What's the most fun way to calculate the value of e?
my favorite is with random number samples

Amrit :manjaro: :rust: boosted

Using proprietary software in an academic environment is an adjustment. I guess I've been using almost all FOSS for long enough that it felt weird to get Matlab, Wolfram, and Discord, all in one day.

excel gore 

i’m a programmer who codes in rust and haskell
my dad is a project lead who makes spreadsheets and presentations for executives
here’s what happens when i help him

i love linux for the fact that i didn't notice i was at 100%/100%/59% cpu/mem/swap.
thanks electron (i was also compiling imagemagick6 lol)

i'm trying to imitate the mastodon layout with grid (rather than the multilayered flexbox approach). how do i style the "main panel", the one in the center? specifically, how do i make the column max out at 600px but then shrink as the page size shrinks lower than 600px?
right now i have `minmax(min-content, 600px)`, but that doesn't do the shrinking thing. plus, i suspect that won't work once the main panel contains long toots.

dang we’ve had consistent power for almost the entire day

Amrit :manjaro: :rust: boosted

today is a good day to stay under a blanket i think

Amrit :manjaro: :rust: boosted

Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:


Please circulate.

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On how people forget how miserable school was 

“Do Adults Really Not Remember School Sucked? - Ian Welsh” ianwelsh.net/do-adults-really-

I will never get this. School was a miserable experience for me. I did really well but hated every moment. Pretty much everybody I went to school with hated it as well. Even disregarding the horrible teachers I had*, the overall school experience still sucked

*: I had at least five teachers who were genuinely evil people and seemed to thrive on the misery of children.

is there a simple chatting service that acts like Jitsti meet in the way that I can just make a room, invite people, and start chatting without having to make an account or anything besides a display name?
my sister wants something like that to get around school restrictions and i was just going to make one but i was wondering if there was already a foss solution that fulfilled those requirements? (IRC? XMPP?)

i'm a programmer who works on a computer almost all of the day, but my girlfriend, a musician, can type way faster than me 😞

Amrit :manjaro: :rust: boosted

So good.

squatting valid internal package names was a nearly sure-fire method to get into the networks of some of the biggest tech companies out there, gaining remote code execution, and possibly allowing attackers to add backdoors during builds.


Amrit :manjaro: :rust: boosted

Here's a few things I do when I'm bored:
1. Make an account on .org() on your desktop browser. Do some map editing. It's an intuitive in-browser editor.
2. When walking around the neighborhood, use the app(sign in with your OSM account) to do street-view photos
3. Also while walking around, you can use the " (Sign-in with your OSM acct) app to add info about buildings near your in a fun adventure quest style method.

I've realized that I see the PDF format as something portable that everyone can access without any basis for this view; it reminds me of how windows users treat the DOCX format.
Is there something I'm not considering when I send everyone PDFs?

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The right to repair is crucial for a free future, this is illustrated in our latest animated video "Fight to Repair." Join our campaign and inform others on the state of #RightToRepair in your country. #FightToRepair fsf.org/ftr

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