I'm a self-help book where all inset quotes are by women, and examples are heavily geared towards women too (e.g. it's not "napkin scribbles", it's "napkin scribbles in lipstick"). This despite the fact that the topic is not specific to any particular gender - the book's advice so far made total sense to me, a man.

It's funny how slightly uncomfortable that makes me. It's as if the book gently pushes me away, kind of excludes me from consideration. As if only a woman could make a mess of her notes! The fact that I'm even aware of this tells me that this approach is very much not the norm, at least not in my reading.

Is this how my normal reading would feel to a woman? If I have any female followers: did a book ever make you feel like it's written only for men, despite the topic's gender neutrality?

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Thank god for bookmarks. I'll never go back to a bookmarked web page, but it sure gives me permission to close the tab.

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blog posts without a date should be illegal

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The classic definition of insanity is to try the same thing over and over and expect a different outcome, but it’s just as dangerous to try something only once and assume you’d get the same outcome if you ever did it again. Maybe we shouldn’t live our lives by maxims.

It's interesting how everyone's answer to bsd.network/@solene/1054969817 is "not unless you have both parties' consent", while my answer would be "yes, since the medium doesn't give any guarantees of who can receive the signal". I believe the former is legally correct, while the latter is more like technically correct.

I also wonder if this difference is the root of all the privacy problems on the Internet. Seems like people's common sense is aligned with laws, not tech, so they expect their communications to be private even when technologically they aren't.

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Happy Public Domain day y'all, it's awesome to see how you all stay awake just for this event!

https://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2021/

This is a fresh take on command-line calculators: danso.ca/blog/happy-space/inde I feel like this is something I needed without realizing it. Installed, we'll see how handy it is in practice.

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Putting out a request: do you work for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries? There’s a rare CD-ROM I’m looking for for research purposes, and it appears the only copy held in North America is in that library. Any help is appreciated. search.library.wisc.edu/catalo

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Over 30 minutes of code archaeology to remove 9 misleading words from the documentation. About to spend 30 more in a hope of correcting 1 (one, i.e. a single) word more.

Writing documentation is pretty easy compared to keeping it in sync with the product.

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Мне кажется, что некоторым людям, которые пишут десятки постов в день, лучше было бы разделить свой поток на несколько каналов. Только из-за того, что с аккаунта идёт слишком много сообщений, я не подписываюсь на него.

#mastodon #thoughts

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The first character in the Unicode Mathematical Operators block is ∀, and I think it’s beautiful

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daily reminder that decentralized ≠ “respects users' privacy”

Let's Encrypt came up with a hack to make old Android phones trust LE's certificates beyond 2021. It all hinges on the fact that Android doesn't check the expiration dates of its "trust anchors". Pretty sweet! letsencrypt.org/2020/12/21/ext

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What kind of cloud solution do you have for backup services?

I'm trying to figure out what would relatively cost effective way to do automated backups.

Is there any way to get things automated with the usual google/aws etc clouds so I could just run shell scripts? Like encrypting the files and then sending preferably over ssh with rsync.

Dropbox does offer their API but only for unencrypted etx4.

Of course most handy solution would be to rent a vps but not cost effective with at least Tb

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