If you have comments, noting them for posterity on that issue would be nice.
I think the world could do with a backup interchange format. Wrote a blog post about it.
Having woken up and read the news, I wish to express myself using some swearwords in various languages.
Finnish: Vittu. Perkele. Saatana. Jumalauta. Helvetin kuustoista.
Swedish: Sjutton också.
English: Fucking fuckers fucking fuck.
Captain Haddock: Anachronisms! Caterpillars! Diplodocuses! Iconoclasts! Livy-livered landlubbers!
That's all I can muster right now. Have a good day. Be safe. Be gentle.
#playvicious social, the black led instance in the fediverse has been switched off a couple of days ago, and we wrote a statement as the moderation team of weirder earth about it.
it is a huge loss to the fedi and we realized too late that more solidarity would have been needed. we say goodbye and thank you for everything you did.
read it here:
My laptop audio stopped working.
Is it muted? No.
Does restarting pulseaudio help? No.
Does rebooting the laptop help? No.
Is headphone cable attached? No.
I never did finish my MSc in computer science.
I've created a project blog for Obnam, the backup program. It has no interesting content yet, but do subscriber, if you want to hear about Obnam news.
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Nothing kills a side project faster than coming back to it six months to a year later and not remembering how to build, test or deploy it!
It's really helpful when people actually write out content warnings instead of using abbreviations.
Not everybody knows that "mh" means "mental health," and that's only one example! It's even harder for people who aren't fluent in the language the poster is using.
@jmtd I sample the global timeline occasionally but I don't follow it in general because it would be too busy. Mostly at this point I grow my follow list organically from boosts and such by people I'm already following.
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The Obnam project now has an IRC channel and a Matrix room. Software isn't ready to be used for anything real, but progress consists if taking many small steps.
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Unix is quite terse: commands should output nothing, they does need to. This is because the physical interface was originally a "teletype" terminal, a sort of electromechanical typewriter, where what the user typed was sent to the computer, and what the computer output was written onto paper. These were slow, compared to modern terminal emulators: order of 10 characters per second.
To get a feel of what it was like, see these videos.
Radiating opinions into the aether. Mostly one-way. All opinions are mine. I don't represent my employer. I mostly don't follow back (I'm easily overwhelmed by a flood of information).
Lars and friends