@nathan Damn, not a lot of people answering the call to join the glorious mastodon.
What is your opinion so far of Mastodon's usability? I think it is working quite well!
"Funes, the Huawei executive, denied the company pays criminal groups for access to its sites, and said Huawei does not permit subcontractors to do so either. He said the company sometimes pays higher rates in smaller markets where it is more difficult to find engineers."
Sure, expect your workers to stand up to a drug cartel, maybe pay them a bit extra for it. Can't see how that goes wrong. At all.
Nerdy rant about Canonical's Livepatch
"Community (read: not paying) Users of the Canonical Livepatch Service who want to eliminate the small chance of being randomly chosen as a canary should enroll in the Ubuntu Advantage program (starting at $12/month)." (Ubuntu docs)
A friend translated it to:
"this is a dangerous neighborhood, maybe you walk around one day rendering video, maybe your kernel brick because of 'accident'. Better to pay small fee for ... ghow do i say... protection, no?"
Let me put it this way: if you are not a startup (i.e., you don't have venture capital and you’re not looking to scale exponentially and have a billion-dollar exit) and yet you call yourself a startup, you are actively helping the startup that will offer your services for free until it kills your sustainable small tech business.
So maybe don’t call yourself a startup.
Startup is a Silicon Valley brand. It does not mean a new, small tech business.
open source e-reader in a world full of amazon-controlled e-readers seems like a good move
Private instance, sign ups closed.