That one time Patrick Stewart was mind controlled, and used as a flesh-mech for a warmongering pug dog.

So far my time on Mastodon has taught me that the major difference between tech bro and foss bro is the preferred style of profile pic. Elsewise there doesn’t seem to be heaps of difference.

Sometimes I accidentally delete a toot and my world is shook.

Dear fellow white dudes, I propose an idea: the next time you think to yourself “I should start a podcast about X” — totally follow through, but also subscribe to or pay for content from not a white dude.

On twitter I mute anything matching the pattern `RT @` this effectively mutes all retweets -- is there an equivalent setting or hack for mastodon?

TFW arresting officers will not slow anything down.
The president was impeached.
Zimmerman has been charged multiple times.

Stop assuming the system will be able to assess itself as the party in fault. (

> Free, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging

> No javascript, no stylesheets, no trackers. Just your words.

I am a functional programming junky. I love and ... but seems cool


If I was gonna wade into the world of smalltalk where should I start? Does implementation matter, e.g. Squeak v Pharo?

Nobody gives a shit if you know how to code, run servers and administrate systems.

What you do with those skills is what makes people pay attention.

"Dark Lego, show me the forbidden connection techniques":

a leaked PDF of a Lego internal corporate document describing "illegal" connections that must not be used in official kit-building instructions

Much has been written on the analogy between lego connections and programming language syntax; that would make this illegal connection PDF the equivalent of, like, undocumented compiler features or something.

After taking a *long* hiatus from making link logs on my blog, I’m back with a new one! Much abridged, but back.

Pinafore v1.17.0 

The main feature of this release is that the focus ring (i.e. the glowing outline around buttons and links) should be less prominent for mouse users. If you prefer to use the keyboard to navigate, then nothing should change. This follows a new web standard called "focus-visible."

If you prefer the old behavior, you can enable "Always show focus ring" in the settings.

Loading threads when clicking on statuses should also be faster.


Forth is fun.

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Folks who use which one has a package manager that you like...or that isn't a monster?

:whispers: maybe sometimes XML is *better* than JSON...

Star Trek stories retold from the perspective of the people on the planets instead of star fleet.

Space: It's not a frontier we've always lived here.

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