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BookWyrm is the Fediverse's answer to Amazon's GoodReads.

BookWyrm helps you keep track of what you're reading, discover new books and publish reviews of books you've read.

You can follow them at @bookwyrm and find out more at:

joinbookwyrm.com

There's a list of servers to join at:

joinbookwyrm.com/instances

There's a built-in book catalogue powered by Wikidata in collaboration with @inventaire

BookWyrm is part of the Fediverse and accounts on BookWyrm servers can be followed by people from Mastodon etc, for example @mouse is the BookWyrm founder's account.

Anyone (except corporations) can start their own BookWyrm server by installing the software, and there's a managed hosting service for people who join the top tier on Patreon (patreon.com/posts/64768354).

#BookWyrm #Fediverse #Books #Book #Reading #Literature #GoodReads #Alternatives

Them: Drupal can do everything out of the box. And drupal8+ is not bloated because everything is a module.

Me on drupal 9: nothing works, no modules are supported after v.7

Wow, SICP really has a bit of everything in it!
Functional programming, OOP, reactive programming, building DSLs, concurrency, building an interpreter...

I'm really liking it. Seeing every concept together like this, implemented from the ground up, it's liberating. The book frees you from the constraints of the language you are working with, and gives you the tools to build anything you want.

@suricrasia (Note that, while the website heavily promotes the software’s available GUI front ends, you don’t really need them if you’re comfortable with the command line. The core product is a CLI application with tons of available switches; you can use it to do anything the product is capable of doing. The GUI front ends just wrap the CLI app in a graphical interface.)

@suricrasia it’s not quite what you asked for, but I think HTTrack could give you what you want. You point it at a site, and it creates a completely static copy of it with all internal URLs rewritten so they point to the right place in the big pile of static files. I’ve never tried it on a Mastodon instance, but I’ve successfully used it many times to create static archives of dynamic sites built on other software.

httrack.com/

hmm, someone should make some software that reads a mastodon database and creates a static HTML archive of all the posts with all the right URLs, so that if someone doesn't want to host an instance anymore, they can convert it to a static version and host it cheaply

Someone have put it clear and simple about social content/algo: "You are being attacked. Their algo feeds you a constant stream of stressors and relaxers. The stressors induce adrenaline which elevates your heart rate. The relaxers produce dopamine which calm you down. The effect is deleterious on your ability to focus and causes addiction."

Furry universe where every species uses a different system of traditional length units based on their body parts, forcing programmers to maintain complex tables listing the ratio of e.g. wingspans (hooded crow) to kneetops (elephant (asian))

@alcinnz

(Is it just that people have completely forgotten that "to hype" used to be a verb, and in fact still is not just a verb, but an industry? And that people who are hyped very often are hyped because they were hyped into that hype? Or perhaps they even hyped themselves?)

@alcinnz

and even if you're not personally being dishonest, if you say "you're hyped", you may well have BEEN hyped by someone hyping up the show.

So you might be a second-hand carrier of hype. The bad kind of hype, not the good kind of hype.

@alcinnz

Then I'd still say that "hype" is a bad word to use, because it has the double meaning of you saying "I'm being *artificially publically enthusiastic in a promotional capacity, as a job of work* about the next season of Magnus Archives"

Which, the Internet being the Internet, and if you are a Youtuber, may very well be exactly what's happening!

So if you're not in the hype business, best not to be confusing in what you're saying.

looking for work 

Hello fedi, as I'm looking for work, would you please lend me a hand and spread the word?

In short, I can do Chinese--English / English--Chinese translations. And I'm pretty good at it.

I used to translate for the New York Times. After getting my PhD in physics, I worked for the publisher SpringerNature as an editor, but my experience there only further radicalised me against the unethical practice of "academic publishing", and I quitted.

My career in science also saw me accumulating 15+ years' experience with C/C++/Python, contributing to projects such as scipy, numpy, etc. That made me a decent tech writer of documentations, too.

I actually quite enjoy translating -- so much so that I have a page set up for that -> ko-fi.com/post/Index-to-the-po

Samples are available on request. I am capable of most commercial translation projects in Chinese/English. In my spare time, my language skills are further honed by my Ukrainian/Russian/French/Sanskrit/Old English projects.

@vertigo Attack surface was a lot smaller. Issue was more with just straight-up bugs / performance / consistency, rather than having the world beating a path to your Internet uplink.

Not to knock shipping functional code and having only one shot at it, but it was a much simpler world.

@jalefkowit @alcinnz

@Crazypedia Lots of Old Gods ofAppalachia vibes, I'm here for it.

RT @PavolRusnak
I was always wondering what's the difference between Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Now I know: Google knows about every f*cking payment you make, while Apple doesn't.

More about Apple Pay: codeburst.io/how-does-apple-pa

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