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, sure feels like the day for intros, no? We've also got @Weaktwos joining us; also a friend of @likethebird and @melodyg, and a friend of mine of too many years to remember. We're growing a lot here, but it's in no small part because conventional social media, especially FB, is becoming an unwelcoming place.

@Weaktwos, you might want to follow @epilanthanomai, @Stronae, @Geekgenesis, and @scalene, and follow for admin updates.

And another welcome in order to @melodyg, another friend of mine of many, many years and another tremendous human being. She and I are already friends with @likethebird which should help her introduction here, but recommendations of others to follow are more than welcome.

@melodyg, we make our server announcements on the hashtag, so keep an eye here to catch a sense of what's going on. Welcome to the loony bin!

selfie, enby fashion 

Fun fact-- the shirt was my mother's old maternity blouse from when she was carrying me.

should bid a warm welcome to @likethebird, my dear old friend, a highly talented singer-songwriter, and great human being. I think everyone would enjoy her company, but I suspect @epilanthanomai, @Stronae, @Geekgenesis, and @scalene might especially enjoy following.

@likethebird, the hashtag is where we make server-wide announcements. Check out our "federated timeline" to see what traffic already comes our way. Please feel free to ask questions!

I don't food porn often, but this made from scratch smorgas and home-infused akavit is just too good not to share

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Software developer self care is also fixing horrible error messages that make you lose so much time to avoid being bitten by it again and avoid other failing into this too.

Remember: if something is hard to debug, it's 95% of the time because you don't have the good information because it's not given to you.

Like good documentation, good errors messages save HOURS to so much people while it's not the funniest thing to do, it's one of the most important.

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The Alternative Big O notation:

O(1) = O(yeah)
O(log n) = O(nice)
O(n) = O(k)
O(n²) = O(my)
O(2ⁿ) = O(no)
O(n!) = O(mg!)

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If you are doing a hobby/fun/learning project where zero or very few other people are ever going to have to look at the code, I recommend using the programming language that causes the most dopamine to be released in your brain when you press the keyboard buttons.

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When you type ./configure, the GNU Build System automatically spends the next ten minutes reminiscing about every major and minor unix variant created since 1971

Update from the admins: we noticed an outage this morning and were able to remediate the issue. Seems our root file system was choking on its own log files. Things are back up, and we're looking into how to slow the growth in the future. Thanks for your patience!

Wow! From the first wave of invites, it's my friend @hayyg! Everyone, @hayg is an old colleague of mine, passionate about civil rights, and taught me a lot about Armenian history. Give him a hello!

@scalene Additionally, Mastodon has a "search" feature that makes it easy to find some things to get you started with. Also, check out the "federated timeline" to see the general chatter that comes our way.

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@scalene some people I follow here that you'd probably like...my fellow admin @epilanthanomai, world traveler and retro-tech lover @neauoire, and recent newcomers @Stronae and @Geekgenesis

@scalene, welcome aboard , your new home and window into the wild alternative social network that is . Everyone, @scalene is a dear friend of mine, a great designer and artist, and the first person to discover my cats actually speak Russian!

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"They are lucky that what black people are looking for is equality and not revenge”

-- Kimberly Jones

youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oOb

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Anyone who wants to see what the world would look like if all tech were tightly controlled by industry groups need only look at the nonsense and bullshit in the average home theater.

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Amazing webcomic detailing the links between current aesthetics, toxic masculinity, and American fascism.

popula.com/2019/02/24/about-fa

@Stronae welcome to , a Mastodon instance so small and intimate we still announce new members by hand. Everyone, @Stronae is an old friend of mine and a brilliant and mathematical and technical mind. He's going to fit right in around here.

@neauoire I started watching this series of videos today, and immediately thought of you. I kinda think I might get myself some breadboards and work through these myselves. Always wanted to design the machine I'd have used when I was a kid. youtube.com/watch?v=LnzuMJLZRd

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Signs & Codes

Signs & Codes is a private Mastodon instance built around a community of friends.