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I've been on mastodon for a few months now, but haven't done a yet. So here's that now!

Hey! I'm James, and I'm a computer science student mostly interested in foss software, programming, privacy and just about anything to do with technology.

I also sometimes make things for fun (recently made a version of 2048 that works with any grid size mck.is/2048/ )

I feel like I still haven't figured out social media. Unlike everybody else my age I know I never used facebook, snapchat, twitter etc. It still all kinda feels weird and new to me

Got my hands on a pressure washer recently, I have never felt more powerful

Alright, the overwhelming positive response has convinced me of my summer project: "tty1", a blog chronicling my journey toward using the terminal only for my computing experience.

It'll likely be mostly a series of articles showing my CLI replacements for different apps, with a *possible* finale where I go a week with only the distro I've customized over the course of the articles.

I'm gonna start by coding the site from the terminal; follow me to get updates. :)

Boosts welcome! 😄

Even stranger is that it allowed me to register with a password longer than that, but to log in I need to only enter the first 15 characters of the password I registered with

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Just encountered a system which has a max password length of 15 characters... Why is this still a thing?

A friend of mine is looking to try out linux for the first time, and suggestions for what distro/DE they should try?
They've only used windows before, but they should be able to get used to something different, so it doesn't need to provide exactly the same experience as windows.

Obviously, the main shortcoming of the Scratch development ecosystem is the lack of a robust cryptography library.

Until now!

Here's x25519 ECDH key exchange, blake2s hashing, and ChaCha20-Poly1305 AEAD - in Scratch


Haven't landed on a background I'm perfectly happy with yet, but what I've got is good enough for now. Also loving !

Here's a post-mortem of what we saw on over Monday and Tuesday with the influx of new members from Twitter.

Thought you fine folks would be interested in something like this.

hub.fosstodon.org/elon-twitter

I've been on mastodon for a few months now, but haven't done a yet. So here's that now!

Hey! I'm James, and I'm a computer science student mostly interested in foss software, programming, privacy and just about anything to do with technology.

I also sometimes make things for fun (recently made a version of 2048 that works with any grid size mck.is/2048/ )

#ElonMusk has just bought a massive chunk of #Twitter because he wants to promote his own "free speech":

cnbc.com/2022/04/04/twitter-sh

Twitter's actual users, who make the content that Twitter's value is entirely based upon, aren't allowed any say in this.

But billionaires can buy Twitter and shape it according to their own tastes.

This is wrong. We must stop giving away our society to billionaires like this. We need to own our own services and decide our own rules.

#GrowYourOwn #SelfHosting

Does Anybody know any good MP3 Players (Audio Players) for iOS that use local files instead of the iTunes Library, preferably open source, if not, free of charge is no requirement. Boosts Appreciated

Introducing seeking-maintainers.net! 🎉

A few days ago, @kev asked the community for help maintaining his side-project, 512kb.club. This got me thinking.

There are loads of maintainers out there feeling burnt out, but they can't abandon their project since people are depending on the project to be maintained.

In an effort to combat this, I built a website that lists projects looking for new maintainers. It's still quite empty and has some rough edges, so any feedback is very welcome.

Pi Day is a fake holiday made up by big Math to sell more Math.

It seems that YouTube Vanced has been served a cease and desist. To Newpipe it is then.

What's the equivalent for Bandicamp but for books? :blobcatderpy:

I've tried switching to linux several times in the past, but ended up defaulting back to windows for various reasons. Been using it again for a couple of weeks again now, and I've only needed to boot into windows once. (I had forgotten to set up Teams for a meeting, got it working now though.)
It's actually been a lot of fun learning, and for the most part everything has been pretty smooth! Seems like this time I'm here to stay.

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