Here is a good visual summary of why all those enterprise chat apps probably created more problems than they solved.

The fact that there is absolutely no way to turn all notifications truly off (you will always receive mentions. looking at you @all trigger keyword).

And that the "notify less" option has a checkbox to be notified more. 🙄

Nothing has given me more despair and disdain for technology than working in technology

Since I've been getting a few questions, we're waiting for the 3.3.1 release to run our upgrade;

Generally, we rarely jump on minor or major releases immediately and rather wait out the storm (i.e. until the first patch release)

you have to say "i'm in" whenever you ssh into a machine for the first time, it's the law

You know has failed when every message starts with @here or @channel

We need acid tests for ethics in and .

Anyone knows of any open source/research initiatives in that field?

Hey is hiring a Senior Infrastructure Consultant ( ) in or .

Wanna join us or know anyone interested?

This is an excellent article about disabling _a_ camera attached to your laptop (as opposed to _all_ cameras, as most articles do) using udev on Linux. I used it to get rid of the IR camera (for "Windows Hello") that's essentially useless for me, safe for messing with my video conferencing settings all the time:

"what have you been reading these days? Any interesting sci-fi?"
me: "GDPR enforcement notices. way more surreal that sci-fi"

And we're done!

PostgreSQL 12.4 ✅
db.t3.micro ✅
New DB CA ✅

Happy tooting!

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Took the first hurdle: Upgraded the DB instance's type (t2 > t3) .. on to the engine version

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Running a few database upgrades, shouldn't take long, but it might lead to interruptions in service .. hold on to your horses! 🏇

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