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Posting selfies over here is a real challenge. Phone cameras tend to record the photo's orientation in the EXIF, which Mastodon doesn't seem to use (and actively seems to strip). And yes, I want to post selfies. I'm in that "I understand why people take selfies now" phase of euphoria.

After a weekend sprint on the ham radio for Field Day, I can still hear the PSK31 signals whistling in my ears.

uspol, sportsball, race 

Sometimes the leaders of sports teams do the right thing, like publicly telling a racist politican to fuck off and threatening to leave his city if that keeps up. It could be more, yes, but it's more than many have done.
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welcomes the fabulous, fun, and sometimes sardonic @sarberry, bestie to @AccioMjolnir, longtime friend to me, and a running buddy I sincerely hope to see again someday.

@sarberry, server business is generally on the hashtag, and aside from our own crowd, who are now mostly on here, you will likely find some amusing people and content to follow if you check out our Federated Timeline.

ham shack 

Behold, my lab and ham shack. The temple to my nerditude.

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Alan Turing bday, suicide mention 

Alan Turing was born today

He was gay and neurodivergent, famous for 'Turing machine,' a model for modern/general purpose computers

he was also chemically castrated by his government for being gay (instead of prison time), and later committed suicide at 41

Rest in Power, Alan :heart_cybre:

The morning brings some new faces to : @AccioMjolnir, Weimar-era historian and total ball of delight; @sciencensorcery, whose YouTube videos on gender helped me come out as non-binary; and @cydonia, who might want to check out @vickysteeves for some library science feeling. All these folks are close, long-term friends of me and yesterday's invitees.

To the newcomers, server business is on the hashtag and advice for finding people was posted on some recent invites!

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Ahem. Excuse me. ((taps microphone))

I have an important announcement to share with this convention.

Ahem.

Now you're messing with a...son of a bitch.
Now you're messing with a son of a bitch.
Now you're messing with a...son of a bitch.
Now you're messing with a son of a bitch.

Thank you.

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So @Stronae it's feels like it's been forever. What's your professional life like these days?

also welcomes @seelix and @GoatGoatGoat, also coming in through the common social link to @likethebird and @melodyg and @Weaktwos. Welcome y'all, and please follow the hashtag for updates! Also, see the previous intros for some great starter friends!

, 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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