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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)

Python under Windows, climate collapse 

At this rate I'm going to burn the planet while trying to get Conda to not hang while doing multiprocessing that seems to work just fine on my Linux machine.

Tell your grandkids I'm sorry, but my production-build is broken under Windows. And learn to swim.

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Python under Windows 

Why don't they just ship Python under Windows in a Docker container so we don't have do deal with Windows' backwater way of handling, well, anything.

(Note: rant, not a call for technical support or Docker bashing.)

"Mastodon: Social Microblogging and whomst is hornt on the main"

Reading about the WPA project as part of the New Deal where folks were paid by the government to write about their communities and thinking this was a pretty neat move, all things considered.

Technology is not my friend this past week.

JoDee's laptop had a Read-only filesystem issue after going through fsck. I think there's some corruption on there, and I'm hoping it's not related to the latest systemd update (seems everything went wrong with the latest update)

Doing a backup of the drive on a separate machine and doing memory tests on the laptop. Also thinking of running badblocks on the drive, but thinking a simple pv /dev/sdd2 > /dev/null would also suss out isssues.

This is great advice! I am very grateful to my family and those that were around me when I was younger, as nearly always, they encouraged me to try things early on. Sometimes the failures were spectacular but they grinned and moved on. It helps me to this day, and it is a great way to “pay it forward” in life.

reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/comme

First edition is a gorgeous book.
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RT @Darker_Hue
Hep Cats! I’m not attending #GenCon and no one is currently running #HarlemUnbound. Want to help me out? Run a game? If so, I’ll do a raffle with your name and event # for one of the last copies of 1st edition! Tag us in a post/pic of it and we’ll pick just after Gen Con!
twitter.com/Darker_Hue/status/

Currently rocking this keyboard while waiting for my mechanical keyboard and a bit sad that the big 'ol "internet" button does nothing on this machine.

Phone Numbers and Social Security numbers are essentially the same thing now:

Easily leaked from non-trusted sources

Provide entirely too much information about the individual linked to them

Likely to not change unless you enjoy trying to explain to others what prompted the change

laptop grumble (Thinkpad) 

Note that I have two perfectly fine desktops. I'm not in any need. It's more a nice-to-have if I ever decide to bring the computer to where desktop isn't.

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laptop grumble (Thinkpad) 

X120e screen is still blinking.

And now I'm looking at refurbished Thinkpad Laptops on Microcenter's site.

It's not that I need one right now, but bringing a Raspberry Pi and monitor to the kitchen table wore thin really, really quick.

I think I need to let my freak-flag fly a little more but I'm not sure how to do that anymore.

mh (-) 

Working on not becoming a complete misanthrope.

it gets harder each day to really want to care and not just shut off the world.

Make it so uBlock origin and Privacy Badger don't break your appointment scheduling site challenge 2021.

covid 

Why don't we have an event on an island nation where we bring in representatives from every country, have them compete in contests, expose them all to a deadly virus, and then send them home.

That's some real "Enter the Dragon" shit right there, but instead we call it "The Olympics".

The IOC is a corrupt travelling circus that should be shut down.

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