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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 .

users ... Have you reset your advertising id lately? It's the persistent unique identifier used by Google play apps to identify/profile users and devices for targeted advertising. (iOS also has something similar)

Laziness is the ultimate life hack.
Not that superficial "I'm not going to get up from my couch" laziness.

Deep and beautiful laziness, where you take good care of yourself and the people you love, understand the difference between needs and wants, and manage your energy well from moment to moment.

An early Internet skirmish over whether or not "cooking" was "recreational" teaches us an important lesson about the lost, vital art of adversarial interoperability.

"Hong Kong protests are in their fifth month despite an escalating crackdown. How? One surprising answer: the fate of China's Uyghurs. Many talked to me about it. They watched and learned. They've decided that they 'may as well go down fighting.' My latest." - Zeynep Tufekci on Twitter (

#news #hk #china #uyghurs #protest 🐘

@ubuntupodcast @popey thanks for mentioning #Spleeter I have been having a load of fun splitting vocals from songs :ablobdj:

:python: pip install --user spleeter

Fedilab has a wiki (small) - not all features are listed. But it can help for discovering some of them :)

If you are new to #Fedilab, you might don't know that you can pin your search, add keywords and also create art timelines (media only). #Tip

If you moved to #Mastodon to advocate for better #privacy and #transparency, also consider using other systems that respect your privacy and #security.

I'm getting a much higher volume of engagement with a more diverse set of folks, with 100+ followers here than with 2000 followers on birdsite.
Seriously, what gives? Any explanations?

yo fediverse, who's got a pirate radio station streaming online? i'm making a #FediRadio playlist for use in VLC.

so far:
vantaradio (@vantablack)
aNONradio (@snowdusk_)

pls boost!

#TootRadio #PouetRadio #NowPlaying #radio 🐘

Jacked in and online with @snowdusk_ and the rest of the gang during the Intergalactic Wasabi Mix on #aNONradio and #SDF's #com! 🔈 🎶 🎹 #igwm

Anyone have a preferred productivity / getting things done (GTD) task management app that they recommend?

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