Tobias Gies

@tobiasgies

Software developer – also on Mastodon: tobiasgies@mastodon.social

Düsseldorf, Germany
Joined November 2008

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  1. Retweeted
    Apr 21

    TIL: early Unix had a goto command for use in shell scripts. Not a shell builtin. An actual /bin/goto executable. Think about how that could work. (Answer here: )

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    Apr 7

    Picard ethics tip: The fact that a conflict has many sides does not imply that every side has merit.

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  3. Retweeted
    Apr 5

    the epic store discourse should deal with criticism of exclusivity in general and DRM preventing you from truly owning something, not just "put games on Steam"

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    Apr 4

    TIL: "the reverse bus factor" - how many people should be hit by a bus for the team to be doing better.

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  5. Apr 2

    Today I learned ATMs boot using grub – or don't. 😅

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  6. Mar 28

    So fixed their router's unauthenticated config / diagnostics export issue by … *checks notes* … blacklisting any user agent containing "curl" in their nginx config. Alright then.

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    Mar 27

    Really good thread about the benefits of public speaking

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  8. Mar 26

    For your consideration in the voting booth, here's The List:

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  9. Mar 26

    Ironically, the best way to demonstrate your disdain to these people is to vote them out of office. European elections are in two months. Inform yourself how it works in your country, and vote against anyone who supported this cursed law.

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  10. Mar 26
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  11. Mar 25

    Oh yay, it's one of THOSE days…

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  12. Mar 18

    Time to get ready for day 2 of . Today, I'll be conference chair for 5 talks – that is, I get to be the support staff for 5 awesome speakers, ensuring their talks run smoothly (and they don't go over time). LET'S GO!

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  13. Mar 18

    Took me a while, but I finally found something worthwhile to say at a conference again. The slides are available at

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  14. Retweeted
    Mar 15

    we got a fucking cesspool of fascism wrapped in irony, dogwhistles and the excuse that nothing online matters it's gonna keep generating violent hate crimes but we are supposed to tolerate it and debate it, naw, fuck off

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    Mar 15

    considering pewdiepie is a reactionary dipshit who promotes holocaust deniers I'm not surprised to hear he's connected to a racist mass shooting

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  16. Retweeted
    Mar 9

    This industry is in its infancy still and deserves a board of ethics and some way to “disbar” those who make consistently unethical, terrible choices that affect others’ lives

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    Mar 8
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  18. Mar 8

    Latest exhibit in the ongoing series "the software industry has a problem with education about standards"…

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  19. Feb 28

    The Rheinland you are calling is not available at the moment. Please call again on Wednesday.

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  20. Feb 9

    I wrote the following commit message last Friday and it succinctly describes what I spent the hour before that doing: "Disable debugging and fix typo."

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