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I learned a very useful #LibreOffice troubleshooting skill today. We've had users complain about random blank boxes overlapping their spreadsheets or documents before.

Turns out that if you open View > Navigator and look at the objects, you can easily select and delete them from there. #sharingiscaring

Set an alarm so you remember to eat regular meals if you have a tendency to get caught up in work and forget.

I keep having to re-learn this: queue your yaks, don't stack them.

If you find a new bug while debugging something, file an issue, and continue with your debugging, Don't complicate things by trying to do many things at a time.

Zoom says they take their users' privacy seriously. I'd like to get mine back and not have taken away again.

theintercept.com/2020/03/31/zo

RT @heydonworks@twitter.activitypub.actor
"Capitalism funds innovation. You wouldn't have the iPhone without capitalism."

Picked up Terraform much faster by following the official guide. Trying to read the book "Terraform: Up and Running" is taking way too long.

The caveat is that the official guide is full of promotions for other Hashicorp products like Terraform Cloud and Consul as the recommended way of doing things. For example, S3 + DynamoDB can be used to store terraform state remotely in your own AWS account instead of using the third-party Terraform Cloud.

"mom can we buy a sound mixer?"

"no we have sound mixer at home"

sound mixer at home:

Reading the book "Infrastructure as Code" while waiting for my AMIs to build.

My first Nim package is published to Nimble repositories.

NimCoon is a commandline application for streaming and downloading videos and music from sources like YouTube and also magnet links.

It is built on top of youtube-dl, mpv and peerflix. Please install these as dependencies first.

Installing nimcoon using the nimble package manager:

nimble refresh
nimble install nimcoon

Plasma's wide variety of settings, add-ons and apps are on display in "This is Plasma", Jakub Profota's finalist entry in the #Promo2020 Video Contest.

peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.

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When was the last time you did something you really love doing?

My math-teaching brother's wish is that 2020 is the year everyone learns that "exponential" doesn't mean "very fast" it means "imperceptibly gradual and then suddenly overwhelming".

Quarantine day 5: gone through the guix user manual, I think I'm in love.

Gonna spend the weekend to create a guix nixos module to get my feet wet.
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