8 years ago, my digital life was almost entirely stored in Google data centers.

Today, I self-host a handful of services on a Raspberry Pi on my LAN and use privacy-friendly services. Small tech feels good.

I wrote a few words about the moving process 👀

cc @aral: I'm a big fan of your work. I donated to the Small Tech foundation recently, and you + Laura are an inspiration in this space. Keep up the great work!

“This page is hosted on a Casio fx-9750GII graphical calculator”


…And it loads faster than 99% of your privacy-destroying tracker-laden bullshitware.

@0066cc I really enjoyed your blog post about the ThinkPad X230 (I follow your blog via RSS). I previously wrote about the X220 in a similar way [1], so it's fun to see other ThinkPad X Series enthusiasts in the wild. Thanks for the write up, and enjoy your X230!

[1] maximevaillancourt.com/blog/wh

Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added


Linux users: Year of the Linux desktop
ChromeOS: OK
Everyone: no wait, not like that

Cheapest way to ship something to Mars is to contribute to Linux or ffmpeg:


Découverte du jour : pendant l'exécution de la commande `cp` sur un fichier lourd, appuyer sur Ctrl + T permet d'afficher la progression de la copie. 🤯

Cela est rendu possible par le fait que cette combinaison de touches envoie le signal SIGINFO.

when your 2FA code is about to expire in 2 seconds and you're typing it in as fast as you can

I... what? We're already at Linux 5.10?

Wasn't 2.6 the latest version for the longest time, even just a couple of years ago?

(then again maybe I just have memories from the first time I installed Ubuntu 9.04 and it stuck with me)

I see a bunch of tweets where software developers rave about the performance of M1-equipped Macs (it's impressive indeed).

PSA for (Web) devs: not everyone has the latest and fastest machine. Test your stuff on older, slower machines to foster empathy and provide great UX 🤟

Excellent interactive tutorial on cameras and lenses by @BCiechanowski (thank you for taking the time to build this!).

I learned about Bayer filters, what will you learn about?


Curious to know how we made Shopify's new storefront rendering engine 4x faster on average than its predecessor? Learn more about server-side performance optimizations in this blog post written by my teammate @celsodantas and yours truly ⚡️


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