Show more
Fabian boosted

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.

Fabian boosted

#covid19 health-unrelated stats #boardgames 

Page views of Pandemic - the #boardgame on Wikipedia. #covid19 #coronavirus

Fabian boosted

Umfrage zu Musikgeschmack und Metal 

Hi folks,
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.

gerne boosten.

Fabian boosted

Hey #Fediverse #FreeSoftware people, a friend made a great observation: due to #COVID this is a pretty good time to promote #FLOSS teleconferencing / remote work solutions.


Anybody any suggestions for a free software #teleconferencing solution that could handle 10-15 people simultaneously? I had mixed experiences with I also know there's @nextcloud Talk app which kinda works, but never got around to testing it more extensively.

Matrix/Riot is looking better every day. UX/UI is still quite messy, especially in the web/desktop app. RiotX on Android is in early stages, but pretty clean so far.

– quarterly reminder to unsubscribe from all the things (*that don't give you value or pleasure anymore)

Fabian boosted

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:

Fabian boosted

Dear #Fediverse #admins, here's a poll for you! Completely hypothetically, if #Facebook and #birdsite implemented #activitypub, would you be inclined to allow them to federate with your instance?

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. :blobcatcoffee:

Fabian boosted

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.

Fabian boosted

Consider unfollowing that person that always leaves you feeling worse about things.

Just had to create a chart with a data series called "distinct lovers" 🍑

Fabian boosted

Mozilla's move to @matrix has officially been opened for the general public last night. Blog post here:

You can find the Mozilla #a11y team here:

And if you missed my introduction to the #Riot web interface for screen reader users in December, here it is:

Employer gives you a smartphone. Who pays for the protective case (if the employee feels better using one)?

Arbeitgeber stellt Arbeitshandy (Smartphone). Handy-Schutzhülle, wenn von Arbeitnehmer als sinnvoll betrachtet bzw. gewünscht, bezahlt wer? Erfahrungen?

Fabian boosted

English language usage re: y'all 

Is the use of y'all as a replacement for you(plural) becoming a de facto standard in the English language?

Since you and your(singular) are indistinguishable from you and your(plural) it solves the ambiguity.

Example usage:

Plural: I have been listening to y'all's opinion.
Singular(and only singular): I have been listening to your opinion.

Fabian boosted

Asking for an Instagram friend: Is there any #pixelfed client app out there right now that is close to Instagram? Tried both #tusky and #fedilab so far, am in both cases running in different weird "errors" (such as notifications - who commented pictures - not shown) and am in both seeing just what seems a limited feature set (filters, just four instead of 10 pics per set, no story support, ...). Is there something more "made for pixelfed"?

That song you skip 9 times out of 10 but you still don’t wanna remove it from your library forever.

Fabian boosted

Hey #Infosec #Sysadmin #fediverse, any sane replacements for #AnyDesk and #TeamViewer?

I am looking for something that ideally:
- is cross-platform
- is reliable
- is FLOSS
- is reasonably easy to use by non-technical people
- supports screen-sharing and remote input control.


Show more