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@epilanthanomai I think I'm getting possible follower spam from but I'm on a road trip and can't investigate. Do you have a few minutes to help?

Me reading the book... "Oh my word! THEY FIXED THAT, TOO!"

Hey ! I'd like to give a quick introduction to @tangent, a new member of the instance. He's a dear friend and colleague of mine with a passion for an open, private, and decentralized Internet. I'm sure he'll be a great add to the instance.

The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".

After 5 years of waiting or not making time for it, I'm learning Rust.

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

Please, folks, don't hesitate to tell someone what they mean to you. Don't wait to thank someone's kindness. There is no good reason to wait, and you never know when they'll be gone. Life's precious. Live the hell out of it.

@darius I don't know why this didn't occur to me earlier, but IBM's heavy use of basic non-relational record-oriented data storage must have been a huge historical nod to tape storage. "Find this record set and then I'll iterate it for the data I want" is totally a natural metaphor if you use a sequential storage system.

I really lack for any kind of aesthetic role model that speaks to my non-binary-but-athletic AMAB self.

had a brief outage this afternoon when our AWS EC2 instance became "unreachable". I don't know why, but we were able to reboot it and bring us back online.

If you have a problem with your source code management, and you decide to solve it with git submodules, you now have six problems.

“Language is the carrier of culture and memory. To starve or kill a language is to starve and kill a people’s memory bank.”
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, 2009.

@epilanthanomai I think it might be fun for us to skin but don't really know where we'd get started. You got any designer friends who'd like to give us a quote?

Some days, all I want is to is have my old German hacker buddy back so we can pop herbal ecstacy, play original edition NetRunner, and wait for Quake to finish downloading over the modem (preferably without call waiting interrupting it)

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