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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 coales.co 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.

i wonder if the true lesson of these 'evil instances' appearing on the fediverse isn't the one i have been teaching all along -- safety is better accomplished through small communities (less than 100 active users) than having large silos?

Vice Media hot take Show more

This is a problem.

Yes I may be touching the third rail here... but this is Vice media's fault that this shitstorm started in the first place.

I #arduino custom keyboard that i use for twitch streaming. Now with 3mm black acrylic casing! I got some crap on my blog for having the final product as just a circuit board.. Similar to a Raspberry Pi the case is up to you. It's personal. Unique. I'm only adding a case just to show one possibility. link how i made it is here - s-config.com/arduniodeck/

Playing with 3D-printed fabrics. Feels really weird & funny but pleasant in the hands.

Saddened to hear about the passing of a well loved personality Nomi Whalen, a former city councillor, marriage commissioner and friend of the family (she was the officiant for multiple marriages in my family). Her late husband Ed Whalen was a colourful local TV personality known for being commentator of Calgary Flames hockey and Stampede Wrestling.

Nomi was always committed to equality, fairness and justice and will be missed and fondly remembered.

calgary.ctvnews.ca/well-known-

Omg my dad just texted me to remind me of something extremely important:

Today is Wotan's birthday! 🎉
He is 3 years old today!
And I think at this point, Wotan has earned some birthday boosts :Wotan_shocked: :wotan:

@msh This reply, boost and star is definitely not part of the joke. No sir! Nope. Perish the though! 😂

I tend to click on a lot of links that are #retrocomputing related and I wanted somewhere to post lots of them, without spamming everything into Chinwag Local - so I'm trying something out.

yellowplastic.club/

Come hang out, post stuff if you want, let's see if it goes anywhere.

Today I learned that Rocket.Chat, an open source team communications platform similar to Slack, allows federation! I am a big fan of IRC and XMPP because they are open protocols that allow anyone to set up their own private server. XMPP further allows you to federate your server to other XMPP servers. I definitely need to keep an eye on Rocket.Chat now!

rocket.chat/docs/administrator

Mastodon Gestalt Timeline:

2017: HOLY SHIT IT'S BBSES
2018: WAIT NO, IT'S SORTA TWITTER WITHOUT NAZIS
2019: HANG THE FUCK ON IS THIS EMAIL
2020: OH GOD RUN IT'S NEWSGROUPS, WE REINVENTED NEWSGROUPS

This is the sound of rhubarb growing in the dark. And someone really needs to take some sound samples to make a percussion track from it.
youtu.be/P2NMffyX2yw

"Forced rhubarb" is a technique for growing fresh rhubarb in the Winter, while keeping it in pitch dark conditions. Done correctly, the plants grow super fast. Fast enough that you can hear it popping and creaking as it grows!

I think a lot of times some people misinterpret "I think what you said was offensive" as "I am offended with what you said". They sound similar but are not really the same thing.

Like maybe the person calling you out isn't actually as hypersensitive as you think and they are just letting you know that you sounded like a jackass and perhaps you might want to work on that.

And if that upsets you maybe that person isn't the sensitive one, or at least the *only* sensitive one.

I dunno.

So I'm picking through the data volume of an old production server that was just running and neglected for like almost 7 years and has to be rebuilt and it has directories full of PHP and other source code and random data dumps...

and they are literally named things like ./garbage/app/shit ...

And the person who put them there left the company years before I started...

Ho boy.

So is up to their usual BS again, formally adding "hacking" (infosec) videos to the list of forbidden content. It is certain to be enforced by The before long. Seems they are determined to become the premiere destination for vapid, pointless video content.

The reach of this policy will be broad. Retro games are already being jerked around for talking about "hardware hacks" of classic systems. Makers and modders of all kinds are now more vulnerable to the .

Hmm a bit of a "flare-up" out in the clouds today.

Well...

A flare-down actually.

Can we just stop un-internetting the internet with these giant silo systems already?

@ddevault I just published my first video on PeerTube, thanks @kaniini!

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Micro-blogging site operated by Mark Shane Hayden of Coalesco Digital Systems Inc. We are located in Alberta, Canada. This is NOT intended to be a commercial/promotional site! Registration is open to anyone interested in civil discussions on any interesting topic--especially technology, current events and politics.