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Some people have called out git send-email as being difficult for new programmers to get the hang of. I usually respond to this by pointing out that the speaker didn't always know how to use GitHub, too - and as someone who often reviews pull requests from new GitHub users, that workflow is confusing and takes time to learn, too.

But, this notion was disproved another way: someone just sent me a perfectly formatted patchset via the patchset submission UI, with no hands-on instruction, and told me later that it was their first-ever contribution to free and open source software.

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Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

OK, this "push to create repo" workflow on wonderful.

SourceHut really stays out of the way :-D.

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“Kein Backup, kein Mitleid” ist toxisch und Mitleid ist immer angebracht, wenn jemandem was doofes passiert, auch wenn selbstverschuldet. Fight me.

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Recordad que en poco menos de 7 días nos encontraremos de nuevo para seguir dándole forma a esto.
El Lunes 27 de Abril a las 19.30 (CEST), más información en

Note to self: if CI is telling you that the build failed.
Maybe look into it even if it looks like the thing worked anyway :-).
Ont he plus side: it made a weird issue easier to debug.

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"I made work on using the README" is something that I hear quite often recently, and I think that's awesome. More users on are a good thing!

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WTF?! "Landeshauptstadt Dresden erteilt die Ausnahmegenehmigung mit Verweis auf die einzuhaltenden Auflagen" für Pegida am 20.04. am scheiß Hitler-Geburtstag.

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people, we started organising regular online meetings for Spanish speakers who use or are interested in and would like to know some more.
Next one is on Monday, April 27th 2020, 19.30 (CEST). More infos at (working on getting :-D).

Boosting is very welcome and desired!

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Gente de , hemos empezado a organizar reuniones online periodicas para personas hispanohablantes que usan o están interesadas en saber más sobre .
La siguiente es el lunes 27 de abril de 2020, a las 19.30 (CEST).
Más información en (estamos trabajando en tener acceso a :-D).

¡Por favor correr la voz!

Per request on Twitter, I made a couple videos on how my daily experience is.
You can see them here:

(Won't upload the videos to, to save storage to the admins :-))

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You know what's bonkers? I sound like I'm technophobic, if you just hear my hot takes on surveillance capitalism and anti-consumer business practices.

But I'm not, really.

I would absolutely love to feel confident in pushing huge amounts of personal data into large AI/ML machines that try to make our lives easier. I would love to give personal information to systems that would "help me find stuff that's interesting to me."

And if that's all that these systems did, I'd be singing a different tune. But no. These systems marry that kind of talk (sometimes it's just that, too: talk) with predatory behavior and practices.

I've been using computers for 20 years. UNIX-like for 17.
I have to search every single week at least once how to use `case` in shell scripts or `switch` in programming languages

I've been using computers for 20 years. UNIX-like for 17.
I have to search every single week at least once how to use `case` in shell scripts or `switch` in programming languages

Frage im Podcast gehört "Sollte man, sich dann aus Pflichtgefühl auch häufiger Melden, oder ist es OK mal zu sagen 'nein, es ist gerade so stressig, wir können es nicht leisten'."

Und genau deswegen, um keine Ausrede oder Erklärungen geben zu müssen, habe ich mal eingestellt.

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This account is inspired by the awesome @FuckOffGoogle initiative in Berlin.

Is there anybody interested to protest against Google in #Zurich too?

Thousand postcards like this are awaiting to be distributed around the Google campus...


So, I wrote down how to quickly update a port.
I reckon this was a very easy one :-) but I sometimes forget a couple things myself and would rather find them quickly.
Do let me know if you find it useful.

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