#FreeBSD finally released their much improved Code of Conduct.
I'm very happy to see this. Assholes are actively seeking out orgs and events without solid CoCs.
Birdsite but do read this thread. It's freaking important.
This reeks racket. Pay us to deliver email or it will be silently dropped - no, not spam filtered just dropped. As someone who self-hosts email I can only say that letting things like that happen essentially kills email as a decentralized service.
Of course, I left out most of the important information:
I am running OpenBSD-6.2 and have the following in my /etc/login.conf for "staff":
My user is in staff.
What can _I_ do about other men harassing women? The first thing that comes to mind is to take personal responsibility so I'm not one of them. And of course speak up and call people out on their behaviors. Other than that, what should/could I do? It's a serious question, because I'd really like to do something about it.
It looks like I need to talk to SpamAssassin. Receiving Spam FROM my own address nowadays.
My Grandad's advice for safe driving was: "Always remember you're controlling a potentially lethal weapon". I think it helped me to take driving even more seriously.
Perhaps it's good advice for us technologists too...
"Always remember you're programming a potential platform for bullying and harassment".
"Always remember you're designing a potential system for mass surveillance".
"Always remember you're deploying a potential tool for mass social unrest".
if your situation allows, STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK. by "if your situation allows," i mean if you have paid sick days or if you can work from home. i do not mean if you aren't busy there's never really an opportune time to take a sick day, but you should still do it. getting sick is legitimately dangerous for people with weakened immune systems (i.e. elderly, transplant patients, chemo patients) and you never know if your coworkers or the people they live with fall into one of those categories.
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after today, I'm pretty keen to get a new job. if you work for a company that's cool with remote workers, and think you could use someone who has the following senior level skills, please let me know:
- large scale systems architecture design, including scaling for ridiculous CCUs.
- salt, puppet, ansible, teraform.
- aws, google cloud.
- mysql, postgresql, hive, presto. dev and admin.
- big data pipeline design, ETL, storage, performance analysis and tuning.
- dev in Python, Go, Bash, and others.
Arkham Horror is killing me.
Baking bread is simple and complex at the same time. Just 4 major ingredients, just a couple of preparation steps. And yet... there is so much to learn.
One of the most difficult things it's teaching me: Be patient.
20% software developer, 20 jack-of-all trades and 60% systems administrator by day.
Human being, reader / wantobe-writer, music lover, beer and whisky aficionado by night and on the weekends.
Running a mix of Linux (Debian, mostly) and OpenBSD on servers and OpenBSD on the laptop.