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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"

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

Just tried to launch `feh` from my virtual terminal command line without thinking about it and got the following error:

> feh ERROR: Can't open X display. It *is* running, yeah?

I don't know why, but that just cracks me up :D

Also had an interesting discussion with him.
Cousin: Is there a disk I can buy somewhere, maybe?
Me: No, I don't think it will be useful but I can make you one.
Cousin: But then it would be illegal.
Me: let me tell you about the right way of licensing software :thinking_rms: :minetest:

I now officially run

This was kind of an ordeal. Gonna try and figure out what I actually did and then automate the process somewhat eventually.

Hi all, anyone experience with projects? I'd like to port a Hg repo there, with a file... But I'm using BY-SA license. Is it allowed or shall I change to ? Not that changing would be a problem, anyway.

Recommended reading list for programmers by Alan Kay. Some interesting choices in there. I imagine a lot of these are older than most of our community.

"Experienced programmers and computer scientists, what are some really old (or even nearly forgotten) books you think every new programmer should read?"

I think @gentoo is one of the best things happening with Linux at the moment. Installation and many other tasks are well documented. All one needs is time. =)

Tempting idea: only install software when I'm willing to invest the time to read that software's manual.

(Of course, this rules out any software that doesn't *have* a manual)

Anyone have any experience using as a scripting language / alternative?

I just skimmed their website, and the pitch sounds pretty good. But I'd love to hear from anyone who's tried it

Just a reminder that I'm working on an infosec/cybersecurity e-zine! Here's what you can expect from it!

This is still in the planning stages so I'd be extremely appreciative if you folk would boost and give feedback if you'd like to see this project succeed all the way to publication! :)

I always found fun and interesting. But I have nothing to sign or encrypt to make use of it. I guess that works out ok since I sure wouldn't want to have to back up those keys properly.

Anyone here (I guess most of you) having their own NAS? How secure is it and how easy can it be secured?

I’m thinking of buying Synology to move all my personal files, photos and etc on it.

"This tutorial is meant to be understandable to all new users, so if you found something unclear, don't sit and blame yourself - complain!"

I've always liked that line

@codesections Sounds awesome. Can you recommend any resources to get me started with Rust?

Browsh isn't 1.0 and still has some kinks to work out (e.g., I couldn't find a Mastodon site really worked in it right now). And I doubt it will be very many people's daily driver. But it's still a really cool idea, and a project I plan to keep an eye on.

Have any of you heard of or tried ? It's a full, mouse driven GUI browser---in a terminal!

The tech is pretty cool too: it renders the page in a headless version of Firefox and converts the rendered page to text. The upshot is that you can run it on a VPS, SSH in from a laptop, and get a GUI browser without paying the privacy/bandwidth/battery costs of running someone else's JS on your personal computer.

Here's a screenshot:

What is a good basic project to work on/create while learning Haskell?


‪.NET/C# bindings to @wasmer. It means you can use WebAssembly with C# inside .NET.‬


preparing for my new job as a professional Go programmer

Cursed filenames:


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