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Nice to meet you, my name is Andrew. I'm currently working on my Computer Science degree, and I have a previous degree in Ethics, History, and Public Policy. I'm looking forward to (continuing) chatting with you all!

I have too many interests to list here, but I'm on because I love to code and I am a strong supporter of open source software. I also enjoy music, particularly classic rock and heavy metal.

I can't seem to find a straight answer to this.

I've been using multi-account containers with for a while now. I use it for privacy more than multiple accounts. Given the improvements firefox has made like site isolation/total cookie protection is that even necessary anymore?

uspol, contraception 

It's difficult to find reliable information right now with so much speculation, but it would appear that Republicans in my state are attempting to criminalize hormonal birth control as well as IUDs.

We already had a 'trigger' law. This would make it so that any substance or device that prevents an egg from attaching to the uterine wall would be equivalent to an abortion.

Republicans have been planning this for the last 50 years, and apparently the Dems have no plan at all.

I've been playing around with while I think about project ideas for school. I thought I had conditioned myself to dislike all things Google, but I have to admit it's not bad. Having used Express.js all spring I'm thinking about doing something with Gin to see how they compare.

I have to work with a partner this term to write microservices that communicate with each other. Doesn't matter how, but I'm guessing http will be popular.

Part of me wants to get creative and maybe learn a new framework or even play with a new language. I'm really struggling with ideas though.

I have a feeling we'll end up playing it safe and doing a basic web app. Nothing wrong with that of course, passing the class is what matters right now. It's just not very exciting.

While looking for alternatives to disqus tonight I found cusdis. Open-source, self-hostable and works with Hugo. I like it already.

Logged into gitlab for the first time in a while today. They want you to add a credit card for free CI/CD now?

It's not even something I currently need. Just the fact that they require that info to validate you for a free service is off-putting.

I'm taking a Software Engineering class this summer. Hope you all like memes...

We're watching 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' for the first time and they obviously mention Mark Fuhrman a bit. I keep giggling inappropriately because it somehow reminds me of Chappelle's Show more than the actual trial. Even as controversial as Chappelle is, I can't help but laugh.

If you've never seen Chappelle's comedy, this video is definitely (language)

Was having trouble installing freebsd in a VM, then I remembered they make VM images 🤦‍♂️

mastodon UX suggestion 

When scrolling down my home timeline, I often encounter a boosted post that looks familiar, but I can't remember if that's what I saw, or the original, or someone else's boost. So I have to keep scrolling to see if there are more posts below which I haven't seen yet.

I'd like the option to hide boosts of posts which are on my home timeline or which have other boosts on my home timeline.


Here's a list of topics I think would benefit some CompSci or Software Engineering undergraduate degrees.

Which of these are already covered really well by some universities? Comments and pointers welcome, in this thread, on reddit (, or on the gist.

Boosts appreciated.


Probably an unpopular opinion... It's always strange to me that in a world full of bad smells smokers take so much shit. I assume it's because smokers are such an easy target. Someone is physically present you can point a finger at.

And yet the lake near me used to be so polluted that we still get weird algae blooms to this day. They're environmentally harmful and make the whole city smell like a stagnant swamp, but I never hear fake coughing followed by complaints about steel manufacturing.

Total Cookie Protection is Firefox’s strongest privacy protection to date, confining cookies to the site where they were created, thus preventing tracking companies from using these cookies to track your browsing from site to site.

Oh right... I forgot will refuse to launch if it's not updated.

I'm curious if their back end code is really so shitty that it explodes when a single client is 1 minor version behind, or is this just blatant hostility toward the user?

Any other explanation is just an excuse for one (or both) of those.

Trying to move my static site from github to codeberg and I keep getting HSTS errors. I probably don't have the DNS records set right, but I don't have time to fuss with it right now. If all else fails I might just host it myself, at least I know how to do that 😅

When I was an undergrad years ago and I was studying philosophy/history, basically pre-law, everyone I talked to suddenly imagined themselves as a great philosopher. Relatives couldn't wait to tell me how wrong I was about politics, economics, equity, and so on.

It's funny, watch a little cable news and suddenly you're Socrates, Kant, and Adam Smith wrapped into one.

Now when I tell them I'm studying computer science some people act like they've never even heard of a computer before.

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