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 👀
maximevaillancourt.com/blog/mo

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”

fxip.as203478.net/

…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

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

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:

youtu.be/gYQwuYZbA6o?t=4025

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?

ciechanow.ski/cameras-and-lens

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 ⚡️

shopify.engineering/simplify-b

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