Web tech is heck
"If you added the combined word counts of the C11, C++17, UEFI, USB 3.2, and POSIX specifications, all 8,754 published RFCs, and the combined word counts of everything on Wikipedia’s list of longest novels, you would be 12 million words short of the W3C specifications."
We were getting ready to announce this but apparently we've been scooped! We greatly appreciate the surge of premium subscriptions from users that can afford it. Your support enables us to provide our service to those that can't, because everyone deserves #privacy. #COVID19
💖I said it once, I'll say it again:
Check out @firstname.lastname@example.org - an encrypted #opensource alternative to G-Suite - and please support them
Unicode 13 adds Creative Commons symbols! This toot licensed under U+1F16D https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/Unicode-13.0/U130-1F100.pdf
Good, there is an "Intelligent drum & bass" playlist. Honestly, the first one I found annoyed me with mundane lyrics after 10 minutes. Let's see if this one is better. #music
Umfrage zu Musikgeschmack und Metal
mein Kind schreibt für die Schule eine Arbeit über Metal und Musikgeschmack. Dazu hat sie eine Umfrage gebastelt und bittet um rege Teilnahme. Auch Menschen, die Metal nicht mögen, sind ausdrücklich eingeladen, ihre Meinung kundzutun.
Anybody any suggestions for a free software #teleconferencing solution that could handle 10-15 people simultaneously? I had mixed experiences with meet.jit.si. I also know there's @nextcloud Talk app which kinda works, but never got around to testing it more extensively.
#unfollowfriday – quarterly reminder to unsubscribe from all the things (*that don't give you value or pleasure anymore)
Don't pay for expensive PDF editing tools – use LibreOffice Draw! Since LibreOffice 6.4, it lets you consolidate (join) multiple text boxes into a single one, which is great if you've imported a PDF and the text content is split up into lots of chunks: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/03/06/libreoffice-power-feature-join-text-boxes-after-importing-pdfs/
Yes, I appreciate that "it depends" and "it's complicated" (it really really is!). But please 🐻 with me, I'm just curious about your gut feeling about this.
I've just realized that #Rust has eliminated defensive coding for me.
Defensive coding is "I know it's not supposed to be `null`, but I'll check just in case" or "I know the caller isn't supposed to mutate or free this object, but I'll make a copy just in case" or "I know that function should be thread-safe, but I'll avoid threads just in case"
In Rust nullability, mutability and thread-safety are encoded in types, so I never have to second-guess them.
Just had to create a chart with a data series called "distinct lovers" 🍑 #sfw
Mozilla's move to @matrix has officially been opened for the general public last night. Blog post here: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2020/02/20/synchronous-messaging-were-live/
And if you missed my introduction to the #Riot web interface for screen reader users in December, here it is: https://marcozehe.de/2019/12/20/how-to-get-around-matrix-and-riot-with-a-screen-reader/
Little meta, no memes.
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