before the Bitcoin Cash hard fork this Thursday. Those morons are already threatening mining attacks on the losing chain.

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ATM section of this shopping mall in Tbilisi, Georgia.
1/3 is a Bitcoin ATM

You know what would make an excellent talk? The ceremony and ops around securing and using the private keys for GitHub commit signing and FB encrypted email notifications.

Had a bit of fun playing with the Mapbox API's static image generator today (creating my own static maps from recorded Strava activities). So I thought why not add a mini world map to my current location on sebastian.kip.pe. Totally worth it.

I hope everyone I know in California is safe. This situation looks increasingly like a total apocalypse. :(

When GDPR goes horribly wrong: occrp.org/en/40-press-releases

(Meanwhile, GBG, Schober, etc. just don't care, because GDPR actually allows them to sell your data without consent.)

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