Our CEO just referred to SaaS as "Software as a hostage" and I think that's pretty spot on.

@vancha no clue, it was fixed by starting Firefox in safe mode and doing a Refresh, which dumps everything and starts fresh (and, in my case, shortly afterwards installs all my extensions and bookmarks, because Sync).

Well, that is unfortunate. Firefox won't start properly, something to do with some bit of XML interface thingy by the look of things.

In 1986 some geothermal teams in communist Romania drilled their way into a subterranean world, a world which had been cut off from the rest of the biosphere for 5.5 million years. No food, water, sunlight, or even radioactive particles from the Chernobyl disaster had made it there, these biologist and cavers were the first. It was warm and full of toxic gases, and it had a lake that was absolutely teeming with creatures. This is Movile Cave in Romania.

The cave was filled with 33 unique and endemic species of troglobites, among them were spiders, centipedes, leeches, and many, many isopods. They fed on a thin gooey film of chemosynthetic bacteria on the water and walls, the first known example of a terrestrial chemosynthetic ecosystem.

Stop mirroring your Twitter account to the fediverse, especially these retweets of a single picture without any caption or comment.

We used to say the Web had shrunk to four websites where people posted only screenshots from the other three, let's not add a fifth one to that dumpster fire.

@mrb "unieke en creatieve manier om mail- verzenders geld af te troggelen, gekoppeld aan een gevoel van schijnveiligheid voor de gemiddelde consument".

Wat de fuck is dit nu weer, een mail van mijn verzekeraar via "Aangetekende E-mail", wie verzint zoiets? E-mail is niet te certiceren of te garanderen, iedereen die je iets anders vertelt, liegt. Een tracking-pixel in een e-mail is geen garantie dat die pixel ook wordt getoond (in mijn geval bijvoorbeeld niet, dus).

Slangenolie-verkoper in kwestie is RPost, met op de site een copyrightmelding 1999-2017 - dat schept bij mij alvast vertrouwen.

IT-kundigen bij Allianz: u heeft mijn sympathie...

if you add these two filters it will get rid of every crosspost from birdsite, and make your fediverse experience instantly better by magnitudes (same settings for both)

@red that looks interesting! Without having dug into filters and ordering thereof, would it be possible to let through twitter forwards from certain accounts? It's not all shit, just most of it. :)

Het emotierijkste verhaal wordt het meest gedeeld, ongeacht waarheidsgehalte. Elmine Wijnia zoekt de details uit van 1 enkele veelgedeelde Facebook posting storymin.es/2020/07/wie-het-em

@amolith I'm fairly certain this was cooked up by a marketeer, to increase the multichannel customer loyalty retention experience. Or some buzzword diarrhea like that.

@fschaap @systeemkabouter ik zou, op basis van mijn gebrek aan hands on ervaring en wat leeswerk denken dat je met proxmox dan een eind moet komen.

De homelab-subreddit is redelijk verdeeld tussen esxi en proxmox, met een enkele verdwaalde ziel die met hyper-v werkt. Voor wat het waard is, zeg maar.

@systeemkabouter libvirt/qemu, misschien? Al is dat onder de motorkap natuurlijk wat Proxmox gebruikt, tenzij ik me hier vergis, ik gebruik libvirt maar geen Proxmox. Het is even de vraag of je met de UI of met de onderliggende tech wil pielen.

The Dutch ministry of justice paid for a #privacy test of Office 365, finding a series of issues. Just one of these: 6 different companies receive user data including file names, without even a privacy policy.
privacycompany.eu/blogpost-nl/

@jalcine I could totally see MS buying them, but no, I don't share your fear for "the desktop". Plenty of distros that are _not_ Ubuntu (or even derivatives) around. Besides, Canonical seems to be trying real hard to annoy users by themselves already.

I'm going to regret asking this but... uh... what's your favourite programming language and hwhy?

(boosts welcome so I can find new cool people)

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