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How does a network engineer try to comfort a switch that's feeling down?

First he tries to tell it to ssh... And if that doesn't work, he'll try to console it.

#dadJoke #networks #ssh

My windows-using boss has just discovered the awesomeness of NextCloud - a full 7 months after I set him up with a NextCloud server.

His joy and excitement in discovering what it can do, is an awesome thing to behold.

He's showing ME new things now! 😀 :nextcloud:

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Fediverse meta; surveillance 

Remember: the Fediverse is (almost) completely public. Everything you say is certainly surveilled, and there's nothing you can do to stop it beyond asking nicely.


Just revisiting my mess of news sources... RSS reader NewsBlur looks amazing, has anyone else here tried it?

Today, I'm trying to install php-zmq in a dockerised php/apache server.

BUT the dockerhub php/apache images don't support php-zmq - "apt install php-zmq" gets "i can see other packages reference it, but i can't see an installation candidate, sorry"

I found a php-zmq .deb, but it's debian (i think the server is Ubuntu) which means that trying to install it requires a hundred debian-specific dependencies.

... urgh this has been eating away at me for weeks and i still haven't worked it out.

Today, I've finally decided to come in from the cold and use an actual IDE for my coding projects.

I'm giving CodeLobster a try (just picked a random lightweight one that says it does PHP, that'll do for now).

Up to this point I've been coding everything just with basic text editors. Here goes.

What's the strongest argument you give to friends who say, "yeah Google/Facebook knows everything about us already, they aren't out to get us, why not just use their stuff?"

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Odd question - does anyone know any music-making tools that'd be good for people who aren't big into theory stuff, and want tools to do it for them? I use BeepBox because it's good when it comes to scales, but I'd like something a little more powerful, with more tools for chords. Sure, there's chord builders out there and stuff, but something that provides the most fitting chords for the key in-tool would be neat
(Boosts would be appreciated! I don't tend to get responses to this sort of thing.)

really needs a good playgrounds app. There are a few, and some of them use OSM data although not exclusively.

I wonder if it would help with this, if the playground was a single object with metadata, instead of an area with points indicating different things.

E.g. When searching for playgrounds, a mom like me wants to know if there are public toilets, slides, completely or partly fenced etc.

But filtering by features like this when they are mapped as separate points, or not, is tricky.

Hey crew, quick question:

Does anyone know what the right tags are for a reception center or function center? You know, a place you hire for wedding receptions, school formals etc...? I tried searching the wiki and it came up with nothing

Continuous Deployment is great and all, but it really means you have to have your data save, backup and update-without-breaking-it functions working pretty well perfect

Otherwise you end up doing Continuous Deletion instead - and losing bits (or all) of your user data in the app at the same time

I mean in *theory* you do that anyway, but um... yeah

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Okay, so: German court decided on Jan. 20th 2022 that sites will need to host Google fonts locally.

Visitors are otherwise entitled to receive 100€ in recompensation for Google fonts transferring IP numbers to Google servers.
Google uses fonts to track users, especially if they are logged into only one other server, where stored personal data might identify them.

Court decision text in German (Landgericht München)

#google #tracking #fonts #liability #germany #funny

Today i'm working on coding up a Joomla component, and did something that made my life 200% easier:

Created a folder at the root level of the project called 'symlinks' and created symlinks for the files for each view i was working on for the component.

Because honestly, the file structure of Joomla components is 5 levels deep, and being able to

vi view_name.php

instead of

vi /component/admin/views/viewname/tmpl/default.php

... is just easier, y'know?

Oooh I might get to play with my first raspberry pi in the next week... that's something to look forward to :D

Is there a working ecommerce static site generator?

Flatmarket looked amazing, until I found out it hasn't been updated for five years and Stripe has moved on to a new API since then

I let my husband play around on my this afternoon.

A year after I got it, I was thinking how much great work a few people are doing, and how far it's come.

Watching my nonlinux husband try and use it, though, reminded me how much Mobian still really isn't ready for prime time.

Going to try sailfish next, I think.

Trying out operating systems one after another takes ages, and gigabytes of downloads.

You know you're used to VIm when you keep hitting :wq every time you edit text... in a GUI text editor.

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