I’m not going to be able to go into detail, but over lunch with a director at a large computing company we once napkin-math'd how many “cars we could take off the road” if our email client trusted spam scores appended to messages by the email host rather than re-evaluating every message downloaded for spam analysis locally

In the next release, on-device spam analysis was disabled if your email provider included spam headers in the messages

This was an amazing way to end the week. played a show for our office via WebEx and it was a perfect transition to the weekend. Seeing coworkers & their families grooving along put such a big smile on my face.

If anyone is looking for a way to wind down, you can’t go wrong tuning in.

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Music lyrics, smoking (drug use) 

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Maybe I’ve not been saying it loudly or frequently enough for the last however-many years…

Privacy is not a luxury.

Same with accessibility. Neither are luxuries, they’re life-sustaining rights. And you’re unusually privileged if you’ve not had to care about either.

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While I wasn't able to get running on my new machine (and honestly I didn't try that hard), it looks like installed super easily, so now I can look around the and finally use / on my own.

Libro.fm, provider of and contributor to funding local , is reaching out to current owners of Ibram X. Kendi’s _How to Be an Antiracist_ with a coupon code to provide an additional copy to share with others

“NOTES: The author will still receive royalties, as Libro.fm is paying for this copy of their audiobook”


One more reason I’m so much happier supporting rather than and

If you recently received your @PINE64 with the recent batch and were saddened to see the package in @ManjaroARM isn’t working, don’t dismay!

& are both available via Pamac and now support protein folding on devices. You can help contribute toward solving and other biomedical problems! There’s even a hackers.town team, too (currently in the Top 25% tier!) boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/tea

More info: boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/for

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A gentle light to illuminate a quiet evening stroll through the park #tree #canopy #lamp #streetlight #evening #walk #park
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Good advice from our neighborhood #StayHome #StayHealthy #COVID #Covid19 #CoronaVirus #Corona #Chalk #Sidewalk #Art #Floral

I love it when two posts in my timeline come together to send a combined message

So... I didn't expect or plan on going down the rabbit hole of "learn how to be a professional wrestler" youtube videos this evening... but some of this is just general well delivered professional and life advice

Topics available on the original / post I found the channel in: metafilter.com/185964/Til-We-M

I’d never seen the :empathy: symbol before joining / slack, and found it something I wish more platforms had…

… then I remembered I’m now my own admin and can easily add emojos… this may get me into trouble…


COVID-19, distributed computing, reuse for older mobile devices 

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An old photo worth revisiting. Cold winter twilight is my favorite time.
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Even under the clouds and through the rocks, the world keeps moving and life keeps growing

#beach #plant #clouds #sand #shells

@Are0h Especially ironic when Hollywood was literally founded by folks trying to escape patent control: mentalfloss.com/article/51722/

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