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Time to repost my ! I post mostly in English but my first language is German. I live in , . I studied (, , , insect physiology) but there was no money to be made so I turned into a software developer. At work it’s all , , , but at home it’s all , , , based on my github. I maintain a engine called . I like .
My account is on, not here!

Awesome News:
- TPM by default & included for free
- German keyboard now available
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Hey, if Masto ever becomes popular enough to become an attractive target for large-scale attackers, what tools are available to stop bots and Russian troll farms?

Ah, "Symbola, version 10.24, January 2018" is the one I want, I think. From

it's 2018 and I heard someone yesterday say "if you need to contact me please just use IRC and definitely not facebook"

I'm thinking that eventually my Mastodon Archive tool will no longer be needed! Now: "Limited full-text search! You'll be able to find anything that you already interacted with - your own posts, messages sent to you, your favourites and things you've shared." And planned: "An archive takeout function - a way for you to download and backup the entirety of your content from Mastodon - statuses and your media attachments."

Turn threaded toots into one document. Often easier to read for some or to possibly archive!

"Everything we do to make it harder to create a website or edit a web page, and harder to learn to code by viewing source, promotes that consumerist vision of the web.

Pretending that one needs a team of professionals to put simple articles online will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Overcomplicating the web means lifting up the ladder that used to make it possible for people to teach themselves and surprise everyone with unexpected new ideas."


@kensanata Which leads us to monsters like this:

#tokipona really is a lot simpler.

@kensanata And as with Toki Pona there is ambiguity in there. Sometimes compounds describe a thing that is for (doing) XY and by the same rules you describe a thing made of XY.

So the ambiguity in toki pona isn't news to me.

Having listened to English speaking people talk about the perceived limitations of I wondered whether this is something a German speaker would lack since we smash together words enthusiastically. Sure, our edition of Games of Thrones as about 150% of yours, and we may have fewer root words. Smashing words together is cool. Stringing words together in toki pona is practically the same thing.

I'm keeping my laptop screen hidden from my wife, and she turns to me suspiciously and asks "What are you looking at online..?"
Me: "uh... pornography...?"
Her: "No you aren't! You're looking at bikes again, aren't you? You already own four, don't even think about getting another one"


Attention fans of #lua and/or #lisp

I've written some documentation for Fennel, this fun new compiler I've been playing with. If you read it, let me know what you think!

Hey nerds I worked pretty hard on this,

and I'm trying to help get more people on the platform. Maybe y'all want to read it? I am extremely vain but I think you'll agree with the premise.

I got my keyboardio keyboard and I am already struggling. Gah!

typos and misspelled words are the spice of the text message

There's a very special feeling that you get when people complain about you licensing your software under the GPL and tell you that you must the license, and you just reply "no".