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I offer a training course in the Rust programming language: Basics of Rust. It’s aimed at corporations and aims to get the participants to a state where they understands the basics, and can learn more on their own. See the page linked below for details. Contact me if you or your employer is interested.

well since we all agree that a coworker is someone who orks cows, it’s obvious that a manager ages men, right

I would like to find more deafies on the Fediverse. Anybody know of any besides me?

Sometimes, I miss my academic work.

If you are running an Internet / telecoms / computer law undergrad or postgrad law module and fancy a (remote, unless v close to Newbury) guest lecture, do drop me a line!

My first free Rust course for FOSS developers filled up in just a few days. I've just sent out emails to those who signed up about location, and to those whom I had to put on a waiting list.

I don't want to promise more than I can deliver, so I'm not committing to running more than the first course. However, I hope to do so, and possibly many more. If you'd like to be notified about any further courses for this, see for more information.

Whoop! @glynmoody's new book, "Walled Garden", is now available for download. I am looking forward to reading this.

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Pretty damn please, if you publish something, anything, on a blog, site, whatever... I beg of you, make sure that publishing date is stated somewhere!

For example: how am I supposed to know, for example, if this is a freshly added new functionality, an old and since deprecated tech preview, or something in between?

Seriously, just display the damn publishing date, people!

Do you write code for free and open source projects? Would you like to learn the basics of the Rust programming language? I’m offering to teach the basics of Rust to free and open source software programmers, for free.

indicatif is a really nice #Rust library. I was able to add a nice progress bar to focus-send in like 5 minutes.

Random morning idea: stoves, ovens, irons, and other devices that can get dangerously hot if left powered on for extended periods of time could have a timer that turns them off after some time.

You want to boil some eggs? Turn stove on for 30 minutes, and it'll turn off after that time by itself, unless you push a button to add another 30 minutes.

I simulate this by setting a timer on my phone to remind me to turn the stove off, but it's not me-proof.

I'm in need of a new #headset. I currently have a Logitech G533, which has served me well, but we had a couple of accidents, and the microphone is no longer operational.

I'm looking for something similar. Over-ear, comfortably large and easily cleanable ear pads, not bluetooth but wireless with USB receiver. Preferably at an affordable price, available outside of Amazon & co.

Would anyone I know be able to recommend something similar?

Boosts appreciated.

People want to be safe, secure, and have privacy. People also want to no have to jump through hoops to have those things.

If you want people using your software to be safe, secure, and have privacy, make it happen by default, when your software is used in the obvious way.

@liw @ted I've got a few hardware RNGs (a pet hobby of mine); maybe I should set up a public server for them and call it "Random Acts Of Kindness"?


When you hit the Yubikey by accident while typing in a chat window and you end up sending the entire channel a "Yubisneeze."

New release 0.5.0. It's a tool for documenting and verifying acceptance criteria. A breaking change to use document metadata from a separate YAML file rather than embedding it in the Markdown file.

A-ha! I've an alliteration addiction. All afflictions attest accordingly. Advance assistance anon.

Since I plan to play with frontend stuff this coming weekend, I was looking into frameworks. I have worked with MUI before, it's what #Chrysalis is built with, so that's my default.

But while I'm experimenting, I may want to explore alternatives. First option is Joy UI - from the MUI people.

Now I'm looking for more. Libraries that provide a decent set of components. I'm not looking for pure CSS stuff.

(Boosts welcomed)

music nostalgia 

I'm not much into music, but for Reasons™, as it gets dark outside tonight, I'm listening to Finnish songs popular when I was a teenager.

One of the songs that strums my soul with micrometer precision has a refrain, directly translated to English:

hand in hand we walk together into the abandoned house //
and it shakes me so //
and this moment will soon give me brain damage

(The band is Dingo, the song is Autiotalo. There's probably a translation that makes sense in English.)

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