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Brian teilte
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Brian teilte

Mastodon isn’t just a website, it is a federation—think Star Trek. Thousands of independent communities running Mastodon form a coherent network, where while every planet is different, being part of one is being part of the whole. mstdn.social/about #mastodon #mstdn

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#BOFH excuse #212:

Of course it doesn't work. We've performed a software upgrade.

Just interested: Anyone got some experience with Nextcloud Talk?

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It's so beautiful to see masses of people switch to Mastodon / the fediverse. Big hope feels.

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Just received my art award. Thank you so much everyone! Your support means everything to me ♥️

Brian teilte
Brian teilte

Reminder, ihr Herzen: Heute ab 12:00:00 ist #36C3-Ticketvorverkauf. Ihr _müsst_ dafür sehr pünktlich sein. Nehmt euch ne Funk- oder Netzwerkuhr und aktualisiert ab ca. 11:58 alle zwei Sekunden tickets.events.ccc.de/36c3/. Wenn ne Warteschlangennummer auftaucht, könnt ihr aufhören.

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concept: get on my lawn software.
a software design philosophy that believes good software ages like a fine wine. it shuns trends and salesmen disguised as programmers, shuns the fancy new framework. instead, gomls curates quality old software like a carefully tended forest. software that has stood the test of time, and, though it seems antiquated, it’s as robust as cast iron anvil.

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1. SQLIte came out in august of 2000, which makes it 19 years old. it has the distinguished honour of being the only program in existence that uses filesystem APIs correctly.

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2. RSYNC came out in June 1996, it is 23 years old. it is the only program that I trust for copying large files and large amounts of files between any two points. it natively supports ssh and, in some configurations, uses an extremely clever rolling checksum algorithm that makes me seriously question the sanity of games consoles and operating systems vendors who do not use RSYNC for system and software updates.

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rsync does have this one extremely irritating quirk though: different behavior on the presence of, or ansence of trailing slash on paths, that is basically impossible to memorise.

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so that this list isn’t unixy stuff only
3. Excel, initial release, 1987, 32 years ago.
love it or hate it, excel gets shit done, it still gets shit done, and it’s been getting shit done for a very long time.

its fomula language and macros system fulfills the promise of users sooving their own problems in a way every other system has utterly failed, possibly because it’s cloaked from the ruinous grasp of “professional programmers” attempting to turn it into a “real” application platform.

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fun fact: excel formalae are the world’s most popular pure functionsl programming language. move the fuck over, haskell .

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4. NES roms.
if you want hyper sentient dog scientists in the year 40,000 to be able to run your software, write it as an NES rom. trust me on this.

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Recently received a small batch of RGBwW LEDs. These are #SK6812 in a 5050 package. Similar to the common #WS2812 or “Neopixel” but with an addition fourth (warm) white channel.
They also work with the #Neopixel and #FastLED libraries for μCs.

Ain‘t they pretty?

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Laut Lokalzeitung gibt es hier in der Gegend immer mehr Städte und Gemeinden, die auf Groß-Feuerwerke verzichten wollen und nach Alternativen suchen.

Ich finde das sehr, sehr klasse. Und ich würde mir mit Begeisterung so ein "Drohnenfeuerwerk" wie dies hier anschauen:

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