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Lots of new people out there...

Here are my

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.

Ubuntu devs: bros do you even test?

If you're gonna put a tiny little systemd-resolved in there somewhere can you at least properly configure NSS so name resolution works consistently, especially in environments like split horizon DNS?

Things like this remind me why ordinary Debian is my go-to OS these days.

See this is why I bought a camera. I didn't even know birds did this!

They are great crested grebes. The other parent was cruising around looking for food.


What if Super Mario Bros 2 would have been released on the Atari 2600?

OK, this is a "boosts needed" post, please boost this if you see it. At least one organisation I'm involved in has a major problem in that it runs online and needs to be able to ballot members, and just about all the easy services for doing so aren't GDPR compliant.

Would anyone be interested in clubbing together to try and run a Euro-side, compliant server of CIVS or a similar e-voting system that could be used by community groups, activist orgs, and so on?

#democracy #cooperatives

@squirrel just asked me to make her a sandwich.

Fortunately for her she is in the wheel group.

@squirrel is trying out selling some of her wares at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside flea market and it is a very good shopping destination for nerds we have to resist spending what we make.

The absence of @djsundog was felt all across the fediverse.

Tooters of all ages and genders found it difficult to find the right Sunday morning jam.

The pats of the hallowed blobs they send somehow weren't enlivening their friend sitting on the other side of the world.

Dark times.

The elephant, mascot of Mastodon, let out an sad, empty toot.

A toot of sorrow.
A cry of sorrow.

A toot that echoed through the timelines.

The toot federates on,
waiting for djsundog's return.

Looking for technical help online sounds like this:

“Folks, my shower drain is clogged up, how do I unclog it?”

“Why don’t you move to a house with a bathtub?”
“Try not to clog it up in the first place, duh”
“Why would you even need to take your showers at home?”
“Just take out the things that are clogging the drain, how difficult is that”
“If you can’t maintain a shower stall in good conditions, why do you even clean yourself?”

@squirrel got her mobile back from the manufacturer's repair centre today...yay all fixed!

But the packaging...ridiculoulous :blobfacepalm:

At least there was little chance of it getting damaged in shipping LOL

Hey so capitalism and fixing things and robot hoovers!

A fun thing about being a fixy sort of person is the stuff that rich people throw away or sell super-cheap. Rich people don't bother fixing things, they just throw the thing away and buy a new one, and half the time the thing is very easily repaired!

Which brings us to Roombas! They're great. They're for rich people. I've got two, and I'm a LONG way off being rich!

500 series Roombas are very cheap on Craigslist. Let's look inside one!

Thank you @kyle and @purism for listening and announcing your intention to reinstate reporting abilities in your fork.

You indicate you thought you had plans for alternative moderation features but without such an implementation widely rolled out removing the old system is dangerous. I am not among the legions who have preemptively banned your instance but had any one of your users had made trouble I likely would have banned at the domain level because of its lack of reporting...

I would be more concerned about the extreme vulnerability of this terrible face recognition system but whatever
So, I was wondering why the battery on my laptop was running down every time I left it at home.
Turns out the kids have been using my election leaflets to get through the facial recognition lock...
I’m not sure whether to be proud by the wit or concerned by the sneakiness?

@KitRedgrave not sure if you've seen this, but for web applications this is a cool sorta tool which I'd recommend to anyone

Ever wonder what data the "smart" IoT devices are sending home to their corporate masters?

Time to watch the watchers!

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