Ey up,
I heard of Mastodon yesterday from a tweet sent out from my RaspPi bot, telling me that Google had pulled Tusky from Play.

I considered if Google doesn't like it, then it must be worth taking a look ๐Ÿ˜

I'm a data scientist, gamer, Linux fan, husband, father, vegan, ex hedonist, recovering Yorkshireman in exile out in the colonies

I'm really impressed by how friendly this place is, and I look forward to contributing to discussions, and understanding what's going on ๐Ÿ˜‹

ยท ยท Tusky ยท 8 ยท 5 ยท 18

I was wondering Iโ€™d tot use Linux...

I was wondering Iโ€™d tot use Linux...

what have you found Linux to be helpful for in data science?

What have you found Linux to be helpful for in data science?

@iFoss Currently I predominantly use python, Anaconda, and Jupyter Lab. Everything is easily installed and maintained via pip, and work shared via git repos.

Sure there are windows solutions, but I love the open source software and environments

@SyntaxError thatโ€™s for sharing! Also thanks for doing so even when I had so many wires in my message :p
I definitely agree! Ilike the FLOSS solutions so much ! Right note Iโ€™m learning Vim. I have not programmed in quite a while, but have it placed next. What resources have you found helpful for understanding the concepts and features of git?
Thanks for sharing!

@iFoss git is close to dns, as a dark art for me ๐Ÿ˜‚

I do what I need, clone, push, pull. Beyond that I consult my colleagues and ddg

My repos, personal & corporate, are a mess and I need to follow a better practice

@iFoss I found it easier to quit smoking than Vim ๐Ÿคฃ

I default to nano, I find it much more easy and intuitive

@SyntaxError Haha :D thanks for letting me know! Iโ€™ll make sure to find a good balance in what I use.

@SyntaxError welcome welcome!

Sorry you have to deal with us damn colonials. ๐Ÿ˜‰

@redstarfish wow, I did not, thank you.

So I remember the Diaspora from years back, where would you recommend that I visit?

@SyntaxError Welcome to Fosstodon. Things are slow at first but as you find people with similar interests and follow them, others will follow you. Create your bio, add an avatar pic and some emojis to your name so others can learn more about you. If you haven't, sending out an introduction listing your interests will help.

The custom emoji list is here:

Also see Kev's most awesome blogpost about getting started here:

Good luck and have fun.

@SyntaxError welcome!

oh and by the way, tusky is back on the play store.

@SyntaxError Hello! :ac_happy: Welcome to our quite corner of thw internet :ac_happy:

@SyntaxError welcome :) I knew you were from oop north as soon as I saw โ€˜ey upโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜ What part of the west coast are you on?

@danny haha West Coast, I'm from a forlorn mining village in Yorkshire, that no longer has a mine, or much else going for it

@SyntaxError are there even any mines in the UK anymore? They replaced them all with data-mining callcentres I think.

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