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Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?

I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (

Here's the video if you're interested:

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Hey folks,

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.


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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 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.

Blades: $13.99
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.

I think I need to kill Mono for little-endian 32-bit MIPS in Debian. It's all kinds of fucky, and we don't CI it upstream because we can't get adequate hardware (our last effort was blocked by the SoC vendor)

Does anyone care for MIPS?

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!


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 

I am usually not a fan of singing pieces, but Symphony No. 3 is really a thing of beauty. So powerful:

Me: This journal will be my constant companion. All of my ideas shall find refuge here

Also me: "The excesses of this generation can be easily seen here by this Craig Maloney person, who has a stack of journals and notebooks with only three pages written in them."

Databases should support 'ls'.

At least I would appreciate it if they did.

I'm not sure I quite understand how Django can have little shortcuts for the admin form for pretty much everything but adding a user to a group.


1) This is a rant. I don't need diagnosis.
2) There is a time and place to tell me about your savior Flask. Now is not that time.

Going to try this focus thing and see how it works.

Word of the day: CONSTULT - to act stupidly together

Anyone who suggests using or subdividing 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

"I painted this thinking about : "a tree losing his leaves does not seem to worry...""

Every time I visit the site of @davidrevoy I always come back inspired.

Cats are banned on Svalbard, so the one cat on the island is registered as a fox.

This thing is just too fucking adorable. (VIP2K kit, uses a RCA 1802, a ROM to handle the video state machine, and it's sized to fit an Altoids tin.)

#VCFMW #retrocomputing

Dear developers:

If your documentation, bug tracking, downloads, and discussion all live on a forum I'm just going to assume that your laundry is living next to your toothbrush in the fridge.

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