"The sky above the port was the color of a television, tuned to a dead channel.
He unfurled his EMACS program. With a meta command, he escalated his privileges, then gingerly prodded and tweaked the multicolored lines of declarative instructions comprising the system's xorg.conf file. At last satisfied, he keyed the sequence to restart the server, and this time *both* monitors flickered to life. They were even in the correct relative position.
'Yes!' he hissed, though no one could hear..."
Hmm, I was really spoiled by the network I had at the old house.
I'm having remote work startup pangs.
people talk about the "foreseeable future" like that's even a thing
(I'm looking at *you*, me.)
"Quick quiz: if git tag -l is shorthand for git tag --list, then what does git branch -l do? If you thought, “surely it doesn’t list all branches”, then congratulations: you’re a veteran Git user!"
Hurricane notification, offer of help Show more
If there are any #fediverse denizens who are in the eastern Carolinas and have nowhere to evacuate to, I can probably house about three people in #ColumbiaSC (in close quarters) for a few days. We're not 100% outside the affected zone, we should get tropical storm winds and rain, and there's an outside chance of some flooding. But if you've got no place to go, DM me.
I'm #hiring again!
Do you care about developer productivity? Do you want to help people make better software more easily and (hopefully) more quickly? That's what we're doing in the Release Engineering team at WMF.
I'm looking for candidates with wide varieties of backgrounds. The most important quality you possess is the ability to learn and a deep desire to make things better.
Join my team as a Software Engineer!
My work display did not survive the move across town, let alone across the country.
The shippers who are transporting some antique items are getting later and later.
With an adapter I can plug my beefy work workstation into my nice home display and do some work, but I do not have that adapter.
This is my last Monday residing at my current address. It's been a good run: almost 20 years in this house, more than 30 in this town.
TIL how to secure the compressor on an 80 year old refrigerator
Firms that allow their software programmers to "give back" to the open source community on company time gain benefits.
Well, that was weird...
I was just accosted on the street by some dude who was convinced I had something to do with his minivan's maintenance issues. He, in his van, followed me, on foot, for a block, before he got out so we could "go".
It did not come to fisticuffs, despite his intentions. He won the last word contest, though, by continuing to bluster as he walked back to his van to drive away.
Now for something completely different
celebrities, self-hosting Show more
IMO, celebrities have no business creating accounts on public instances and then trying to establish their brand or "verify their identity".
There's no reason a celebrity can't spin up their own instance at "social.celebrityname.website" (or pay somebody to do it for them) if their brand matters that much to them.
If you're a celebrity, trying to migrate your personal brand onto somebody else's server is a dick move, especially if they run it at their own expense.
INTP with an MBA. Lisp, Clojure, C++, FOSS, software engineering and development, teams, leadership, cocktails, cycling. Fights for the users. [he/his]
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.