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I'm a nerd from (Calgary, Canada) into software, and a bit of among other things. I host my own email and web including the mastodon instance as a hobby.

I work on stuff like , and personally, and professionally in the field of .

Also big advocate of .

I'm kind of libertarian but closer to Chomsky than Rand.

1970: We'll have flying cats.

2010: Cat litter box with DRM!

#TIL There are "smart" cat litter box with DRM. :blobcattilt: :blobcattilt: :blobcattilt: And some hackers in the cat community have written a FOSS firmware for these litter boxes to solve the problem... Welcome to the future!

Just occurred to me today that you younger folks who have the benefit of awesome tools like #blender might not even know that POV-RAY exists.

Pretty amazing what people are doing with this stately old piece of code these days. Check out the hall of fame, I think you'll find an image or two to be impressed by!

Many years ago, when computers were crawling, embryonic half formed things compared to what we use today, this thing was AMAZING and let anyone ray trace. It was *empowering*.

@kaniini Kaniini, I respect your point of view, and appreciate you speaking so openly and candidly about what's bothering you. I can't imagine it's easy.

Your departure would be a huge loss, however. Your investigations into LitePub / OCAP / Bearcaps are enormously valuable, and you've always struck me as someone who really cares about trying to resolve the security problems of federated communication systems.

If there's anybody that makes this place better, it's you. Whether it's your research or your blog posts or your rants about things that are broken, I've always appreciated what you've had to say. I've learned a lot of things over the last few years because of you.

Welcome to the fediverse @Jerrynikhil !

Are there any fans and other Tamil people out there he might like to follow?

Hello, I’m the reel2bits project main developper (a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation).

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because of health issues I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the ActivityPub part, you can contact me through:

the project matrix channel
the issue tracker
this account

boosts appreciated, thanks.


Aaron Swartz. Born on this day! November 8, 1986. He would have been 33 today.

November 9 will be observed all over the world as Aaron Swartz Day — an annual event to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s legacy as an activist, programmer, entrepreneur & political organizer.

Hackathons would be organised, where diverse & passionate folks would gather & exchange ideas with each other, who believe in Freedom of #Information & #Education and Securing Digital Space for all.

Remember 9th November! 💜

So I'm watching Alex do an boxing from an estate sale haul and he finds a bunch of Funko Pops and I'm thinking "why would people by this shit" and then this happens

C.C. @taweret (you're welcome :blobcheeky: )

is heaven

is hell

is purgatory

Sorry that is the order of the fediverse we just have to deal with it

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