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I realised I didn't do an after moving here.

I'm an almost 33 year old South Asian who writes code for a living.

I enjoy pro-wrestling, heavy metal, cooking, reading, making puns, making acquaintances all around the world etc.

I don't trust governments, irrespective of whether I voted them in or not.

My mom is saying that the food I cook tastes just like at restaurants. I don't know whether it's a compliment because she used to hate restaurant food when I was younger.

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"Microsoft: we were wrong about open source"

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I hope it's just too late, everyone has the right to be wrong, of course, everyone except microsoft.

They don't deserve that, they were, and are still, fucking the Free Software world in the ass by having all commercial laptops/computers installing windows by default, their fucking logo on every keyboard...

Enough, they don't deserve shit, i'm sorry.

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"How to de-Google-ify your website"

My latest post is now live on Dev.to for site owners and web developers who'd like to explore more independent alternatives to Google's products.

dev.to/markosaric/how-to-de-go

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hey if you or anyone you know is looking for an experienced, self-taught Go or Python developer with a background in Physics or security, I'm your gal!

my professional experience is a little limited, but only due to not being given the chance. i am a very fast learner with a wide array of knowledge already, willing to learn anything to fit into any role

my most recent projects include writing a gopher (yes, that pre-HTTP protocol) server, my own fixed-size LRU hashmap implementation from scratch, and the beginnings of an IRC server. all in Go

boosts are very much appreciated ❤️

Musk fanbois are CJing about some NASA SpaceX collaboration.

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going on the headphones subreddit and posting a pic of the headphones that came with my phone with the title "i think these sound pretty good even though theyre not sennheisers" and getting at least 8 downvotes

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For once am not happy about Mastodon being on the HN frontpage. Someone submitted a work-in-progress pull request there. Half the comments are circlejerking about free speech as always, the other half gives opinions without understanding the context of the feature (which is not surprising given that it's a work-in-progress pull request on GitHub and not a goddamn press release).

Back to work after four days off. Gonna take a while to get going.

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aiming to grow weed in microgravity, call that a herbal space program

This series of articles is proving to be quite fantastic. Theories about Roshar, summarizing what we know etc.

tor.com/tag/explaining-the-sto

Now to find myself some time in front of a computer to do all this. Might be a few months before I can do so lol.

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Maybe hosting a wallabag instance and hooking it up with a script that queries the API and generates an epub to send to the kindle email id may be the answer.

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you'd think r/minimalism would be a place to like share minimalist art or something. no. its a subreddit full of people who think you're degenerate or whatever if you don't live an ascetic lifestyle lol. reddit delenda est

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Another favorite picture from a while ago. Just testing the mobile app setup for the new account. 😊

Geography lewd 

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@viv Oh man that sounds very familiar but I can't for the life of me remember the name. I think back before Amazon bollocksed it all up, back in the Google Reader and .epub days, someone - I think Sony? - did a kind of RSS-to-periodic-epub thing like you describe.

I want this.

I send articles I want to read to a book marking service. I get back one mobi file every week that I can then read on my Kindle.

Does a service like that already exist or would I have to create something like that myself?

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Just a general instance with a catchy name.