Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?
I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (mug.org)
Here's the video if you're interested:
If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?
She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:
Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.
New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:
Also I'd like to send you a quick "hello" and a note that if you're on octodon.social that our beloved administrator is @CobaltVelvet. She runs this place and keeps it tidy.
It's also not free as in beer so if you'd like to keep this place running please feel free to help out her Patreon:
(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)
Ordered some blades for a tape gun from Uline.
Shipping: ~$15.00 (via UPS Ground, which was their cheapest option).
Got the package. Damn, this is really heavy. What the hell is in here?
Apparently the chuckleheads include their thick-ass catalog in every package.
Yeah, thanks for that. I hope I never have to order from you again.
Why Rust and not Go
Hey y'all don't forget this rad project headed up by my partner John W. Sheldon that I'm a part of! It is such a fun idea and it's gonna be gorgeous! Help make it happen! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/briecs/homunculus-assembly-line?ref=yhmnli
My hope is that the ideals that Richard Stallman planted and cultivated for these many years can finally bloom without having their sunlight taken away.
I also believe in forgiveness for those who are truly penitent. I hope that RMS will eventually learn from his mistakes without the microscope upon him.
These ideas are too important to throw out; too precious to let degrade.
Seriously folks, if someone mentions something and you're not sure what's going on do yourself a favor:
1) Try typing those terms into a search engine.
2) Look on other social media platforms to determine if others are talking about it (they probably are)
3) If you're truly stuck (perhaps this is something deep) ask if there is a link for more information so you can do your own homework.
Expecting someone to explain everything to you like a news reporter is asinine and draining. Do your work
RMS and the free software community
The lesson I want people to take from RMS' jump-before-pushed resignation:
"Your heroes and role models will be held accountable for being a jerk. If you emulate their behavior, you will also be held accountable."
The lesson the problem people will take: "SJW waaaaah!"
I think it's important that we repeat the better lesson.
I am usually not a fan of singing pieces, but Symphony No. 3 is really a thing of beauty. So powerful:
Anyone who suggests using 0.0.0.0/8 or subdividing 127.0.0.0/8 doesn't understand the real world Internet. Those addresses would be unusable for decades. We still have devices that don't speak CIDR, and that's 25 years old.
Add IPv6 and be done with it. #sysadmin
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more