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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 (mug.org)

Here's the video if you're interested:

youtube.com/watch?v=S4amvKNpJo

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Hey folks,

If you have some spare Liberapay cash laying around would you please consider sending it to Sophie Lagace?

liberapay.com/SophieLagace

She outlines the reasons in her blog post here:

mechanteanemone.wordpress.com/

Suffice to say they're going to though a rough patch and could use the financial support.

Thanks!

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New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

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:

patreon.com/CobaltVelvet

(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)

I am still on the "gnugo removes all of your pieces" level of playing Go.

Penguicon 2021 is virtual this year. Come be part of the fun:

2021.penguicon.org

Penguicon 2021 |
April 23 – 25

#penguicon #conventions

audiophiles 

Listening to an album on 200gram vinyl with a tube amplifier that has more watts than a power relay and kicks out enough heat to cause weather patterns on speakers that were hand-carved by monks and polished by trained monkeys of an album that was literally recorded in three days on equipment that cost less than a Fisher Price PXL2000 when they were new and is its audio equivalent on tape that was salvaged from a K-Mart liquidation auction.

Hear that fidelity.

Tony Levin playing a Chapman Stick is the closest mortals can ever hope to reach paradise.

RT @AdamMakesTTRPG
#ThoseWhoWanderRPG
▶️Original character creation method
▶️Original character advancement method
▶️Backward compatible with 5e
▶️Inclusive and diverse
▶️Less rolling dice for storytellers, more rolling for players
▶️Streamlined combat
▶️Original creature lore

Now on #Kickstarter!

Three authors / game designers that I adore. Closest I've come to getting them to sign my book in person but it will have to do for now.

Signatures of Chris Spivey, Ruth Tillman, and Robin D Laws; Cthulhu Confidential.

Three authors / game designers that I adore. Closest I've come to getting them to sign my book in person but it will have to do for now.

Signatures of Chris Spivey, Ruth Tillman, and Robin D Laws; Cthulhu Confidential.

bitcoin 

This toot is worth more than any bitcoin.

bluesky 

Bluesky ecosystem overview document is live now: twitter.com/bluesky/status/135 matrix.org/_matrix/media/r0/do

Also an article about it here in The Verge: theverge.com/2021/1/21/2224271

FWIW though my name is mentioned, my main role in this particular document was answering clarifying questions about ActivityPub. This is really the hard work of Jay Graber, who put a ton of time and thoughtful energy into it.

Gitlab terms of service update, which doesn't use one of the fundamental features of git for version control and diff.

(Note: yes, there are alternatives that you have opinions about. Please kindly keep them to yourself).

systemd 

Correct answer: log in via a separate terminal, run my IRC tmux session, and be done with it.

Life's too short for bad tools.

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systemd 

Oh great, now this kills tmux after logging out of my ssh session.

wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/W

Try to play by the "rules" and still get punished.

systemd 

I think systemd is starting to make more sense regarding the principles of least astonishment: I am no longer astonished when systemd does the exact opposite of what I intended.

(for reference: I'm running tmux and have a script that start squeezelite with nohup. I am no longer astonished that systemd will now gleefully kill them when I log out of X. I'm also not astonished that the configuration to say "don't do that" doesn't work.)

Note: I have hit acceptance and do not need technical support. Also I couldn't care less about your opinion of systemd. Stack Overflow and endless other discussions have done the hard work for you. You may relax.

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