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The Unisys ICON 2 is one of my favourite computers of all time. I learned Turing and C on these, and also spent a lot of time playing games before school. These ran QNX and were my first experience with a Unix-like OS. The Ontario government destroyed the computers and software and they are now incredibly rare.

There are some pictures of one of the few working ICONs here:


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Hello everyone. I've been an user and enthusiast for nearly ten years. I don't work in tech so unfortunately I have no real life friends who share my interest in .

I'm currently trying to get better at and as I transition away from using Excel/VBA for data analysis at work.

My other interests include .

Please tune in to The Intergalactic Wasabi Hour with yours truly as your DJ/host from 01:00-02:00 UTC/9-10PM EDT on #Tilderadio !

Tonite is #80s #synth & #NewWave nite! 👾🎶 Wanna hear your favourite 80s synth/new wave song? Send me an email snowdusk AT or simply respond to this toot! 🎹 I'll try my best to play them on the show 💃🕺✨

To tune in:

Chat with us on IRC during the live show! Go to:

to find out how to connect ✌️

See you soon! 👋

@fribbledom I might lose followers for this, but whatever, this is what i think:

Star Trek is an often ham-fisted but very sincere attempt to imagine a future that we'd actually want to live in, by extrapolating universal-human-rights-based liberal idealism, while also honestly confronting and grappling with the limit cases of that idealism. This is so rare in visual sci-fi media that it's worth treasuring despite its frequent failures to live up to its premise.

Star Wars is a toy commercial.

Hands on my revisiting of ( version of ).

Fascinating, sophisticated. I love this 90s UI style. btw, the game has incredibly low resource cost (only 20+MB mem).

I finally got around to buying a fountain pen and a decent notebook. Now I have no idea what to write.

Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

Intergalactic Wasabi Hour on #Tilderadio from 01:00-02:00 UTC! In less than an hour! Please tune in if your ears are free! 🙌

Tonite is #80s #Synth & #NewWave nite!

Wanna hear your favourite 80s synth/new wave song? Let me know! 🎶

To listen:

chat with us on IRC! 👇

For #EarthDay I'm bringing you a #soil fact:

In 1 cubic meter of healthy soil live several billion to trillion organisms.

40% of them are bacteria
40% are #algae and #fungi
12% are Lumbricidae (earthworms)

Every year we loose 24 billion tonnes of soil due to degradation.
This happens mainly because of #deforestation, #desertification, unsustainable farming practices and sealing.

(Sources: & Wikipedia)


Intergalactic Wasabi Hour with me, snowdusk, will be livestreaming on #Tilderadio in about 13 miinutes! Pls tune in if your ears are free 🙌🏻 0100-0200 UTC

tonite is #80s #synth and #NewWave nite! Wanna hear your favourite 80s synthy / new wavey song?? Pls let me know! 🍀

The more utility programs I write, the more I realize that 'programming' is just a tool for very lazy people to think only once about a problem and hopefully never again.

Care about ? Take a look at - a mature network project offering "Privacy-By-Design".

🎉 The @i2p team just released a few minutes ago v2.37.0 - again: great effort 🔥 🙏 .

Ready-to-use container here (also a version including and ):

Entry-level, "how to", blog post here:

Latest video (1 slide covering I2P):

Rogers is stepping up to eliminate the last vestige of wireless competition in . We should have no problem maintaining our world leadership in high prices.

Mistakes happen. But when aiming at being better than Big Tech, one must admit mistakes and improve from there. At Tutanota we are building an encrypted, privacy-respecting email service that puts the users first - not the advertisers. However, when we planned our latest subscription changes, we made some severe mistakes that were not up to our own standards. We would like to apologize for these mistakes and explain our lessons learned.

we're working on new stuff, but in the meantime it's bandcamp friday again!!

artists get 100% of bandcamp sales today, so if you've discovered any new artists recently or want to support your favs, please do so if you can x

p.s. we're on bandcamp 👀

I hear this question a lot: “Do I raise or return this error in Python?”

This is probably because the right answer will depend on your situation and the goals of your application logic. Either choice can help you ensure your Python code doesn’t fail silently, saving you and your teammates from having to hunt down deeply entrenched errors.

Here’s the difference between `raise` and `return` when handling failures in Python, and how to ensure your code doesn’t fail…

If you live in and want to try DNS over HTTPs, you can use CIRA's DNS server. It might be a better option than Cloudflare.

Café 80s 28 - LIGHT & DARK

Calling all @SDF damgüdcyberchatters - come walk the line between the dark and the light, find the rhythm of the night and dance in the uplifting light of an eternal 1980s summer.

Bronzie will lead a journey through classic anthems, textured with synth and sax and gated reverb. Come join the party - all are welcome ❤️

00:00 utc saturday (today!) -

Come for the tunes, stay for the chooms

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