Spent the entire last month tinkering on Debian packages and CI... If I have to do this one my day I'll just run shouting through the office. That entire ecosystem is so dirty and impure.... I wonder how it actually works for most people (including me)…

I can generate proper dependency graphs for Debian using the tooling in . Debian fails to do that in many parts of the tooling :/

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Haven't paying much attention to smartwatches, but from what i've seen, they're basically glorified wrist mounted screen/sensors tethered to your smartphone, right?
What I would find interesting would be a device with the same form factor, but more stand alone and communicating over open protocols. Does something like that exist?

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NewPipe is a really great app, we should use it more as an example of why FOSS puts users first and proprietary software doesn't

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Satire wurde von der Realität wieder eingeholt:

#Queen reißt am Ruder und mahnt zur Besonnenheit beim #Brexit.


After a year of being in the "delivering software" industry I miss just providing services & infrastructure that is actually being used...

Maybe it is time for a change?

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but seriously, somewhere between 2000 and 2019 the IT industry seamlessly transitioned from

"we provide precision engineering tools, your data is yours, you should not need to trust us or anyone, mathematics is your guarantee, crypto 4 ever. "


"give us your data. all of it. give. no secrets. hold nothing back. in return we will... train AIs on it.. and provide unspecified 'services'... for someone, who may be you... that can change at any time... and we are funded by, uh. Look, a unicorn!"

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Finally managed to find some time to finish & publish the Nix expressions I wrote a while back for LinOTP:


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"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

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It's as if we looked at desktop/mouse-driven GUIs and decided "we need to hide every action this UI can do behind a context menu, with no indication of where you can open one"
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Discovery of options in touch-screen interfaces is so bad

Do I have to long-press this? Slide it off screen? Touch with two fingers? Shake my phone while chanting Java?
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Hi, falls ihr oder jemanden den ihr kennt eine freelance Soft- & Hardware Entwicklerin oder Netzwerktechnikerin sucht, ich bin eine und brauch dringen Aufträge.
Bei Software liegt mein schwerpunkt bei Python, Web (Django), C (AVR, ARM) und bei Hardware alles mit MCUs. Ich arbeite bei c3nav mit und hab dieses Jahr den Großteil der c3nav Android App für den geschrieben.

Gerne Boosten :)

Using NixOS tests to verify my grub patches. Finally a sane way to describe repetitive installation instructions of VMs :)

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Idee für ein Kunstprojekt
Roboter mit selbst verfassten Texten (Sprachnachrichten) programmieren. Entweder so, dass er meine Texte vorliest. Oder zwei Roboter, die miteinander kommunizieren und ich denk mir eine Story aus, die sie kommunizieren.

Story: Roboter werden vermenschlicht, haben Gefühle, wollen eine Gewerkschaft gründen und nicht so viel arbeiten müssen.

- Welchen Roboter gibt es, der das kann? Kosten/Verfügbarkeit?
- Wer macht mit bei dem Projekt, übernimmt das Programmieren?

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Current status: fighting ansible which profoundly insists that this SSH host is unreachable, even when there's an active connection to said host open, even using a ControlMaster which should be reused by ansible, but isn't.
Why does everyone seem so happy about ansible? My experiences so far have been less than stellar. In fact, I only seem to find absolute show-stoppers that make it unusable for my tasks. (Like connecting over SSH not working at all.)

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The internet used to be a city: it had its weird bohemian districts, its flea markets, its high-rises and back alleys. Now it's just a shopping mall, and I miss my old city so much

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