Time to repost my #introduction! I post mostly in English but my first language is German. I live in #zürich, #switzerland. I studied #biology (#zoology, #neurobiology, #genetics, insect physiology) but there was no money to be made so I turned into a software developer. At work it’s all #java, #oracle, #postgres, but at home it’s all #emacs #lisp, #perl, #python, #c based on my github. I maintain a #wiki engine called #oddmuse. I like #gopher.
My #rpg account is on dice.camp, not here!
In a discussion on Reddit of a setting generator of mine called Hex Describe a user referred me to the text generator Tracery. I duckducked for it and found a tutorial by @aparrish and so I decided to post a link on my Octodon Social account and not just on my Dice Camp account.
Hex Describe: Generating gaming content, inspired by Abulafia.
I wonder if we should make chaffers - bots that hook up to your fb account and start having random interactions with random people - instead of closing fb accounts.
I need to turn up the volume on my headphones because there is a strategic board meeting at the company. I hate the noise. I want my future workplace to be a library. Everybody shut up, no questions asked.
Want to get started with #Perl6 to create a #GTK application? Check out my latest tutorial: https://www.tyil.nl/tutorials/perl6-introduction-to-application-programming/
It uses Perl 6 with GTK::Simple and App::Assixt to create a small GUI application.
What's the accepted wisdom on the copyright status of name lists, e.g. the list of all the hobbit names in the Lord of the Rings? I'd say: not protected?
I compiled and installed the bitlbee-discord plugin on Windows. I feel like a god of free software. #bitlbee #discord Notes here: https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/Comments_on_2018-02-08_Bitlbee_on_Windows_with_Cygwin
I have a bunch of friends from Twitter joining Mastodon tonight so I made a quick guide to how the site works. Making it public so anyone can see/boost it if it's helpful. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
I encourage you all to use hashtags. It's not a big deal to put a # in front of some words and it really helps to make content discoverable for idiots like me
I have this laptop, and supposedly it has an SSD. And yet I still think I can hear the disk drive occasionally. How is that possible? Or is there some other machinery which isn't the fan that might give the occasional whirring spurts?
Forgot to post about this, but I wrote a little script to back up a Mastodon instance, in case anyone finds it useful. 🙂 #MastoAdmins https://gist.github.com/nolanlawson/668abcf9f5e8ef4659e132a32525e50c
#introductions escaping from the birdsite and at the same time redefining a bit of myself. Mastadon drew me in with readers like yourself who like anime, sci-fi and music, and you'll see me talk about foss and electronics but hopefully not too much. Love escaping to the the bush, but also escaping into cyberspace.