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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)


Reminder that while RMS still believes that using "per" is perfectly acceptable, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, I shall continue to call it "Linux", even in the face of evidence to the contrary.

uspol, tik tok 

I can think of no better way to devalue and remove Tik Tok from the public consciousness than to have Microsoft purchase it.

I just wish it wasn't at the behest of a wannabe dictator.

Alright, is up for y'all and not looking like Times New Roman font on a white background. If you poke around responsibly, please file bugs.

There's still a lot of work that needs to happen. I accept PRs!

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If I could go back in time I think one of my stops would be to find the person that made "sine wave text" popular in demos and disabuse them of this notion.

naming your router Pete and your wifi extender Repete

Here are direct links to the talks from yesterday's virtual VCF West, from the 9h marathon youtube stream:

Sol 20 with Helios Floppy
Operating an Apollo DSKY Panel
Magnetic tape data recovery
6502 Assembly Language
PDP 8 History and Operation
Amiga Video Toaster
Univac 490 Real Time Computer
IBM 1620 Jr (teensy-based)
NOVA 445 Homebrew
Genesis of the 6502 (Bill Mensch)
Scelbi 8H and Digital Group Video


uspol, BLM, ted nugent, lazy conspiracy theories 

Because whomever is benefiting is doing an awful lot of manure-spreading to ensure that any grass-roots movements they don't like don't get any traction.

You might even call that a conspiracy against an alleged conspiracy...

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uspol, BLM, ted nugent, lazy conspiracy theories 

The question arises: who benefits the most from delegitimizing BLM? Is it folks like my mom or Ted Nugent? I'm not so sure. Saying that BLM is not an organic movement probably means that there is still some order in the world and that Black People are not as righteously angry as they are.

It's interesting to see how this continues to play out though; this "it's not a grass-roots movement" scenario. Makes me wonder who stands to benefit.

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uspol, BLM, ted nugent, lazy conspiracy theories 

Ted Nugent is an asshole. Let's get that out of the way first.

However, it's rather telling that he's spouting the same nonsense that I had to disabuse my mom from spreading: that BLM is not a real movement and that it's funded by George Soros (which is a great tell for determining if something is a lazy conspiracy theory).

I have constructed this amazing monstrosity to act as a camera rig for the 8yo’s 9th birthday party so that the kids can play Code Names over video conference.

cryptocurrency, n.

When you write encoded and invisible messages on dollar bills with lemon-based inks.

How you know you're old:

1) Log into to

There is no step 2.

hacker news, webshit weekly 

An extra-special webshit weekly this week:

RT @dongwon
if you're ignoring, like, 70% of the rules of your system to make your actual play podcast entertaining, maybe you should be using a different system.


Nice to see that some members of the GOP are now on board with impeaching 45.

Too bad. You had your chance and lined up behind him.

Quid Pro Quo motherfuckers.

Some day I will remember to save all affected files before running a process.

That day is not today.

If you really don't like someone send them to Stack Overflow whenever they are trying to unstage a file from being added.

Ho boy, the advice there ranges from the benign to the "nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure".

Has Google Drive ever successfully scanned a file for viruses?

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