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RT @emilyst@twitter.co.: You know those Americans who go to England and say, "Gosh, you have such a charming ! I wish *I* had an accent!"

Well, that's what male/cis/het/white/etc ppl who believe they lead completely lives sound like to the rest of us. You do have an accent. You do have .

twitter.com/emilyst/status/110

If I was really rich, I would sponsor the development of lots of free/open source software for regular users. Simple Android utilities. Not just more tools for devs

Gah. Getting annoyed at how hard it is to transfer files or passwords between a computer and a phone if you don't want to use centralised surveillance systems.

I'm having some success with scanning codes on my phone. Little fiddly though.

absolutely agree. lgbt pride events that aren't free are saying you must have money to have pride. that's not lgbt pride, that's capitalism

My fellow hackers! There's a version of `cat` which makes all text rainbow coloured!

sudo apt-get install lolcat

Then pipe things though `lolcat`. It can animate with `-a`.

github.com/busyloop/lolcat
packages.debian.org/lolcat

as a programmer, let me say: stop putting computers in everything it makes the things worse

Hey, y'all-- Facebook recently announced they're launching a "Patreon killer" service.

Regardless of your thoughts on Patreon, FB's alternative is TERRIBLE!

โš ๏ธ 30% gross revenue fee
โš ๏ธ Automatic LIFETIME IP rights to ANYTHING you put on the service
even if you quit!
โš ๏ธ FB wants to give discounts and freebies whenever they like, w/o creator approval, and then deduct it from creator revenue
โš ๏ธ FB will also control WHO sees your content and how many views you have

boingboing.net/2019/02/26/face

DYK, You can get #PostgreSQL to only work on a subset of data in a table? `FROM mytable TABLESAMPLE SYSTEM (1)` only works on 1% of the table.
This is a great way to quickly test long running queries.
postgresql.org/docs/11/sql-sel

The sheer number of people on Facebook with their real names, photos, locations and workplaces on their profile who are happy to throw abuse at other people kinda disproves the argument that itโ€™s online anonymity that causes abusive behaviour

RT @openstreetmap
Our map serving load is increasingly spread over cache servers located worldwide, with donated hardware and hosting. At the moment we'd love a new server donation located in Brazil or Australia/New Zealand! : blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/02

Server protocols are easier to implement, because you're often just sending plain text. Client software could be harder because you can have state.

Plus I don't have a lot of experience (yet!) with making terminal programmes

is a very simple protocol. Lots of these old protocols are really simple, and easy to implement. It can be a fun little side project. ๐Ÿ™‚

@devurandom bus factor -1: someone would need to be hit by a bus to resolve the organizational deadlock on the project

bus factor 1: if a single person in charge of the project gets hit by a bus, the project can't proceed

bus factor 0: everyone is alive and well, but the project still can't proceed

the fediverse reminds me a lot of how things used to be in the '90s a.k.a. the golden age of computing

back when we all had our own dorky fuckin websites on tripod or angelfire or geocities, all unique, all human

back before the internet was taken over by soulless monolithic corporations bent on forcing spy cameras into their users' every orifice

back before advertisers had built themselves a surveillance empire to dwarf the NSA's

back when we were all genuine and sincere and *ourselves.* even if we were total fuckin dorks

all of a sudden these little grassroots social spaces are popping up, with unique and quirky domains, full of people who aren't such cowards that they spend their lives hiding behind a curtain of ironic detachment. it's like the experimental chaos of the '90s but tempered by experience and improved by new technology

there's a reason IRC and pleroma are the only ways i actually *like* interacting with ppl online
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