June 20, 2018

June 6, 2018

Ten guidelines for nurturing a thriving democracy by Bertrand Russell

  1. Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
  2. Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
  3. Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
  4. When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
  5. Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
  6. Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
  7. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
  8. Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
  9. Be scrupulously truthful, even when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
  10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.
Read More

How can Santa keep his lists when GDPR is around?

Santa’s data collection has always been compliant with GDPR, so he has no need to change his ways. The nature of his data collection is more transparent than most companies, and he is open to updating his records if you contact one of his representatives.

The legitimate business purpose of his data collection is to create a list of those who are naughty and nice this year:

He’s making a list And checking it twice;

Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice

Santa Claus is coming to town

Read More

June 4, 2018

Remember when Google Reader was shutting down, and it took forever to import your GReader stuff into The Old Reader? That’s what it’s like with importing GitHub repos into GitLab right now.

Read More

June 1, 2018

May 24, 2018

May 22, 2018

Termux turns Android into a Linux development environment

Old Android devices become development powerhouses.

Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment. What that means in practice is that you can install Termux on most Android devices and do almost anything you would do in a full Linux development environment on that device.

Read More

April 27, 2018

April 19, 2018

April 13, 2018