250 of us have been laid off from Mozilla this morning.

If you have openings or can offer assistance, please use the #MozillaLifeboat tag!

Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:

git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets

Source: lwn.net/SubscriberLink/811068/

I turned my laptop over and it appears to feature a blood sacrifice port. Amazing how much tech they cram into these things nowadays.

I want to spend time on #emacs #orgmode again in 2020.

Will you help me secure free time by donating through liberapay.com/bzg or github.com/sponsors/bzg or paypal.me/bzg ?

Don't be afraid to give too much, it won't probably compensate for the hours spent !

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ukpol, grindr 

"I asked 788 Grindr users in London who they're supporting in the 2019 general election. These are my findings:" machotrouts.com/2019/12/12/abs

via the author's tweet: twitter.com/machotrouts/status


This leaflet for a Lib Dem candidate is just *cheff's kiss*

Verizon/Yahoo Blocking All Attempts to Archive.org Groups. Deletion: Dec.14

Yahoo banned all the email addresses that the Archive Team volunteers had been using to join Yahoo Groups in order to download data. Verizon has also made it impossible for the Archive Team to continue using semi-automated scripts ... which means each group must be re-joined one by one, an impossible task...

HN discussion:



#YahooGroups #Verizon #ArchiveTeam #Plexodus

③ today i bring you: an interactive visualization of the six trig functions, which imo makes them make way more sense than basically anything i've seen c.eev.ee/viz/trig-functions.ht

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Any ideas on where to buy DRM-free digital comics?

For people looking for an alternative to Facebook events that isn't spammy like evite and the like, I recommend checking out gath.io

It requires no login, basically you provide an email address, you get a unique editing URL, you make a nice looking event form, and people can RSVP there. Your event and all related info is deleted from their DB 2 weeks after the event is over.


I hope this will extend and I won't need to see a light color scheme ever again.

Fun fact: you can't name any file anywhere in windows 10 "aux.txt" or "aux" anything with any extension, because it was a reserved name in CP/M before dos was a thing.

If you commit "aux.txt" to a git repo, you break it for windows users. If you distribute "aux.txt" in a zip file, windows computers cannot extract it without error.

It's the first time ever a spam account follows me here! This surely speaks to the resounding success of Mastodon at replicating the user experience of privative social networks.

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