Pinned toot

I want to be able to tell my friends why is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"
codesections.com/blog/mastodon

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

Advent of Code day 8 APL code 

@Steinar

> Err... I don't understand. Is there some reference which eludes me or something?

Sorry about that. Not sure what happened with my clipboard or why I wasn't paying attention!

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

Why do people call THEMSELVES 'social media influencers', isn't that a bit like wearing a T-shirt saying "HI THERE I AM BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY ADVERTISERS AND I AM LYING TO YOU RIGHT NOW"?

How did I get from solving the day 1 challenge of #AdventOfCode using Racket to staring at the cheat sheet for #J? I blame @codesections with their #APL code.

Advent of code day 6 solution in APL 

Hey followers: Tell me about your software (or art) projects you're working on!

I'm genuinely curious.

@ajroach42 You'd better not shout
You'd better not cry
You'd better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus
Is a tiger

Okay fellow Fosstodonians, a question. Do you have other interests, hobbies, passions; whatever you call it, other than FOSS and computers, etc?

For me it's food/cooking, fly fishing, and pottery. Sometimes it feels a little odd, they're all so disparate, but I really like them all.

My partner and I have almost 450 cookbooks (I know, it's a problem) & use them all. I've been fly fishing for 35 years. And pottery is something I've been interested in since university, which is 24 years ago.

Here's my version of day 5: gist.github.com/codesections/6

It's longer than I've had before (a full 25 lines!) and I've had to give up on fitting it into a toot.

That said, I'm still pretty happy with it, and I feel like this is starting to be the level where APL's concision is starting pay off in a big way: the program is getting complex enough that it's really helpful to be able to see it all on the screen at the same time.

I need some suggestions on how I can parse a website in PHP that has CloudFlare captcha. I normally use simplehtmldom, but that's triggering the captcha page to display. Tried curl with details set, like a user agent, and that also triggers the captcha.

Advent of Code, day4 solution APL 

Trying to find a suitable solution to having both a desktop and a laptop, but wanting to have only a single cable to switch between the two to transfer peripherals, including screens 🤔

Only solution I can think of would be a docking station...but then I wouldn't be able to use the desktop graphics card...sort of :S

Any ideas?

The UNIX philosophy of doing one thing and doing it well extends into other parts of life. Having separate tools for different things means that if something breaks, your life isn't turned upside down.

However, it doesn't work well for connected devices. In that realm it leads to having a bunch of poorly-secured IoT devices which you have no real control over.

Black Friday TV purchasers: don’t forget that your new sly TV has a great picture but an operating system chock full of software built to spy on you. Use your PC or Xbox or PS4 or Apple TV or Roku or whatever to send it a video signal, but *don’t* connect the TV itself to the Internet! #privacy

AoC day3 solution in APL 

Advent of Code day 2 spoiler/question 

Anyone know how to completely remove an android app? Significant Other wants to try app unregistered after mistakenly registering. After uninstall/reinstall app immediately logs in with old registration that we don't want. Can't find where this info remains to delete it for a completely clean restart. TIA for any clues.

Happy to see that @sir's useplaintext.email is now the top search result for "plaintext email"!

(At least on :duckduckgo:. It probably varies more on Google)

(and special shoutout to the graphic by Fosstodon's own @ohyran :) )

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