RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: The role cities play in building our nation is clear and mandated by voters. The recent news of interference in the #yyz election by the Ontario gov is alarming & flies in the face of local democracy: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-respecting-the-independence-of-canadas-cities-is-critical-to-ensuring/ #CDNmuni #CDNpoli #onpoli #yegcc 🇨🇦
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Insightful commentary on how the web's become hugely centralised:
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Update: my wife bought me a spare dongle for $10, so that’s good, and I borrowed a 2TB drive from the office, and am now in the process of backing everything up to it before wiping the failing partition and copying everything back over.
This time I’m going to use APFS (*ding*) instead of HFS+.
you probably get more mercury from eating a can of tuna than from a flu vaccine
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Not a great day for Apple hardware in my house. First I lost the dongle so I had to use the painful earbuds on my commute, then, when moving my Mac Mini, it decided to stop booting because face fails with a “Disk full error” every time. Smart status says the drive is fine, so it seems like it’s just HFS+ falling over, but wow, did I not need this. 🙄🙁
In retrospect I should have added a “yet” to that. Empathy and communication skills can (and should) be learned!
So, let's start this off with a sub-toot 😉:
If you can't tell the difference between disagreeing with colleagues and shitting all over their work, perhaps your conversations shouldn't be posted publicly for everyone in the world to read…
IF YOU BOOST THIS IN 10 SECONDS YOU WILL HAVE AN IMAGE OF A CAT ON YOUR PROFILE!! NOT A JOKE I JUST TRIED IT IT WORKS
It's always a little sad when you try to help someone make things better, and they swear at you and storm off (virtually speaking, that is). 🙁