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Breaking of two NPM libraries show that everything isn't right in FOSS ecosystem

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As if COVID-19 and political events weren't enough to raise havoc in the life of already disturbed netizens, the netizens had to face one more setback today as some little known developer named Marak suddenly decided to pull the plug on two npm libraries he happened to control namely, colors and faker , causing multiple npm builds to fail across the world, and the Gods of the heavens screaming their wrath on the poor plebeians!

Let's Reclaim the Blogosphere NOW!

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The demise of Technorati in 2016 marks the Epoch when the era of small blogs by indie bloggers came to an end, and the age of large social media giants and greedy corporations began, as that's where most of the internet traffic started moving towards from then on.

The state of freelance transcription as career in a dynamically evolving job market

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Ever since AI and machine learning algorithms started churning their nuts and bolts almost a decade ago, projects became very hard to come by, especially for freelancers or independent contractors who had just started. Data Entry jobs were already gobbled up by OCR/MICR software long since and now automation has started doing the same in other areas like programming and scripting, book-keeping and accountancy, etc.

Travel 101: HUGE List of things to pack before leaving for a short vacation or journey

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This is a general purpose listicle that covers most travel use cases. Depending on your purpose of visit, there may be some items particular to your trip that you may want to carry (see last item in the list).

How to get a near perfect shave in less than ₹5

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Those of us who believe in the old school notion of "Simple Living, High Thinking" ( or alternatively, chaadar jitni badi ho, pair utne hi failane chahiye! ) are always looking for ways to curb home expenses and save as much as possible. And even otherwise, since we are currently in the midst of a world wide pandemic, it only makes sense that we live a life of frugality as much as possible.

11 Reasons for hosting your blog on the blogspot domain

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These days, the so called "Blogging and SEO experts" are spouting up everywhere and dishing out free advice that not only beats rationality and common sense but also hinges along the lines of elitist agenda. While searching something regarding blogger platform today, I came across this weird article titled   11 Huge Reasons to AVOID Blogspot in 2021 .

The Agile Manifesto has a wording problem which creates needless confusion

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The Agile Manifesto which is canonically defined on the website agilemanifesto.org is unfortunately not worded properly. It is a source of unnecessary confusion, ambiguity and conundrum which could have been easily avoided.