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Why I'm deleting my account, and how people can migrate to the and even still follow people on the old site.

This post is day 20 of my challenge

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I implore any group using to consider switching to @matrix for public (unencrypted) and private () chats, and services (Mastodon, Pleroma, etc) for announcements. And Discourse.

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Come watch me and my colleagues discuss what we're working on for @fedora and at this year's @fosdem and CentOS Dojo! From speeding up to managing desktops and servers at scale, these should be fun.

Both free to attend. And our time slots should work for both EU and US attendees since we're doing this from our homes in the US.

This post is day 13 of my challenge

#introduction Hello! I am a #sysadmin for #linux systems at the #highered #university level and interested in #privacy #federation and #horizontalism (in an organizational/political sense). With a sprinkle of #psychology and #philosophy thrown in.

I am an #OSR (whatever that means!) #RPG gamer and run one #OSRIC based game in meatspace and play two #1e #PbP. Also playing some #burningwheel . Open to other systems for #TTRPG ; I'm a curious kid!

My actual system is base OSRIC with some "secret sauce" OSR bits thrown in. Rounding out with a sprinkle of #Dragonsfoot Footprints articles and my own houserules wiki. - is the #OSRIC #SRD

Feel free to say "hello!" I may not approve a follow otherwise. Also the case if you have no avatar or profile or any posts. Just be a human!!

Alt account is @PresGas

The problem I have with the Internet today is that, in the 1980s, I thought (hoped) that massive access to a) personal computing and b) networking would be a force that (slowly, perhaps, but inevitably over time) made us all smarter and kinder.

Instead I fear that networked computing is making us all dumber and crueller. And the dumbing and the cruelling is accelerating.

That's maybe too simplistic an analysis: it probably always had the potential to do both, and it probably *is* doing both.

@chronrevisited @natecull A big realisation of mine about five or six years ago was that changes in media have huge effects on the societies in which they emerge, and always have.

Smartphones, Broadband, Dial-up Internet, the Web, cable TV, talk radio, FM radio, television, paperbacks, radio, cinema, telephone, phonograph, mass magazine publishing, telegraph, mass literacy, printing (and multiple revolutions there), papermaking, Arabic numerals, maths, writing, trigoonometry, mapmaking ...

The first hunter-gatherer tribes which worked out speech, basic logistics, maps, and military strategy (or agriculture) had huge advantages over those which hadn't. And it's compounded since.

Marshall McLuhan and Elizabeth Eisenstein especially develop this concept.

The subturing language I shipped was a huge success because it was constrained but I've never met someone who hasn't slung haskell who saw the value of limited power.

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The new article in Wired about the history of BBSes really captures what was nice about them back then.

Original tweet :

How do you design a CPU for functional languages like Haskell?

Use a stackmachine where the function referenced by each head is popped with a given number of arguments copying the referenced function body into its place on the stack with argument references replaced & relative references resolved.

Opcodes are added for arithmatic, with ints shuffling the stack to ensure they're fully resolved before the arithmatic.

This has been prototyped on FPGAs!


Pika Backup 0.4 with support for scheduled backups has been released. You can learn more about this release in my blog post or directly try it out.

Pika Backup is focused on backups of personal data with an emphasis on usability.

:covid19: 🤦‍♂️ Today is a good day to point out that there are 15,000,000+ dead from and poor countries are still only 15% vaccinated.

FACT: The WILL continue until people and countries stop being selfish.

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2️⃣ 😷
3️⃣ 🌬️
4️⃣ 🧍🏽↔️🧍🏽
5️⃣ 💸🔜🌍

I first joined Mastodon in Sept 2021. I was increasingly appalled by the algorithm-determined timeline and curious to see whether the alternative would work. Around the same time, a large number of Chinese users discovered Mastodon because of the increasing tightening control in China-based social media platforms.
I now enjoy my experience at a Chinese language instance so much that I am desiring the same for my work and life beyond the Chinese language environment.

Major Court victory against #Vizio Friday evening. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, The Judge quickly decided to remand our case back to California state court!

Smartphones and tablets are here to stay. GUIs are a part of life.

The solution isn't to push users back to the command line. The solution must be to bring composability to the graphical environment.

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Spotify is testing a new profile feature that lets select artists promote their #NFTs - go home, @Spotify, you're drunk...

Annie Lennox of Eurythmics with a Tandy 200, and Dave Stewart laying with his head on her lap.

Had a chance to tell some peope how utterly garbage web3 is in real life yesterday. So that was pretty cool.

Started poking around on YouTube for inappropriate zydeco covers in case I could somehow dream this thing into existence and did find this, which I guess isn't THAT big of a stretch but... huh, this is actually pretty good

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