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Philipp Kern
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SRE, Coffee addict, Debian developer
SRE, Coffee addict, Debian developer

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New calendar is a thing now (opt-in instructions at the bottom) or you can use https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?new_calendar_optin=true to get the button if it doesn't show for you.
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Apparently YubiKey 4 are also affected by the Infineon bug and need to be replaced if you use PIV or OpenPGP applets and generate(d) your keys on chip.
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So I read https://medium.freecodecamp.org/we-fired-our-top-talent-best-decision-we-ever-made-4c0a99728fde yesterday and I thought, you know guys, removing toxic people from teams is important and maybe in the end that's what happened here, but you're glossing over a lot of management failures along the way. Also shitty misleading headline.

Turns out I don't need to write a long response though, because today https://medium.com/@deusexmachina667/you-fired-your-top-talent-i-hope-youre-happy-cf57c41183dd did that beautifully.

Managers: Be less awful. Engineers: Speak up early, often, relentlessly when things are clearly not going well.

This, right here:

"Rick closed his door. His whiteboard lay fallow. Rick no longer had time to train anyone because he had too much to solve on his own."

THIS. Someone missed this. Someone whose job was to notice. Firing Rick was maybe necessary once things had devolved to this degree, but that idiot? The person who didn't notice or fix this? Needs to be fired a hundred times as much. (Or retrained, or reassigned to a track without people management responsibilities, or whatever.)
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How come I only see this now. :o

That drumset...
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Es gibt gerade eine Jubiläums-BahnCard 25, die ausnahmsweise mal für ein Jahr gilt, statt wie sonst für drei Monate: https://www.bahn.de/p/view/bahncard/ueberblick/jubilaeumsbahncard.shtml -- kostet auch nur 25 Euro.
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So apparently you can't buy OnePlus either... oh my.
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Turn-off of the day: Recruiters that act like they'll need their smelling salts when we mention money. Yes, I know what numbers mean. I know I can't be easily placed in any one of five hundred sysadmin jobs you have on file. I know you can get two average SWEs for that amount.

You think two average SWEs can solve the same problems I can, in similar time?

Good luck with that. Let me know how it goes.

The culture of guilt we've created around getting paid for work is really bad. Of course, we've conveniently also created a culture of crippling guilt around not working. It's almost like the system is biased towards employers or something!

"What's a little thing that I can easily do to help change things a tiny bit at a time?", you ask?

When a friend or coworker asks what you're making, just answer. Or, if you get the sense they kind of want to ask, but don't quite dare to, just volunteer it. A big part of the strategy to get people to work for less than they're worth is making sure they don't quite know what they're worth.
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Die Bundesnetzagentur will, dass Telekom-Kunden europaweit unbegrenzt videostreamen können. 

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Hm. Es wird spannend, wie sich deutsche Forschung beim Problem des autonomen Fahrens schlägt. Schließlich muss sie im Vergleich zu US-amerikanischen Konzernen mit viel weniger Daten auskommen.
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